[act-ma] 4/15 List of Peace and Justice Events for the Next Few Weeks
cwelch at tecschange.org
Sun Apr 15 01:19:52 PDT 2007
This list is put together by elisabeth leonard <elisa_02128 at yahoo.com>
Friends - This is not a complete list. There have been 75 contributions
for these weeks. I will try to get another calendar out before I go out
of town on Friday. (This coud be a fill-time job and I would still love
some help.) There may be duplications for dates not yet passed but I
know you will understand.
Also seehttp://www.act-ma.org/links.htm for other event calendars.
*Apr 15 Iraqi Women between Dictatorships, War, Sanctions, and
Occupations* Meet feminist, author and Iraqi women's spokesperson, Nadje
al-Ali, a senior lecturer in social anthropology at the Institute of
Arab and Islamic Studies at the University of Exeter. Author of
"::Iraqi Women: Untold Stories from 1948 to the Present". Send email to
choffman at ci.cambridge.ma.us <mailto:choffman at ci.cambridge.ma.us> for
additionalinformation. Other Contact Information: 617/349-4694.
*MIT Building E5I-095, 2 Amherst St (between Main +Memorial Drive* More
*Apr 15 NEW ENGLAND WAR TAX RESISTANCE:"PRAYING FOR PEACE, BUT WAYING
FOR WAR?"* Honoring today our beloved Cynthia Foster, a lifelong war tax
resister, our guests will attempt to answer: "What is war tax
resistance?" Very simply, it is refusal of some or all of federal taxes
on in-come or telephone service. Income taxes and excise tax taxes are
depositied by the government into a general fund
Send email to jason at commchurch.org <mailto:jason at commchurch.org> for
additionalinformation. Other Contact Information: 617/266-0449.
*Boston Community Church, 565 Boylston, Boston at Copley Square* More
*Apr 15, 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM MA SOCIALIST CONFERENCE* A day full of
discussion, debater and planning action. Come and let your voice and
outlook be heard in this forum hosted by Boston Socialist Alternative.
This event is Free and open to the Public with lots of interesting
events. Among them: At 11:30 there will be a discussion about the
growing class divide in the US and its implications. From 1 to 2 PM
there will 5 workshops: 1. Fighting Wal-Mart Wages: Rebuilding the Labor
Movement, 2. Reproductive Rights Under Attack Fight the Christian Right
3. Northern Ireland - Nationali, Unionism and Socialism 4.Youth
Resistance to War and Military Recruiters 5. Stop the Raids! How Can
Immigrant Rights Be Won?. From 2 to 3PM there will be lunch on the
premises and after that, a DEBATE:: Should We Support Progressive
Democrats? 4:30 - "Reform and Revolution" introduced by Margaret Collins
of Bronx Save Our Parks. After that Dinner and a Party!! Send email to
brykoulouris at yahoo.com <mailto:brykoulouris at yahoo.com> for
*Wheatley Bldg's Snowden Auditorium, U Mass Boston* More details...
*Apr 15, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM "Iraqi Women between Dictatorships, War,
Sanctions and Occupation"* Nadje Al-Ali us a senior lecturer in social
anthropology at the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies at the
University of Exeter, UK. She is the author of "Iraqi Women: Untold
Stories from 1948 to the Pre-sentThe book tells hitherto untold life
stories and oral historiesof Iraqi women, gathered in interviews with
about 200 Iraqi women of different generations , ethnic and religious
backgrounds. While focusing on women's experiences, the book tackles
general issues related to political repression under Saddam Hussein,
sectarianism, wars, sanctions and occupations. Send email to
choffman at cambridgeMA.GOV <mailto:choffman at cambridgeMA.GOV> for
*Bldg. E51-095,m 2 Amherst St. (betw. Main and Memorial Drive, near
Kendall T)* More details...
*Apr 16 - Apr 20 Love, Loss and Longing in Massachusetts* Please take
this opportunity to view LAGEF and WOLA's moving photo exhibit of Cuban
American's separated from their families by U.S. travel policies. This
exhibit, Love, Loss and Longing: The Impact of US Travel Policy on
Cuban-American Families is at the end of its showing in Cambridge; it is
well worth visiting this week. A great place to meet and network with
other Cuba policy advocates. Send email to info at july26.org
<mailto:info at july26.org> for additionalinformation.
