Peace Calendar April 30

Tony Palomba of Watertown Citizens for Peace, Justice & Environment, and Sayre Sheldon of Women's Action for New Directions, carried posters designed by student art contest winners

Tony Palomba of Watertown Citizens for Peace, Justice & Environment, and Sayre Sheldon of Women’s Action for New Directions, carried posters designed by student art contest winners

Dear Friends, 

We’ve Been Busy! Massachusetts Peace Action brought some 75 people to New York on Sunday for Peace and Planet, and our activists in Natick and Newburyport waved goodbye to nuclear weapons!   See photos and read more here.

TONIGHT! Dialogue with Japanese A-Bomb Survivors and Nuclear Weapons Abolitionists

April 30 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Cambridge

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47 Japanese anti-nuclear weapons community activists, joined by two survivors of the 1945 A-bomb attacks (hibakusha), and an activist from Okinawa, will visit Boston April 30 to educate and meet with students and community groups.  The two survivors are Mr. Tadao Yamato and Mr. Shiro Kawamoto. The visit will conclude with a potluck and dialogue on Thursday, April 30 Cambridge Friends Meeting, 5 Longfellow Park; the public is invited to participate. Potluck 6pm, dialogue 7pm.   More Info

May Day 2015 – Everett, Chelsea, Revere, East Boston

May 1 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Every year since 2006, the Boston May Day Committee has organized an action in downtown Boston on May 1st to stand
in solidarity with workers everywhere and to continue the struggle for a better world. More info

Help us Wake Up the Earth!

May 2 @ 12 PM – 6 PM – Jamaica Plain

 Join Mass. Peace Action and Women’s International League for Peace & Freedom at Wake up the Earth Festival in Jamaica Plain.We’ll display our Nuclear Globe, distribute information about peace and nuclear issues, and collect petition signatures.   Call 617-354-2169 to sign up for a 1- or 2-hour shift at our table!

Budget for All rally, Oct 2012Budget for All Organizing Meeting

We had a great Tax Day event, but now what? Join Budget for All on Sunday, May 3, 3pm at  the First Church in Cambridge, 11 Garden St.   Regroup, evaluate the Tax Day action, and plan our campaign for the remainder of 2015.

Walk with us for Peace!

May 10 @ 7:00 am – 10:30 am – Dorchester

The Mother’s Day Walk for Peace began in 1996 for families who had lost their children to violence. On a day that we celebrate mothers and children, the Walk became a place for families and friends to feel support and love with thousands of others who pledge their commitment to peace. The Walk is the primary fundraiser to support the work of the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute. For more information, please go to: http://masspeaceaction.org/events/mothers-day-walk-2015

Peace & Planet – A Conversation with Jonathan King and Elaine Scarry

May 17 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm – Newton

Join Jonathan King and Elaine Scarry as they report on MAPA’s organizing for PEACE & PLANET April 24-26, 2015 NYC and on our upcoming plans. Following the conversation with be brief closing remarks by Bernard Lown.  Wine and cheese from non-nuclear weapons states; suggested donation $75.  For more information, go to: http://masspeaceaction.org/events/peace-planet-conversation 

Thanks to our volunteers!  

Jane Sauer, Libby Gerlach, Christie Dennis, and Eileen Kurkoski (left to right) were among the volunteers who put out our mailing to supporters last week

Jane Sauer, Libby Gerlach, Christie Dennis, and Eileen Kurkoski (left to right)

Eileen Kurkoski, Sylvia Gilman, Eva Moseley, Christie Dennis, Libby Gerlach, Nancy Wrenn, Jane Sauer, Sam Rogers, Caitlin Forbes, John Ratliff, and Shelagh Foreman stuffed envelopes to put out our appeal mailing last week, while Alina Michelewicz, Eileen and Jane did most of the work assembling 50 posters designed by our student art contest winners, which we carried in the Peace & Planet march and rally in New York on April 26!

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Don’t miss out on any of these unique and informative opportunities for activism, learning, and change. We hope to see you at one or, hopefully, many of these events!

– Cole Harrison, Executive Director