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August 2020

Maryland General Assembly Police Reform + Accountability Workgroup Meeting: Watch Party

August 6 | 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Maryland State
20 JUFJ members on a Zoom call

Join JUFJ and Maryland legislators in the Police Reform and Accountability Workgroup.

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People’s Town Hall: Policing in Baltimore

August 6 | 6:15 pm - 8:00 pm
Baltimore
activists holding signs that say justice safety and jobs

Join community members from all around Baltimore City at "The People's TownHall" organized virtually by (CJSJ) to delve into a CommUNITY centered conversation on the current uprising launched by the murder of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and our very own uprising in Baltimore City, just five years ago after the murder of Freddie Gray; the importance of Local Control of Baltimore City's Police Department; repealing the Law Enforcement Officers Bill of Rights (LEOBR); and Baltimore Cities current Consent decree

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Montgomery County Racial Equity and Policing Team Meeting

August 11 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Montgomery County
two people walking and holding a large sign that reads: now is our time to dismantle racism

Sign up to join our next Racial Equity and Policing Team meeting.

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Press Conference: Advocates Demand Special Session

August 12 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Maryland State
maryland state house

We can't wait until 2021 to address COVID-19. Demand a Maryland General Assembly Special Session now.

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Just Recovery Campaign Call

August 12 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
DC
#JustRecoveryDC: We don't just need a recovery, we need a just recovery.

Join us to recap what happened with DC's budget, and to hear from organizers leading campaigns to support excluded workers, challenge police misconduct, and defund MPD. Together we'll learn about what's next in the fight to build a more just and equitable DC. We'll also review our Just Recovery campaign so far, discuss next steps, and take action.

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Baltimore County Policing: A Conversation with Councilmembers Julian Jones and Izzy Patoka

August 23 | 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Baltimore
JUFJ members protesting police reform in Baltimore

Join JUFJ and Chizuk Amuno Social Justice Advocacy Committee for a Zoom conversation with Baltimore County Councilmembers Julian Jones and Izzy Patoka, to ensure that effective police accountability bills are passed in Baltimore County this year.

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JUFJ Maryland Community Meeting

August 26 | 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Maryland State
20 JUFJ members on a Zoom call

Join JUFJ’s Maryland community for an update on our ongoing response to the pandemic.

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Text Bank: We Need a Special Session!

August 27 | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
your home MD United States
maryland state house

Join us this Thursday to text JUFJers about a statewide special session. We will be providing a training during the event, so no prior experience necessary!

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September 2020

Workshop: Whiteness, Jewishness, and Policing

September 2 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
DC
Baltimore
Montgomery County
Maryland State
None of us is free until all of us are free

This year, JUFJ has deepened our work to support Black and Brown-led community partners' calls to defund police in our region. This work is essential in the local struggle for racial justice, but in addition to concrete action, it also requires us to look inside our organization and ourselves to ask some deep questions. What roles do we have as individuals, and as part of predominantly, but not exclusively white Jewish organizations like JUFJ in being complicit with and/or resisting police power and presence? How do whiteness and Jewishness impact these relationships to policing?

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Montgomery County Ballot Questions Town Hall with Councilmember Glass

September 3 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Montgomery County
Your Vote Counts More Than Ever

This year's election in Montgomery County is not just about national races or electing officials — voters here need to fight two dangerous County ballot measures. Question B threatens public funding that pays for essential workers like firefighters, nurses, librarians, and bus drivers. Question D diminishes our voice in County government by reducing your Councilmembers from 5 to just 1. Join JUFJ and Councilmember Evan Glass for an inside look at the County ballot questions that we will be voting on in November.

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Baltimore County Policing Legislative Meeting

September 9 | 5:45 pm - 6:45 pm
Baltimore
JUFJ members protesting police reform in Baltimore

Join us to learn about the upcoming police accountability bills in Baltimore County, and how to take action.

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Text Bank: Special Session Action

September 9 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
your home MD United States
maryland state house

Join us to text JUFJers about an upcoming statewide action. No prior experience necessary!

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Paid Family Leave Celebration!

September 9 | 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
DC

Join us to celebrate the implementation of DC's Paid Family Leave program!

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Councilmember Jawando: Re-imagining Policing Town Hall

September 10 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Montgomery County
will jawando head shot

Join Councilmember Will Jawando, expert panelists, and JUFJ partners for a town hall discussion on policing and an explanation of what a recent report on police data means for Montgomery County residents.

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Baltimore Action Team meeting

September 10 | 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Baltimore
Jews United for Justice: Think Jewishly. Act Locally.

The Baltimore Action Team focuses on JUFJ's four campaign issues: water justice, renters' rights, fair elections and police accountability. Join the meeting to strategize how to move our work forward and achieve justice in our region!

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Howard County Coalition for Immigrant Justice Community Meeting

September 13 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
your home MD United States
Howard County Coalition for Immigrant Justice

Join the Howard County Coalition for Immigrant Justice for our next community meeting. Hear exciting updates about our campaign, and how to support the work!
The English language meeting will be 6-7 pm, and the Spanish language meeting will immediately follow from 7-8 pm.

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Montgomery County Hearing Watch Party: Ban the Box

September 15 | 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Montgomery County
Hold police accountable

Join JUFJ's Montgomery County team to virtually watch the public hearing to ban the box We will be meeting at 1pm to give anyone who needs it background information and the hearings start at 1:30pm.

Please note that the hearing to change police union's collective bargaining rights for more accountability has been moved to next week.

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Baltimore County Fair Elections House Party!

September 15 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Baltimore
graphic reading fair elections in baltimroe county

Join the Baltimore County Fair Elections Coalition and Baltimore Women United for Action for a Zoom house party to learn about Ballot Question A. This ballot question will establish a Fair Elections program to enable candidates to run for office without relying on large or corporate donors.

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Montgomery County Worksession Watch Party: Housing and Development on Metro Property

September 16 | 9:15 am - 11:30 am
Montgomery County
Use of Force Vote

Join JUFJ's Montgomery County team to virtually watch a worksession for the County Council's Planning, Housing, and Economic Development Committee Meeting, during which a critical bill on housing on WMATA property will be discussed. We will be meeting at 9:15AM to review background information on the upcoming housing bill. See you then!

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Annapolis Action: Mock Special Session

September 16 | 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Maryland State
socially distant people on field

Join JUFJ for a socially distanced mock special session to show our representatives how having a safe and healthy special session could work!

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