*Cambridge Multicultural Arts Center* More details...
*Apr 16, 6:00 AM - 6:00 PM RUN FOR A JUST SOCIETY! A Special Fundraiser
For Community Change* Join many people who will be running the Boston
Marathon For A Just Society. One of last year's runners says:" This is a
way to provide support and visibility to Community Change's Good Work.
She has been earning money for Community Change fsor several years.
Encourage Your friends to Do the Same.,Mail your check to Community
Change, Inc., 14 Beacon St. Rm 605, Boston Ma 02108. Send email to
ernestine at communitychangeinc.org
<mailto:ernestine at communitychangeinc.org> for additionalinformation.
Other Contact Information: 617/523-0555 - Ernestine.
*The Boston Marathon Route* More details...
*Apr 16, 9:00 AM ANTI-WAR PROTEST/ PEACE DEMO AT THE BOSTON MARATHON*
BRING YOUR BANNERS! BRING YOUR SINGS!! PLASTER THE LAST
MILE!!!lOTS OF FLIERS AND INFORMATIONMAL PIECES11 Going to be a good day
to be out! Join US!!
PLAN IT NOW!!
Send email to mark555 at excite.com <mailto:mark555 at excite.com> for
additionalinformation. Other Contact Information: MATT -617/661-6130.
*BEACON ST AND COMM AVE.* More details...
*Apr 16, 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM On Patriot's Day Be a Different Patriot for a
Different Kind of Race...* Community Change, Inc. invites you to the
next of their ongoing gatherings that are designed to b,uild community,
educate each other on issues of racial injustice and white privilege,
take action to create change. Join us for Potluck Dinner at 6:30
followed by a discussion on CORI Reform and the April 19 Rally at the
Statehouse led by Horace Small and Jackie Lageson from MARC (Mass
Alliance to Reform CORI.) CORI is short for criminal offender record
information, a state system that provides criminal background checks on
individuals for law enforcement as well as non-criminal justice
agencies. 7:45 Open Space - small group discussions or action planning
around issues that participants are currently working on or interested
in. 8:45 Quick Report Backs and Meeting Evaluation. Please bring a dish
for the potluck, if you are able; also bring information about campaigns
and actions you are involved in to share.Do join us!! Send email to
ernestine at commchangeinc.org <mailto:ernestine at commchangeinc.org> for
*Spontaneous Celebrations, 45 Danforth St, Jamaica Plain* More
*Apr 16, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM A COWBOY IN CARACUS: AUTHOR PRESENTATION @
e5* Join the author, Charles Hardy, and the Boston Bolivarian Circle for
a Discussion about the ongoing revolution in Venezuela. The event wii
include a wine and cheese-style reception. Send email to
cbmlkboston at hotmail.com <mailto:cbmlkboston at hotmail.com> for
additionalinformation. Other Contact Information: Jorge Marin.
*ENCUENTRO 5, 33 HARRISON ST, CHINATOWN, BOSTON* More details...
*Apr 16, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM A POWER GOVERNMENTS CANNOT SUPPRESS w
Goodman, Zinn* An evening with Amy Goodman and Howard Zinn celebrating
the publishing of Howard Zinn's new book,"A Power Governments Cannot
Suppress" and benefit for audience -supported Democracy Now!, a
national, daily, independent, award-winning news program airing on over
500 stations in North America. General Admission: $10.00 - call
888-999-3877, press 2.
A special pre-event Reception with Howard and Amy will be held at
Kingfisher Hall, South Market Bldg from 5 to 6:30 PM. It includes new
books from both authors, 2 drinks and hors d'oervres, preferred seating
at the lecture. $200 per person, $300 for two people. Reservations
required for the reception.
Other Contact Information: 888/999-3877.
*Faneuil Hall, Boston* More details...
*Apr 16, 8:00 PM - 11:50 PM Benefit for Veterans For Peace with Askia
Toure and Jennifer Matthews* An icon of the Boston Rock Scene,
Jennifer\'s songs are missions from the frontlines of life-melodic and
haunting. Askia Toure is winner of the American Book Award and will be
reading from his new collection, "Mother Earth Responds". Send email to
ernestine at communitychange.org <mailto:ernestine at communitychange.org> for
additionalinformation. Other Contact Information: Res&Info: 617/492-6769.
*Cloub Passim, 47 Palmer St, Harvard Square, Cambridge* More details...
