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Coming Home: Movement Building Dinner 2021

Sat September 18 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm EDT

We invite you to Massachusetts Peace Action’s Annual Celebration

Saturday, September 18th, 4:00 – 7:00 pm

First Church in Cambridge, 11 Garden Street

ReserveDespite pandemic setbacks, Massachusetts Peace Action has continued to thrive and grow throughout the last year. We’ve expanded our reach through digital organizing, increased the scope of our work with new advocacy groups, produced more educational programs than ever before, and added new interns, co-op students, and even another full time staffer to our team!

Support from members and supporters like you is what makes this work possible.

That’s why we’re inviting you to join us on Saturday September 18th. Our members, supporters, and friends will come together to celebrate the progress we have made, learn about our future plans, honor activists who’ve made meaningful contributions to the movement for peace and justice, and enjoy a meal and music together.

The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the vulnerabilities of our system, and the need for us to redefine what security means. Endless wars and absurd military spending don’t make our country safer. They weaken us to great risks that we face right here at home. With your help we will continue to educate, advocate, and take action to push us to a more peaceful and just foreign policy.

Katie Murphy RNKatie Murphy, RN, President, Massachusetts Nurses Association

2021 Peace Leadership Award

As nurses continue to hold the frontline through the COVID-19 pandemic, they are also struggling for their livelihoods, their patients, and the community.   MNA President Katie Murphy is an ICU nurse at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.  She will speak about the St. Vincent’s strike in Worcester, Fund Healthcare Not Warfare, Medicare for All, and the challenges facing labor.

Rev. Vernon WalkerRev. Vernon Walker

Master of Ceremonies

Born and raised in Philadelphia, Rev.  Walker attended Penn State University where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Organizational Leadership and a minor in Psychology in 2012. He attended Boston University and earned a master’s degree in theological studies (M.T.S) in 2016 with a focus on community engagement.

Rev. Walker is academically trained in macro social work practices as he took a plethora of courses at Boston University’s School of Social Work.  He is a Senior Fellow at the Environmental Leadership Program and Senior Fellow at Tufts University’s Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life through the Institute for Nonprofit Practice. Rev. Walker will be a Fellow at the University of Massachusetts Boston’s Center for Collaborative Leadership starting in September 2021.

Rev. Walker is Program Director of Climate CREW, a project of Better Future Project, and a board member of MAPA.


Jenny Bonham-Carter and Walter CooperJenny Bonham-Carter and Walter Cooper


Walter and Jenny perform and do song leading with a focus on social justice and interfaith. In the spring of 2020 they livestreamed for Boston’s Earth Day and during the fall regularly livestreamed out of Framingham Baptist Church to inspire people to vote.

Event Details

The dinner will be held in the First Church of Cambridge, Congregational, at 11 Garden Street, Cambridge.   In addition to presenting the Peace Leadership Award to Katie Murphy, we will present Peacebuilder Awards to movement allies who have made a difference for peace in the past year and enjoy a dinner, refreshments, and music.

2021 Peacebuilder Award Recipients

BDS Boston

Families for Justice as Healing


Mass-Care: Massachusetts Campaign for Single-Payer Health Care

350 Mass

Dinner Offerings

food catered by Merengue Restaurant


Bistec Merengue – grilled beef steak sautéed with green pepper, red pepper, and onions

Pechuga Deshuesada a la Plancha – boneless grilled chicken breast with green pepper, red pepper, and onions

Rices & Sides

Arroz con Gandules – Spanish rice with pigeon peas*

Arroz con Vegetables – vegetable rice*



Wine, Beer, and Soft Drinks

Those who attend in person must be vaccinated and must wear a mask.   It will also be possible to attend the event virtually by Zoom.

ReserveReserve tickets !  $50 for an individual, $85 for a couple, $10 for students and low income.  10% discount if ordered before September 12.   
Sponsor ButtonSponsor as a Peacemaker ($5,000), Ambassador ($2,500), Advocate ($1,000), Visionary ($500) or Humanitarian ($250), also with 10% discount available if ordered before September 12.  Peacemaker, Ambassador and Advocate sponsors may reserve tables for eight, Visionaries may reserve four seats, and Humanitarians may reserve two seats.

You can also send a check payable to Massachusetts Peace Action, 11 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138.  Write “Coming Home” on the memo line.   Or, call 617-354-2169 and leave a message, or send us an email at info@masspeaceaction.org, to give us a credit card number over the phone.  Sign up here!   


Sat September 18
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm EDT
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First Church in Cambridge, Congregational, UCC
11 Garden St
Cambridge,MA02138United States
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