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Weekly Newsletter - Jan. 29, 2018

This Week's Action Items

#1: PLAN YOUR LOBBYING NIGHT
You can make your voice heard by participating in a huge progressive lobbying effort this coming month in Annapolis. A host of important progressive issues are up before the General Assembly, from health care to the Fight for $15. Make space on your calendar on Monday, Feb. 26. from 7 to 9 pm at the Lawyers Mall in Annapolis. Go to Progressive Maryland for more details.

#2: CELEBRATE FREDERICK DOUGLASS
The great abolitionist's 200th birthday celebration is taking place all throughout 2018, but February holds many special events. Check out the special calendar below to see how you can celebrate his life, right here on the Eastern Shore.  And to get ready, you can read his autobiography: "Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass."

#3: JOIN A CONVERSATION ON RACE
The Talbot Family Network is sponsoring a discussion on race and racism this Thursday, Feb. 1, from 6-8 pm at the Talbot County Education Center in Easton. See flyer below for full details and to RSVP.

Monitoring Rep. Andy Harris, #3
HR 4760,  Regressive Immigration Bill

Rep. Andy Harris isn’t content just to make miserable for Dreamers, by opposing a clean DACA bill. He has this month  cosponsored HR 4760, which would upend current  legal immigration law. The bill would end the visa lottery diversity program and restrict family-based immigration, among other moves.
The ACLU calls it a “collection of hard line provisions designed to sabotage, rather than advance, the possibility of a bipartisan breakthrough." Even agricultural industry trade associations say it will cause chaos.

This is a new weekly feature spotlighting Andy Harris' record. Send suggestions to talbot.rising@gmail.com.

Events Rising Special Calendar: Frederick Douglass Events for February 

For more information on future months, go to www.fd200.org

Feb. 3 - Black History Luncheon
Details: 11:30 am -1 pm - Chesapeake College
The Chesapeake College Multicultural Advisory Committee, in partnership with The Frederick Douglass Honor Society, celebrates Black History Month and the 200th birthday of Frederick Douglass. Guest speaker – Simeaka Melton, Queen Anne’s County native and founder, of Dear Girls Academy, Inc. For ticket information go to: www.chesapeake.edu/black-history-month-2018 

Feb. 5 - 500 Years of African-American History
Details: Noon, Talbot County Free Library, St. Michaels,
Brown Bag program: Using original newspapers dating from the 17th through the 21st centuries, Dr. Stephen Goldman transports you through 500 Years of African-American history. Coffee and dessert will be provided. Sponsored by Talbot County Free Library

Feb. 7 - Advocacy Day in Annapolis
Details: 5:30-7:30 pm, Banneker-Douglass Museum,
84 Franklin St., Annapolis
Highlighting Engineering and Aviation at University of Maryland, Eastern Shore.
Sponsored by UMES

Feb. 7 - Panel Discussion: Black History
of Talbot County
Details: 6 pm, Oxford Community Center
As part of the Frederick Douglass 200th celebration, the center and John Wesley Preservation Society will host a three-event series. The first is a panel discussion entitled “Black History of TalbotCounty.” This moderated panel, composed of African-Americans who have lived in Talbot County most of their lives, will entertain questions regarding education, employment, and the role of the black church in Talbot County. The discussion will be followed by questions from the audience. Coffee/tea will be provided. Save the date for the next. Sponsored by John Wesley Preservation Society and African American Museum.

Feb. 10 - Frederick Douglass Prayer Breakfast - Official Kick-off Celebration
Details: 8 -10 am, The Milestone, 9630 Technology Drive, Easton
Guest Speaker- Pastor Clarence A. Wayman, MC- Professor Dale Glenwood Green
Music provided by John Wesley Wright (Salisbury University), Children Violinists- Director Judy Buxton
Tickets $20
Sponsored by the Frederick Douglass Honor Society. For more information about event and tickets, visit fd200.org.

