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August 2019

Green New Deal Town Hall – New Bedford

August 14 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Greater New Bedford Vocational Technical High School, 1121 Ashley Blvd
New Bedford, MA 02745 United States
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Green new Deal Town Hall

In the U.S. Senate, Ed Markey is fighting for the priorities and values that make Massachusetts the greatest state in the nation. Ed Markey invites you to join him in New Bedford for a town hall discussion on the Green New Deal, infrastructure, transportation, and more. Join Mass. Peace Action's contingent at the Town Hall as we hold signs and pass out flyers calling for strong action on climate change and ending endless war!   Contact the office at 617-354-2169 or…

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Join us at Boston Green Fest!

August 16 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Greenway and Long Wharf, 296 State Street
Boston, MA 02109 United States
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No Red Button

We Need Volunteers on Friday, August 16 when Massachusetts Peace Action will set up an outreach table at Boston Green Fest. We’ll be showing off our Nuclear Globe and asking people to sign our petitions on nuclear disarmament, the Green New Deal, endless war in the Middle East, peace with North Korea, and the People's Budget.   Can you take aside an hour or two between noon at 5pm that day?   Contact the office at info@masspeaceaction.org or call 617-354-2169 to sign up!…

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Green New Deal Town Hall – Framingham

August 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Framingham High School, 115 A Street
Framingham, MA 01701 United States
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Green New Deal Town Hall

In February, Senator Ed Markey and Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez introduced the historic Green New Deal resolution, a bold set of goals that calls for a national mobilization to transform the economy, fight climate change, and create millions of jobs. In Congress, Ed and Representative Katherine Clark are fighting for the climate action we need to avert a catastrophe. Central to the Green New Deal resolution is ensuring a democratic, inclusive process for determining how we move forward as a nation.…

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Resisting Barriers, Building Bridges with Cuba

August 24 @ 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
New City Brewery, 180 Peasant St (12 Rear)
Easthampton, MA 01027 United States
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Building Bridges to Cuba

Join us for a panel discussion where you can learn about how to travel to Cuba, U.S.- Cuba policy, and on the role that Afro-descendant culture plays in Cuban society. The panel will be followed by a thoughtful conversation between Mayor Nicole LaChapelle and rising musical sensation Cimafunk. SCHEDULE 4:30 to 5:30 - Panel Discussion with Merri Ansara, Mavis Anderson, and Amilcar Shabazz. 5:30 to 6:00 - Conversation with Mayor Nicole LaChapelle and Cimafunk 6:00 Bring your questions. We continue…

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Tools for Brokenheartedness

August 25 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Old Cambridge Baptist Church, 1151 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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Tools for Brokenheartedness

Despair and Empowerment Practices for Climate Activists Climate activists face fear, anger, sadness, and despair on a daily basis. We are often so busy taking action that we don’t give our hearts enough space. This afternoon gathering will be a place to bring our broken hearts, to hold them in compassion, and to source healing and energy to go forward. The workshop will include gratitude practices, a despair and empowerment ritual, and connection with each other. We will leave with…

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How to Be an Antiracist: Ibram X. Kendi – SOLD OUT

August 28 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Coolidge Corner Theater, 290 Harvard St
Brookline, MA 02446 United States
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How to Be an Antiracist

UPDATE: This event is now SOLD OUT but a standby line will form at the Coolidge Corner Theatre on the day of the event. There is no waitlist for standby; tickets will be available on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last. Ibram X. Kendi will speak in conversation with Renée Graham at the Coolidge Corner Theatre at 6:00pm on August 28th (ticket required) and sign books across the street afterward at Brookline Booksmith. Please read the following information carefully…

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Raytheon: Stop Selling Arms to Saudi

August 29 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
South Station, 700 Atlantic Ave
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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Raytheon Rally

Say to Raytheon: Stop supporting Saudi Arabia’s War on the People of Yemen Last month Congress voted to restrict weapons sales to the monstrous regime in Saudi Arabia. President Trump immediately vetoed that congressional legislation. So now it’s up to us to enforce that ban on Raytheon and the other arms dealers by insisting that Raytheon CEO Thomas Kennedy stop making money off his company’s growing collaboration with the Saudis. Raytheon’s close relationship and arms sales have contributed substantially to…

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September 2019

Join us at Lawrence’s Bread and Roses Heritage Festival

September 2 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Campagnone Common, 200 Common St
Lawrence, MA 01840 United States
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We Need Volunteers on Monday, September 2 when Massachusetts Peace Action will set up an outreach table at Lawrence's Bread and Roses Festival. We’ll be showing off our Nuclear Globe and asking people to sign our petitions on nuclear disarmament, endless war in the Middle East, Korea, Venezuela, Palestine and the People’s Budget.   Can you take aside an hour or two between noon at 5pm?  Contact the office at info@masspeaceaction.org or call 617-354-2169 to sign up! We will arrange carpools, or you can…

