[act-ma] Peace Calendar, 10/17/2016

Cole Harrison cole at masspeaceaction.org
Mon Oct 17 09:03:31 PDT 2016

Noam Chomsky: Extinction or Internationalism
October 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Old South Church <http://masspeaceaction.org/venue/old-south-church/>,  645
Boylston Street
Boston,  + Google Map
[image: Noam Chomsky]

A Chomsky Legacy Event presented by the Wallace Action Fund admission free
- preregistration required "the world's top public intellectual" - the
guardian Institute Professor & Professor of Linguistics (Emeritus), at
 MIT, Noam Chomsky is a revolutionary thinker whose principal linguistic
works include Syntactic Structures (1957), Current Issues in Linguistic
Theory (1964), Language and Mind (1972),  and Knowledge of Language (1986).
Noam was an early and outspoken critic of the Vietnam War and he has
written extensively on political issues.…
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Kingdom of the Unjust: Behind the U.S.-Saudi Connection
October 19 @ 7:00 pm - October 22 @ 9:00 pm
[image: Medea Benjamin Kingdom of the Unjust]

Medea Benjamin’s national book tour comes to Boston Oct. 19-21 Author and
activist Medea Benjamin will give four talks in the Boston area on her new
book, Kingdom of the Unjust: Beyond the U.S.-Saudi Connection.   Benjamin
is cofounder of CODEPINK and the international human rights organization
Global Exchange. Wednesday, October 19: First Parish in Framingham, 24
Vernon St., 7pm.  Admission Free.  Sponsored by Metrowest Peace Action and
Progressive Democrats of America. 508-376-8495 Thursday, October 20: Boston
College, Gasson Hall, Room 305. Free;…
Find out more » <http://masspeaceaction.org/event/kingdom-of-the-unjust/>
Wake Up Governor: The NRC must Shut Pilgrim Now!
October 20 @ 1:00 pm
Massachusetts State House
<http://masspeaceaction.org/venue/massachusetts-state-house/>,  24 Beacon St

Boston,  + Google Map
[image: Speakout: Close Pilgrim Now]

Speakout at the Massachusetts State House with Senator Dan Wolf and others
"It's too risky to wait for Pilgrim Plant's shutdown" - 9/13/16 Boston
Globe "Close Pilgrim immediately" - 4/27/16 Cape Cod Times
Find out more » <http://masspeaceaction.org/event/wake-up-governor/>
$15 - $40
Pax Christi 2016 State Assembly
October 22 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
St Susanna Parish <http://masspeaceaction.org/venue/st-susanna-parish-2/>,  262
Needham St
Dedham, MA United States  + Google Map
[image: MyChoice for Ind Living logo letterhead check]

Ending the Nuclear Nightmare: Faithful Witnesses and Non Violent
Strategies.  A presentation by Marie Dennis and Jonathan Alan King,
Saturday, October 22nd, at St. Susanna Parish, 262 Needham Street, Dedham
MA. For directions: www.saintsusanna.org Registration begins at 8:30 am –
Program 9:00 am to 3:00 pm; Parish Mass at 4:00 pm for those who wish to
remain.  Marie Dennis is a leader in the movement, “Catholics for the
Abolition of Nuclear Weapons.” She is the co-president of Pax Christi
International since…
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Support the strike of Harvard’s dining hall workers
October 22 @ 3:00 pm
Cambridge Common
<http://masspeaceaction.org/venue/cambridge-common-2/>,  Massachusetts
Avenue and Garden Street
Cambridge, MA 02138  + Google Map
[image: harvard-strike-oct22_page1_image4]

Strikers have two demands from the richest university in the world: People
who work at a school with $35 billion should earn at least $35,000 a year.
Harvard should not make taking our kids to the doctor more expensive.
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National Priorities Project: Annual Fall Party
October 27 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Smith College Conference Center
<http://masspeaceaction.org/venue/smith-college-conference-center-2/>,  49
College Lane
Northampton, MA 01063  + Google Map
[image: npp-annual-fall-party]
Find out more » <http://masspeaceaction.org/event/npp-fall-party-2016/>
The Right to Boycott: Defending BDS
October 29 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Central Sq Branch <http://masspeaceaction.org/venue/central-sq-branch/>,  45
Pearl St.
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States  + Google Map
[image: right to boycott]

A Forum to Educate, Discuss and Strategize Today, across the country, state
and federal lawmakers are attempting to suppress the Palestinian-led
campaign for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions. The forum will strategize
ways to protect our right to free speech.  Featured Panelists: Nadia
Ben-Youssef is a lawyer and human rights advocate serving as Adalah's first
USA Representative. After four years leading Adalah’s international
advocacy efforts on behalf of the indigenous Palestinian Bedouin community
in the Naqab (Negev), she is now developing…
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Iyad Burnat: Bil’in and the Nonviolent Resistance
November 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Encuentro 5 <http://masspeaceaction.org/venue/encuentro-5/>,  9 Hamilton
Boston, MA 02108  + Google Map
[image: Iyad Burnat] <http://masspeaceaction.org/event/10551/>

Iyad Burnat­ will be in Boston to speak about his ­­­new book Bil’in
and The Nonviolent Resistance Iyad Burnat is the coordinator for the
Popular Committee in Bil'in, Palestine. For 10 years, Iyad and the Popular
Committee of this small village have held weekly non-violent demonstrations
against the confiscation of their land. They have repeatedly been met with
violence by the Israeli military. Iyad is coming to the Boston area to
describe what life is like under Israeli occupation, his village's ongoing
Find out more » <http://masspeaceaction.org/event/10551/>

The Next Four Years: Building Our Movements in Dangerous Times
December 3 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Simmons College, Paresky Conference Center
,  300 the Fenway
Boston, MA 02115 United States  + Google Map
[image: Moral Monday]

Featured Speakers: Bob Wing, Social and racial justice organizer; Founder
of Color Lines and War Times; Co-author of "Organizing on Shifting
Terrain"; Mariama White-Hammond, Pastor, Bethel A.M.E. Church, Jamaica
Plain; convener, Massachusetts Moral Revival; Paul Robeson Ford, Pastor,
Union Baptist Church, Cambridge; Mike Connolly, Attorney; State
Representative-Elect; endorsed by Our Revolution; DiDi Delgado, Organizer,
Black Lives Matter Cambridge; Elena Letona, Executive Director, Neighbor to
Neighbor; Emily Kirkland, Director of Organizing, Better Future Project,
350 Massachusetts; Joseph Gerson, Peace and Disarmament Coordinator,
American Friends Service…
Find out more » <http://masspeaceaction.org/event/the-next-four-years/>

Cole Harrison
Executive Director
Massachusetts Peace Action - the Commonwealth's largest grassroots peace
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