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Power to the Peaceful: Annual Movement Building Event
Sat September 26, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm EDT$10 – $50
Massachusetts Peace Action’s Annual Movement Building Event
As the reactionary, racist, and militaristic Trump administration seeks to hold on to power by any means necessary, we will gather to discuss our plans and to celebrate those who have made a difference for peace and justice in the political arena — this year and over the long term.
The event will be held online via Zoom.
We’ll present the 2020 Peace Leadership Award to Stephen Kinzer, and hear his thoughts on the possibility for a change in foreign policy under a Biden administration. Read Kinzer’s August 7 Boston Globe column, “On the ballot: An end to forever wars” and his Sept 16 column, “Back off Venezuela Already“.
We’ll enjoy music by Zama, auction off cool stuff like peace movement memorabilia and autographed copies of books on peace issues, and share a recipe for our special “Peacemaker” cocktail, which we recommend you enjoy during the event.
We will present Peacebuilder Awards to individuals and organizations whose leadership and determination has made a difference to the movement for peace and justice, in the past year and over the long run. This year’s awardees are:
Senator Ed Markey
State Rep. Denise Provost
State Rep. Jon Hecht
Mahtowin Munro, United American Indians of New England (UAINE)
Kevin Peterson, The New Democracy Coalition
Vaughn Goodwin, 1199SEIU and the Massachusetts Poor People’s Campaign
Gladys Vega, Chelsea Collaborative
As we work to increase the pro-peace contingent in Congress and the State House, Massachusetts Peace Action has been more active in political campaigns this year. Funds raised will support Massachusetts Peace Action and may be used for political purposes. (Or, you can make a tax-deductible donation to the Massachusetts Peace Action Education Fund.)
Reserve tickets below! $50 for an individual Peace Voter, $85 for a Peace Voter couple, $10 for Peace Voter students and low income. 10% discount if ordered before September 19.
Sponsor as a Peace Voter Humanitarian ($250), Ambassador ($500), Advocate ($1,000), Ambassador ($2,500) or Peacemaker ($5,000), also with 10% discount available if ordered before September 19.
You can also send a check payable to Massachusetts Peace Action, 11 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138. Write “Power to the Peaceful” on the memo line. Or, call 617-354-2169 and leave a message, or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, to give us a credit card number over the phone. Sign up below! When you register, we’ll send you the Zoom codes to join the event.