Day of Actions vs. Wells Fargo (Aug 26th- Annapolis MD)
Aug
26
10:00am10:00am

Day of Actions vs. Wells Fargo (Aug 26th- Annapolis MD)

  • Annapolis, MD, 21401 United States (map)
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On Saturday, July 29, 2017, we will have--for the 4th month in a row-- a Day of Actions against Wells Fargo Bank for its financial support of the Keystone XL pipeline. Join us in one of our peaceful direct actions against Wells Fargo Bank branches in four different "states," including Washington, D.C., Maryland, Delaware, and Pennsylvania. Please RSVP to one of the actions by clicking the weblink below

Where: Meet at 10 am for quick planning session; exact location will be posted in near future. If Q's re the action, call Ted, one of the leaders, (301) 589-7598 (mobile).
 

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Sierra Club Camp-in to Stop the Potomac Pipeline!
Aug
5
to Aug 6

Sierra Club Camp-in to Stop the Potomac Pipeline!

As part of our summer-long rolling encampment campaign to stop the Potomac Pipeline's construction, we are camping out at McCoy’s Ferry Campground the night of August 5. We’re working on activities and day of plans so stay tuned for details! 

We have space for 30 campers but all are welcome to join us for a few hours - come and bring some friends! We've already reserved the camp site - just RSVP below to let us know you're coming!
RSVP HERE: https://sierra.secure.force.com/events/details?formcampaignid=7010Z000001uoB2QAI

The pipeline would run through Maryland under the C&O Canal and Potomac River to bring natural gas from Pennsylvania to West Virginia, going through sensitive geology that increases the likelihood of blowouts and that water sources will be polluted by the pipeline. A blow out, or even a leak, would threaten the Potomac River, a source of drinking water for 6 million people, and the C&O Canal National Historical Park. Not only would our water, history, and property rights be at risk if the Potomac Pipeline is built, but the pipeline would do little, if anything, to benefit Maryland. 

Luckily, we can still stop the pipeline and protect our water, history, rights, and values. Governor Hogan has the ability to deny the Potomac Pipeline a 401 certification and therefore effectively stop the project. Join us at the encampment to tell the governor that you do not support this project because it is not right for Maryland and it is not right for our neighbors either.

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CCAN Camp-Out to Stop the Potomac Pipeline
Jul
28
to Jul 29

CCAN Camp-Out to Stop the Potomac Pipeline

  • Antietam Creek Campsite (map)
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Join CCAN on Friday, July 28 for an overnight camp-out to stop Transcanada's pipeline under the Potomac!  

TransCanada wants to build a fracked-gas pipeline under the treasured Potomac River -- the drinking water source for over six million people. That's why we're banding up with groups across Maryland and West Virginia for a summerlong rolling encampment to stop this pipeline in its tracks.

During our camp-out, we'll call on Governor Hogan to complete Maryland’s fracking ban by rejecting TransCanada’s risky pipeline. If Governor Hogan truly supports a ban on fracking in Maryland, he must also reject gas pipelines that rely on fracking in neighboring states. 

Governor Hogan can complete Maryland’s fracking ban by directing the Maryland Department of the Environment to reject the project’s water quality certificates under the Clean Water Act.

Here are the full details:
What: Overnight Camp-Out to Stop the Potomac Pipeline.
When: Friday, July 28 at 3:00 PM - Saturday, July 29 at 12PM. We'll start off with a vegetarian cookout, followed by overnight camping. Check out for the campground is 12PM on July 29.
Where: Antietam Creek Campsite, Sites 5 and 6, C&O Canal National Historical Park, Sharpsburg, MD 21782
What to bring: Please bring your own camping equipment and gear and be prepared for the elements. Food will be provided by CCAN.

Please RSVP at the free ticket link above or by clicking on this link: http://bit.ly/CCAN-CampOut

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Jump in the Potomac to Stop a Pipeline
Jul
14
2:00pm 2:00pm

Jump in the Potomac to Stop a Pipeline

Come make a splash in the Potomac River and say No Potomac Pipeline! This campaign is focused on educating the public about the TransCanada pipeline that is proposed to cross under the Potomac River West of Hancock, MD. We are camping at the Paw Paw Tunnel Campground along the C&O Canal as part of our summer long Rolling Encampment Campaign. Our goal is to have everyone stretch across the Potomac River from Maryland to West Virginia to show that we stand as a united front. Food and refreshments will also be available along with camping at the reserved campsites. I hope to see you there!

