[act-ma] [UJP] October 1 Anti-War Conference - THIS Saturday. Register online now.

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UJP: October 1 Anti-War Conference - THIS Saturday. Register online now.








OCTOBER 1 ANTI-WAR CONFERENCE - THIS SATURDAY. REGISTER ONLINE NOW.
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All Day Conference on Peace and Justice

See the Conference Schedule [1] and Conference Workshops [2] for the latest
complete conference schedule and list of speakers and workshops. 

            



When: Saturday, October 1, 2011, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Where: Suffolk University • 41 Temple Street 

            Register Online Now! [3]









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                         Keynote speaker


NOAM CHOMSKY
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                        The Arab Spring:

                        Significance and Prospects

 

You must pre-register to guarantee a seat at Prof. Chomsky's keynote
address.  

                        



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The Conference
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Fall 2011 marks ten years since 9/11, the War on Terror, the Afghanistan War,
and the founding of UJP.  The US/NATO bombing of Libya is the latest in the
series of wars.  Domestically, greed is rampant and serious problems are getting
worse.  Few peace and justice activists can remember a more troubling time.

How did we get here and how can we change things?

What can we learn from the historic events in Egypt, where the people triumphed
against huge odds, and the workers of Wisconsin?

How can the peace movement continue its work to end the wars and cut the
military budget while also building cooperation with the economic and racial
justice movements?

We want a peaceful foreign policy based on democracy to focus on the pressing
economic and human problems that must be solved.

                        






             Featuring Presentations by:








		



Kathy Kelly

Voices for Creative Nonviolence

Report from Afghanistan and Iraq

                                    




                        		 

                        



		



Ann Wright

former U.S. Army Colonel

Citizen Activism Through Flotillas

                                    




                        		 

                        



		



Michael McPhearson

National Coordinator, United for Peace and Justice

Connecting to the War at Home

                                    




                        		 

                        



		



Enid Eckstein

Vice President, 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East 

Labor, the Right Wing Attacks, the Wars, and Building Unity

                                    













		



Will Hopkins

Executive Director, New Hampshire Peace Action; Iraq Veterans Against the War
and Veterans for Peace

The crisis and youth today

                                    




                        		 

                        



		



Max Elbaum

War Times/Tiempo de Guerras

Working for Peace In an Empire in Decline

 

                                    




                        		 

                        



		



Patricia Montes

Executive Director, Centro Presente

How the wars affect immigrant rights at home

 

                                    




                        		 

                        



		



Najib E Saliba

Professor of history, Worcester State University

The Current Situation in Syria

 

                                    







Registration Fee: $15, includes morning coffee and pastry.   Free for Suffolk
University students and faculty with ID.  No one turned away.   

Register online at http://justicewithpeace.org/ten-years-after-registration
[4].   

Lunch: $10 - pizza, salad and drink, served in Donahue Building cafeteria.

            

Directions: Take the T to Park Street or Government Center.  THEN WALK
>From Park St. T - Park St. toward State House; Right on Beacon St.; Left on
Bowdoin St; Left on Derne St; Right on TEMPLE ST.
>From Govt. Center T - Cross Cambridge St. and proceed RIGHT; Left on TEMPLE ST.

            Suffolk University, Donahue Building, 41 Temple Street, Boston, MA
02114 Google Maps [5]

            

**** Do NOT confuse Temple Street, near the State House, with Temple Place nor
with the 3 other Temple Streets in Dorchester (02126), Charlestown (02129), or
West Roxbury (02132)****

Registration opens at 9am at the Donahue Building, 41 Temple St.  Sessions will
be held in Donahue and in the C.  Walsh Theatre next door.

Volunteer:  There are many tasks, from putting up signs to helping  with
registration for which volunteer assistance would be appreciated.  Please let
us know if you can set aside some time to help by sending an email
to mcfarland13 at gmail.com 

Post-Conference Rally: We will march 6 blocks to the home of Sen. John Kerry
after the conference.  Details [6]

About UJP

Born on the very evening of the 9/11 attack on the Twin Towers, UJP called for a
peaceful response to the crisis and played a leading role in opposing the
initial attack on Afghanistan and the drive toward war in Iraq.  Dozens of peace
and justice organizations and local community groups soon affiliated with UJP,
which is now the largest peace and justice coalition in Eastern Massachusetts.

UJP sponsored educational programs, vigils, Congressional lobbying, buses to
national protests and organized many demonstrations including the largest on
Boston Common in a generation in an effort to stop the Iraq War. We learned
about the importance of both grassroots and national organizing; the essential
link of the wars abroad to the war at home against workers, people of color, and
immigrants; the reality of multiple approaches to work and strategy and the need
to seek common ground while reserving differences.

Sponsored by United for Justice with Peace and the Suffolk University Department
of Government

Information: info at justicewithpeace.org [7] • 617-383-4857

            



 






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United for Justice with Peace [9] 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.

             [10]

Help us continue to do this critical work!   Make a donation to UJP today. [11]

            



info at justicewithpeace.org [12]

            
            		617-383-4857

            		www.justicewithpeace.org [13]





Upcoming Events: 











 



		Take Back Our City! [14]

		Fri Sep 30

		2:00pm

		Boston Common

		Boston

		

		Ending the Endless Wars and Occupations [15]

		Sat Oct 1

		9:00am

		Suffolk University

		Boston

		

		Senator Kerry, Represent US! [16]

		Sat Oct 1

		5:30pm

		Home of Sen. John Kerry

		Boston

		

		Stop the Machine! Create a New World! [17]

		Thu Oct 6

		10:00am

		Freedom Plaza

		Washington, DC

		

		March and Rally to Stop the Wars at Home and Abroad [18]

		Sat Oct 15

		1:00pm

		Park Street Station at Boston Common 

		Boston

		

		Afghanistan: The Haunted Battleground [19]

		Mon Oct 17

		7:00pm

		First Parish

		Watertown

 

		Afghanistan: Why Obama Must Change Course [20]

		Tue Oct 18

		7:00pm

		First Church in Jamaica Plain Unitarian Universalist

		Jamaica Plain

		

		Boston Palestine Film Festival [21]

		Fri Oct 21

		5:00pm

		Museum of Fine Arts and other locations

		Boston

		






More Peace and Justice Events [22].    How to Submit Events [23] 

 












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