What’s on — Mobilization and related activities — in the coming weeks…

Shadows and Ashes: The Peril of Nuclear Weapons

Featuring works by: photographer Gary Schoichet; drawings by the child survivors of Hiroshima; ceramic masks by multimedia artist Marion Held; the poetry of John Canaday; and the Program on Science and Global Security at Princeton University.

The exhibition will be on view at Montgomery College’s Cultural Arts Center located at 7995 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, Maryland. It will be accompanied by various events, including films, lectures, and discussion.

The installation will open on April 15, 2019, with an opening reception on April 17 (7:00-9:00 p.m.) This exhibition of art and science examines the role of nuclear weapons in our society and reflects on their results.

Book Group, April 25

The TPM Book Group will meet on Thursday, April 25th from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Heffner Park Community Center (42 Oswego Avenue) to discuss Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World by Anand Giridharadas.  

From the publisher: Former New York Times columnist Anand Giridharadas takes us into the inner sanctums of a new gilded age, where the rich and powerful fight for equality and justice any way they can–except ways that threaten the social order and their position atop it. … Giridharadas asks hard questions: Why, for example, should our gravest problems be solved by the unelected upper crust instead of the public institutions it erodes by lobbying and dodging taxes? He also points toward an answer: Rather than rely on scraps from the winners, we must take on the grueling democratic work of building more robust, egalitarian institutions and truly changing the world.

On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/590056904845026/

The Next TPM ‘Big Meeting’: Criminal Justice Reform 2019, April 27

Mark your calendar for the next TPM ‘big meeting,’ taking place Saturday, April 27 at Takoma Park Elementary School. We start with a pot-luck at 6:30 pm. (Please label ingredients to assist participants with allergies and dietary needs.) Our program runs 7:00 pm-8:50 pm with: * Nikki Thompson, Esq. Job Opportunities Task Force: “2019 Legislative session recap” * Stephanie McGencey, WE CAN (Women’s Equity Center and Action Network), “Reentry best practices” * Marc Mauer, The Sentencing Project: “The Meaning of Life”

We are aiming to host an inclusive, accessible event where all individuals can engage fully. To request any accommodation or for inquiries, please contact Katiestauss@gmail.com. The venue is wheelchair accessible. Childcare will be available.

If you have an hour or so to spend handing out flyers about the big meeting in the few days before it takes place, contact Victor asap at vthuronyi@gmail.com.

Diversity Dinner, May 17

Please save the date for the next potluck Diversity Dinner, co-hosted by IMPACT, Takoma Park Mobilization, and Clifton Park Baptist Church. The Diversity Dinner is a bi-monthly community potluck that brings together people of all backgrounds to connect, talk about things they care about, and exchange ideas with each other over a shared meal.

That’s Friday, May 17, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm at Clifton Park Baptist Church, 8818 Piney Branch Road, Silver Spring, MD. RSVP here.