Do Police Stops Define Race In America?

2015_Pulled_Over0001Join the discussion with Political Scientist Charles R. Epp, PhD, as he explains why they do. Epp will present findings from his recently published book, Pulled Over: How Police Stops Define Race and Citzenship. Click here for a pdf of the picture to the right.

The discussion will take place at the Hyattsville, Maryland Busboys and Poets (check the link for address & directions) on February 17, 2015 from 7-9pm (with Q & A)

 

CROP Walk Sunday, May 4

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Join UPCOB’s group walking for this year’s Prince George’s County CROP Walk.  Part of the money raised by CROP Walk goes to Church World Service to provide food for people around the world and a portion of the money stays in Prince George’s County going to organizations that help with local hunger needs. If you would like to donate to the UPCOB CROP Walk Team online, simply go to this website and make your online donation.

We’ll be gathering beginning at 1 p.m. at Wells Ice Rink to walk around Lake Artemesia. After the walk (sometime after 3 p.m.) join us as we gather at Kim & Hooker’s house for a picnic. Bring a salad, chips or dessert to share (grill & drinks will be provided). Walkers, supporters, and others are welcome!

Here’s some UPCOB trivia from past CROP walks!

2013 – 34 walkers and 2 dogs and raised $1325.00

2012 – 23 walkers and raised $1280.02

2011 – 22 walkers and raised $1369.00

That’s nearly $5000 raised just by UPCOB members, friends and families

 

 

 

Youth Host Pancake Dinner

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The youth are hosting a fundraising pancake dinner for Shrove Tuesday, March 4 at 6:30 pm. There will be pancakes with surprise toppings, a short program to mark the beginning of Lent and the pancake relay race for everyone!

The pancake dinner will support the efforts of the youth that are raising funds to go to the Church of the Brethren National Youth Conference in Fort Collins, Colorado this coming July.

Mark your calendar now! Tuesday March 4 – Pancake Dinner – Bring a friend!

Valentine Spaghetti Supper

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Mark Your Calendar Now!

Saturday, February 8, 2014
Dinner will be served from 5pm to 8pm
Live music by Free Range
Candlelight and Good Company
Great Food

Everyone is invited! This is one of UPCOB’s wonderful events for the community. Invite your neighbor! Bring a friend! Come join us for our annual spaghetti dinner. We’ll be serving up spaghetti with our own special meat or veggie sauce, garlic bread, salad bar and ice cream sundaes. We transform our social hall into an Italian Bistro and have live music for all to enjoy.

If you’d like to join us in an even bigger way…feel free to sign up for one or more of the fun jobs like set-up, clean-up, serving or even washing dishes.  The sign up sheet is on the doors at the back of the sanctuary.

All money donations from the dinner will be split between Help By Phone and Community Crisis Centers – both of whom provide assistance to neighbors in need here in University Park and Hyattsville.

Share Christmas with Needy Children in the Area

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This year we, as a church, are again providing gifts and meals for some of those in need from Riverdale Elementary School.  I will have a little tree with first names, age and gender on little cards which you can take and sign for and purchase a gift between $15 and $30 for the child. The tree will be at church Sundays December 1st, 8th and 15th and also at the Christmas Fair on Saturday Dec 7th. If you buy something at the Christmas Fair I will have wrapping paper there for you to wrap the present otherwise please bring the wrapped gifts to the church by Sunday December 15th or deliver them to the church before December 19th. Call the church office (301-864-4328) first to make sure someone will be there to accept the gifts. I will be taking them down to the school on December 20th, the last day of school for Prince George’s County. Extra gifts would be welcome, put an age range and gender on the wrapped gift.

For the family meals we will be accepting non- perishable contributions on December 1st, 8th,15th and 22nd or a cash donation would also be welcome as we will be buying some perishable goods too before we deliver them to the families (we have 6 families from the school) probably on December 23rd. Any questions, call me Jenny Prince at 301-864-1071.

 

 

(Photo by Flickr User colemama)

UPCOB Alternative Holiday Fair

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Saturday, December 7, 2013 Starting at 9:30am

Come purchase holiday gifts that
support good causes and great non-profit organizations!

Some of the organizations that will be at the fair:
Serrv
Heifer Project
Dublin Rising
New Community Project
Tatanka Wakpala Model Sustainable Community
Equal Exchange (fair traded coffee, tea, & chocolate)
Bead for Life
The Elephant Sanctuary
Local Artists

AND MANY, MANY MORE!!There will also be children’s cookie baking and a food stand selling polish sausages & veggie burgers, fresh candied nuts, and more.This is a public event and open to everyone!! The more the merrier!
Feel free to invite your friends and family! Share this downloadable pdf, 2013 holiday fair flyer!
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