Feb. 10 - Joy Night
Details: 4-6 pm, Union Baptist Church, 223 Glenwood Ave., Easton
Featuring the  UMES Gospel Choir and local choirs. Sponsored by Talbot County NAACP

Feb. 12 - Frederick Douglass at the Academy Art Museum
Details:  6 pm, Academy Art Museum, 106 South St., Easton
Bill Grimmette has performed Frederick Douglass for the Chautauqua presentations in Maryland and Colorado and other venues for the past 20 years. He is about to embark on a national tour, and this is his first stop. His most recent performance was as King Lear in modern dress at the Atlas Performing Arts Center in DC and as WEB DuBois for the Maryland Chautauqua in July 2017. Sponsored by Academy Art Museum - $15 Non-member, $12 member

Feb. 14 - 200th Birthday Celebrations
   -- Noon, Talbot County Courthouse
Wreath laying at the Douglass Statue with Douglass Family members. Guest speaker is  Lyndra Marshall, former Chair of the Maryland State Commission on African American History & Culture.  Sponsored by Frederick Douglass Honor Society.
    -- 3 pm, Ribbon cutting celebration to consecrate the Frederick Douglass Park on the Tuckahoe, with guest speakers, proclamations, music and more.

Feb. 15 - Lunch and Learn about Douglass Bicentennial
   -- Noon, - Talbot County Free Library, Easton
Coffee and dessert will be provided. Sponsored by Talbot County Free Library
   -- 6 pm, Talbot County Free Library, Easton
Learn about Frederick Douglass and the women in his life. Sponsored by Talbot County Free Library.

Feb. 17 - Family Art Day
Details: 10 am - 1 pm, Academy Art Museum, Easton
Come celebrate the 200th anniversary of the Eastern Shore’s civil rights icon by creating a fine art print that features one of his famous quotes, such as “It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men” or “If there is no struggle, there is no progress."
Free, but registration suggested)  

Feb. 17 - "Digging into the Past: Happy Birthday, Frederick Douglass!"
Details: 10 am - noon: 4- to 6-year-old children; 1 - 3 pm: 7- to 9-year-old children, 
Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum-STEAM Team class
$12 for CBMM members and $15 for non-members. A special four-session pass is available at $40 for CBMM members and $50 for non-members. Need-based scholarships for individual classes are available. Program registration can be made online at bit.ly/STEAMTeam_2018.
  
Feb. 17 -- "Putting Them on the Map: Tracing African American Book History through GIS Technology”
Details: 2 pm, Talbot County Free Library, St. Michaels, Dr. Alisha Knight, Associate Professor of English and American Studies at Washington College, will speak about her work exploring the connection between African American book publishing and geographic technologies. Sponsored by Talbot County Free Library

Feb. 17 - An Evening With Frederick Douglass
Details: 7-9 pm, Avalon Theatre, Easton
Fred Morsell, renowned Frederick Douglass re-enactor at the Avalon Theatre. Free to the Public. Sponsored by Frederick Douglass Honor Society

Feb. 26 - Film Festival: All About Social Change  
Details: 12 - 7 pm, Talbot County Free Library, Easton
The library  presents a day of films about people who shaped and inspired social change. The day will conclude at 6:00 PM with a screening of Alice's Ordinary People, a documentary about Alice Tregay, an unsung heroine of the Civil Rights Movement. Her remarkable story spans the historic period from the marches of Dr. King to the election of Barack Obama. She was best known for fighting segregation in Chicago schools, directing voter registration campaigns and improving job opportunities for African Americans. Sponsored by Talbot County Free Library

- Updates -

CATCH UP ON MAJOR ISSUES
Talbot Rising has produced a series of video programs taped at the Avalon Theater with MCTV. You can watch these informative exchanges on YouTube. Here's your quick program guide and easy links:
Affordable Care Act
Nuclear Weapons
Immigration Assistance
Unionville Anniversary
Local Schools
Single-Payer Healthcare
The Opioid Crisis

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