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Planting the Seeds of a Foreign Policy for All

February 7, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Massachusetts Peace Action 2015 Annual Meeting

Keynote speakers:

Dennis Kucinich, former Member of Congress and presidential candidate; author, The Courage to Survive.

Rev. Osagyefo Sekou, activist in the Ferguson protests; author, Gods, Gays, and Guns: Essays on Religion and the future of Democracy.  Read his recent article “The clergy’s place is with the protesters in Ferguson.”

BPT register NowWe will also:

• discuss and affirm the Foreign Policy for All overview
• review and affirm the organization’s 2015 program plan
• elect board members (read bios of the nominated candidates)
• discuss key issues in workshops

$20 admission; members, students and low income $10.  Register online now, send check payable to Massachusetts Peace Action to 11 Garden St, Cambridge, MA 02138, or telephone your credit card number to 617-354-2169.

Tentative Agenda:

12:00 Registration, Lunch, Literature Tables

1:00  Keynote Addresses – Rep. Kucinich, Rev. Sekou

          Workshop of the Whole – Discussion

2:50 Workshops

4:10 Business Meeting

          Board Election (see nominees)

          Foreign Policy for All – Presentation and Vote to affirm

          Mass. Peace Action 2015 Program Plan – Presentation and Vote to affirm

 5:00 Close

 

Workshop Topics (see detailed descriptions)

• Why Renewable Energy is a Peace Issue

• Middle East: ISIS War and Iran Sanctions 

• People, Peace and Planet: Mobilization for a Nuclear-Free, Just, and Sustainable World

• Palestine/Israel: David vs. Goliath – The Art of Asymmetric Advocacy on Capitol Hill

• Economic Justice and Peace: People’s Budget, Trans-Pacific Partnership, and Movement Building

• Racial Justice and Peace:  Black Lives Matter, Mass Incarceration, Police Militarization, and Inequality

 

Details

Date:
February 7, 2015
Time:
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Website:
http://mapa-2015.bpt.me/

Venue

First Church in Boston
66 Marlborough St
Boston, MA 02116
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Phone:
(617) 267-6730
Website:
http://www.firstchurchboston.org/