Action Alert:

Peace Calendar May 27

Dear Friends,

Please consider attending these exciting events in the coming weeks!

The Peacemakers- The Cambridge Community Chorus

May 30 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm -48 Massachusetts Ave Cambridge, Kresge Auditorium, MIT

Karl Jenkins: The Peacemakers- The Cambridge Community Chorus

featuring The Worcester Children’s Chorus!

Tickets online and at the door:

General admission: $25

Students and Seniors: $15

Reduced ticket prices available

Info: http://masspeaceaction.org/events/karl-jenkins-the-peacemakers-the-cambridge-community-chorus

“The Olympics: More Than a Game” with Dave Zirin and Kade Crockford 

June 2 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Jamaica Plain

Dave Zirin, sports editor at The Nation and author of Brazil’s Dance with the Devil: The World Cup, The Olympics, and the Struggle for Democracy, and Kade Crockford, Director for the Technology for Liberty Project at the ACLU of Massachusetts, will talk about militarization, surveillance, and other Olympic legacies that the Mayor’s Office won’t be talking about.

More information here: http://masspeaceaction.org/events/no-boston-2024

Palestinian House of Friendship Benefit

June 3 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm – Cambridge

 A Benefit for the Palestinian House of Friendship and Smiling Faces Summer Camp in Nablus, West Bank, Palestine. Learn about life under occupation and creative resistance form Mohammed Sawalha, Director, an educator, peacemaker and organizer who will tell us about their programs for children and adults.

Info: http://masspeaceaction.org/events/palestine-benefit

Tehran NightImpressions of Iran today: Informal Reportback on Modern Tehran

June 3 @ 6pm – Cambridge

Arlington based artist Massoudeh Edmond reports back and shows slides.  Join us to discuss the changes and their significance.  More info

Gerson Loretz ScarryWhat Next for the Nuclear Abolition Movement?  

June 4 @ 7:30 pm – Cambridge

Reportback from the NPT Review Conference and discussion on the way forward.  A discussion with nuclear abolition leaders Joseph Gerson and John Loretz, moderated by prof. Elaine Scarry.   More info

Join us at the Cambridge River Festival

June 6 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm – Central Square Cultural District

Join us for this free annual celebration of the arts, family art-making activities, and over 100 specialty food purveyors and craftspeople.

We will displaying the nuclear globe and distributing information regarding nuclear weapons, Mideast war, Palestine, climate change, and peace economy

Location: 402 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139

CALL 617-466-9274 if you are having trouble finding our booth!

Info: http://masspeaceaction.org/events/join-us-at-the-cambridge-river-festival

Peace Contingent Dorchester Day Parade

June 7 @ 12:00 pm – 3:30 pm- Dorchester Lower Mills, Richmond Street

Dorchester People for Peace will be marching again this year in the Dorchester Day Parade on June 7 – along with our friends and allied
organizations.  Together we bring our vision and our values to thousands of people along the four-mile route. Join us this year!

Marchers will gather around Noon in Dorchester Lower Mills (Richmond
St.) with the parade kick-off about 1 pm. There will also be a barbecue at 123 Cushing Ave at 3:30 pm.

Info: http://masspeaceaction.org/events/dorchester-day-parade

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.

Info: http://masspeaceaction.org/events/guantanamo-what-is-the-answer

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.

Info: http://masspeaceaction.org/events/march-for-our-children2015

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