[act-ma] Peace and Justice Events assemble by
cwelch at tecschange.org
Sun Jun 10 15:33:57 PDT 2007
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*Jun 11, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM KNOWLEDGE IS THE BEGINNING: "THE RAMALLAH
CONCERT"* Knowledge is the Beginning of an inspiring and challenging
film that documents the founding , by Daniel Barenbolm and Edward Said,
of an orchestra made up of young people from all over the Middle East.
It has been called "a metaphor for what could be acheived there". Send
email to anng at hotmail.com <Compose?To=anng at hotmail.com> for
additionalinformation. Other Contact Information: 617/332-9016.
*Newtown Free Library, 300 Homer St. Newton* More details...
*Jun 12, 6:30 PM IS IRAN REALLY OUR ENEMY? a FORUM ON IRAN with ED
KINANE* Ed Kinane went to Iran in Feb. 2007 as part of a Fellowship of
Reconciliation "civilian diplomacy" delegation.Come Â and get the full
picture. Let our voices be heard before there's another invasion. Please
call 617/282-3783 at least three days in advance to book childcare. This
facility is wheelchair accessible. Light refreshments will be served.
Everyone is welcome. Other Contact Information: 617/282-3783.
*Vietnamese American Community Center, 42 Charles St, next to Fields
Corner T Sto* More details...
*Jun 14 COMING TO U MASS BOSTON: IRAQI TRADE UNIONISTS - SOLIDARITY
TOUR* Hear directly from Iraqi trade unionists about the role that the
labor movement is playing in working againist privitization, for a fair
oil law and creating a secular. progressive Iraq. Faleh Abood Umara,
General Secretary, Southern Oil Company Union, Iraq Federation of Oil
Workers; Hashmeya Muhsin Hussein, President Electrical Utility Workers
Union, Iraq Federation of Trade Unions (First woman to lead an Iraqi
Union,) For furthur information about this and other Boston -area Tour
eents contact Tom McLarney (617/268-2601/terry.mclarney at umb.edu
<Compose?To=617/268-2601/terry.mclarney at umb.edu>); Tess Ewing
(617-287-7352/tess.ewing at umb.edu
<Compose?To=617-287-7352/tess.ewing at umb.edu>); Russ Davis
(617/524-8778/sdavisjwj at adelphia.net
<Compose?To=617/524-8778/sdavisjwj at adelphia.net>.) Send email to
pshannon at afsc.org <Compose?To=pshannon at afsc.org> for
additionalinformation. Other Contact Information: 617/661- 6170.
*WHEATLEY STUDENT LOUNGE, 4TH FLOOR U Mass Boston* More details...
*Jun 14 Join the Lawrence General Hospital Nurses for an Informational
Picket* Nurses and Supporters of Nurses: Join the Appeal for Safe
Stagffing and a Fair Contract. Talks Over Unsafe Staffing, Poor Working
Conditions, Wages and Benefits. The registered nurses of Lawrence
General Hospital have issued the required 10-day notice of their
intention to conduct the picketing above. Contract talks have stalled
over the above issues that the nurses believe are essential to
recruiting and retaining the nursing staff needed to preserve the
quality and safety of patient care. The 400 nurses, who are represented
by the Mass. Nurses Association, recently filed for mediation in an
attempt to break the log-jam in negotiations for a new union
contract.The previous contract expired June 8th. Directions to the
Hospital: Take Exit 45 off Route 495 - the Marston St. Exit; follow the
blue H signs intil you begin to climb a hill. Merge into left lane to
take a left at the top of the hill unto General St. The Hospital and
Emergency parking are on the right; patient and visitor parking down
the hill to the left. Send email to capwiz at mnarn.org
<Compose?To=capwiz at mnarn.org> for additionalinformation.
*Outside the Entrance of the hospital (the corner of Marston St. and
General* More details...
*Jun 14, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM "COMBATTING CORRUPTION, ENCOURAGING
ETHICS"*-A WORKSHOP LED BY FRANCIS BURKE BASED ON HER BOOK This book is
co-authored with William Richter and is a classic in the field of
ethics in government. There will be a book signing after the workshop.
Other Contact Information: 617/523 - 3957.
*West End Branch of the Boston Public Library* More details...
