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Planting the Seeds of a Foreign Policy for All

When: Saturday, February 7, 2015, 7:00 am to 12:00 pm
Where: First Church in Boston • 66 Marlborough St (corner of Berkeley) • Arlington T • Boston

Massachusetts Peace Action 2015 Annual Meeting

Keynote speakers:

Dennis Kucinich, former Member of Congress and presidential candidate; author, The Courage to Survive.

Rev. Osagyefo Sekou, Pastor for Formation and Justice, First Baptist Church of Jamaica Plain; author, Gods, Gays, and Guns: Essays on Religion and the future of Democracy

BPT register NowWe will also:

  • discuss and perhaps approve a version of the Foreign Policy for All document
  • review and approve the organization's 2015 program plan
  • elect board members
  • discuss key issues in workshops

$20 admission; members and students $10.  Register online now, send check payable to Massachusetts Peace Action to 11 Garden St, Cambridge, MA 02138, or telephone your credit card number to 617-354-2169.

Tentative Agenda:

12:00 Registration, Lunch, Literature Tables

1:00  Keynote Addresses – Rep. Kucinich, Rev. Sekou

          Workshop of the Whole – Discussion

2:50 Workshops

4:10 Business Meeting

          Board Election

          Foreign Policy for All – Presentation and Vote to affirm

          Mass. Peace Action 2015 Program Plan – Presentation and Vote to affirm

 5:00 Close

 

Workshop Topics (see detailed descriptions)

• Why Renewable Energy is a Peace Issue

• Middle East: ISIS War and Iran Sanctions 

• People, Peace and Planet: Mobilization for a Nuclear-Free, Just, and Sustainable World

• Palestine/Israel: David vs. Goliath - The Art of Asymmetric Advocacy on Capitol Hill

• Economic Justice and Peace: People’s Budget, Trans-Pacific Partnership, and Movement Building

• Racial Justice and Peace:  Black Lives Matter, Mass Incarceration, Police Militarization, and Inequality

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