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November 2019

Student anti-war movements in the 60s and now

November 21 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
MIT Building 4, room 4-149, 182 Memorial Drive
Cambridge, MA 02142 United States
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Student Movements MIT

During the 60s and early 70s, various highly important mass movements shook the country, primarily in connection to the struggle against the Vietnam war and to the struggle for black liberation. Student activism was very important to these movements, especially the anti-war movement. As a result, university campuses became a major site of struggle across the country, including here at MIT, where radical students fought to expose MIT’s role in U.S. imperialism while protesting against and attempting to disrupt the…

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30th Anniversary Commemoration of the Martyrs of El Salvador

November 21 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Boston College – Gasson Hall 100, Gasson Hall
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467 United States
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Martyrs of El Salvador

Special event to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the murders of six Jesuits and their two companions who stood in solidarity with the poor of El Salvador duing the country's brutal civil war.  The killings, which took the life of Jesuit Ignacio Martín-Baró, were the occasion for establishment of the Ignacio Martín-Baró Fund for Mental Health and Human Rights, a partner project of the CHRIJ. Speakers: US Representative James McGovern, representing Massachusetts' 2nd congressional district Walberto Tejeda, Fundación Centro Bartolomé de Las Casas (CBC), San Salvador,…

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50th National Day of Mourning

November 28 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Coles Hill, 35 Carver St
Plymouth, MA 02360 United States
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National Day of Mourning

Since 1970, Native Americans and our supporters have gathered at noon on Cole's Hill in Plymouth to commemorate a National Day of Mourning on the US thanksgiving holiday. Many Native Americans do not celebrate the arrival of the Pilgrims and other European settlers. Thanksgiving day is a reminder of the genocide of millions of Native people, the theft of Native lands, and the relentless assault on Native culture. Participants in National Day of Mourning honor Native ancestors and the struggles…

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Standing in Solidarity with the Palestinian People

November 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Downtown Crossing, Washington St at Winter St
Boston, MA 02108 United States
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Solidarity with Palestine

Friday, November 29 is the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People. Stand with us to demand an End to the Siege of Gaza and a Free Palestine!

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December 2019

Safe Communities Act Hearing

December 2 @ 10:00 am
Massachusetts State House – Gardner Auditorium, 24 Beacon St
Boston, MA 02133 United States
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On Monday, December 2, starting at 10 am, the Joint Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security will hold a public hearing on the Safe Communities Act, in the Gardner Auditorium of the State House. We're holding a media event at 9 am, and then hope to keep Gardner packed all day – which means we need people to come in multiple shifts. Everyone who wishes to testify may do so; the hearing will go on as long as it…

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Eyewitness Account of Life in Cuba and Effects of US Blockade

December 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
First Baptist Church in Jamaica Plain, 633 Centre St
Jamaica Plain, 02130
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Eyewitness Account of Life in Cuba

Join us for an Eyewitness Account of Life in Cuba and Effects of US Blockade!  Thursday, December 5th 7-9 PM at the First Baptist Jamaica Plain (633 Center St., JP).  Hear from the Boston Participants of the International May Day Work Brigade, Judy Freiwirth, Aba Taylor, and Bob Mulcahy.  Learn about: the challenges for Cuba due to recent US policies (such as Helms Burton Act and travel restrictions), the over 1 million-person May Day march, the highly participatory new Cuban constitution referendum process, significance…

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Rally to Boycott Elbit / Elbit Out of New Hampshire

December 6 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Elbit Systems Corporate Office and Factory, 220 Daniel Webster Hwy
Merrimack, NH 03054 United States
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Stop Elbit Systems

Elbit Systems is Israel’s largest weapons manufacturer. They provide technology for surveillance drones that transmit the location of activists at the Great March of Return in Gaza to Israeli snipers, and provide radars for F-35 fighter jets that fly over Gaza. Elbit’s drones have been used in all major Israeli assaults on Gaza. Elbit is also cashing in on contracts with U.S. Customs and Border Protection to build surveillance towers along the U.S-Mexico border.  From Palestine to Mexico, Elbit is responsible for death and repression. On…

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January 2020

Third International Meeting of Scientists for Palestine

January 10, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - January 12, 2020 @ 4:00 pm
MIT – Location TBA Cambridge, MA 02140 United States + Google Map
$10 – $100
Science in Palestine

**Please note that we expect tickets to sell quite fast. While the registration deadline is December 15th, 2019, we will close registration once we have reached capacity.** The registration process involves two steps:* 1. Registering for the conference by paying the fee (basic registration is $10) here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/third-international-meeting-for-science-in-palestine-tickets-72761645039 and 2. Completing the registration form here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1GSOVXJE3PO45GdFghevJ3gmhHErjumHxjPfsCBNtvlU * Failing to do either of the above will result in an incomplete and failed registration. For questions, please contact: mitmeeting@scientists4palestine.com. ---------------- DESCRIPTION OF…

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MLK Birthday Reception & Honoree Ceremony

January 16, 2020 @ 5:30 pm
Omni Parker House, 60 School St
Boston, MA 02108 United States
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MLK Birthday Reception & Honoree Ceremony

At this event prominent Bostonians will be recognized for their life efforts. Proceeds will support the April 2020 Public Reading and the MLK Mountaintop Middle School Leadership Curriculum

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March 2020

Music for Peace: Eliot Fisk, James Buswell and Carol Ou

March 20, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Harvard-Epworth Methodist Church, 1555 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA United States
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$10 – $35
James Buswell, Eliot Fisk, and Carol Ou

Join us for the second concert of the 2019-2020 Music for Peace Series.  In the first time classical guitar has been part of Music for Peace, world-renowned guitar virtuoso Eliot Fisk will perform works of Bach, Paganini and others, with the equally renowned violinist James Buswell and cellist Carol Ou. Benefits Massachusetts Peace Action Education Fund; part of the Music for Peace Series. Single concert: seats $25 in advance for Mass. Peace Action members, $35 for non-members, $10 for students,…

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April 2020

Music for Peace: All Mozart Program

April 18, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Harvard-Epworth Methodist Church, 1555 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA United States
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$10 – $35
Rob Patterson, Victor Rosenbaum, and Chiu-Chen Liu

Join us for the third and final concert of the 2019-2020 Music for Peace Series.  Piano virtuoso Victor Rosenbaum will perform music of Mozart with violist Chiu-Chen Liu and clarinetist Rob Patterson. Benefits Massachusetts Peace Action Education Fund; part of the Music for Peace Series. Single concert: seats $25 in advance for Mass. Peace Action members, $35 for non-members, $10 for students, $35 at the door. Series of 3 concerts: member $65, non-member $80, student $25. To reserve, write a…

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World Conference for Disarmament, Peace, Climate & Justice

April 24, 2020 - April 26, 2020
Peace & Planet, New York, 2015

World Conference - Abolish Nuclear Weapons; Resist and Reverse the Climate Crisis; For Social and Economic Justice Humanity faces two existential threats: the increasing dangers of nuclear war and climate disruption. Human beings created these threats, which can only be reversed by mass popular actions. 2020 will mark the 75th anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki -- the beginning of the nuclear era which threatens human survival today. It also marks the birth of international efforts…

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Japan-US Peace Delegation

April 29, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cambridge Friends Meeting, 5 Longfellow Park
Cambridge,
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We will welcome a delegation of Japanese peace movement activists as they present on their work and report back after attending the World Conference for Disarmament, Peace, Climate and Justice in New York City, April 24-26, 2020.  

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