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(CANCELLED) Cambridge Carnival

September 8 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Cambridge Carnival, 355 Ames St
Cambridge, MA 02142 United States
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Cambridge Carnival

The 27th Annual Cambridge Carnival has been CANCELLED.  Read the joint statement of the organizers and the City of Cambridge. Cambridge Carnival Logo Information about the Cambridge Carnival By The People, For The People  Cambridge Carnival is a colorful and festive celebration rooted in African traditions. This free festival is celebrating 26 years this year and is considered a Cambridge Institution, and is the largest festival in Cambridge with thousands of attendees. The highlight of the festival is a grand costume…

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Do Something! A Celebration of Frances Crowe

September 8 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Pulaski Park, 240 Main St
Northampton, MA 01060 United States
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Do Something! A Celebration of Frances Crowe

A public celebration of Frances Crowe’s life and legacy will be held on Sunday, September 8. There will be two events: At 12pm noon at Pulaski Park in Northampton (240 Main Street), there will be a Speak Out for everyone who wants to express the impact of Frances’ life upon their work. Bring your signs, bring your spirit, bring your voice! Immediately following the speak out, folks will be marching to Greene Hall at Smith College for the second event to remember Frances. 2PM…

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How to Bridge the Military-Civilian Divide: Film Screening

September 9 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Harvard U, Tsai Auditorium, 1730 Cambridge St
Cambridge, 02138
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Veteran with Child

A film screening of Veteran Children: When Parents Go To War followed by a discussion with: Susan Hackley Co-producer, Veteran Children: When Parents Go To War Managing Director, Program on Negotiation   Martha Jackson Co-producer, Veteran Children: When Parents Go To War   Dr. Bonnie Ohye Director, Family Programs at Home Base Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School     Monday, September 9, 2019 4:30-6:00 p.m. Tsai Auditorium, CGIS South 1730 Cambridge St Cambridge, MA Add to calendar Google iCal Outlook Free and open to…

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Waging Peace in Vietnam: Opening and Book Launch

September 12 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
UMass Boston – Grossman Galley, Healey Library 5th Floor MA United States + Google Map
Waging Peace in Vietnam

U.S. Soldiers and Veterans who Opposed the War The William Joiner Institute Presents a New Exhibit: Sept 3 to 20, 2019.  Contact mitch.manning@umb.edu for more information. Opening Reception and Companion Book Launch: Sept. 12, 4-6pm, Grossman Gallery, 5th floor Healey Library Intergenerational Veterans Panel Discussion: Sept. 18, 3-5, Campus Center 2nd floor. Download the flyer: WagingPeace-UMassFlier-2event-FINAL2.pdf

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Raytheon Anti-War Campaign Back to School Flyering and March

September 14 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Whole Foods, 200 Alewife Brook Parkway
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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Join us on Saturday September 14th at the Fresh Pond Mall (meet at the Whole Foods). Help us spread the word about Raytheon's partnership with Saudi Arabia in the brutal war in Yemen. We'll raise awareness by handing out fliers to shoppers, using the proximity of Raytheon's Cambridge facility to emphasize that Yemen is a Massachusetts war. Then we'll march the half mile together to Raytheon's office at 10 Moulton St. Cambridge.

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Waging Peace in Vietnam: Panel Discussion

September 18 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Campus Center at UMass Boston, 100 Morrissey Blvd
Boston, MA - Massachusetts 02125
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Waging Peace in Vietnam

U.S. Soldiers and Veterans who Opposed the War The William Joiner Institute Presents a New Exhibit: Sept 3 to 20, 2019.  Contact mitch.manning@umb.edu for more information. Opening Reception and Companion Book Launch: Sept. 12, 4-6pm, Grossman Gallery, 5th floor Healey Library Intergenerational Veterans Panel Discussion: Sept. 18, 3-5, Campus Center 2nd floor. Download the flyer: WagingPeace-UMassFlier-2event-FINAL2.pdf

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Andover Rally Against the Raytheon-Saudi Alliance

September 19 @ 7:00 am - 8:00 am
Raytheon Andover, 350 Lowell St
Andover, MA 01810 United States
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Andover protesters called on Dec. 13, 21018 for end to Raytheon arms sales to Saudi

Raytheon is the largest supplier of weapons to Saudi Arabia for the Yemen War. Raytheon bombs have been used in many of the Saudi attacks on civilians during the war.   Yemen is facing the world's worst humanitarian catastrophe with bomb deaths, one million cases of cholera, and widespread famine. Peace Protest at Andover Raytheon, 2011 Join Merrimack Valley People for Peace, Massachusetts Peace Action, Cambridge Friends Meeting, Raytheon Antiwar Campaign, Christ Church United- Lowell, and the Lawrence Friends Meeting for…

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