Lessons from Ferguson: From Marches to Movement
You're invited to "Lessons from Ferguson: From Marches to Movement," a community forum on March 7 at 9:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. in Prince George's County.
Cosponsors: ACLU of Maryland, the Human Relations Commission of Prince George's County, Interfaith Council of Suburban Maryland, Prince George's County Educators' Association and the Association of Supervisory and Administrative School Personnel.
Date(s): March 7, 2015 Time(s): 9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Location: Greater Mt. Nebo African Methodist Episcopal Church
1001 Old Mitchellville Road Bowie, MD 20716
Side Effects: The Misguided War on Marijuana
You're invited to a film screening of "Side Effects: The Misguided War on Marijuana," and a panel discussion on marijuana policy and the costs of prohibition.
Sara Love -- Public Policy Director, ACLU of Maryland
Dottye Burt-Markowitz -- Co-founder, Baltimore Racial Justice Action
Neill Franklin -- Executive Director, Law Enforcement Against Prohibition
Babatunde Salaam -- Filmmaker, New Lens Productions
Background about the film:
Ms. Brown was finishing up her Masters Degree in Education when she was pulled over for an alleged tail light out. The officer asked for her license, told her to get out of the vehicle, and put her in handcuffs. One marijuana charge has cost Ms. Brown her career in education, even though she had never been in trouble before. Now, she and others are speaking out in this new video.
Sponsors: ACLU of Maryland, Baltimore Racial Justice Action, Black Voices, Iota Phi Theta Fraternity Incorporated, and New Lens Productions.
Date(s): March 13, 2015 Time(s): 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Location: Coppin State University - Talon Canter Atrium
2500 West North Ave Baltimore, MD, MD 21216