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May 2019

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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Join Us at the Wake Up the Earth Festival!

May 4 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
near Stony Brook MBTA Station, New Minton St and Lamartine St
Jamaica Plain, MA United States
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Come see Mass Peace Action at Jamaica Plain’s annual Wake Up the Earth Festival and have a good time while spreading the message of peace and justice!  We will distribute literature on war & peace issues and gather petition signatures.  We’ll have our Nuclear Globe on display, too!  Everyone is invited and welcome. When: Saturday, May 4, 2019, Noon to 5pm Where: Jamaica Plain (near Stony Brook MBTA station) The Wake Up the Earth Festival began in 1979 when a…

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Not Backing Down: Israel, Free Speech & the Battle for Palestinian Rights

May 4 @ 6:30 pm
UMass Amherst Fine Arts Center, 151 Presidents Drive
Amherst, MA 01002 United States
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Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters, Linda Sarsour, and Other Prominent Activists to Visit UMass for Panel on Backlash Against Pro-Palestinian Voices April 10, 2019 Contact: Sut Jhally, Email: notbackingdowninfo@mediaed.org AMHERST, Mass. – Legendary rocker Roger Waters of Pink Floyd fame, who has emerged as one of the world’s most prominent advocates for Palestinian human rights, will appear at the UMass Fine Arts Center in Amherst on May 4 at 6:30 p.m. for a panel discussion on the accelerating backlash against pro-Palestinian…

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Music for Peace: Music of Brahms and Dvoràk

May 4 @ 7:30 pm
Harvard-Epworth Methodist Church, 1555 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA United States
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$10 – $35

Klaudia Szlachta, violin Jean Huang, violin Amy Galluzzo, viola Hyun-ji Kwon, cello Victor Rosenbaum, piano Johannes Brahms Antonin Dvorak In the third and final concert of our 2018-2019 Music for Peace series, we present music of Dvoràk and Brahms, featuring Dvoràk’s “Dumky” Trio in e minor, and 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…

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Yemen Anti-Famine Team at Boston’s Walk for Hunger

May 5 @ 7:30 am - 11:30 am
Boston Common – Beacon & Charles, Beacon St & Charles St
Boston, MA 02108 United States
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Raytheon, headquartered right here in Massachusetts, is one of the largest arms manufacturers in the world and is a leading sponsor of the Walk for Hunger in Boston. At the same time they are a major supplier of bombs to Saudi Arabia whose 4 year war in Yemen has created the worst famine in the world today. We need to expose this hypocrisy and demand that Raytheon cease all weapons sales to Saudi war criminals. A coalition led by Saudi…

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Rise Up and Sing. Pete Seeger’s 100th

May 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cambridge Friends Meeting, 5 Longfellow Park
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$10 – $50
Pete Seeger

Come help us celebrate the life and work of Pete Seeger on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of his birth! Pete was born on May 3, 1919.  Songleader performers. This concert will feature Annie Patterson & Peter Blood (the creators of the songbooks Rise Up Singing and Rise Again) along with Emma's Revolution (Pat Humphries & Sandy O) and Sally Rogers - all of whom worked closely with Pete during his lifetime. Singing together. We will be singing out of If I Had a Hammer, a new collection of songs…

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Nuclear Disarmament in a Changing World: Russian and Indian Peace Movement Perspectives

May 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Community Church of Boston, 565 Boylston St
Boston, 02116
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Boeing B52H

Join two Russian and one Indian peace and disarmament movement leaders for an in-depth discussion of US-Russia relations, India-Pakistan relations, and the challenges to peace posed by each.  The speakers are in the U.S. to participate in the "Growing Nuclear Risks in a Changing World" conference in New York on May 4. Boris Kagarlitsky, born in Moscow in 1958, was a dissident and political prisoner in the USSR under Brezhnev, then a deputy to Moscow city council (arrested again in…

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Massachusetts / New England Peace Organizing Conference

May 11 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
First Unitarian Church of Worcester, 90 Main St
Worcester, MA 01608 United States
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Statewide Peace Groups Meeting, Feb 3 2018, Worcester

The Commonwealth Peace and Justice Agenda has been filed in the State Legislature, Congress has voted to end the Yemen war and is considering anti-nuclear bills, the Raytheon Antiwar Campaign is putting heat on the war profiteers, and Venezuela crisis committees have sprung up and are working hard in both Boston and Northampton.  The peace movement is on the move!   Join us for the Peace Organizing Conference sponsored by the Massachusetts Peace and Justice Network.  The keynote speaker will be Rep.…

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George Lakey: How We Win

May 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The First Church in Jamaica Plain, Unitarian Universalist, 6 Eliot St.
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
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Longtime activist and author George Lakey is coming to the Jamaica Plains Forum to discuss his 10th book, How We Win. George Lakey has been active in direct action campaigns for six decades. Recently retired from Swarthmore College, where he was the Eugene M. Lang Visiting Professor for Issues in Social Change, Lakey’s first arrest was at a civil rights demonstration in March 1963, and his most recent was March 29, 2018 in the Power Local Green Jobs Campaign. Some high…

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June 2019

Outreach with Us at Cambridge River Festival!

June 1 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Central Square Cambridge, MA 02139 + Google Map

Volunteers needed!  Our next summer tabling date will be the Cambridge RiverFest on Saturday afternoon, June 1, from 12-5 pm.   The location this year returns to Central Square between Prospect and Sidney Streets, and along Sidney St., talking to passersby and gathering  signatures on our current petition campaigns. Call 617-354-2169 or write info@masspeaceaction.org to help out!    Sign up for an hour or two anytime between 12-5 pm. See more info on RiverFest.   We'll post the location of our table…

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March Together in the DORCHESTER DAY PARADE!

June 2 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Every year Dorchester People for Peace reserves a place in the parade, then invites our friends. Together we bring our vision for peace and justice to thousands of people along the four-mile route. JOIN US THIS YEAR ON JUNE 2! Marchers will gather around Noon in Dorchester Lower Mills (Richmond St.) with the parade kick-off about 1pm.  We’ll have our after-Parade barbeque and celebration at 123 Cushing Ave. Dorchester, from about 3:30pm. We’ll have hamburgers and hotdogs – please bring a…

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What is Happening in Venezuela, and Why Should It Matter to All of Us?

June 2 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Community Church of Boston, 565 Boylston St
Boston, 02116
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Rev. Mike Clark answers the question, "What is happening in Venezuela, and why should it matter to all of us?" 3:00 p.m. (No 11:00 a.m. Service): Rev. Clark will present a brief overview of recent events in Venezuela and place them in the context of 20 years of enmity between the US and the Bolivarian social and economic experiment. The outcomes of the current struggle has implications for movements and nations everywhere that are seeking a more just world. Rev.…

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October 2019

30 Years of Francis Days: Celebrating Agape

October 5 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Agape Community, 2062 Greenwich Rd
Hardwick, MA 01082 United States
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Celebrate 30 years of Francis Days and 37 years of the Agape Community with co-founders, friends, and supporters who made it what it is today. Suzanne and Brayton Shanley will speak on the history and founding of Agape, as well as their newly published memoir. Meet co-founders Steve and Nancy James and Fr. Emmanuel McCarthy, as well as current Mission Council Members. Former Agape Interns will speak about their involvement throughout the years in Agape's mission of Nonviolence, Contemplation, and…

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