upcoming events

  • 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.




    Panelists include:

    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. 

    Learn more about marijuana reform. 

    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