Who: You

What: No Potomac Pipeline Encampment Series Week 3

When: Friday July 14th 2pm

Where: Paw Paw Tunnel Campground, Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Towpath, Oldtown, MD 21555

How: email or call Upper Potomac Riverkeeper Brent Walls at: Brent@upperpotomacriverkeeper.org or (443) 480-8970. 

Why (does this matter)?

· The pipeline threatens the drinking water of millions of people

· The pipeline does not benefit Maryland residents; in fact, this project directly conflicts with Maryland's recent decision to ban hydrofracking in the state. 

· TransCanada is the same company behind the Keystone XL pipeline, which spilled over 16 thousand gallons of crude oil on South Dakota farmland. Now they are choosing the shortest, cheapest, and unnecessarily dangerous route for the pipeline between Pennsylvania and West Virginia

· The geology along the proposed path is far from safe. Karst geology is primarily porous limestone containing fractures that can carry toxic pollution from surface water into groundwater. Pipeline leaks (especially during the beginning stages of construction) threaten private wells and can cause stream contamination and stream flow loss. Sinkholes are also likely to develop. 

· The pipeline is already dividing communities. TransCanada’s landmen are threating residents with eminent domain, using dirty tricks to divide neighbors and hurt communities. The only winners are pipeline owners.

· Climate change. Why are we investing in long-term infrastructure for fracked gas after Governor Hogan publically supported the Paris Agreement? 

· Governor Hogan has the authority to stop this pipeline. This is a fight we can win together.


There is a way to stop this pipeline. Call Hogan at 1-855-969-5613 and tell him No Potomac Pipeline

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Fracking Ban Victory Party!
Jul
13
6:30pm 6:30pm

Fracking Ban Victory Party!

We banned fracking in Maryland, and want to celebrate with you! Your phone calls to legislators, attendance at rallies, and overall help in spreading the word about the ban is the reason we were successful- this victory is yours.

Join us to celebrate a truly amazing victory, share stories and hear more about the exciting work Food & Water Watch will be embarking on in the coming year. We’re excited to be joined by our Executive Director Wenonah Hauter, as well as our champions in the Legislature!

Date: Thursday, July 13

Time: 6:30 - 8:30 pm

Location: Heavy Seas Alehouse

1300 Bank St, Baltimore MD 21231

We will have plenty of food and drinks - come hungry! There is street parking, as well as a garage across the street (Little Italy Garage 400 S Central Ave, Baltimore, MD 21202).

Contact Rianna if you have any questions (reckel@fwwatch.org, 410-395-7652). Can’t wait to see you there!

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Statewide Call to Stop the Potomac Pipeline
Jun
26
6:00pm 6:00pm

Statewide Call to Stop the Potomac Pipeline

TransCanada wants to build a fracked-gas pipeline under the Potomac River, and threaten the drinking water for hundreds of thousands of Marylanders. We've got a plan to organize, and get Governor Hogan to reject the Potomac Pipeline! 

Join Chesapeake Climate Action Network, Food and Water Watch, Sierra Club and The Eastern Panhandle Protectors to learn more about what's going on, and how you can stop TransCanada's pipeline under the Potomac River.

202-800-9984; access code 408475

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Hey Wells Fargo--Stop Funding KXL Pipeline!
Jun
24
10:00am10:00am

Hey Wells Fargo--Stop Funding KXL Pipeline!

On Saturday, June 24th, we will have a "Day of Actions" against Wells Fargo Bank for its financial support of the Keystone XL pipeline. Join us in one of our peaceful direct actions against Wells Fargo in Washington, D.C., Maryland, or Delaware. For more info, and to RSVP to the action closest to you, click here: http://www.climatefirst.us/calendar.

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Non-Violent Direct Action Training with Tracye Redd
Jun
3
1:00pm 1:00pm

Non-Violent Direct Action Training with Tracye Redd

  • Unitarian Universalist Church of Annapolis (map)
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Nonviolent Direct Action Training is an introduction to direct action/ civil disobedience, which includes various types of protests such as marches, blockades, and sit-ins. Tracye Redd will discuss what direct action is, why we use direct action as opposed to other methods, what tools we may use, and what political moment we are in, as well as what to expect from the police, and how to be flexible in the various situations we may find ourselves in.

