[act-ma] 3/31 7pm - Medea Benjamin: Growing the Peace Movement

UJP: United for Justice with Peace ujpcoalition at gmail.com
Thu Mar 25 18:16:05 PDT 2010


Medea Benjamin: Growing the Peace Movement

*When:* Wednesday, March 31, 2010, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
*Where: *Encuentro 5 • 33 Harrison Ave, 5th Floor • Chinatown T Stop •
Boston

The continued wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the conflict in the Middle East
and the bloated Pentagon budget are sucking billions of taxdollars that
should be spent on health, education, jobs and the environment. Yet under
Obama, the peace movement has lost its steam. What strategies can be
effective to rebuild the peace movement? Where can we find new allies? What
are the most effective tactics we can use?

Medea Benjamin is a cofounder of both *CODEPINK: Women for Peace* and the
international human rights organization Global Exchange. A tireless advocate
for social justice for over 20 years, she has distinguished herself as an
eloquent and energetic figure in the progressive movement. Internationally
recognized as one of the world’s most dynamic, dedicated, knowledgeable, and
effective grassroots organizers, Medea has initiated and participated in
countless eye-catching and witty political actions and has led peace and
justice delegations (“reality tours” ) to countries in Africa, the Americas,
Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and Central Asia—including Afghanistan,
Colombia, Iraq, Iran, Palestine. In the increasingly disastrous aftermath of
September 11, she has been working to promote a U.S. foreign policy that
would respect human rights and gain us allies instead of contributing to
violence and undermining our international reputation.

Cosponsored by *CODEPINK: Women for Peace* and United for Justice with
Peace.
<http://justicewithpeace.org/>

United for Justice with Peace <http://justicewithpeace.org/> is a coalition
of peace and justice organizations and community peace groups in the Greater
Boston region. The UJP Coalition, formed after September 11th, seeks global
peace through social and economic justice.

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Howard Zinn Memorial Event <http://justicewithpeace.org/node/1060>Sat Mar 27
2:00pmBoston UniversityBostonMedea Benjamin: Growing the Peace
Movement<http://justicewithpeace.org/node/1195>Wed
Mar 317:00pmEncuentro 5BostonNo Fooling! Protest Obama's
War!<http://justicewithpeace.org/obama-no-fooling>Thu
Apr 14:00pm
BostonBrown Bag Lunch Vigil: Stop the Military Budget
Supplemental<http://justicewithpeace.org/node/1191>Wed
Apr 2112:00pmDownstairs from Sen. John Kerry's officeBostonRally for Jobs
and Cuts in Military Spending <http://justicewithpeace.org/node/1152>Thu Apr
224:30pmRoxbury Crossing T StationBostonInternational Day of Action for a
Nuclear-Free World <http://justicewithpeace.org/nfw-rally>Sun May 22:00pmnear
Times SquareNew York, NYLabor and the Afghanistan War: A
Teach-In<http://justicewithpeace.org/node/1197>Sat
May 89:00amSEIU 1199Dorchester

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organizations and community peace groups in the Greater Boston region. The
UJP Coalition, formed after September 11th, seeks global peace through
social and economic justice.
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