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Progressive Cheverly Weekly Newsletter

April 24, 2019

Progressive Cheverly Monthly Forum

Thursday, May 2, 7pm -- Challenging Mass Incarceration, Organizing for Criminal Justice and Police Reform in our County. Speakers will include Qiana Johnson, Executive Director, Life After Release and Erek L. Barron, Delegate, District 24.

ASL Interpretation Provided, All are welcome. Light refreshments will be served
Hoyer Education Center (cafeteria), 2300 Belleview Ave. (Parking Available), Cheverly

Town Election Announcement

All Races Are Contested

Cheverly Town Elections will take place on Monday May 6, 2019.  The Mayor and all seats on the Council will be filled.

The Cheverly Woman’s Club Meet the Candidates Forum:

For those who were unable to attend, the forums for all the candidates can be viewed on television on Comcast 71, Verizon Fios 35. This will be rerun through election day and are interpreted for hearing impaired persons.

Upcoming Community Events

Today Wednesday, April 24 -- The Department of The Environment Air and Radiation Administration will be holding an Informational Meeting for an Air Quality Permit to Construct Application.  This is in response to an application submitted by Crematory, Inc. for installation of one human crematory to be located on their property at 2313 51st Place in Hyattsville.  

Copies of the application and other supporting documents are available for public inspection at the Hyattsville Branch of the Prince George’s County public library.  For more information call Ms. Shannon Heafey (410- 537-4433) at the Air and Radiation Administration.

The time for the information hearing is below.  

6:00 pm, Cheverly Community Center, 6401 Forest Road, Cheverly

Saturday, April 27 -- We are headed down to the famous Dueling Creek in Cottage City to see the wild flowers, birds and the trash that has accumulated since last April.  

 Come see the beauty of the woods and creek and join your neighbors as we do our annual creek clean up.  Last year we collected 60 bags of debrus -- let’s do it again! Much appreciation to the town and Cottage City & Colmar Manor Green Teams for support.

 NOTE:  Please wear long pants, long sleeve shirts and boots or water proof shoes – we will be in a creek bed that is wet!  We will provide the gloves and plastic bags and treats.

 9:00 -- 11:00 am, 3714 37th Ave. (Denise Hamler’s house), Go to back yard and follow signs down to creek bed. Cottage City

Monday, April 29 -- Please join us for an evening with Daniel Kovalik on his talk entitled: “Understanding U.S. Intervention in Venezuela, Colombia, and Central America.  

Learn why so many people are fleeing to the United States and how U.S. policy and practices contribute to this migration.  

 Daniel Kovalik currently teaches International Human Rights at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. He also served for over 25 years as Associate General Counsel of the United Steelworkers, AFL-CIO (USW) where he worked on Alien Tort Claims Act cases against The Coca-Cola Company, Drummond and Occidental Petroleum – cases arising out of egregious human rights abuses in Colombia.  Kovalik has written extensively on the issue of international human rights and U.S. foreign policy for the Huffington Post and Counterpunch and has lectured throughout the world on these subjects.

Sponsored by UUCC Social Justice Committee, Friends of Latin America, Indivisible HoCoMD, Our Revolution Howard County.

This event is free and open to the public.

 6:30 pm, Owen Brown Interfaith Center, 7246 Cradlerock Way, Columbia

Saturday, May 4 -- How Progressive is Maryland? -- Takeaways from the 2019 Legislative Session.  Join us as we unpack the 2019 General Assembly Session. During the 90 day session, thousands of bills were introduced and hundreds were debated.  We had some great wins and some disappointing losses, causing some people to wonder just how progressive Maryland is.

Join a panel of legislators and a veteran political reporter from Montgomery County to talk about what passed and why and prospects for the future.

Ovetta Wiggens (Moderator) Maryland State Political Reporter, Washington Post


House Majority Leader Del. Kathleen Dumais, District 15

Senator Cheryl C. Kagan, District 17

Delegate David Moon, District 20

Sponsored by DoTheMostGood MoCo and Progressive Neighbors

10:-00 am -- noon, Room 2027, Thomas S. Wootton High School, 2100 Wootton Parkway, Rockville

Saturday, May 4 -- The DC Labor Chorus, directed by Elise Bryant, with special guests Joe and Anna Grace Uehlein invite you to sing with us in a tribute to Pete Seeger on what would have been his 100th birthday.

Sponsored by Labor Heritage Foundation (www.laborheritage .org)

Tickets $25 --  Buy tickets here

8:00 pm, Thomas S. Wootton High School, 10000 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring

Friday, May 10 – movies@hope proudly presents Beyond Silence. Retired St. Mary's College professor Robin Bates returns to lend his always fresh insights into this audience favorite from 1996.  Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, this feature tells the story of Lara, the devoted daughter of hearing-impaired parents.  As her hopes for a career in music take off, she finds herself torn between living out her dreams and staying true to her parents and their world.

Hope Lutheran Church is located at 4201 Guilford Drive, College Park, at the south end of the University of Maryland campus. Further details can be found at www.hopecp.org. -- and check out the full movies@hope Winter/Spring season at the website!    

As always, admission and refreshments are free.  Hope to see you there, and invite a friend or neighbor!

7:30 pm, Hope Lutheran Church, 4201 Guilford Drive, (south end of UMD campus), College Park

Continuing Exhibit

Now through May 31--  Shadows and Ashes: The Peril of Nuclear Weapons.  Featuring works by: photographer Gary Schoichet; drawings by the child survivors of Hiroshima; ceramic masks by multimedia artist Marion Held; the poetry of John Canaday; and the Program on Science and Global Security at Princeton University.  The exhibit will be accompanied by various events including films, lectures, and discussion.

This display of art and science examines the role of nuclear weapons in our society and reflects on their results. By combining artwork and scientific information, it opens conversations on the practical and the philosophical implications of humans’ continued efforts to create and to dismantle nuclear weapons.

Sponsors include  Montgomery College’s Institute for Race, Justice, and Civic Engagement, Peace Action Montgomery, and Prevent Nuclear War/Maryland, Back from the Brink.  Check the Website for updates about the exhibit at www.peaceactionmc.org.  For information on exhibit hours and parking, visit mcblogs/montgomerycollege.edu/cac.

Montgomery College’s Cultural Arts Center, 7995 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring

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