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Celebrating 60 Years of Peace Activism
October 29, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Celebrating 60 Years of Peace Action
Sunday, October 29
3:00 to 6:00 pm
Christ Church Cambridge, Zero Garden Street
Wine & Hors d’oeuvres by Fireside Catering
Emcee Jimmy Tingle
Folksingers Kate Seeger and Kim Wallach, and Dean Spencer
The Foundation Movement
Rep. Jim McGovern
Mike Van Elzakker
Sixty years ago, in November 1957, an ad appeared in The New York Times decrying nuclear weapons and nuclear fallout. That ad launched SANE: The Committee for a Sane Nuclear Policy. Three decades later, other, younger activists launched the Nuclear Freeze Campaign. Eventually the two movements joined and became SANE/Freeze, which soon was renamed Peace Action.
With increasing support from growing numbers of peace advocates, Peace Action has survived and grown. Massachusetts Peace Action (MAPA) is hosting an anniversary party on October 29th, and we hope you will be with us at this celebration. We will look back at the last 60 years and ahead toward the next 60, which will need MAPA just as much.
To make MAPA and its work more effective and its message of disarmament, diplomacy, justice and peace better known, we have launched a drive to raise $60,000 for the MAPA Education Fund. See our progress so far: [do_widget id=olimometerwidget-3]
Matching donations program extended: Donations received by December 31, 2017 will be matched 1-for-1, up to $12,000, by two generous donors!
Please join us as an honorary sponsor for this year’s extraordinary celebration, looking back on 60 years of peace activism and ahead at the next 60. This is our single most important fundraising event that fuels the important work of Massachusetts Peace Action Education Fund, with a goal of $60,000, and your support as a host is deeply appreciated. Donations above $20 per person are tax-deductible. The levels of sponsorship are:
- Leader: At the $6,000 level, you will be listed as an event sponsor in event materials, receive admission for 10 to the event, and a special placement full-page ad in our program book.
- Peacemaker: At the $3,000 level, you will receive admission for 8 to the event, and a half-page, special placement ad in the program book.
- Advocate: At the $1,000 level, you will receive admission for 6 to the event, and a quarter-page, special placement ad in the program book.
- Ambassador: At the $600 level, you will receive admission for 4 to the event, and an 1/8 page ad in the program book.
- Humanitarian: At the $300 level, you will receive admission for two to the event, and a thank you greeting in the program book.
- If you are unable to give at any of these levels, please consider making a general donation to support our work.
- Admission to the celebration will be $60 for an individual, $100 for a couple, or $10 for students and low income.
Thank you for your support.
We invite you to be a program book ad sponsor, and there are multiple levels of participation. We would be so grateful for your help in supporting the Massachusetts Peace Action Education Fund and ensuring that the event is a success.
- Greeting (up to 10 words plus organization name): Your organization or company will be acknowledged in the program book: $50
- Long Greeting (up to 20 words plus organization name): Your organization or company will be acknowledged in the program book: $100
- 1/8 page (1 7/8” x 2 3/8”, roughly the size of a business card): $250
- 1/4 page (3 7/8” x 2 3/8”): $500
- 1/2 page (3 7/8” x 5”): $750
- Full page (5” x 8”): $1000
- Inside cover (5” x 8”): $2000
- Outside cover (5” x 8”): $2500
- Ads should be emailed in an image file, jpeg, or png
Please send your ad to firstname.lastname@example.org by October 21st with the subject line “Program Book Text Ad”. Ads may be in color and should be emailed in a jpeg or png file (or text if you would like us to design the ad).
Please include in your email: your company or organization name, the name of the contact person, a phone number, address, and website.
Performers and Presenters
|Jimmy Tingle is a comedian and actor, founder of Humor for Humanity. For 30 years Jimmy has been writing, performing; booking, marketing, and producing his one person comedy and theatrical shows for audiences in America, Great Britain, Canada and Australia.|
|Kate Seeger grew up singing in the Seeger family and gets everyone joining on the choruses. She sings regularly with Kim Wallach in The Short Sisters and with her husband Dean Spencer in coffee houses, at Camp Killooleet and Seeger family concerts. Kate, Kim and Dean are teachers.|
|Kim Wallach is a teacher and musician.|
|Eroc Arroyo & OpTimus are The Foundation Movement, one of Boston’s top hip-hop groups. Not another rap group with watered down lyrics, and messages of misogyny and materialism, they’re committed to addressing issues of injustice and oppression, while also entertaining crowds with hot beats and relevant lyrics.|
|Jim McGovern represents Massachusetts’ 2nd District in Congress. One of Peace Action’s best friends on Capitol Hill, has worked for peace in El Salvador, Colombia, Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, and more, for nuclear disarmament, to limit the use of cluster munitions, and for a People’s Budget.|
|Jordan Berg Powers is director of Mass Alliance, a coalition of political and advocacy organizations that work together to build a progressive Massachusetts by building unity among progressive organizations, cultivating and training progressive leaders, and organizing support for progressive candidates. He was outreach coordinator of Free Press and has a MSc from SOAS University of London and a dual BA in Economics and International Studies from American University.|
|Brian Corr is executive director of the Cambridge Peace Commission. He worked for Peace Action for seven years as canvass director and Massachusetts Program Director and later co-chaired its national board for ?ve years. He is current president of the National Association for Civilian Oversight of Law Enforcement and has worked with or served on the boards of the American Friends Service Committee, the American Civil Liberties Union of Masschusetts, the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute, and many more.|
|Angela Kelly is senior associate for justice education at the Unitarian Universalist College of Social Justice. She previously served as a national organizer for Peace Action, coordinator of the Student Peace Action Network, and on the staff and board of Massachusetts Peace Action. She is also an activist for racial justice, health equity, and immigrant rights, and has traveled with peace delegations to Israel/Palestine, China and Japan, and to support refugee solidarity at the borders of Greece.|
|Brenton Stoddart is a 2016 graduate of Allegheny College, was a MAPA Palestine/Israel intern in Fall 2016, and spent the spring in Jordan and Palestine.|
|Michael VanElzakker is a postdoctoral research fellow in neuroscience at Massachusetts General Hospital who became interested in peace issues through his study of PTSD.|
Caution: The Red Line is running shuttles between Park Street and Kendall on weekends. If coming from Boston, allow extra time for your trip!