Peace Calendar June 8

Dear Friends,

Please consider attending these exciting events in the coming weeks!

70 days 4 Peace-Be a Witness for Peace: May 28- August 5 

7:00 pm-7:16 pm every evening- 66 Winthrop St Cambridge


University Lutheran will vigil on each of the 70 days leading up to the 70th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima. At 7 pm words of welcome and purpose are spoken and at 7:15 there will be a minute of silence. Those gathered are invited to participate as the spirit moves them, including lighting candles or writing a few words of prayer.

For more details on how to get involved visit:

Guantanamo – What Is the Answer?

June 10 @ 6:45 pm – 8:30 pm- Keyes Community Room at Milton Public Library 

Milton High School Amnesty International Club together with Milton for Peace will be presenting a forum on Wednesday evening June 10th at Keyes Community Room at Milton Public Library entitled “Guantanamo – What is the Truth?  Detention, Interrogation and Judicial Practices of the US Government” with speakers Terry Rockefeller documentary film producer of September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows; Matthew Allen, Public Advocacy Coordinator for the American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts; Margaret Ashur of International Law Journal at Boston University; and Peace and Justice Activist Susan McLucas. The event starts at 6:45.


Stop Fast Track – Congressman Seth Moulton, Vote No

June 11 @ 3:30 pm – Peabody Square, Peabody

Seth Moulton is the only member of Massachusetts’ Congressional delegation who has not committed to vote NO on Fast Track. Tell him to get off the fence!   Spons. by North Shore Labor Council

March For Our Children: Shut Pilgrim Now

June 13 @ 8:00 am – June 16 @ 6:00 pm  – Plymouth to Boston

Join Mass. Downwinders as we call for closing the most unsafe nuclear plant in the nation! 

The march with consist of 54 miles over 4 days.  You can join  for part of, or all of the march. The march wil go through Plymouth, Kingston, Scituate, Braintree, and Boston.  Welcome the marchers to Boston on Tuesday the 16th: gather at Dewey Square at 1pm and march to the State House for a rally from 2-4pm in Gardiner Auditorium.


American and Iranian Friendship Picnic

June 14 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm-Filippello Park, 109 Arlington St, Watertown (enter from Grove St)picnicnimage

Massachusetts Peace Action, National Iranian American Council, and Watertown Citizens for Peace, Justice and the Environment invite you to an American and Iranian Friendship Picnic.

Join us to enjoy a day out, Iranian food by Molana Restaurant, dance by Aftab Group, music, and soccer!   Bring a blanket!

We hope that current talks between Iran and the United States will bring positive results for both nations. 

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Wear peace on your chest!  Mass. Peace Action T shirts are now in stock for the summer. Email: to reserve one now for $15!  (Specify size)

Reading Group: Racism and the Peace Movement

Vincent Intondi African Americans Against the BombTo raise our awareness of racial issues that affect our work, we are starting a summer reading group on racism and the peace movement and you are invited to join. The group will meet 3 times, once each in June, July, and August, then done.   The first meeting will tentatively be Wednesday, June 17 from 7-9pm, at 11 Garden St, Cambridge; the other dates will be set at the first meeting. For the first meeting we will read 4 articles, by Michael McPhearson, Betty Burkes, and Peggy McIntosh. For the second and third meetings we will read Vincent Intondi’s book African Americans Against the Bomb.  Please write by June 12 if you wish to participate!

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