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Thursday, February 16, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Dorchester

Report from Standing Rock/DAPL Pipeline:
Peace and Prayer for Humanity

DPP works with other local groups to build a Multi-Racial Peace Movement: End wars abroad and work for justice at home.

Please join us in solidarity with Standing Rock Sioux Tribe! Report from Standing Rock/ DAPL Pipeline: Peace and Prayer for Humanity Members of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, other Native American Tribes, and non-Native allies gathered in the thousands in North Dakota to prevent the building of an oil pipeline under the Missouri River by the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) company.

Speakers
• MC: Judith Baker, member, Dorchester People for Peace
• Mariama White Hammond, Minister, Bethel AME Church
• Emmy Rainwalker, Social Justice Activist and Support for Vets at Camp
• Wyze Love, Native American Activist
• Jude Glaubman, Water Protector Legal Collective at Standing Rock
• Dan Luker, Vietnam Veteran, will report from Standing Rock

Find out more on the Mass Peace Action website or Dorchester People for Peace

St. Marks School Hall, 18 Samoset St., Dorchester

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Thursday, February 16, 6:30 pm
Roslindale

Immigration in the Age of Trump

Donald Trump began his campaign by calling Mexican immigrants rapists. Since becoming President, his calls for mass deportations and keeping Muslim immigrants and refugees out of the country have only grown louder. Meanwhile, among his first actions as president was an executive order to start building a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border paid for with taxpayer dollars.

Given this climate, immigrant and refugee communities are understandably afraid, while all of us who support an open and welcoming country are upset, unsure about the future, and looking for ways to fight back. Fortunately, we have already seen signs of hope locally as Mayor Walsh reaffirmed his commitment to Boston as a sanctuary.

Join us on February 16 to hear from a diverse panel of immigrant and refugee rights organizers, policy experts, and community members including:
• Centro Presente
• Mass Immigrant & Refugee Advocacy Coalition (MIRA)
• ABCD Roslindale ESOL Program
• Immigrant, student, and refugee community members
• Musical Guests Sergio Reyes and Myriam Ortiz

Our panelists will talk about their own experiences and perspectives, the outlook for immigration under the Trump administration, the prospects for building movements of solidarity, and concrete ways we can get involved.

Roslindale Congregational Church, 25 Cummins Hwy, Roslindale

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Thursday, February 16, 7 – 8:30 pm
Boston

Nuclear Weapons, Race, and Justice in the Trump Era
With Vincent Intondi

Nuclear Weapons, Race, and Justice in the Trump Era Please join the Union of Concerned Scientists for an important discussion with Dr. Vincent Intond, author of “African Americans Against the Bomb”, on the intersection of US nuclear weapons policy and the fight for racial equality. Nuclear Weapons, Race, and Justice in the Trump Era.

Light refreshments & reception after program

Commonwealth Salon, Boston Public Library, Dartmouth Street side, 700 Boylston St., Boston

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Thursday, February 16, 7 pm
Brookline

Israel, Palestine & Human Rights: Book Reading with Dr. Alice Rothchild

Long-time Grassroots International supporter, Dr. Alice Rothchild, will be sharing from her new book, “Condition Critical: Life and Death in Israel/Palestine”. Since 1997, Dr. Rothchild has focused much of her energy and activism on the Israeli/Palestinian conflict. She is also the author of “On the Brink: Israel and Palestine on the Eve of the 2014 Gaza Invasion” and “Broken Promises, Broken Dreams: Stories of Jewish and Palestinian Trauma and Resilience”. Additionally, she has a documentary film out called “Voices Across the Divide”. Dr. Rothchild, and her family, have been dedicated supporters of Grassroots International since the beginning.

Further dates:
February 22, 7 pm
The Harvard Coop, 1400 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge
February 23, 4:30pm
Suffolk University, Library Poetry Center, 73 Tremont St., Boston

Boston Workmen's Circle, 1762 Beacon St., Brookline

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Tuesday, February 21, 7 – 9 pm
Watertown

the blue flag

US Foreign Policy: Intervention or Restraint?

Boston Globe contributor Stephen Kinzer will speak about his new book, “The True Flag: Theodore Roosevelt, Mark Twain, and the Birth of American Empire“.

 

 

 

 

Sponsored by Watertown Citizens for Peace, Justice & the Environment; Cosponsored by Massachusetts Peace Action.

Watertown Public Library, 23 Main St., Watertown

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Wednesday, February 22, 7 pm
Cambridge

Israel, Palestine & Human Rights: Book Reading with Dr. Alice Rothchild

See February 16

The Harvard Coop, 1400 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge

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Thursday, February 23, 4:30 pm
Boston

Israel, Palestine & Human Rights: Book Reading with Dr. Alice Rothchild

See February 16

Suffolk University, Library Poetry Center, 73 Tremont St., Boston

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Friday, March 3, 6 pm
Chelsea

Berta Lives On! The Struggle Continues!

Join Grassroots International, GreenRoots and Proyecto Hondureño as we celebrate the life of Honduran Indigenous activist Berta Cáceres. This event falls on the one year anniversary of Berta's assassination and will remember her legacy with a short film, a panel and discussion, and Honduran food. For more information, email mariabelenp@greenrootschelsea.org.

GreenRoots, 227 Marginal St., Chelsea

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Saturday, March 4, 7:30 pm
Cambridge

Music for Peace: Masterworks for Piano Quartet

Victor Rosenbaum, piano
Eunae Koh, violin
Maria Lambros, viola
Hyun-Ji Kwon, cello

Mozart piano quartet in E-flat Major. K. 493
Schumann piano quartet in E-flat Major. Op. 47
Schumann "Three Fantasy Pieces for Cello and Piano", Op. 73

Benefits Massachusetts Peace Action Education Fund.

