[act-ma] [UJP] Fall Convergence for a New National Agenda

United for Justice with Peace info at justicewithpeace.org
Tue Oct 22 21:00:04 PDT 2013

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======== FALL CONVERGENCE FOR A NEW NATIONAL AGENDA ==========================

*When:* Sunday, November 24, 2013, 1:00 pm to 5:30 pm *Where: *SEIU Local  
32BJ District 615 • 26 West St, 2nd floor • Park St T • Boston  


*SEIU state political director Harris Gruman*

*     Peace, GLBT and justice organizer Leslie Cagan*

*          BU profe**ssor of political science Neta Crawford*

*               climate activist Ben Thompson*

*                    ... AND YOU!*

Many agree that we need to forge a more democratic nation based on social  
justice, sustainability, employment, and peace. Our groups share many values,  
aspirations, and goals. We are working to avert climate catastrophe, to raise  
the minimum wage, to prevent new U.S. wars, to protect vital public programs,  
and to organize around dozens of other important issues. But to turn things  
around we need a vision of a new economy, a just society, and a new foreign  
policy that connects the issues -- a vision that can mobilize a social  
movement toward a society that works for everyone.  We need a message that  
points more clearly to the future we seek. 

How do we work together?  How can we connect with the millions of people who  
agree with us but are not yet involved? 

This convergence is for people who are concerned about:

 * Responding to climate change
 * Closing vast income gaps
 * Creating a full employment, green economy
 * Reclaiming Democracy
 * Protecting vital public services
 * Preventing war and reducing military spending
 * Safeguarding worker rights
 * Ending poverty and hunger
 * Ridding the world of nuclear weapons
 * Providing sufficient affordable housing

The format will emphasize discussion—sharing ideas, listening to each  

Outcomes we hope for:

 * A clearer vision of the society we are working to achieve
 * A message that communicates that vision to more people
 * Stronger connections within the activist community
 * New ideas for outreach
 * A commitment to follow-up

The great ballplayer/philosopher Yogi Berra once said: “You’ve got to be  
careful if you don’t know where you’re going ‘cause you might not get  
there”. We hope this convergence will lead to a clearer sense of where  
we’re going and how to get there while there’s still time. Please join  
us.  *Register online: *
*http://bit.ly/convergence-2013* [1]

*Sponsored by Massachusetts Peace Action, Democratic Socialists of America,  
Progressive Democrats of America, American Friends Service Committee, and 350  

Endorsers: United for Justice with Peace (list in formation). 

Info: http://masspeaceaction.org/event/convergence-2013 [2].  
 Email info at masspeaceaction.org [3] or call 617-354-2169


United for Justice with Peace [4] 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.  

info at justicewithpeace.org [6]

617-383-4857 www.justicewithpeace.org [7] Upcoming Events:  Denuclearization  
of the Korean Peninsula [8] Thu Oct 24 4:00pm MIT Campus - Tang Center  
Cambridge Conference: Freedom & Unfreedom in the Digital Age [9] Fri Oct 25  
6:00pm Lesley University Cambridge Rosalie Riegle Reading from Doing Time for  
Peace [10] Sat Oct 26 7:00pm Cambridge Friends Meeting Cambridge Celebrate  
New Hampshire Peace Action with Helen Caldicott [11] Sat Nov 9 5:30pm Concord  
City Auditorium Concord, NH Veterans For Peace: Veterans Day Parade and Rally  
[12] Mon Nov 11 12:30pm Charles St. and Beacon St. Boston How the Wounded  
Return from America's Wars: The Untold Story [13] Tue Nov 12 7:00pm First  
Parish in Waltham Waltham US Strategy to Contain China [14] Thu Nov 14 7:00pm  
Center for Marxist Education Cambridge Music for Peace: Beethoven [15] Sat  
Nov 23 7:30pm Harvard-Epworth Methodist Church Cambridge
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