[act-ma] Save the Date: July 13 Assembling Peace V

Susie Husted susie_husted at yahoo.com
Thu Jun 14 13:54:14 PDT 2007

Assembling Peace V
  Friday, July 13 7:00pm
  @ Spontaneous Celebrations
  Jamaica Plain, MA
  An alternative, fun and energizing anti-war event/party/mixer/concert to benefit the Greater Boston Stop the Wars Coalition. 
  At the Spontaneous Celebrations community center.
  ( 45 Danforth Street , Jamaica Plain , MA 02130 , 617 -524-6373)
  Directions below. 
  7:00pm-1:00am. All Ages. 10$ donation/ no one turned away for lack of funds. 
  Contact: Brian O’Connell, 617-947-8983, vinniechops at hotmail.com
  Performers Include: 
  The Gary Backstrom Band (www.garybackstrom.com) - Master lead guitarist and vocalist formerly of Jiggle the Handle. 
  Jimmy Ryan (http://www.jimmyryan.net/) Mandolin ace and songwriter, has performer or recorded with: Catie Curtis, Morphine, Waren Zevon, Blood Oranges, Gordon Stone and many more. 
  The Grass Gypsys (http://web.mac.com/thegrassgypsys/iWeb/Site/welcome.html) Amazing eclectic band that has been touring the country non stop. 
  Andrew Alexander (http://www.andrewalexander.com/) Boston ’s own Pavoratti! Pure entertainment crossed with artistry.
  Nicolas Despo (http://www.nicolasdespo.com/) he sings and writes with a shimmering honesty that draws the listener into a deeper experience
  With your host, Brian O’Connell
  Many more to be announced!
  The Assembling Peace parties are designed to create a setting in which veteran peace and justice activists can gather, network and socialize in a fun, relaxed and positive setting while encouraging interested newcomers to learn about and participate in alternative political and social awareness and action. 
  At an Assembling Peace party you will find a variety of activist groups speaking and tabling, musical and theatrical performers, film, books, art, food, beer, wine, fair trade coffee, dancing, discussion, massage and more.  
  There will be organizations setting up information tables and speakers on the subjects of the anti-war movement, global justice, class, human rights, racism, sexism, environmental sustainability, labor, trade, capitalism, socialism, etc. There will also be musicians, artists, massage, food, beer/wine, coffee, etc. 
  Assembling Peace V is a fundraiser for the Stop the Wars Coalition (STWC). The Stop the Wars Coalition is an anti-war group that formed out of the organizing efforts in the Boston area during 2005 to stage a mass rally against the U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan . After successfully staging a rally and march on October 29, 2005 featuring Cindy Sheehan and 3,000 participants; the October 29th Coalition evolved into the Greater Boston Stop the Wars Coalition, which has continued to organize many anti-war protests, host speakers, hold meetings, stage teach-ins and promote the “How Many More” campaign  (http://www.stopthewars.org/start/campaigns/howmanymore/index.htm) in the Boston area. 
  Assembling Peace Past Pictures:
  Assembling Peace I was held at Spontaneous Celebrations on March 26, 2005 and was a fundraiser for Boston Mobilization and the March 20, 2005 protest against the war in Boston . Pictures of the 3/26/05 Assembling Peace I can be seen here: http://www.meniscusmagazine.com/events_pages/events007b_APeace.htm
  Assembling Peace II was held at Spontaneous Celebrations on October 8, 2005 and was a fundraiser for the October 29th Coalition and the 10/29 rally and march (mentioned above). Pictures of 10/8/05 Assembling Peace II can be seen here: http://www.meniscusmagazine.com/events_pages/AssembingPeaceII_ss/aPeaceII_01.htm
  Spontaneous Celebrations Venue Info:
  Spontaneous Celebrations has two floors and can hold 280 occupants (at any one time). The first floor will be for various groups to set up information tables and introduce themselves, network, promote their actions and recruit. There is no fee to table, but we encourage all participants to contribute to the event however possible. There is a side room on the first floor that will be set up for massage chairs and arts related activities. There is also a kitchen and counter on the first floor which will have food to serve. 
  The Second floor has a bar that will serve beer, wine and fair trade coffee. There is a stage on the second floor that will host the performers and speakers. A diverse array of musicians, poets, comedians, entertainers and speakers will alternate on this stage. Every organization that tables on the first floor is encouraged to speak. The program will focus on diversity and present a broad spectrum of race, sex, musical styles and speakers including veterans, youth, socialists, environmentalists, anti-war, labor rights, low income advocates and much more. 
  Directions To Spontaneous Celebrations 
  (45 Danforth Street., Jamaica Plain , MA 02130 , http://www.spontaneouscelebrations.org/, 617 -524-6373)
  From Stony Brook T stop, Orange Line:
  Exit right from the MBTA station on to Boylston St. Cross Lamartine St. (light) and continue on the right side of Boylston St. one short block. The next right is Danforth St. # 45 is the first large building in from the corner on the left side of the street.
  From the Jamaicaway, coming from Boston or Cambridge :
  Go left on Bynner (lights after Brookline overpass). Go through lights at South Huntington . Right at Day St. Go straight at stop sign ( Centre St .) Take next left at Paul Gore St . Go down Paul Gore St. to the end, turn right at Larmartine, take first right at Boylston, first right at Danforth.
  Spontaneous Celebrations: (617) 524-6373, 45 Danforth St. , Jamaica Plain , MA 02130

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