[act-ma] [UJP] SUNDAY! Autumn Convergence for a New National Agenda

United for Justice with Peace info at justicewithpeace.org
Thu Nov 21 21:45:03 PST 2013

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*When:* Sunday, November 24, 2013, 12:30 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  

*Endorsed *by United for Justice with Peace, Women's International League for  
Peace & Freedom - Boston Branch, Massachusetts Global Action/ encuentro 5,  
and MoveOn Eastern Massachusetts.

See the Agenda and Workshop List [2] and the Convergence Reading List [3].  
  Download and print the flyer [4] and the Autumn Convergence Call [5].

*Logistics:*  Doors open at 12:30 for registration and refreshments.  
 Program will start promptly at 1:00. The location is wheelchair accessible.

Info: http://masspeaceaction.org/event/convergence-2013 [6].  
Email info at masspeaceaction.org [7] or call 617-354-2169

United for Justice with Peace [8] 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 [10]

617-383-4857 www.justicewithpeace.org [11] Upcoming Events:  Music for  
Peace: Beethoven [12] Sat Nov 23 7:30pm Harvard-Epworth Methodist Church  
Cambridge Fall Convergence for a New National Agenda [13] Sun Nov 24 1:00pm  
SEIU Local 32BJ District 615 Boston Voices Across the Divide [14] Tue Dec 17  
7:00pm Coolidge Corner Theater Brookline
/More Peace and Justice Events [15].    How to Submit Events [16]/ 

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[1] http://bit.ly/convergence-2013
[2] http://masspeaceaction.org/4081
[3] http://masspeaceaction.org/4089
[4] http://masspeaceaction.org/home/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/Leaflet-for-Autumn-Convergence.pdf
[5] http://masspeaceaction.org/home/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/Autumn-Convergence-Call-v.1.31.pdf
[6] http://masspeaceaction.org/event/convergence-2013
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[8] http://justicewithpeace.org
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