*Apr 16, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM CONCERT FOR LEBANON - GREAT MUSIC FOR A GOOD
CAUSE* Rami Khalife and Kinan Azmeh, two Arab musicians, in Sonic
Dialogues: " As much as our music gravitates toward the Syria-Lebanon
region, our sails navigate the wider Arab musical seascape as well as
the word scene that we have been exploring , relishing, ad absorbing."
#10 for students, $25 - general public. Send email to
nailajirmanus at aol.com <mailto:nailajirmanus at aol.com> for
*Kresge Auditorium, 48 Mass. Ave, Cambridge MA - near Kendall T Stop*
*Apr 18 THE WAR TAPES from Out of Control, a film series for out times*
The first war movie shot be soldiers themselves. A unique look at the
war in Iraq. 2006.Take the 71 bus from Harvard Square. Parking in the
the rear of the library; wheelchair accessible.
*WATER TOWN FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY, 123 MAIN ST* More details...
*Apr 18, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM The Road to Guantanamo: Film Screening and
Discussion* The film will be followed by a discussion about the Military
Commissions Act and the movement to restore habeas corpus (the right to
a trial) and to stop the abuse of power by the Bush Administration.
ACLUM attorney and Human Rights Fellow Laura Rotolo. Please RSVP by
visiting ACLUMA>convio.net. Please RSVP if you plan to attend. Send
email to numurray at comcast.net <mailto:numurray at comcast.net> for
additionalinformation. Other Contact Information: 617/482-3170x314.
*The ACLU office , 211 Congress St., 3rd flr, ay corner of Hign and
Congress St.* More details...
*Apr 18, 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM CODE PINK PRO-CHOICE HOUSE PARTY* Here is a
perfect opportunity to learn more about the issues concerning women and
reproductive choice. Guest speakers wii discuss how to be more involved
in Pro-Choice, volunteer opportunities, political aspects and answer any
other questions people may have on this important issue. The film, "I
had an Abortion", will be shown. Made by Gillian Aldrich and Jennifer
Baumgardner. it discusses the many issues of reproductive choice and
contains interviews of women who have had abortions (including Gloria
Steinem). For more information on the movie:
http//wmm.com/filmcatalog/pagesc693.shtml. The guest speaker for the
evening will be Melissa Kogut, Executive of Naral Pro-Choice Mass. since
1995.Also, Gloria Feldt has donated a number of her book, "Behind Every
Choice is a Story which will be given to those who want one as long ass
they last. Refreshments will be served. Those who would like to
contribute by bringing a dish are most welcome to do so. This will be a
great opportunity for women from different groups to meet and greet each
other. RSVP:gstamkas at aol.com
Send email to gstamas at aol.com <mailto:gstamas at aol.com> for
additionalinformation. Other Contact Information: 617/4928855.
*The Democracy Center, 45 Mt Auburn St. near Harvard Square.* More
*Apr 19, 10:00 AM MARCH FOR JOBS AND CORI REFORM - MARCH TO THE STATE
HOUSE* If you're unemployed, working temp jobs, can't get a job because
of your CORI, or just sick and tired of being sick and tired - be seen
and be heard: MARCH FOR JOBS AND CORI REFORM!!Rain Location: 1 PM in the
Send email to aaron at bostonworkersalliance.org
<mailto:aaron at bostonworkersalliance.org> for additionalinformation.
Other Contact Information: BWA at 617/427-8108 Chuck Turner\'s office.
*ROXBURY CROSSING T STOP* More details...
*Apr 19, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM The Window Shop - Safe Harbor for Refugees*
From the beginning in 1939, until it closed it doors in 1972, the
Window Shop in Harvard Square, provided a safe harbor for hundreds of
German and Austrian refugees who fled from Hitler to America. It was
founded by concerned Cambridge residents guided by a desire to help. The
Window Shop provided a place of employment, a community and a connection
for 3 decades of refugees from many parts of the world. A new history
has been written about the Window Shop in the words of thosw who were
part of the extrordinary endeavor - through oral histories and
documents. The authors are Ellen Miller and Ilse Heyman, both with long
time connections to the Window Shop. This program will be also be
offered on April 25th at the Senior Center at 7 PM. The Cambridge Peace
Commission noted in this calenjdar Other Contact Information: 67/349-4694.
