Upcoming Events

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Monday September 20th

Virtual Film Series: Us Kids

Join Prince George’s County Peace & Justice Coalition and Utopia Film Festival on the 3rd Monday to view another important film in their enlightening monthly series. September’s film is Us Kids, where filmmaker Kim A. Snyder follows the grief, recovery, and inspiring grassroots movement of the survivors of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Be a part of the post-film discussion as we work to process these major themes and events in our own communities.


Monday August 30th & Wednesday September 2nd

Lessons of Afghanistan, 2 parts

As we work to witness and take action on account of the dire situation in Afghanistan, we will also reflect on the ways in which this turmoil was a direct consequence of US involvement and military industrial profiteering. Tune in to this virtual discussion to hear remarkable speakers, including voices with lived native experience in the region, Afghan War veterans, and foreign policy experts. Organized by Massachusetts Peace Action with co-sponsors including MDPA.

To learn more about the speakers, visit Massachusetts Peace Action’s event pages: part 1, part 2


Friday August 6th & Monday August 9th

Baltimore’s 37th Annual Hiroshima & Nagasaki Commemorations

August 6: The 76th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima. Join at 6:30 outside of Homewood Friends Meetinghouse for a short demonstration opposing the weapons contracts of the neighboring Johns Hopkins University, the #1 School of Mass Destruction, and then move inside for presentations by Get Money Out Maryland and World Beyond War.

August 9: The 76th anniversary of the bombing of Nagasaki. Hour-long Peace vigil at 5:30 followed by inside presentations, testimonials, and discussion. Attenders are encouraged to join afterwards at nearby Busboys and Poets for food and fellowship.

More info about speakers and schedule.


Monday July 19th

Reconstructing American Exceptionalism

Come rally together and learn more about what our military is doing in the name of American exceptionalism, and the heavy toll that the proposed $753 Billion Defense Budget would take on our real priorities and REAL defense. Join Maryland Peace Action and Maryland Poor People’s Campaign, along with concerned peace advocates around the state.


Monday July 5th

Picnic for Peace

Frederick Peace Action and other local advocates are joining MLK Beloved Community for a virtual picnic next Monday. Celebrate the persistence of the peace community and gear up to face some of the world’s biggest challenges – present, urgent, local, global.


Wednesday June 30th

Outcomes in Afghanistan Webinar

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To find out more and learn about our speakers, click here.


Wednesday June 23rd

Preparations for Nuclear War with China
Over Taiwan

50 years after his courageous whistleblowing release of the Pentagon’s secret Vietnam War history, The Pentagon Papers, Daniel Ellsberg has again shaken the nation and the world with a new revelation. It has critically important implications for the new Cold War confrontation with China and the debate over the possibility over Congress or the  the Biden Administration adopting a No First Use nuclear policy.

For more than 60 years the government has kept secret its 1958 willingness to completely sacrifice Taiwan in order to save it. During that Taiwan crisis, the Eisenhower administration prepared and threatened to attack China with nuclear weapons. Ellsberg’s revelation demonstrates that Eisenhower and Dulles were willing to accept a retaliatory Soviet nuclear attack on Taiwan following U.S. nuclear bombing of China.

As the U.S. and China ratchet up tensions over Taiwan, Ellsberg asserts that the Pentagon must again be debating the possibility of sacrificing Taiwan and its people to save them.

Maryland Peace Action has joined Massachusetts Peace Action, the Campaign for Peace Disarmament and Common Security, and the Committee for a Sane US-China Policy to cosponsor this event.


Saturday June 12th

Discussion on Nuclear Imperialism

Please join Pan-African Roots and the Hiroshima Nagasaki Peace Committee on Saturday, June 12 at 7:30pm for a discussion entitled "Nuclear Imperialism: Racism, Imperialism and Colonialism" led by Bob Brown and John Steinbach. (Sign-In is below) These two long-time activists will examine the impact of the nuclear industry including uranium mining, nuclear weapons testing and production, the deployment of nuclear weapons on indigenous peoples’ land and the global south, and the relationship between nuclear policy and imperialism.
Join the Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88902535413

Saturday May 29th

National March for Palestine
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from American Muslims for Palestine:
We need to go big and bold right now for Palestinian liberation now that a ceasefire has gone into effect. No return to the status quo. It is time for Israeli settler-colonialism, ethnic cleansing, apartheid, military occupation, and blockade to be dismantled now!
We’re calling for a national march on Washington, DC w/ USCMO and our partners on Saturday, May 29. Visit our new website for details

Partners:
– Muslim American Society
– ICNA Council for Social Justice
– Muslim Ummah of North America
– Council on American-Islamic Relations
– Islamic Leadership Council of New York

Endorsers:
– Samidoun: Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network
– AROC: Arab Resource & Organizing Center
– CODEPINK
– American Muslim Bar Association
– New Generation for Palestine
– American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC)
– Carolina Peace Center
– Stand With Kashmir
– Massachusetts Peace Action
– Maryland Peace Action


Tuesday May 25th

Building Communities to Stop the Violence
Remembering George Floyd and Others
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Co-Sponsored by Maryland Peace Action affiliate Prince George’s Peace and Justice Coalition.


Saturday May 15th

Prohibiting the First Use of Nuclear Weapons

An informative conference on the fate of our world

12:30 pm – 5:00 pm

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A nuclear exchange between the US and Russia would incinerate hundreds of millions of people immediately, and lead to a Nuclear Winter which would slaughter an estimated 7 billion of the Earth’s 7.7 billion people, mostly through starvation.  Building back civilization would require over 1,000 years  [Daniel Ellsberg talk, 12/13/2020].   A U.S. nuclear strike against China would result in a similar catastrophe.

These are the stakes.   As a step toward reducing the danger of Nuclear War, a coalition of groups has called upon Congress to legislate – and the President to declare – that the United States will neither initiate nor threaten to initiate the first use of Nuclear Weapons

Co-sponsored with Massachusetts Peace Action and other peace advocates. Click here for the complete schedule of the many expert and engaging speakers.


The John Lewis Voter Advancement
National Day of Action

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On May 8, from 2-4 pm, support voting rights by joining a car caravan.
Click on one of these locations to register:


End the Endless Wars: U.S. Troops Out of the Middle East

On Saturday, March 20, 2:30 – 4:00 pm, participate in a mini-conference critically marking the 18th anniversary of the Invasion of Iraq. We have a stellar line-up of speakers.  
Register here.

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The Doomsday Machine

On Thursday, March 18, 7 – 8 pm, join us for  a conversation about nuclear weapons with Daniel Ellsberg, author of The Doomsday Machine.  Register here.

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