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Building Peace and Justice– Now More than Ever: Massachusetts Peace Action 2016 Annual Meeting

March 12, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

$10 – $20
Phyllis Bennis and Rep. Jim McGovern

March 12, Cambridge–

Keynote Speakers

Phyllis Bennis: The Syrian War, ISIS, Iran, Saudi Arabia and the US

Bennis is author of Understanding ISIS and the New Global War on Terror: A Primer

Rep. Jim McGovern: Amidst Today’s Turmoil, We Must Rebuild the Peace Movement

McGovern represents Massachusetts’ 2nd Congressional District.  Rep. McGovern will be awarded the 2016 Peacebuilders Prize for his leadership in Congress on peace and justice issues

 

Workshop Topics (see detailed descriptions)

Building Peace in the Middle East: Diplomacy Wins, War Fails

Struggling for Peace by Meeting People’s Needs at Home

Resisting the Trillion Dollar Nuclear Weapons “Modernization” Plan: First Steps in a Long-Term Campaign

Peace and a stable climate:  Can we have one without the other?

Agenda

                10:00     Registration and Literature Tables Open

                11:00     Welcome

                                Phyllis Bennis – Remarks & Discussion

                12:00     Jim McGovern – Remarks & Discussion

                1:00        Lunch   

                1:45        Workshops Start

                3:00        Business Meeting

                                Board of Directors Election

                                Finance Report

                                Campus Organizing Report

                                Program Report, Discussion & Approval

                4:00        Adjourn

General admission $20; members, students, and low income $10 (includes lunch); members of Peace Action campus groups free.  Lunch is guaranteed only for those who pre-register. Register now: mapa-2016-am.bpt.me/

Board members will be elected during the business meeting. Massachusetts Peace Action Board of Directors members serve a 2-year term. See the list of Nominees for 2016-2018 and the Election processs. You may nominate yourself or another member; nominations are due to the office by March 7. 

Are you a member for 2016?  Those who have paid membership dues, paid admission to an event, or donated to Massachusetts Peace Action Education Fund since September 1, 2015 are eligible to vote.  Make your membership donation today, or call the office 617-354-2169 to check if your membership is up to date!

Details

Date:
March 12, 2016
Time:
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Cost:
$10 – $20
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Venue

First Church in Cambridge, Congregational, UCC
11 Garden St
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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Phone:
617-547-2724
Website:
http://www.firstchurchcambridge.org/