Calendar of Events





MUPJ to Co-host Alexis Baden-Mayer, Lawyer and activist

APRIL 15th 2018

The event will take place at the Greenbelt Community Church which is located at 1 Hillside Road in Greenbelt, Maryland 20770.

MUPJ to Co-Sponsor

With Prince George’s County Peace and Justice Coalition’s PGPJC’s

Planting Peace: “Building synergy between the anti-war movement and climate change and green economy organizations”.

Alexis Baden-Mayer is a lawyer and activist who has worked since 2005 as the Political Director of the Organic Consumers Association, a network of more than 1 million activists committed to creating a healthy, just, democratic and regenerative food system. Alexis is a key organizer of some of OCA’s most popular campaigns, including “Planting Peace.” Alexis isn’t afraid to put her body on the line to call attention to the crisis in our food system. In 2014, the US Health Freedom Congress awarded Alexis a Health Freedom Award for direct actions she’s taken that resulted in her arrest, including shutting down the National Organic Standards Board meeting to protest the weakening of organic standards and entering the White House grounds to deliver a petition to First Lady Michelle Obama in support of GMO labels, one of Barack Obama’s unfulfilled campaign pledges. Alexis’s proudest moment as an activist came in 2016 when Bernie Sanders tweeted a CSPAN video clip of her dumping “Monsanto Money” on the Senate floor to protest the corrupting influence of money in politics.

Alexis Baden-Mayer, Esq.
Political Director
Organic Consumers Association

Come hear Alexis speak about these issues:

Planting Peace: Building Synergy Between the Peace Movement and Organizations Addressing Climate Change

Alexis will speak about:

  • PLANTING PEACE: Building Synergy Between the Peace Movement and Organizations Addressing Climate Change
  • Fostering People-controlled, not Corporate-controlled Agriculture.

She will show how regenerative, organic agriculture can help feed theworld, reduce climate change, help local farmers from being displacedby corporations and reduce potential violent conflict.

Film: Venezuela, The Shadow Agenda
March 15, Washington DC
Film: Venezuela, The Shadow Agenda
Date: Thursday, March 15, 2018
Time: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Location: Institute for Policy Studies
The Trump administration has taken up with enthusiasm the policy of destabilization, subversion, and economic warfare against Venezuela that was intensified under the Obama administration. Violent regime change is now clearly the objective of the administration. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called for the Venezuelan military to overthrow the government while on a visit to the region and reports have surfaced of military forces from Colombia and Brazil being deployed to their respective borders with Venezuela. Another clear sign that the lives of the people of Venezuela will be sacrificed with violent regime change is the collapse of the dialogue between the Venezuelan government and the counter-revolutionary opposition that had been taking place for almost two years.
You’re invited to the film showing of Venezuela, The Shadow Agenda, a documentary by Hernando Calvo Ospina, followed by a challenging informative panel presentation and Q&A session. This documentary is not temporary. It will be valid as long as the United States persists in ending the Bolivarian Revolution that is being built in Venezuela, to seize its immense oil wealth. It is based on interviews with Venezuelan scholars who, in simple and didactic language, tell us a story that the mainstream media insist on hiding or misrepresenting.
The panel will feature, Carlos J. Ron, Chargé d’Affaires at the Embassy of Venezuela. Additional panelists TBA.


Saturday, October 7, 2017

Speaker:        Peggy Goetz

           2:00 pm refreshments

           2:30-4:30 pm presentation

Savage Branch Library,

Albert Einstein Room, 9525 Durness Lane, Laurel, MD 20723


Reporting Back from a Delegation to El Salvador   


Peggy Goetz reports about a recent CISPES (Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador) trip. The delegation met with unions, feminists, agricultural cooperatives and government leaders as well as joined the massive International Workers’ Day march in San Salvador. She will share first-hand information and analysis on the current political, social, and economic context in El Salvador.

Peggy Goetz works as an organizer in the national office of CISPES in Washington, DC.   In addition to her work at CISPES, she has coordinated delegations to El Salvador through the Washington Ethical Society since 2003.


Sponsored by Friends of Latin America (formerly Howard County Friends of Latin America)
For more information call Leslie Salgado at 410-381-4899.






Maryland United  for Peace and Justice Workshop



Bahram Zandi, Ph.D.

​Member, Coordinating Body, MUPJ

co-chair, International Committee, Green Party US

‘Empire of Chaos at the Age of Trump’

A review of the state of the empire and the world




Andrew Greene,  Member, Coordinating Body MUPJ

and Founder of B-Gifted Foundation, Sierra Leone

‘Journey of hope’ – from Peace activist to immigrant.


Sunday, September 10, 2017

2:30 to 5 pm

Adelphi Friends Meeting

2303 Metzerott Rd.

Adelphi, MD 20783

Refreshments Served

Donations Welcomed


RSVP Paulette Hammond, 410 -747-3811

 or Tony Langbehn, 301-390-9684,



Sat. Sep. 16, 2017





October 2016

Dr. Aviva Chomsky:  Is a professor  of history and coordinator of Latin American Studies at Salem State University.   She talked about her book “How Immigration Became Illegal”. Video:

November 19, 2016

Human Rights Event:  Featuring Rumisonko’s music along with historical moments in the last 30 years in Latin America, and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Where: The Bain Center , Columbia, MD.

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