[act-ma] [UJP] Boston Marathon Bombings: Impact and Response

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======== BOSTON MARATHON BOMBINGS: IMPACT AND RESPONSE =======================

.... /A forum sponsored by United for Justice with Peace/

*Monday, May 20, 7:00 pm
Cambridge Friends Meeting
5 Longfellow Park* (off Brattle St)

As we continue to grieve the devastating impact the Marathon bombings have  
had so many families and communities affected here in Boston, we are also  
aware of the need to examine the impact of those bombings on peace and  
justice issues - in our communities, campaigns and organizing.

This forum will include presentations that provide analysis and ideas for  
response from the immigrants' rights, civil liberties, antiwar, and Budget  
for All movements, and the Muslim community. Can we change the negative  
discourse? Are there new ways we can work together? There will be ample time  
for discussion and everyone is invited.

Speakers to include:

 * *Carlos and Melida Arredondo* are members of Military Families Speak Out.
   Carlos’ quick action saved a life during the bombing. They became
   anti-war activists after Carlos' 20-year-old eldest son Lance Corporal
   Alexander Arredondo died in action in Iraq in 2004. Carlos was at the
   scene of the Boston Marathon bombing and helped save the life of a victim,
   Jeff Bauman.
 * *Joseph Gerson* directs the Peace and Economic Security Program at the
   American Friends Service Committee. He lives four houses from the boat in
   which Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was captured and had a resident’s eye view of
   the massive Watertown manhunt
 * *Gladys Vega* is Executive Director of the Chelsea Collaborative and a
   tireless advocate for immigrant rights.
 * *Cyrus McGoldrick* is Civil Rights Manager at the New York chapter of
   CAIR, the Council on American Islamic Relations. A recent graduate of
   Columbia University, he is an American Muslim activist and lyrical artist
   of Iranian and Irish descent. Cyrus also serves on the Advisory Council
   for Getting Out & Staying Out, a program dedicated to helping young men
   coming out of prison stay out of prison, and he performs original music as
   The Raskol Khan, blending reggae and jazz melodies with hip-hop lyrics and
   Islamic activism.
 * An attorney with the *National Lawyers Guild* will address civil liberties
   issues raised by the bombing and aftermath.

$5-10 donation requested, no one turned away. For info write UJP at  
info at justicewithpeace.org [1] or call 617-383-4857

United for Justice with Peace [2] 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.

/Help us continue to do this critical work! Make a donation to UJP today.  

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