*Jun 14, 6:30 PM THE COST OF PRIVILEDGE: Taking on the System of White
Supremacy + Racism* The Cost of Privilege is one of those rare books
that manages to blend first-rate analysis around racism amd white
supremacy with first rate class analysis as well. The result is that the
reader gains invaluable insights into the ways in which capitalism and
white supremacy have interacted to produce and reproduce injustice, and
the ways in which the working class has remained divided by the promise
of white privilege to some of its members. This is an important and
insightful book. Author Chip Smith, a seasoned activist, presents
historical analysis, first-hand stories, and critical examinations of
political struggles that challenged white supremacy.Refreshments will be
served. Endorsed by Dorchester People fpr Peace, District 7 Roundtable,
Cambridge Eviction Free Zone, Meizhu Lui of UFE (for identification
purposes only.) Send email to janet at communitychangeinc.org
<Compose?To=janet at communitychangeinc.org> for additionalinformation.
Other Contact Information: 617 - 523-0555.
*Spontaneous Celebrations, 14 Danforth St. Jamaica Plain, MA* More
*Jun 16, 4:00 PM QUESTION KERRY ON IRAQ POLICY* Kerry will host a
long-awaited forim, one of the first open meetings with Massachusetts
residents since his '04 campaign. It presents us with an opportunity to
engage him directly to oush him to take more leadership toward passing
policies that would immediately end the war in Iraq and address related
issues of concern to the peace community, such as plans for withdrawal,
the Iraqi oil law and benchmark, the elimination of U.S. bases in Iraqw,
engaging in regional diplomacy (including with Iran!), funding for
humanitarian reconstruction, de-funding the war and more....Please send
your feedback so that we may compile a list of specific and strategic
questions that he should be asked. We'll coordinate our presence at the
event to make sure that there are peace folks scattered throughout the
audience who can ask those questions and build on weak parts of his
answers using "bird-dogging " tactics.Kerry is one of 12 Dems uo for
re-election in 2008.He's a "safe" candidate and only one of 12 who voted
againist the supplemental bill, it will be good to challenge him more on
Iraq. Send email to members at masspeacetion.org
<Compose?To=members at masspeacetion.org> for additionalinformation. Other
Contact Information: 617354/2169.
*KENNEDY MIDDLE SCHOOL , 165 MILL ST. NATICK* More details...
*Jun 16, 7:00 PM JOIN 13 LOCAL DELEGATES REPORTING ON THEIR SOLIDARITY
WORK ON THE WEST BANK* An evening of images and stories from the
delegates experiences , including work on the Olive Harvest, an
internship with the legal group Addarmeer assisting political prisoners,
etc. There will also be a showing of short films made by Palestinian
youth during last year's digital video workshop program in refugee
camps. It is our hope that the program, piloted last year by one of our
delegates will be continued and expanded this year with your help. A
light supper and refreshments will be served. Send email to
nailajirmanus at aol.com <Compose?To=nailajirmanus at aol.com> for
additionalinformation. Other Contact Information: 781/391-1547.
*Friends Meeting House, 5 Longfellow Square at Harvard Square* More
*Jun 17, 7:00 PM HENRI PICCIOTTO'S TALK ABOUT THE ARAB LEAGUE PROPOSAL*
Henri Picciotto will be visiting Boston from Jewish Voice for Peace in
Oakland and wants to meet YOU!Please come to a presentation and wide
ranging discussion of the Arab League Proposal and get to know an
important member of the national staff.
Send email to marilynl at alumni.neu.edu
<Compose?To=marilynl at alumni.neu.edu> for additionalinformation.
*44 CYPRESS ST, BROOKLINE* More details...
*Jun 19 CELEBRATE THE CHILDREN OF RESISTANCE* A scripted dramatic
program that honors Ethel and Julius Rosenberg's resistance om the 54th
anniversary of their execution and celebrates the courage of those who
continue that legacy today. Words of activist families across several
generations are intertwined with music and poetry in an event that
embraces the history of progressive struggle and inspires a commitment
to social justice. Starring Angela Davis, Eve Ensler, David Strathairn
and Howard Zinn.Poetry and Music fromMartin Espada. Charlie King and
Karen Brandow, The Foundation Movement, Workmen's Circle Yiddisn Chorus,
Pamela Means. Additional readings by Camilo Mejia, Felix arroyo,
Margaret Burnham, Sophia Snow and others.Tickets on sale from $30, tax
deductible donations from$50 thru $250.Â Proceeds benefit the Rosenberg
Fund for Children. Send email to ernestine at communitychangeinc.org
<Compose?To=ernestine at communitychangeinc.org> for additionalinformation.
Other Contact Information: 413/529-0063.
*JOHN HANCOCK HALL at the Back Bay Events Center,108 Berkeley St at
Stuart,Boston* More details...