In these challenging times, it is important to be aligned with others we join to stand in opposition to systemic racism at protests, marches and civil disobedience events. This training is in support of SURJ's Value of Accountability.

Tracye Redd is the 2017 recipient of "The Better World is Possible" Activist Award from the Washington Peace Center. He's a DC-based activist and organizer who has participated in direct actions and civil disobedience around DC, Baltimore, and Charlotte, NC. He's part of Black Lives Matter DC and Keep DC 4 Me and has been on panels discussing alternatives to calling the police, redefining black masculinity, and the movement for black lives. Tracye trains direct action/ civil disobedience in the greater DC area for groups such as Showing Up for Racial Justice chapters.

This training is sponsored by Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ) Annapolis & Anne Arundel County. Our mission is to show up to accomplish change in ourselves, the community, and its leadership through education, communication, and action for racial justice. ALL are welcome.

Tickets: http://surjannapolis.brownpapertickets.com/ 
or please email SURJAnnapolis@gmail.com if you want to reserve a spot.

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Indigenous Flood - United Nations : NYC - Come to New York!
Apr
24
to May 5

Indigenous Flood - United Nations : NYC - Come to New York!

The Flood never came to Standing Rock, so let's bring the Flood to the United Nations. 

From April 24th to May 5th the United Nations in New York City is holding the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, also known as PFII. Typically, these forums lack Native American representation, and often have Non-Natives speaking on behalf of Natives and their issues. This ends now. 

For two weeks, we need to show New York, The UN, and the world that Indigenous People are here, and can speak for themselves. 

The world will not forget what happened at Standing Rock. The world will no longer ignore the conditions on reservations, and the issues effecting indigenous people around the globe. 3/4 of the world's population are indigenous, and it's time they stop forgetting that. 

There are multiple levels of events within this forum, some more exclusive than others. We want to come out in full force at every level. From top to bottom. From panels at the UN headquarters to flash mob round dances in Time Square, we are going to Flood New York City. 

Whether you are registered for the forum or not, we are asking for all indigenous people and allies to come to New York City and show your support. As the strongest of warriors take the United Nations to speak, they will have the support of their brothers and sisters outside, praying, singing, marching and standing in solidarity. 

Thousands came to Standing Rock. Thousands came to DC. And we can do the same in New York City. 

We are planning a plethora of events, from demonstrations, to speaking engagements, to gatherings and dances and celebrations. For two weeks, let's make New York City our new home. 

More details to come as this develops and grows. 

If you would like to register your own group for the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (PFII) in New York City. http://bit.ly/PFIIRegistration

Deadline March 30th 2017


Inexpensive Bus resources : 
www.wanderu.com 
www.busbud.com

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BCYD Monthly Meeting: Fracking, the Environment, and Green Jobs
Mar
15
7:00pm 7:00pm

BCYD Monthly Meeting: Fracking, the Environment, and Green Jobs

  • 301 Allegheny Ave Towson, MD 21204-4258 (map)
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The future of our environment and our economy is at stake during this year's Maryland General Assembly session. Our Februrary monthly meeting will focus on the different proposals in Annapolis this session, including a permanent ban on fracking and the Clean Energy Jobs Act. Come here from advocates and lawmakers and get involved!

More details forthcoming...

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Town Halll Educational Forum on Fracking
Mar
15
6:30am 6:30am

Town Halll Educational Forum on Fracking

Harford County League of Women Voters, Harford County Climate Action, and HCC Environmental Club are co-hosting a Forum on the Health and Economic Impacts of Fracking in Maryland. Doors open at 6 p..m. Room 132, Edgewood Hall. Use entrance 3, parking lot E. Speakers: Bel Air Mayor Susan Burdette; Martin Reisinger, BS, MA; Gina Angioloa, MD; and Betsy Singer

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The Spirit of Standing Rock
Mar
9
5:30pm 5:30pm

The Spirit of Standing Rock

  • Native American LifeLines of Baltimore (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us as we host Kanien'kehaka filmmaker, Paulette Moore, for a showing of her film "The Spirit of Standing Rock." Q&A to follow. This event is FREE and open to the community.