*Cambridge Senior Center, 806 Mass Ave., Central Square, Camb.* More
*Apr 19, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM SOMERVILLE PUBLIC HEARING ON THE BIOLAB* The
Board of Aldermen in Somerville have called a public hearing on the
biolab.The following week it is hoped that they will endorse a
resolution similar to the Cambridge one, asking NIH (the National
Institute of Health) to call a halt to construction until the
environmental reviews are complete and stating their opposition in
princilple to BSL4 labs in densely populated areas. Speakers will be
limited to three minutes. Essentially a big turnout is wanted with
people talking about how dangerous the lab is and how crazy to put it in
the middle of the city and how they are worried about accidents, etc.
etc. Contact Vickie for more infor. (See below). Send email to
vicky.steinitz at umb.edu <mailto:vicky.steinitz at umb.edu> for
*Sommerville City Hall or the High School* More details...
*Apr 19, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM SOMERVILLE PUBLIC HEARING ON THE BIO-WEAPONS*
The Committee son Public Health and Safety of the Somerville Board of
Aldermen will conduct a piblic hearing to discuss the BSL 4, Bio-Weapons
Lab that Boston University is building near Boston Medical Center. We
are concerned about the risks of building this lab in a densely
populated area, and of its potential effects on surronding communities.
This dangerous lab will involve work on incurable diseases such as
anthrax,m Ebola and hemorrhagic fever.An accidental release of deadly
pathogens, contact with infected lab workers or the laboratory becoming
a target of a terrorist attack can affect our communities as well as the
immediately adjacent Roxbury/South End neighborhood. SMUJP is asking the
Aldermen to sign on to a resolution calling for the Nationalp Institute
of Health to halt construction of the biolab until a more adequate
environmental impact review, ordered by the courts, is completed. Please
join us at the Public Hearing and give testimony at the meeting about
the impact of the Bio-lac on our community.You can sign up when you get
to the meeting.There is a three minute limit on test4imony.
Send email to duncan.mcfarland at sappi.com
<mailto:duncan.mcfarland at sappi.com> for additionalinformation.
*Somerville H.S. Auditorium, 81 Highland Ave. Somerville, MA* More
*Apr 19 - Apr 29, 8:00 PM - 3:00 PM EINSTEIN'S DREAMS - based on the
international, best-selling novel*-by Alan Lightman The book was written
by Alan Lightman; the Theatrical Adaptation by David Alford and Brian
Niece. Directed by Wes Savick. Set in Berne, Switzerland in 1905, when
Einsteinis a modest patent clerk in a new marriage, struggling to make
ends meet while finishing the Theory of Relativity. Einstein's Dreams
whimsically creares time-tangled, absurd and poetic worlds that
illustrate the beauty and the tragedy of the human condition.Times of
performances,info and reservations are available at
info at undergroundrailwaytheater.org
<mailto:info at undergroundrailwaytheater.org> or
<http://www.cambridgesciencefestival.com/>. Limited tickets available at
Box Office 2 hours before performances. Tickets are $18 adult/$12
Students. There will be a reception celebrating the future Central
Square Theater, URT's first theatre home on April 25th after the
performance. Open to all!! Send email to
info at undergroundrailwaytheater.org
<mailto:info at undergroundrailwaytheater.org> for additionalinformation.
*The Brood Institute of MIT and Harvard, 7 Cambridge Center, Cambridge*
*Apr 20, 7:30 PM TALES OF LOVE AND FRIENDSHIP IN THE TIME OF
WAR*-Bridgewater Benefit Concert for Iraqi Families Featuring
professional storyteller George Capaccio, World Musician Salil Sachdev,
Hearts with Ukes Youth Ensemble. Suggested Donations - $10/$5 for
student/low income. Since 1998 George Capaccio has assisted a small
group of Iraqi families affected by the punitive UN sanctions and the
ever worsening situation after the beginning of the War. Today George
assists 10 families in situations (one of the families has gone into
exile in Jordan) where there are few aids to help these families with
the ongoing violence and their depravations. All donations from this
concert will go directly to the families George has met during his trips
toi the Mideast. Please join us as we extend our hands in compassion to
those suffering the brunt of war: the civilians living in combat zones.
Send email to bill.haff at gmail.com <mailto:bill.haff at gmail.com> for
additionalinformation. Other Contact Information: 1/508-697-2525.
