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

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

*When:* Monday, May 20, 2013, 7:00 pm
*Where: *Cambridge Friends Meeting • 5 Longfellow Park • near Harvard Sq  
(off Brattle St) • Cambridge

* /A forum sponsored by United for Justice with Peace/ *
As we grieve the devastating impact of the Marathon bombings had on many  
families and communities in the Boston area, 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.

Presentations will provide analysis and ideas for response from the anti-war,  
immigrants’ rights, civil liberties, anti-war, economic justice, and Muslim  
communities.

How do we change the violent discourse and build solidarity between our  
movements? There will be ample time for discussion, and the forum is open to  
the public.


with *Carlos and Mélida Arredondo, Joseph Gerson, Gladys Vega, Cyrus  
McGoldrick,* and *Hillary Farber*

Speakers (from left):

 * *Carlos and Mélida Arredondo* are members of Military Families Speak
   Out. Both Carlos and Melida were at the scene of the Boston Marathon
   bombing and Carlos’ quick action helped save the life of a victim, Jeff
   Bauman. They became anti-war activists after Carlos' 20-year-old eldest
   son Lance Corporal Alexander Arredondo died in action in Iraq in 2004.
   Both are immigrants from Costa Rica.
 * *Joseph Gerson* directs the Peace and Economic Security Program of 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, *Executive Director of the Chelsea Collaborative, is a
   tireless advocate for immigrant rights.
 * *Cyrus McGoldrick* is an American Muslim activist and lyrical artist of
   Iranian and Irish descent. He is the Director of the Outreach and
   Development Committee of the National Coalition to Protect Civil Freedoms
   (NCPCF) and serves as the Muslim Chaplain for Manhattan College. Formerly,
   he was the Civil Rights Manager and then Advocacy Director at the New York
   chapter of CAIR, the Council on American Islamic Relations. He is a
   community organizer in New York and teaches political organizing and
   classes on Islam at universities and community centers. He is a speaker
   and frequently interviewed by international media. He continues to perform
   original poetry and music as “The Raskol Khan.”
 * *Hillary Farber* is Associate Professor of Law at UMass Dartmouth School
   of Law. She serves on the Advisory Board of the Boston Chapter of the
   American Constitution Society, the Board of Directors for Suffolk Lawyers
   for Justice, and the Massachusetts Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild.
   She is a founding member of the New England Innocence Project. She 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.

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