*IMPORTANT NOTE: This event will fall within our normal Youth & Families program, so this is a family friendly event. Because so much of the action at Standing Rock has been led by youth, we strongly encourage youth participation.*

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March 2: March and Rally to Ban Fracking in Maryland
Mar
2
12:30pm12:30pm

March 2: March and Rally to Ban Fracking in Maryland

Join residents and activists from all over the state of Maryland as we march and rally in support a statewide fracking ban!

Maryland has the opportunity to be the first state to legislatively ban fracking, and our state senators and delegates need to hear from their constituents in order to make it happen!

This march will round out our series of lobby days bringing together Marylanders from across the state to showcase our widespread support to #KeepItInTheGround and keep Maryland frack-free. We'll converge on Annapolis to let our legislators know that THIS is the year to safeguard the future of Maryland's health, communities and climate by passing a statewide ban on fracking.

The most impactful thing you can do to help permanently keep fracking out of Maryland's borders before the moratorium expires in October 2017 is show our legislators we are not backing down. 

Who: Maryland residents and you
When: March 2, 12:30pm - 2:30pm
What: March and Rally for a Ban on Fracking
Where: March will depart from Asbury United Methodist Church located at 87 West Street and End at Lawyer's Mall

Busses will be available to attend the rally and details will be sent out once all bus locations are finalized.

REGISTER HERE: http://org.salsalabs.com/o/423/p/salsa/event/common/public/?event_KEY=99442

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Western Maryland Lobby Day To Ban Fracking
Mar
2
10:30am10:30am

Western Maryland Lobby Day To Ban Fracking

SIGN UP HERE: http://org.salsalabs.com/o/423/p/salsa/event/common/public/?event_KEY=99445

Join us in Annapolis on Monday, March 2 for Western Marlyand lobby night!

Maryland has the opportunity to be the first state to legislatively ban fracking, and our state senators and delegates need to hear from their constituents in order to make it happen!

This is our final series of lobby days bringing together Marylanders from across the state to showcase our widespread support to #KeepItInTheGround and keep Maryland frack-free.

We'll converge on Annapolis to let our legislators know that THIS is the year to safeguard the future of Maryland's health, communities and climate by passing a statewide ban on fracking.

Meeting with your legislator is the most impactful thing you can do to help permanently keep fracking out of Maryland's borders before the moratorium expires in October 2017.

WHEN: Thursday, March 2 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
WHERE: Miller Senate Building, 11 Bladen Street, Annapolis, MD 21401
WHO: Residents of the following counties - Frederick, Carroll, Allegany, Washington, and Garrett.

Schedule:
10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. - Registration for all attendees
11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. - Legislative Meetings
1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. - March and Rally

SIGN UP HERE: http://org.salsalabs.com/o/423/p/salsa/event/common/public/?event_KEY=99445

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Fracking Ban Rally & Senate Committee Hearing
Feb
28
11:30am11:30am

Fracking Ban Rally & Senate Committee Hearing

At 1pm on Tuesday February 28, the Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee is holding a hearing on legislation to ban fracking in Maryland. 

Join us for a rally and press conference at Lawyers Mall before the hearing to show support for a fracking ban and our champions in the legislature! The rally will start at 11:30, where we'll deliver thousands of petitions and our business sign-on letter. The hearing starts at 1pm and will likely continue for several hours, as other bills are being discussed. 

Please spread the word and invite your friends! We'll have signs and banners to spread the #DontFrackMD message. Email tmeyer@fwwatch.org with any questions.

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Fracking Ban House Committee Hearing
Feb
22
12:30pm12:30pm

Fracking Ban House Committee Hearing

At 1pm on Wednesday February 22, the House Environment & Transportation Committee is holding a hearing on legislation to ban fracking in Maryland. 

Join us for a rally outside the House Office Building before the hearing to show support for a fracking ban and our champions in the legislature! The rally will start at 12:30, hearing starts at 1pm and will likely continue for several hours, as other bills are being discussed. 

Please spread the word and invite your friends! We'll have signs and banners to spread the #DontFrackMD message. Feel free to bring your own, but signs are not allowed in the building. Email tmeyer@fwwatch.org with any questions.

