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Calling all Veterans: Stand with Our Muslim Friends

When: Saturday, February 27, 2016, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Where: Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center • 100 Malcolm X Blvd. • Roxbury • Boston

CALLING ALL VETERANS

STAND WITH OUR MUSLIM FRIENDS

SAVE THE DATE: SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 27

TIME: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

WHERE: Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center,

(Largest Mosque in New England).

ADDRESS: 100 Malcolm X Blvd. Roxbury, MA

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In Honor of MLK Day: The Fall of the Western Empire with Chuck Turner

When: Sunday, January 17, 2016, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street • 2nd floor • Boston

The Community Church of Boston is pleased to announce 2007 Sacco & Vanzetti awardee, Chuck Turner, a former city counselor is long-time civil rights activist, responsible for co-establishing the United Community Construction Workers & founder of the Boston Jobs Council will be speaking about "The Fall of the Western Empire

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The Significance of "Black Lives Matter" with Prof. Tony Van Der Meer

When: Sunday, January 10, 2016, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 365 Boylston Street • 2nd floor • Boston

Prof. Van Der Meer with speak on the significance of "Black Lives Matter". He is a is a senior lecturer, Africana Studies at UMass Boston and the former Chairman of the Black Political Task Force of Boston. Professor Van Der Meer’s area of research is focused on African diaspora religion and culture and its image in the mass media. for more information go to our website.

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Citizen Koch

When: Tuesday, January 5, 2016, 7:00 pm to 8:45 pm
Where: SATV • 285 Derby St., • Salem
 

FRIENDS, COME SEE AND DISCUSS

 

CITIZEN KOCH

FOLLOWS THE MONEY TRAIL, STARTING WITH SECRETIVE POLITICAL FUNDRAISERS SPONSORED BY THE BILLIONAIRE KOCH BROTHERS

 

JANUARY 5, 2016

TUESDAY 7:00

SALEM SATV

285 DERBY ST.

Salem, MA. 

FREE FILM SERIES ON FIRST TUESDAY OF MONTH

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The season of peace is a good time to remember the humanity of others

Remarks delivered at "Welcome Refugees - War is Not the Answer" candlelight vigil, December 10, 2015, Boston Common.   Photos

In our war culture we learn to define the "other" -- the "outsider" -- as an "enemy" from our earliest hours.  The "enemy" is depersonalized in wars to make killing easier, so that it's easier not to care and to close our eyes and hearts to the inflicted horrors that all wars are. What needs to happen is a total transformation. We need to recognize the humanity of others – one way to do that is to welcome war refugees (sometimes mistermed migrants or immigrants by the media) – as we take responsibility for the consequences of the wars waged in our names by our government.

Those of us who work for peace day after day, week after week, year after year, decade after decade are among those who do take that step toward recognition of the humanity of others. We abhor the bombs dropping on children, mothers, fathers, grandparents. I always think – hey – there are people down there – it's not shock and awe it's murder!  I find it very painful when I stand with my sign for peace and people in my community drive past shouting out justifications for bombing and killing – even one time - thankfully only one time- "nuke 'em". The violence here and wars there are out of control, we are eclipsed by events that worsen daily and our voices continue unheeded. 

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Power to the People

http://www.commondreams.org/views/2015/10/09/power-people

Today John Lennon would be 75 and the radio played his song Power to the People.  Earlier this week a couple thousand people made a peace sign in New York's Central Park in response to Yoko Ono's call to honor John's birthday in this way.

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Honduras Communities Under Siege: Witness for Peace Delegation Report Back

When: Saturday, October 24, 2015, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Where: Connolly Library • 433 Centre St • Jamaica Plain

Massive numbers of people are leaving Honduras for the U.S. due to extreme human rights abuses, including threats and assassinations of those in the resistance, and land takeovers that make it very difficult for small farmers and indigenous communities to survive. 

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The Rohingya of Myanmar (Burma) - Homelessness & State Persecution

When: Monday, October 12, 2015, 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Where: Encuentro5 • 9A Hamilton Place • Boston

The Rohingya of Myanmar (Burma)

Homelessness & State Persecution

Information * Awareness * Action

Monday October 12, 2015, 6pm - 8:30pm

AT

Encuentro 5

9A Hamilton Place, Boston MA 02138

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Broken On All Sides

When: Tuesday, September 1, 2015, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Where: SATV-Salem • 285 Derby St • Salem

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FRIENDS, COME SEE AND DISCUSS

 

BROKEN ON ALL SIDES

DISSECTS “GET TOUGH” RHETORIC & CRIME POLICIES & EXPLORES POSSIBLE REFORMS & SOLUTIONS TO ENDING MASS INCARCERATION & THIS NEW RACIAL CASTE SYSTEM

 

SEPTEMBER 1, 2015

TUESDAY 7:00

SALEM SATV

285 DERBY ST.

 

 

 

 

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Color of Water: Community Conversation about Race & Water

When: Thursday, August 20, 2015, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Where: Grove Hall Branch, Boston Public Library • 41 Geneva Avenue • Boston
 
 
 
COLOR OF WATER: COMMUNITY CONVERSATION ABOUT RACE AND WATER
 
SPONSORED BY MASSACHUSETTS GLOBAL ACTION
 
Join this community conversation about the price of water, human rights  and our community.
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Ending Mass Incarceration and the School to Prison Pipeline

When: Thursday, September 10, 2015, 6:00 pm to Saturday, September 12, 2015, 6:00 pm
Where: Congregation Lion of Judah Church • 68 Northampton St • Boston

The Center for Church and Prison announces its 2015 Conference on Ending Mass Incarceration and the School-to-Prison Pipeline. We gather to advocate for the end to mandatory minimums, closing the gap between poorly resourced schools, the criminalization of school disciplines and mass incarceration, police brutalities in law enforcement.

10-12 September at The Congregation Lion of Judah Church/Boston.

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Rally Against the School-to-Prison Pipeline

When: Wednesday, August 19, 2015, 12:00 pm
Where: Massachusetts State House • 24 Beacon St • Boston

Education Is a Right - Not a means to Incarceration

The Center for Church and Prison, Inc.

info@churchandprison.org

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Free film screening: "The People Speak"

When: Thursday, October 15, 2015, 6:30 pm to 10:00 pm
Where: UPandOUT • 243 Broadway • corner of Windsor; entrance on Windsor • Cambridge

Screening of Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin

When: Thursday, June 5, 2014, 3:45 pm
Where: Central Square Library • 45 Pearl St • Central T • Cambridge

Bayard RustinBrother Outsider has introduced millions of viewers around the world to the life and work of Bayard Rustin – a visionary strategist and activist who has been called “the unknown hero” of the civil rights movement. A Quaker, a disciple of Gandhi, a mentor to Rev.

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Jobs Not Jails Rally on Boston Common!

When: Saturday, April 26, 2014, 9:00 am
Where: Boston Common • Boston

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