Submitted by ujpadmin on Thu, 03/04/2010 - 11:17am.
When: Sunday, March 7, 2010, 1:00 pm
to 3:00 pm
Where: Copley Square • followed by sidewalk march to Park Street T • Boston
2010 Mar 7 - 1:00pm
2010 Mar 7 - 3:00pm
Rally on the 100th Anniversary of International Women’s Day
The Greater Boston chapter of Code Pink Women for Peace invites you and all who yearn for an end to war to celebrate the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day by rallying and marching for peace.
We propose the following theme: Bread and Peace--Women Say NO to War!
Plan: Rally at Copley Square at 1pm (begin to gather starting at noon), march to Park Street T at 2, end with a brief silent vigil to mourn the dead and a final call to action before dispersing.
Endorsed by Raging Grannies, Women's Fightback Network, and United for Justice with Peace.
Submitted by ujpadmin on Tue, 01/12/2010 - 11:13am.
When: Wednesday, January 13, 2010, 6:30 pm
to 8:30 pm
Where: AFSC • 2161 Mass. Ave. • Cambridge
2010 Jan 13 - 6:30pm
2010 Jan 13 - 8:30pm
Escalation of the Afghanistan war and new times for the peace movement: UJP holds political discussion meeting for the whole coalition
There was a wave of protests after Obama's speech sending more troops to Afghanistan, but now what do we do? We are in a new period for peace and justice activism. The principal public concern is economic recession, not war. The country's first African American president is personally appealing but continues war policies. The antiwar movement seems confused and the national coalition United for Peace and Justice is in crisis. Meanwhile, the climate crisis keeps getting worse and nothing much is being done about it. Clearly UJP needs to adjust to the new circumstances -- but how?
On Wednesday, January 13 the UJP planning group will host an expanded meeting for free ranging political discussion of these issues; all UJP groups, activists and members are invited to attend. People are encouraged to present strategy discussion papers and action proposals from different perspectives; however, the meeting will not make any decisions. Specific proposals may be adopted at the Feb. 13 UJP strategy meeting.
Often we are so busy doing things that we don't step back and consider the big picture. Bringing our thoughts together in dialogue we will rediscover our many points of agreement, identify the challenges in communicating our message and begin to form action plans to move foward. Let's hear everyone's ideas, there is lots of energy in working together!
Submitted by ujpadmin on Tue, 06/09/2009 - 8:53am.
When: Saturday, June 13, 2009, 1:00 pm
to 5:00 pm
Where: Friends Meeting House • 5 Longfellow Park, Cambridge
2009 Jun 13 - 1:00pm
2009 Jun 13 - 5:00pm
Let's all get together with each other again.....
On Saturday June 13 from 1-5 in the afternoon, all of us in UJP will gather for our next strategy conference. Once again, we will be meeting at the Cambridge Friends Center in the Harvard Square area.
To start the conference off, two speakers will assess the crises in Afghanistan and Pakistan:
Dr. Joseph Gerson is Director of Programs and Director of the Peace and Economic Security Program, American Friends Service Committee, New England. Dr. Gerson’s program work focuses on challenging and overcoming U.S. global hegemony: its preparations for and threats to initiate nuclear war, and its military domination of the Asia-Pacific and the Middle East.
Prof. Adil Najam is Professor of International Relations and Geography and the Environment at Boston University. He was a lead author for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) which received the Nobel Prize in 2007. He edits the Pakistani affairs blog pakistaniat.com and testified at the Congressional Progressive Caucus’ April forum on Afghanistan.