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Western Maryland Fracking Ban Kickoff
Feb
19
3:00pm 3:00pm

Western Maryland Fracking Ban Kickoff

Join Western Maryland activists for our volunteer kickoff meeting. We will be gathering at City Place in Frostburg to join together for a statewide ban on fracking. The event is free and open to the public. There will be supervised and fun activities for children. This is an opportunity for Western Marylanders to hear from legislators who are working on a ban bill as well as to educate the community about fracking and how they can be a part of the movement to ban fracking in Maryland. Following the educational portion of the program join us for dinner and dancing for the remainder of the evening

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MD Stands Up Against Big Oil
Feb
18
9:00am 9:00am

MD Stands Up Against Big Oil

Rump has greenlit both the KXL and DAPL. A pipeline is slated to go through Lancaster PA and Hancock MD. And a compressor station is now being built as a part of the Cove Point export terminal.

We must stand together to fight back now against this and other atrocities perpetrated by Big Oil. Big Oil cades about money and nothing else. We must protect our land, air, trees and water.

Rally/Demonstration/Sit-in being planned; more details to come. This is a NON VIOLENT civil disobedience action. 99% of people who attend will not be breaking any laws and will be 100% safe, but there will be a sit-in for those who are willing to risk arrest.

If you have questions, please PM the page.

Coordinated by the same ppl who coordinated the Maryland Stands with Standing Rock Rally on Nov 12 in Annapolis. 

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Voices From the Frontlines of Standing Rock
Feb
15
7:00pm 7:00pm

Voices From the Frontlines of Standing Rock

Mothers Against Meth Alliance & Red Warrior Society: Voices from the Frontlines of Standing Rock

Indigenous warriors & water protectors are coming from the frontlines of Standing Rock & the fight against the Black Snake Dakota Access Pipeline to share stories of resistance and report backs with us on the East Coast! 

Mothers Against Meth Alliance out of the Pine Ridge Reservation in so called South Dakota has been fighting the Dakota Access Pipeline from the very beginning. They are building resistance to colonization in the many forms in which it manifests––in the Black Snake pipelines and addiction in both bodies and minds––wherever resource extraction is imposed onto our land and our people.

We see the ways that colonization has attacked our people, but our warriors are strong and OUR ARROWS ARE SHARP.

For more information about M.A.M.A. and the Ride For Resistance tour send us an email to vpuertas@live.com

Speakers:
Julz Rich is the founder of Mothers Against METH Alliance out of Pine Ridge. She is a Lakota Grandmother who works to rid the presence of meth on the reservation. She also founded the MAMA camp at Standing Rock to provide shelter and safety for mothers and children at the camp. She and her loving family are fierce land-defenders who have resisted the first proposed tar sands mine in the (so called) U.S., on Ute territory/Utah.

She organizes educational prevention workshops in schools and the community, exposes dealers and meth houses, and all night patrols to give youth safe rides home at night. 

Victor Puertas is a member of the Yagua nation in so called Peru. He is a fierce land and water protector who has been active in direct action mobilization against tar sands mining in Ute territory/Utah and has provided sustained solidarity to Lakota, Diné and other indigenous, anti-colonial and anti-border imperialist struggles.

Sponsored by:
DC Stands with Standing Rock
Union Arts DC
Dc2StandingRock
Education 4 Autonomy

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Non-Western Maryland Lobby Night to Ban Fracking
Feb
13
5:00pm 5:00pm

Non-Western Maryland Lobby Night to Ban Fracking

SIGN UP HERE: http://org.salsalabs.com/o/423/p/salsa/event/common/public/?event_KEY=99444

Join us in Annapolis on Monday, February 13 for the Non-Western Marlyand lobby night!

Maryland has the opportunity to be the first state to legislatively ban fracking, and our state senators and delegates need to hear from their constituents in order to make it happen!

This is the first of a series of lobby nights bringing together Marylanders from across the state to showcase our widespread support to #KeepItInTheGround and keep Maryland frack-free. We'll converge on Annapolis to let our legislators know that THIS is the year to safeguard the future of Maryland's health, communities and climate by passing a statewide ban on fracking.

Meeting with your legislator is the most impactful thing you can do to help permanently keep fracking out of Maryland's borders before the moratorium expires in October 2017.

WHEN: Monday, February 13th, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
WHERE: Miller Senate Building, 11 Bladen Street, Annapolis, MD 21401
WHO: Residents of the following counties - Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Calvert, Cecil, Charles Caroline, Dorchester, Harford, Howard, Kent, Montgomery, Prince George's, Queen Anne's, Saith Mary's County, Somerset, Talbot, Wicomico, and Worcester.

