Coming Up: #ShutDownDC/Climate Action Coffee + Book Group + Legislative Forum

We’ve been active!

Check out video from Climate Emergency: Montgomery County Responds, a forum held September 14 in Silver Spring, and Ed Kimmel’s photos from the September 13 Rockville pro-immigrant rally we helped organize.  

And join us for…

Climate Action Coffee Kickoff & #ShutDownDC, Sept 23

Join TPMers for #ShutDownDC sign making & free fair trade coffee, then head downtown with TPM.

  • Monday, September 23, 7:30 am-8:30 am
  • Busboys and Poets, Takoma
  • Sponsors: TALLE-Takoma Park Mobilization with Busboys and Poets
  • Head downtown with TPM at 8:30 am for #ShutDownDC.

For continuing conversation and action join the TP Mobilization-Busboys and Poets Wednesday Climate Action Coffee, every Wednesday starting October 2, 7:30 am-9:00 am.

Takoma Alliance for a Local Living Economy (TALLE) is a Takoma Park Mobilization working group. Contact

Or join another #ShutDownDC group downtown, Sept 23…

On the Web, go to

On Facebook, visit

Book Group, Sept 26

The TPM Book Group will meet on Thursday, Sept. 26 at 7 p.m. at Historic Takoma to discuss The 1619 Project.

The 1619 Project is a program organized by The New York Times with the goal of re-examining the legacy of slavery in the United States and timed for the 400th anniversary of the arrival in America of the first enslaved people from West Africa. It is an interactive project by Nikole Hannah-Jones, a reporter for the New York Times, with contributions by the paper’s writers, including essays, poems, short fiction, and a photo essay.

This is our first non-book discussion, but the materials are lengthy, timely, and important, and should lead to a great discussion.

How to read the material: thanks to Bill Ellis for providing the following links. If you don’t have a paid NY Times subscription, you can create a free subscription and read up to 6 articles/month. Area libraries should also have a copy of the original magazine that you could read in-house. Also, if anyone has a copy of the original magazine that they are finished with, it would be a kindness to offer to share with someone else in the group!

New York Times 1619 Project:

Visit our Facebook event page for links to the individual components.

Montgomery County Youth Climate Action, Sept 27

The Moco Student Committee for Climate Action, a multi-member, student-led initiative focused on pressuring governing bodies to take action against the climate crisis, will rally and deliver a petition the Montgomery County Board of Education concerning how the Board may reform their handling of the climate crisis. Students (all ages), parents, and professionals are welcome.

Visit here for information and to sign the committee’s petition.

Progressive Legislative Forum – District 20, October 20

Join Takoma Park Mobilization and community members to discuss progressive priorities and plans for the 2020 legislative session with Maryland District 20 Delegates David Moon, Jheanelle Wilkins, and Lorig Charkoudian. (D20 Senator William Colonel Smith Jr is on military deployment.)

That’s October 20, starting at 4 pm. Come early for a TPM business meeting at 3:30 pm.

Visit the Facebook event page.

Cosponsored by the Maryland Legislative Coalition and ACLU People Power–Montgomery County.

Environment Committee, October 22

TPM’s Environment Committee (TPMEC) has rescheduled its October meeting to October 22, 7 pm at Historic Takoma. We look forward to debriefing the successful town hall event and to talk about next steps. Contact