Seats $25 in advance for Mass. Peace Action members,
$35 for non-members, $10 for students, $35 at the door

Harvard-Epworth Methodist Church, 1555 Massachusetts Ave. Cambridge

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Tuesday, March 7, 7 am – 7 pm
Cambridge

Nukes, NATO and Right-Wing Nationalism
The International Peace Movement's Response to the Trump Debacle

Reiner Braun

Reiner Braun has been a leading figure in the German and European peace movements since the early 1980s. His connections with movements and political figures from Manila to Moscow and Berlin to Buenos Aries is extraordinary. He is currently Co-president of the International Peace Bureau as was the lead organizer of IPB’s massive Disarm! For a Climate of Peace! Congress in Berlin this past October. He was the founder of the No to NATO/No to War International Network. He has long been associated with International Network of Engineers and Scientists for Global Responsibility (INES), the Max Planck Institute and the International Association of Lawyers Against Nuclear Arms.
Reiner is currently involved in planning activities for the Nuclear Weapons Prohibition Treaty negotiations at the United Nations in March and June, as well as counter-NATO-summit activities and for the NPT PrepCom in Vienna – both in May. Reiner Braun is a highly informed, sharp and long-time critic of U.S., European and Russian foreign and military policies. He will be in Boston as part of a national speaking tour organized by the American Friends Service Committee and Peace Action, and United for Peace and Justice.

Co-sponsored by American Friends Service Committee, Massachusetts Peace Action, and United for Justice with Peace $5 donation requested

American Friends Service Committee, 2161 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge

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Tuesday, March 21, 6:30 – 9 pm
Watertown

Film Viewing:
The Occupation of the American Mind

Film The Occupation of the American Mind

Watertown Citizens for Peace, Justice and the Environment will be showing the film The Occupation of the American Mind. Israel's ongoing military occupation of Palestinian territory and its repeated invasions of the Gaza strip have triggered a fierce backlash against Israeli policies virtually everywhere in the world — except the United States. The Occupation of the American Mind takes an eye-opening look at this critical exception, zeroing in on pro-Israel public relations efforts within the U.S.

“I wish every American would watch this powerful documentary. Not only every person of conscience, but every taxpayer, must see it – and then ask themselves if the status quo is acceptable.”
—Gideon Levy, columnist for Haaretz newspaper of Israel

Sponsored by: Watertown Citizens for Peace, Justice and the Environment, Mass. Peace Action, Living Stones Ministry of the Church of the Good Shepherd, Cambridge United for Justice with Peace

For more information, email: watertowncitizens@gmail.com

Church of the Good Shepherd, 9 Russell Ave. Watertown

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Thursday, March 23, 7 pm
Dorchester

Circle Up!
An Investigation of the Academic Achievement Gap

Circle up

Circle Up! gives us a chance to see and hear what is going on in urban high schools by listening to the voices of real students sharing reflections about the effects of opportunity gaps on their everyday lives. It investigates the issues of equity and injustice that have created the “achievement gap” and the barriers that maintain it. The achievement gap is a discrepancy in the academic outcomes between white students and students of color, caused by structural inequality in social institutions, with life-long consequences.

Youth Underground theater in Cambridge breeds young stars and teaches life lessons. The Youth Underground is an ensemble that creates and performs original theater investigating social issues relevant to young people. The script is based on interviews and conversations with students, teachers, and family, all of whom have been affected by the differences in opportunity. After the hour-long play, the ensemble will lead a talk-back about the issues raised by students’ narratives.

Tickets $10/ Community $5 / BPS Students Free

Hibernian Hall, 184 Dudley Street, Dorchester

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Saturday, April 1, 12 noon – 5 pm
Boston

Resisting Trump, Building Peace:
Massachusetts Peace Action Annual Meeting

Cartoon Trump Cabinet

In his first few days in office Donald Trump has appointed a reactionary cabinet stocked with generals and billionaires; pushed for more pipelines; and attacked immigrants and refugees. Join us at Massachusetts Peace Action's annual meeting. We will hear from a distinguished speaker, participate in issue-oriented breakout groups, elect our board of directors and approve our 2017 workplan.

More details to follow.

First Church in Boston, 66 Marlborough St, Boston

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Saturday, April 29, 7:30 pm
Cambridge

Omer Quartet

Music for Peace: The Ultimate Prodigy

In the final concert of our Music for Peace 2016-2017 series the Omer Quartet and Soovin Kim, with other musicians, perform Mendelssohn's Octet for Strings and other chamber works. The Octet, composed when Mendelssohn was 16, was described by Conrad Wilson as “one of the miracles of nineteenth-century music”.

Benefits Massachusetts Peace Action Education Fund; part of the Music for Peace Series.

Single concert: seats $25 in advance for Mass. Peace Action members,
$35 for non-members, $10 for students, $35 at the door.

To reserve, write a check to “Massachusetts Peace Action Education Fund” and mail to 11 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138, or call (617) 354-2169 with credit card number.

Donations to support our work for peace are needed in any amount.
Supporters donate $250 or more to Massachusetts Peace Action Education Fund; they receive two tickets with preferred seating in the first 3 rows to each concert and recognition in the programs. Sponsors donate $500 and receive four tickets; Benefactors donate $1,000 and receive eight tickets.

The audience is invited to join the musicians and Peace Action members at a reception after the concert.

Harvard-Epworth Methodist Church, 1555 Massachusetts Ave. Cambridge

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