Schedule:
5:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. - Registration for all attendees
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. - Legislative Meetings

SIGN UP HERE: http://org.salsalabs.com/o/423/p/salsa/event/common/public/?event_KEY=99444

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Mni Flower Songs
Feb
9
6:00pm 6:00pm

Mni Flower Songs

Borrowing the word for "water" in the Lakota expression "Mni WIconi" or "Water is Life" and adding it to the English translation of the Nahuatl expression "in xochitl in cuicatl," expressed as "flor y canto" in Spanish--with both referring to "poetry," gives us "Mni Flower Song,"

"MNI FLOWER SONGS: A Multicultural Floricanto in Solidarity w/ Standing Rock" is presented by HUIZACHE Magazine which is simultaneously celebrating the release of issue #6. Our Floricanto in honor of indigenous struggles to protect sacred waters and land will coincide with the annual AWP (Association of Writers & Writing Prograns) Conference & Bookfair. Located just 12 blocks away from the conference site at the D.C. Convention Center, the True Reformer Building is a natural home for the expression of support inspired by native caretakers of sacred lands.

MNI FLOWER SONGS honors the native American water protectors and their allies who have struggled valiantly to let the world know about the dangers they and millions more downstream face should the pipeline ever rupture.

Generously lending their voices in support of water protectors sure to face renewed attacks after the incoming administration takes office are a group of nationally and internationally renowned literary artists and human rights activists. They include: Neelanjana Banerjee, poet and a driving force behind Kaya PressSarah Browning, Director/Founder of Split This Rock Poetry Festival; Lorna Dee Cervantes, award-winning poet and Mango Publications editor; Tony Diaz, founder of the Librotraficante movement, Dagoberto Gilb, aclaimed author and founder of Huizache Magazine,.Luís J. Rodríguez, Los Angeles Poet Laureate, human rights activis and founder of Tia Chucha's Centro Cultural & Bookstoret; Odilia Galván Rodriguez, POETRY OF RESISTANCE anthology co-editor and poet; Luis Lopez-Maldonado, poet and co-editor of the Brillantina poetry project focused on the tragedy in Orlando; poet, playwright and actor Amalia Leticia Ortiz, National Poetry Slam finalist and Def Poetry veteran; Abel Salas, poet, journalist and publisher of Brooklyn & BoyleSusana Sandoval, poet, human rights activist and candidate for U.S. Congress; Aimee Suzara, poet and playwright; Pam Uschuk, editor-in-chief of CUTTHROAT: A Journal of the Arts; and Désirée Zamorano, novelist and Occidental College instructor.

The reading is free and open to the public. It begins promptly at 6pm. #nanettebarragan  #nodapl #kayapress #mniwiconi #mniflowersongs#standingrock #standupforstandingrock #ocetisakowin #freeleonard#tiachucha #luisjrodriguez #alwaysrunning

http://www.huizachemag.org/
http://www.splitthisrock.org/
http://www.tiachucha.org/
http://www.cutthroatmag.com/
https://thebrillantinaproject.wordpress.com/
http://www.brooklynboyle.com/
http://amaliaortiz.net/

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Fracking in Maryland: To Be or Not To Be
Feb
1
10:00am10:00am

Fracking in Maryland: To Be or Not To Be

  • Jane E. Lawton Community Center (map)
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Join us for a panel discussion on the issue of fracking in Maryland.

Free event & Free Parking!

Please RSVP to Lucy Freeman at: dorset4708@yahoo.com

Maryland is at a crossroads on energy policy as Democratic lawmakers meeting in the 2017 General Assembly decide where the state goes with fracking. The current moratorium on fracking is set to expire in October. The General Assembly can extend the moratorium, allow fracking in the state, or adopt a permanent statewide ban.

WDC is hosting a panel discussion featuring Delegate David Fraser-Hidalgo, (District 15), a long-time member of the Environment and Transportation Committee, Josh Tulkin, Director of the Maryland Chapter of the Sierra Club, and Tim Whitehouse, Executive Director of Chesapeake Physicians for Social Responsibility.

These speakers will explain the fracking process, short and long term consequences of the practice on drinking water, surrounding environment, climate and health, as well as what we can do to support legislation to ban fracking in Maryland.

Questions about the event? Contact Lucy Freeman at (301) 654-8115 or dorset4708@yahoo.com

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