*Jun 20 AUTHOR READING: ALICE ROTHSCHILD - BROKEN PROMISES, BROKEN
DREAMS* These are stories of Jewish and Palestinian Traumas and
Resience. "They probe beyond ther geopolitical realities confronting
/Israelis and Palestinians. It is a soul searching, painfully honest
examination of ordinary people bonded in a tragic embrace. Ultinately
this powerful book is about healing festering wounds and narrowing
irreconcilible differences. It deserves the widest readership." Berbard
Lown, MD, co-recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, professor emeritus
Harvard School of Public Health. /Free and open to the public. RSVP at
the number below. Send email to eric at ericweltman.com
<Compose?To=eric at ericweltman.com> for additionalinformation. Other
Contact Information: 617/304-5330.
*384 Broadway, Cambridge - the home of Sarah Bennet and Eric Weltman*
*Jun 21, 12:00 PM CHANGING THE PIBLIC DISCOURSE ABOUT RACE:*-HIP-HOP:
BEYOND BEATS AND RHYMES A riveting examination of manhood, sexism,
homophobia and racism in hip-hop culture. Discussion facilitated by CC
staff. This is a documentary film by Byron Hurt, former star college
quarterback, long-time hip-hop fan, and gender violence educator,
provides a "loving critique" of a number of disturbing trends in the
world of rap music.Critically acclaimed for its fearless engagement with
issues of race, gender violence and the corporate exploitation of youth
culture. Please bring your lunch; beverages will be provided. $5
donation requested. Send email to janet at communitychangeinc.org
<Compose?To=janet at communitychangeinc.org> for additionalinformation.
*14 BEACON ST., RM.605, Community Change Library on Racism* More
*Jun 23, 1:00 AM - 5:00 AM Brookline Climate Action Day Fair*-Tomorrow's
Climate--Today's Challenge Brookline's first Climate Action Day will
have over 40 environmental exhibitors, food, festivities, music by the
Jill Stein, Ken Selcer & Friends Band, Stingy Brim and other local
groups, and kids' activities including a Dragon Parade,puppets,and
environmental storyteller David Eggleton. Congressman Barney Frank,
State Rep. Frank Smizik, Ross Gelbspan and Mindy Lubber will speak.
Other options will be a Green Building tour and an organized bike ride
starting at 11:00am at the Coolidge Corner Branch Library. For more
information, visit http://www.townofbrooklinemass.com/conservation. Send
email to reitaennis at excite.com <Compose?To=reitaennis at excite.com> for
additionalinformation. Other Contact Information: Reita Ennis, 617-233-2605.
*Brookline Town Hall Plaza,333 Washington St., Brookline* More
*Jun 23, 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM "Start the Music, Stop the war": an Evening
of Culture + Protest! Save the Date* Now that Congress has voted to
escalate the Iraq War, it's time for us to kick off our summer protests
with something a little bit different.Join United for Justice with Peace
for a 6:30 pm anti-war parade (led by the Second Line Social Aid and
Pleasure Society Brass Band) followed at 7pm by an Evening of Music,
Culture and Protest at the newly Regent Theater.The goals of the event
are to make a statement againist the war and to help activate those
oppposing the war who don't express their opposition through
demonstrations. Featuring Kemp Harris, Soul of Change, Jake Brennan, The
Second Line Social Aid and Pleasure Society Brass Band, In the Public
Interest, Ketchup, Mr. Them, and More!! $20 General Admission, $10
College Students and Low Income; $5 High School Students (Prices include
restoration Fee.) Order Now!! Send email to pshannon at afsc.com
<Compose?To=pshannon at afsc.com> for additionalinformation. Other Contact
*THE REGENT THEATER, 7 Medford St., Arlington Ma* More details...
*Jul 1, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Citizens Summit and Protest March when Bush
Meets Putin* I am too tired tonight to write the full description with
directions, program, etc. Put it on your Calendar; you\'ll have much to
count on next week.It <http://week.it/> should be a great event. I\'ll
put more on tomorrow A.M. Go to Calendar of Events on the UJP Web Page.
Next week the full story will be printed in the calendar, I promise Send
email to jamillaelshafei at yahoo.com
<Compose?To=jamillaelshafei at yahoo.com> for additionalinformation. Other
Contact Information: susie justed: 631/875-5936.
*From the Village Green on Ocean Ave. to Bush Compound, Kennebunkport*
Please note: Many events listed here are not sponsored by United for
Justice with Peace, and are not necessarily endorsed by UJP, but are
advertised here for your information. Please feel free to contribute
<http://www.justicewithpeace.org/contribute_event.php> your calendar
listings. Please send your comments to Elisabeth Leonard at
elisa_02128 at yahoo.com <Compose?To=elisa_02128 at yahoo.com>
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