*Ist Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, 50 School St. Bridgewater*
*Apr 21, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM MAKE HIP HOP NOT WAR!* Featuring
performances by: Papoose, Killer Mike, Grafh, DJ Chela, A-ALikes, AKIR,
Hasan Salaam, Readnex Poetry Squad, Carlos Arrendondo, Iraq Veterans
Againist the War!Check out the door on MYSPACE and FACEBOOK! Doors Open
at 6:30PM. Send email to members at masspeaceaction.org
<mailto:members at masspeaceaction.org> for additionalinformation. Other
Contact Information: Angela at 617/354-2169.
*Jorge Hernadez Cultural Center, 85 W. Newton, Boston* More details...
*Apr 21, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM IMPROBABLE COLLAPSE - The Demolition of Our
Republic* This is the first film to throuroughly review the evidence for
WTC demolitions from a scientific perspective. The film dismantles the
official story that three World Trade Center buildings collapsed from
the fire and damage alone, using the government's own reports and the
research of Physics Professor Steven Jones, Kevin Ryan and Jin Hoffman.
The mechansm of the building collapses proposed by the US government
investigations is extremely unlikely, hence the film's title. Discussion
and Qand A to follow the film with Mike Berger, Directoramd Media
Coordinator for 911 truth.org. Suggested donation $5.00. Send email to
a_rubin at comcast.net <mailto:a_rubin at comcast.net> for additionalinformation.
*The Democracy Center, 45 Mt Auburn St. near Harvard Square.* More
*Apr 25, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM The Pink Tide: Resistance and Regeneration in
Latin America*-Boston DSA/MIT YDS Forum speakers: Maria Aguiar,
Grassroots International*, Peter Winn, Tufts University*, Jose Antonio
Lucero, Temple University* Kendra Fehrer, MLK Bolivarian Circle*
(*Organizational affiliation given for identification, only.)
Resistance to the neoliberal "Washington Consensus" is growing in Latin
America as governments and popular movements work to build a model of
regional prosperity and independence out from under the thumb of the US
government and international corporate investors. Our speakers are
scholars and activists with deep involvement in Latin America, who will
help us explore and understand these historic times. For more
information, including speaker bios, a PDF flyer, and more detailed
directions, go to http://dsaboston.org/calendar.htm#0425. You can also
call 617-354-5078. For more information, visit
http://dsaboston.org/calendar.htm#0425. Send email to
webmaster at dsaboston.org <mailto:webmaster at dsaboston.org> for
additionalinformation. Other Contact Information: David O. Knuttunen/
*Room 4-149, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge MA* More
*Apr 28, 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM PEACE ACTION CELEBRATES ITS 50TH
ANNIVERSARY!!* Please join us for an inspiring celebration to recognize
12 local honorees representing 5 decades of inter-generational action
for peace and justice. With special performances by: The Cello
Chix, Jimmy Tingle and the Foundation Movement. Join us to celebrate 50
years of action for peace and justice, of work for nuclear disarmament
and abolition, of , policy advocacy and grassroots advertising and 50
years of support for global cooperation, democracy and human rights.
RSVP. Send email to members at masspeacetion.org
<mailto:members at masspeacetion.org> for additionalinformation. Other
Contact Information: 617/354-2169.
*Ist Church in Belmont,mUU, 404 Concord Ave, Belmont MA* More details...
*May 19, 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM The Medical and Societal Consequences of the
Iraq War:*-Strategies to Promote True Security In honor of Mother's Day
and all mothers from Iraq and the US who have lost their loved ones to
both wars. Mother's Day was originally conceived by Julia Ward Howe
during the Civil War with a call to unite women againist the war. Many
interesting topics and workshops, among them: The Iraq War: Mortality
Data; Hidden and Horrific Costs of War, Working With Veterans and Their
Families: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Other Key Issues; The
Religious Community's Role in Promoting Peace, Military abd Disability
Costs of the Iraq War: Long-Term Consequences, War is Not the Answer to
Preventing Nuclear Proliferation. To reserve a place, please e-mail
Ldmartin at fas.harvard.edu <mailto:Ldmartin at fas.harvard.edu>. Lunch on
your own - 12:30 to 1:30. Film and Discussion: The Ground Truth from 3
to 4:30 PM
Send email to Ldmartin at fas.harvard.edu <mailto:Ldmartin at fas.harvard.edu>
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