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Pursuing Justice, Building Peace: Growing the Resistance
April 1, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Massachusetts Peace Action 2017 Annual Meeting
First Church in Boston, 66 Marlborough St (corner of Berkeley)
Keynote Address by Vijay Prashad:
Trump’s Foreign Policy and the American Empire in Decline
Vijay Prashad is the George and Martha Kellner Chair in South Asian History and Professor of International Studies at Trinity College. His interests include Middle Eastern politics, development economics, North-South relations, and current events. He is the author of The Darker Nations: A People’s History of the Third World and sixteen other books.
Watch Prashad’s recent talk: “Western Bombs, Eastern Societies” and read his recent articles “The US-NATO Invasion of Libya Destroyed the Country Beyond All Recognition” and “Apartheid in Israel—It’s a Fact That Pretty Much the World Agrees on, Except the U.S.“
Beyond Vietnam: 50th Anniversary
April 2017 is the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King’s speech “Beyond Vietnam“, a powerful and historic articulation of the message of the modern peace and justice movement. We will read key excerpts from the speech at this event.
We will also participate in issue-oriented workshops. At the business meeting, members will elect Massachusetts Peace Action’s board of directors and approve our 2017 work plan.
12:00 noon – Registration and literature tables open; Lunch
1:00 pm – Keynote address – Vijay Prashad
2:30 pm – Workshops:
4:00 pm – Business meeting
2017 Program Plan
To register, go to bpt.me/2875843, send a check to 11 Garden St., Cambridge, MA 02138, or call 617-354-2169 to give a credit card number.
Organizations are invited to set up literature tables. The cost is $25.00; you may sign up at the registration page or by sending a check to the office.