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September 2019

Tikkun Leil Shabbat

September 6 | 6:45 pm - 9:15 pm
DC
15th St. Presbyterian Church, 1701 15th St NW (R & 15th NW)
Washington, DC 20009 United States
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Songful, soulful, Sabbath services featuring a teaching about a social justice issue and followed by a potluck vegetarian dinner.

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Lecture & Workshop at Temple Emanuel: Anti-Semitism and Racism

September 8 | 9:15 am - 12:00 pm
Montgomery County
Temple Emanuel, 10101 Connecticut Ave
Kensington, MD 20895 United States
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Join Temple Emanuel in HaMakom for “Breaking through the Cycle: Understanding the Intersection of Anti-Semitism and Racism” a lecture/workshop by Cherie Brown, Founder & CEO of the National Coalition Building Institute (NCBI).

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The Intersectionality of Racism and Antisemitism

September 8 | 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Montgomery County
Adat Shalom, 7727 Persimmon Tree Lane
Bethesda, MD 20817 United States
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Join Adat Shalom Reconstructionist Congregation and JUFJ on September 8th for a workshop exploring how racism and antisemitism function in society, including how they divide people, internalize oppression, and their role in the white nationalist movement. The facilitators will be Rabbi Mordechai Liebling, Founder and Director of the Social Justice Organizing Program at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, and Graie Hagans, National Organizer and Training Manager for Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice.

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Civilian Policing Advisory Commission Work Session

September 9 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Montgomery County
County Council Building, 100 Maryland Ave
Rockville, MD 20850 United States
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Join JUFJ and our partners to let the County Council's Public Safety Committee know we want the strongest, most independent Civilian Policing Advisory Commission.

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Attend Mayor Bowser’s Maternal Health Summit with JUFJ

September 10 | 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
DC
Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mt. Vernon Pl NW
Washington, DC 20001 United States
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Join JUFJ and our partners at the Birth to Three DC coalition to attend Mayor Bowser's Maternal & Infant Health Summit and promote the funding of the Birth to Three for All Act.

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Baltimore Convening: Organizing 101

September 10 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Baltimore
Bolton Street Synagogue, 212 W Cold Spring Ln
Baltimore, MD 21210 United States
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Join us for our September Baltimore Community Convening: Organizing 101, on Tuesday, September 10 at 7 PM at Bolton Street Synagogue! This is a fantastic opportunity to learn or brush up on the basics of one of the most powerful tools for social change in the world - community organizing.

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MoCo Stands With Immigrants Rally

September 13 | 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Montgomery County
County Council Building, 100 Maryland Ave
Rockville, MD 20850 United States
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The forces of racism and hatred have decided to organize in Montgomery County and show their support for ICE. Let's counteract their hatred with our determination to continue to build a community that rejects racism, xenophobia, and other forms of hate.

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Baltimore Police Gag Orders Hearing

September 16 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Baltimore
Baltimore City Hall, 100 Holliday Street
Baltimore, MD 21202 United States

Join JUFJ and allies at the first hearing of the bill to end the practice of forcing gag orders on survivors of police abuse.

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DC Council Chair Call-In Day

September 17 | 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
DC

Help us flood the phones in Chairman Mendelson’s office to call for a speedy and thorough investigation into Councilmember Evans' corruption.

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Baltimore City Fair Elections Hearing

September 17 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Baltimore
Baltimore City Hall, 100 Holliday Street
Baltimore, MD 21202 United States
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Join JUFJ and allies at the first City Council hearing for Baltimore City's Fair Elections bill.

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People’s Forum for Racial Equity in Montgomery County

September 19 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Montgomery County
VisArts, 155 Gibbs Street
Rockville, MD 20850, MD 20850 United States
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Join the Montgomery County Racial Equity Network for a community-organized forum on racial equity policy. During the forum we will build a shared understand of what racial equity means for our daily lives; introduce the People's Priorities and Principles for Racial Equity in Montgomery County; and organize to ensure that our voices are heard during the racial equity legislation process this fall.

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FAIRVIEW: Matinee and Racial Equity Discussion

September 22 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
DC
Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, 641 D St NW
Washington, DC 20004 United States
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We have SOLD OUT our group tickets to FAIRVIEW at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company. If you would like to see the play with us, please purchase tickets through the theatre website, woollymammoth.net.

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White Nationalism as a Political Movement

September 24 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Baltimore
Temple Oheb Shalom, 7310 Park Heights Ave
Baltimore, MD 21208 United States
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At this workshop we will learn together about White Nationalism as a political movement that through the efforts of State and non-State actors has grown in power and influence in the United States.

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Baltimore City Council Water Justice Legislation Work Session

September 26 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Baltimore
Baltimore City Hall, 100 Holliday Street
Baltimore, MD 21202 United States

Join us to say NO to weakening amendments - we need water justice for all Baltimoreans and nothing less. Public testimony will not be allowed, but we ask that you join us, wear blue, and show your support for #BmoreWaterJustice.

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Ward 2 DC Council Democratic Candidate Forum

September 26 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
DC
Woman’s National Democratic Club, 1526 New Hampshire Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20036 United States

Join local progressive groups to get to know the candidates for DC's Ward 2 Council seat, up for election next June!

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October 2019

Tikkun Leil Shabbat Shuva

October 4 | 6:45 pm - 9:00 pm
DC
15th St. Presbyterian Church, 1701 15th St NW (R & 15th NW)
Washington, DC 20009 United States
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Songful, soulful, Sabbath services featuring a teaching about a social justice issue and followed by a potluck vegetarian dinner.

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Maryland Statewide Legislative Kickoff

October 6 | 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Maryland State
Oseh Shalom, 7515 Olive Branch Way
Laurel, MD 20707 United States
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As the Jewish year begins anew at Rosh Hashanah, so does JUFJ's Maryland legislative year. The kickoff is the holiday that starts the cycle, and this year it's your chance to help choose our campaign priorities for the 2020 Annapolis legislative session. Can't make it but want to help choose campaigns? Visit jufj.org/annapolis-selection to sign up.

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CANCELED: Racial Equity and the Anacostia River

October 13 | 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
DC
Kingman Island, 575 Oklahoma Ave NE
Washington, DC 20002 United States
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Due to unforeseen circumstances, this event has been canceled.

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The Forum for Black and Brown Student Equity and Excellence

October 15 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Montgomery County
Gaithersburg High School, 101 Education Blvd
Gaithersburg, MD 20877 United States
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Join the NAACP Parents' Council and Identity, Inc. for an in-depth discussion and exploration of possible solutions to create better educational opportunities for Black and Brown youth in MCPS.

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Immigrant Solidarity in Howard County: Press Conference

October 16 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Maryland State
Community Action Council of Howard County, 9830 Patuxent Woods Drive
Columbia, MD 21046 United States
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Join us in calling on Howard County officials to end their contract with ICE.

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