Weekly Newsletter - Aug. 28, 2017
- News and Updates -
With the end of summer, we're taking a break for a couple of weeks for vacation. This newsletter highlights some upcoming events as of late August. Normal publication will resume in mid-September. If you have any matters needing immediate attention, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
*** CAMPAIGN TO REMOVE CONFEDERATE STATUE
A petition drive is ongoing to ask the Talbot County Council to remove the Talbot Boys Confederate statue in front of the County Courthouse. Mike Pullen, Democratic candidate for the First Congressional District, has asked the council to take this action and has set up an online petition. The debate over the statue has been the subject of discussion for many years prior to the violence in Charlottesville, Va., but now is the time to act. Sign this petition to join the movement.
These same monuments are coming down in Baltimore and Annapolis. The Governor of Virginia, in the capital of the confederacy, has ordered every confederate statue in that state removed. It is finally time for Talbot County and the Eastern Shore to do the correct thing and remove this memorial.
GO ONLINE FOR TALBOT RISING
Find updated events, useful links, and more about Talbot Rising:
• Updated website: www.talbotrising.org
• Videos on healthcare, immigration and more. Go to YouTube and search for Talbot Rising.
• Follow us on Twitter
• Try out our public Facebook Page
Sept. 8 to Oct.1 - ARTWORKS FOR FREEDOM: HUMAN TRAFFICKING ARTS EVENT
Details: Waterfowl Building, 40 S. Harrison St., Easton
An upcoming event will raise awareness about human trafficking. The event will include indoor and outdoor art exhibits, multi-media installations, lecture, panels and films addressing human exploitation. This exhibit is free to the public.
Sept. 23 - FREDERICK DOUGLASS DAY
Details: 10 am to 4 pm, downtown Easton
The Frederick Douglass Honor Society, the Town of Easton and Talbot County Free Library help celebrate of the life and legacy of Talbot County native Frederick Douglass, one of the nation’s most prominent figures in African-American and U.S. history. Enjoy a variety of talks, activities and music. For more information, see www.frederickdouglassday.com or call 410-463-5789 or visit Frederick Douglass Day Facebook Page.
Sept. 24 - IMMIGRATION FORUM
Details: 2 pm, Third Haven Friends Quaker Meeting House, Easton
Click here for Immigration Flyer with all info
Discussion on the current state of immigration laws and its impact on families with Charles Wheeler, who grew up in Easton and is now a California-based immigration attorney. He practices and has taught immigration law for over three decades. (See poster below for more details)