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“Paying the Price for Peace: Annual Sacco and Vanzetti Award" with S. Brian Willson

When: Sunday, May 27, 2018, 11:00 am to 1:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • Boston

“Paying the Price for Peace: 2018 CCB’s Annual Sacco and Vanzetti Award" with S. Brian Willson

Join us live on Facebook for our 11:00 a.m. service!

This Memorial Day Weekend, we honor the deep commitment of S. Brian Willson to peace, anti-militarism and anti-imperialism. Brian Willson is the author of “Blood on the Tracks-The Life and Times of S. Brian Willson” (PM Press, 2011). Willson is a Vietnam veteran whose wartime experiences transformed him into a revolutionary nonviolent pacifist. He gained renown as a participant in a prominent 1986 veterans fast on the steps of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D. C. One year later, on September 1, 1987, he was again thrust into the public eye when he was run over and nearly killed by a U. S. Navy Munitions train while engaging in a nonviolent blockade in protest of weapons shipments to El Salvador. Since the 1980s he has continued efforts to educate the public about the diabolical nature of U. S. imperialism while striving to “walk his talk” (on two prosthetic legs and a three-wheeled handcycle) and live a simpler life. In 2016, “Paying the Price for Peace”, a documentary film about Brian’s life and activism, was released to great acclaim.

We will try as best we can to have Brian live with us from his home in Granada, Nicaragua. We will also watch excerpts from his filmed observations. And we will bestow upon him, The Community Church of Boston’s Annual Sacco/Vanzetti Award.

Music by CommUnity Voices

Lunch provided after the program.

All Programs are held on the second floor in the Lothrop Auditorium.

Small elevator, wheelchair accessible.

CCB is located near the Orange line-Back Bay or the Green line-Copley T Stops. On Street Parking and at Back Bay Parking Garage, 199 Clarendon Street. Discount Vouchers available for parking in the garage.

Community Church of Boston is located at 565 Boylston St., 2nd fl., Boston, MA 02116. www.communitychurchofboston.org; info@communitychurchofboston.org

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