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66 Marlborough St
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 267-6730 http://www.firstchurchboston.org/

August 2014

Nuclear Savage: Film Screening and Potluck

August 5, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
First Church in Boston, 66 Marlborough St
Boston, MA 02116
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Adam Jonas Horowitz shot his first film in the Marshall Islands in 1986, and was shocked by what he found there, in this former American military colony in middle of the Pacific Ocean. Radioactive coconuts, leaking nuclear waste repositories, and densely populated slums were all the direct result of 67 Cold War U.S. nuclear bomb tests that vaporized islands and devastated entire populations.   Twenty years later, Adam returned to these islands to make this award winning shocking political and cultural…

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Boston Remembers Hiroshima and Nagasaki: Moving from Violence to Unity

August 6, 2014 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
First Church in Boston, 66 Marlborough St
Boston, MA 02116
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Please join us for the 2nd annual memorial procession to take action in building a non-violent world free of the atrocities of nuclear weapons, militarism, and oppression.  This year, we will bring together music, dance and talks to commemorate the 69th year of the Hiroshima & Nagasaki tragedies. Almost 7 decades later, it's time to fund jobs in Boston's communities, not militarism and violence! Let's show that there is a connection between violence in the community and the mass destruction…

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February 2015

Planting the Seeds of a Foreign Policy for All

February 7, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
First Church in Boston, 66 Marlborough St
Boston, MA 02116
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Massachusetts Peace Action 2015 Annual Meeting Keynote speakers: Dennis Kucinich, former Member of Congress and presidential candidate; author, The Courage to Survive. Rev. Osagyefo Sekou, activist in the Ferguson protests; author, Gods, Gays, and Guns: Essays on Religion and the future of Democracy.  Read his recent article "The clergy's place is with the protesters in Ferguson." We will also: • discuss and affirm the Foreign Policy for All overview• review and affirm the organization's 2015 program plan• elect board members (read bios of…

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August 2015

Boston Remembers Hiroshima and Nagasaki

August 6, 2015 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
First Church in Boston, 66 Marlborough St
Boston, MA 02116
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Students from Showa Academy perform “Soran Bushi” folkdance Tim Bullock of Leverett Peace Pagoda leads the procession through the Public Garde Sounding the taiko Ken Yarbrough reads Boston City Council resolution calling for abolition of nuclear weapons As part of our series of events to remember the seventieth anniversary of the bombings at Hiroshima and Nagasaki, MAPA is holding a commemorative event in the Copley Square area of Boston. Assemble at First Church of Boston, 66 Marlborough St (corner of…

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September 2016

Community Dialogues on War and Reconciliation

September 23, 2016 @ 7:00 pm
First Church in Boston, 66 Marlborough St
Boston, MA 02116
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The Joiner Institute invites you to a special event this September 23-25, "Community Dialogues on War and Reconciliation" featuring three staged readings of Reconciliation, a Joiner Institute commissioned and produced play about the Iraq War written by Joiner Writers' Workshop faculty member Charles Dumas, followed by talk backs and public discussions with veterans, writers, and artists. Free and open to the public.    The events will be held at the Unitarian First Church Boston (66 Marlborough Street, Boston, MA, two blocks from the Arlington T stop) on  Friday, September 23 at 7:00 followed…

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April 2017

Pursuing Justice, Building Peace: Growing the Resistance

April 1, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
First Church in Boston, 66 Marlborough St
Boston, MA 02116
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Self defense against Trumpism

Massachusetts Peace Action 2017 Annual Meeting First Church in Boston, 66 Marlborough St (corner of Berkeley) In his first few weeks in in office Donald Trump has appointed a reactionary cabinet stocked with generals and billionaires; pushed for more pipelines; and attacked immigrants and refugees.   Keynote Address by Vijay Prashad: Trump’s Foreign Policy and the American Empire in Decline Vijay Prashad is the George and Martha Kellner Chair in South Asian History and Professor of International Studies at Trinity College.  His interests…

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August 2017

Forum to Denounce President Trump’s Nuclear War Threat

August 9, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
First Church in Boston, 66 Marlborough St
Boston, MA 02116
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Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un

On 72d anniversary of Nagasaki Bombing, We Stand for Talks, Not Threats, with North Korea Wednesday, August 9, 2017 - 6:30 pm First Church in Boston, 66 Marlborough Street Refreshments will be provided In response to reports that North Korea may have achieved the capability to miniaturize nuclear weapons and mount them on its missiles, and in response to President Trump’s belligerent threat that more provocation from North Korea will be met with “fire and fury,” concerned citizens will gather to call…

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December 2017

Not One Penny in Tax Cuts for Millionaires, Billionaires, and Wealthy Corporations: Regional Convening

December 2, 2017 @ 11:15 am - 5:00 pm
First Church in Boston, 66 Marlborough St
Boston, MA 02116
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Northeast Regional Convening of Not One Penny Keynote Speaker: Rep. Katherine Clark Tax Policy Presentation: Richard Phillips, Institute for Taxation and Economic Policy The Not One Penny Team and the Massachusetts People's Budget Campaign cordially invite you to the Northeast Regional convening of the Not One Penny campaign. This day will be filled with activists and organizers, special guests, and sessions on the policy behind the GOP tax plan and how to fight it. Our goal is for attendees to meet…

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January 2019

Famine and Catastrophe in Yemen

January 24, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
First Church in Boston, 66 Marlborough St
Boston, MA 02116
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Catastrophe In Yemen

Resisting U.S. imperialism and Raytheon's War Profiteering featuring guest panelists: Dr. Shireen Al-Adeimi, Yemeni/Canadian/American activist and professor.   Read a recent article, "War Crimes in our Name" Beth Huang, co-chair, Boston DSA Sponsors:  Massachusetts Peace Action NextGen; Boston Democratic Socialists of America; Coalition to stop the Genocide in Yemen

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