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March 2019

Frances Crowe’s 100th Birthday

March 16 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Arts Trust, 33 Hawley St
Northampton, MA 01060 United States
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Frances Crowe 100th Birthday
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World Water Day Stand Out

March 22 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

March 22 is 'World Water Day.' Join our World Water Day Stand Out to draw attention to the way Israel uses water as a weapon against Palestinians. We will have banners and signs - but feel free to bring your own highlighting other issues of water injustice!

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Kathy Kelly: Yemen, Iraq, Afghanistan: What’s happening and what can we do?

March 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cambridge Friends Meeting, 5 Longfellow Park
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Kathy Kelly with Afghan children; photographer unknown; courtesy thestreetspirit.org

Kathy is just coming off her fast to call attention to the need for the U.S. to end its joint war with the Saudis against Yemen. She is founder of Voices for Creative Nonviolence, and for many years has visited the war-torn countries of the Middle East and supported those working for peace in those countries. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from one of the most committed and experienced peace organizers in the U.S. You will learn a great…

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Speaking Truth About Power in a Permanent Warfare State: Kathy Kelly

March 24 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Community Church of Boston, 565 Boylston St
Boston, 02116
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Stop the Next War Now Service: Drawing from experiences living alongside Afghans in the Afghan Peace Volunteer community and from recent studies regarding U.S. complicity with human rights violations and war in Yemen, Kathy will assert that one way to stop a “next” war is to continue telling the truth about wars the U.S. is already waging. • Kathy Kelly co-coordinates Voices for Creative Nonviolence, a campaign to end military and economic violence.  She has visited Afghanistan 15 times since 2010. Voices activists…

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April 2019

International Peace Movement Building Conference

April 2 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
St Stephen & the Incarnation Episcopal Church, 1525 Newton St., N.W.
Washington, DC United States
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No to NATO

Midst more crises than we can count, and as we move into an increasingly confrontational and uncertain period in the wake of the Post-Cold War era, we are excited to announce an international peace movement building conference, April 2 in Washington, D.C. The conference, featuring critical U.S., Russian, European and U.S. analysts and activists, will be held two days before NATO audaciously celebrates its 70th anniversary on the anniversary of Martin Luther King’s assassination and his “Beyond Vietnam” speech.       Confirmed…

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No to NATO — Yes to Peace FESTIVAL

April 3 @ 12:00 pm - April 4 @ 5:00 pm
St. Stephen’s Church, 1525 Newton St NW
Washington, DC 20010 United States
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History of NATO enlargement

April 3-4, 2019, Washington, D.C. The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is coming to Washington, D.C., on April 4. We’re organizing a peace festival to unwelcome them. Wednesday, April 3 at St. Stephen’s Church, 1525 Newton St NW, Washington, D.C. 20010: 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.: Art-Making Workshop, and Nonviolence Protest/Activist Training (munch on vegan snacks, make art, and plan for the April 4 protest) 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.: Art-Making & Exhibits, Interactive Booths, Vegan Food & Drink (food & drinks available…

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“Madam Secretary:” Nuclear War and National TV

April 10 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Cambridge Public Library, 449 Broadway
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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Scene from "Night Watch"

Can television help engage and educate the public and raise awareness of profound political and social issues? Alexander Maggio, writer/producer and political advisor for the CBS TV hit political drama series “Madam Secretary,” will show the episode “Night Watch,” a dramatization of a false alarm nuclear attack on the US, and will talk about the use of TV as a vehicle to raise awareness of political and social issues. Elaine Scarry, professor of English and American Literature and Language at Harvard…

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Night Watch: A discussion about nuclear warfare

April 11 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
MIT Media Lab, Room 674, 75 Amherst St, Building E14
Cambridge, MA 02142 United States
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Doomsday Clock

Starr Forum Speakers: Alexander Maggio, producer for the CBS drama series Madame Secretary. Maggio will discuss the episode “Night Watch,” a dramatization of a false alarm nuclear attack on the US. Vipin Narang, MIT nuclear security expert, associate professor of political science and a member of MIT’s Security Studies Program, will discuss the threat of nuclear war today. Co-sponsors:  MIT Center for International Studies; Massachusetts Peace Action Free & open to the public | Refreshments served Can't attend in person? Watch it on Facebook…

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Steps to a Nuclear Free World

April 14 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
$20 – $50

The Doomsday clock stands at two minutes before midnight.  This symbolic clock, maintained by the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, signifies the level of nuclear threat to humanity is.  This is the closest that the clock has been to midnight since 1953 during the Cold War. Today nine countries possess more than 14,000 nuclear weapons. The United States and Russia hold the vast majority of these weapons and keep some 1,800 ready to launch within minutes. Yet, the use of…

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Tax Day 2019 – Dorchester

April 17 @ 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Uphams Corner Health Center, 415 Columbia Rd
Dorchester, MA 02125 United States
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Student loan forgiveness

“WARS AND MILITARY SPENDING ARE STARVING OUR NEIGHBORHOODS – AND DESTROYING THE PLANET!” We cannot solve the problems of affordable housing, healthcare, education, infrastructure, good jobs and the environment while we waste trillions of dollars on weapons and wars. At least 60% of annual US “Discretionary Spending” goes directly to the Pentagon to finance wars and military spending. (“Discretionary Spending” is the annual budget passed by Congress to fund government operations, separate from “Mandatory Spending” like Social Security and Medicare,…

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May 2019

Growing Nuclear Risks in a Changing World: New Thinking and Movement Building

May 4 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

During the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty Preparatory Committee at the U.N., a group of organizations will hold a conference to help our peace movements understand and address the world disorder that is emerging now that the Post-Cold War era is over.  Plenary speakers include Daniel Ellsberg,  Borris Kargarlitiski and Oleg Bodrov from Russia, Arielle Denis of ICAN, Marcia Campos of the Western States Legal Foundation, Lee Taeho from Korea, Andy Lichterman, board chairman of CPDCS, Reiner Braun from Germany and others.…

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Walk for Water

May 4 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
South Plaza @ Kendall Square, 15 Broad Canal Way
Cambridge, MA 02142 United States
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Join us for our Fourth Annual Walk for Water 5K on May 4, 2019 in support of Palestinian refugees. Over the last three years, Walk for Water's fundraising efforts have directly benefited numerous initiatives, projects and activities in Aida and Azza Camps, and in Walaja Village, Bethlehem.  This year, we are walking to empower thousands of Palestinian refugees through health care, education and environmental projects. Our initiatives emerge out of a vibrant partnership between 1for3 and local Palestinian organizations that ultimately own…

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Music for Peace: Music of Beethoven and Brahms

May 4 @ 7:30 pm
Harvard-Epworth Methodist Church, 1555 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA United States
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$10 – $35
Klaudia Szlachta, Amy Galluzzo, Jean Huang, Hyun-ji Kwon, and Victor Rosenbaum

Klaudia Szlachta, violin Jean Huang, violin Amy Galluzzo, viola Hyun-ji Kwon, cello Victor Rosenbaum, piano Johannes Brahms In the third concert of our 2018-2019 Music for Peace series, we present music of Beethoven and Brahms, featuring the Brahms Piano Quintet in f minor, Op. 32, "often called the crown of his chamber music" according to his biographer Jan Swafford. Benefits Massachusetts Peace Action Education Fund; part of the Music for Peace Series. Single concert: seats $25 in advance for Mass.…

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