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February 2021

The Peoples’ Poor Public Health

February 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us on February 25th at 7pm for a webinar to take a deep dive into the public health infrastructure in the U.S. and in Massachusetts. The global viral pandemic has highlighted the shortcomings in our public health system, and the importance of a robust, well-funded public health system is more evident now than ever. Join our webinar to learn about our public health system, its strengths and weaknesses, and what changes can and should be made to protect us…

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The “Ban Treaty”—What is it and Why is it Important?

February 27 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Sign the Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty

A Webinar with Joseph Gerson The “Doomsday Clock” was set on Jan. 27 to 100 seconds to midnight, meaning that some of the most knowledgeable of the world’s scientists believe that we are perilously close to a world-destroying nuclear holocaust. But we can prevent this from happening!  Join our Webinar and find out how. Register to attend. On Jan. 22, a new treaty came into effect that outlaws nuclear weapons. Called the “Ban Treaty” by its promoters, the U.N. Treaty on…

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March 2021

Ending Nuclear Weapons Before They End Us

March 4 @ 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Back From the Brink Speakers

Opportunities Under the Biden Administration to Take Action VIRTUAL POLICY BRIEFING • INTERACTIVE WORKSHOPS • MARCH 4, 2021 • 11 AM EST Please join us on March 4, 2021 for a virtual policy briefing and workshop series to call on the Biden administration to prioritize the complete elimination of nuclear weapons. The event is convened by Back from the Brink (BftB) and the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) with support from many partner organizations. The virtual event will feature an expert panel discussion…

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Climate & Environmental Justice Remote Lobby Day

March 4 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

It’s time to build some momentum behind our environmental justice and climate action legislative priorities - and we need you! Sign up here: WHAT: New state-wide laws are one of many critical actions we must take to transform our state for climate and environmental justice. For the new legislative session, Mass Power Forward will be advocating for 3 main groups of bills. First, we are supporting the Environmental Justice Table’s priorities. We will be working to reform the Energy…

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Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen: Impact on Yemeni Health, with Aisha Jumaan

March 4 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Thursday, March 4th 6:30pm - 7:30pm (ET) We’ve heard it many times: “Yemen is the greatest humanitarian crisis in the world”. But what does that mean on the ground in Yemen and for the health of Yemen’s People? Dr. Aisha Jumaan has over 30 years of experience in public health, including viral vaccine preventable diseases, cervical and breast cancer research, maternal and child health and nutrition, primary health care, and women in development. For over 10 years she worked with the US…

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Healing From Hate: Battle for Soul of the Nation

March 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Healing From Hate

Healing From Hate, Battle for the Soul of the Nation is a documentary film that takes a deep dive into the minds of men who gravitate toward white-supremacist hate groups. Focusing on the bold work of the group Life After Hate – an organization founded by former Skinheads and neo-Nazis now engaged in de-radicalizing violent extremists on the front lines, the film examines the root causes of hate group activity.  Healing from Hate is at once a document of racism…

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Music for Peace: Trio Gaia

March 20 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Music for Peace with Trio Gaia

Presenting Music of Haydn, Coleridge-Taylor, and Weinberg In the second concert of our 2020-2021 season, Music for Peace presents Trio Gaia, Boston's forward-looking piano trio, who bring vitality and equity to classical music by offering audiences personally relevant performances both inside and outside of the concert hall. Haydn: C Major Trio  Coleridge-Taylor: Five Negro Melodies Weinberg: Piano Trio Trio Gaia is: Grant Houston, violin Yi-Mei Templeman, cello Andrew Barnwell, piano Formed in 2018, Trio Gaia is dedicated to offering audiences dynamic, personally…

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U.S. imperialism, the Latin American left, and liberation theology: Ben Norton

March 21 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Ben Norton in Caracas, Venezuela

During the Donald Trump administration, top U.S. government officials repeatedly invoked the nearly 200-year-old colonial Mon- roe Doctrine to justify US interventions in Latin America. Even under President Joe Biden today, these aggressive imperialist policies continue in the region, which Washington has long considered to be its "backyard." Ben Norton will speak about how the US government has for decades waged a war on the Latin American left, and how this brutal campaign continues today, targeting not only the secular…

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Water, Health and Human Rights: Marking World Water Day, from the US to Palestine

March 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Dry Facts

Featuring: Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), sponsor of Emergency Water is a Human Right Act Other speakers: Monica Lewis-Patrick, We the People of Detroit Mahtowin Munro, United American Indians of New England Nidal al-Azraq, Jehad Abusalim, American Friends Service Committee A speaker from Deeper than Water, a coalition that uses the lens of water justice to expose human rights abuses in US prisons As we enter the second year of a deadly pandemic exacerbated by a lack of access to…

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April 2021

Is Russia truly our enemy?

April 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Is Russia Truly Our Enemy?

Is Russia truly our enemy? Should we risk nuclear war? Bruce Gagnon has been to Russia and Ukraine several times in the last couple of years including leading a delegation of 25 on a study tour of Russia in 2019. The purpose of the tour was to listen, learn, and stand against the constant demonization of Russia by the media across the west. The idea was to build people-to-people bridges between our nations rather than an escalating arms race which…

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