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An Evening with Medea Benjamin at Community Church of Boston

When: Saturday, October 22, 2016, 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • Boston


Saturday, October 22 at the Community Church of Boston

6:30 Reception: Pupusas, Wine & Cheese
7:30 Event: Sacco/Vanzetti Award Ceremony, Music, Talk, Q&A
Tickets: Advance-$15, Door-$20 (sliding scale)
Purchase Tickets: or call for info 617-266-6710


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Free film screening: "Where to Invade Next"

When: Friday, September 2, 2016, 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Where: Private residencee • 243 Broadway • Cambridge

No late comers (let me know in advance if you can't make it on time - ie, by 7pm; perhaps we can reach an agreement - no promises tho)

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Homelessness: Ways to Help with Kate Layzer

When: Sunday, June 5, 2016, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street • 2nd floor • Boston

A sea-change is taking place in the way churches approach their homeless neighbors, and the programs they create to respond to neighbors in need. In this talk Kate Layzer will try to describe that change, what’s important about it, and how it is being expressed in several different area ministries in the Boston area, including a program she founded last year, the Friday Cafe, where she focuses on building community between housed and homeless, mainstream and marginalized. 

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Support Indigenous Peoples Day In Cambridge

When: Thursday, May 26, 2016, 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Where: Holyoke Center • Harvard Square • Cambridge

Support water justice in Palestine and Indigenous Peoples Day in Cambridge!

People from all over the world swarm into Cambrdige for Harvard Graduation.  It's a great time to talk about Palestine and access to water as a human right.  Please join the Alliance for Water Justice in Palestine on Thursday May 16 in Harvard Square.

After demonstrating our support for the indigenous people of Palestine, we will also show support for the indigenous peoples of our own hemisphere.

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Hubert Harrison "The Father of Harlem Radicalism"

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

World Renowned Civil Rights Leader to speak in Watertown

When: Thursday, March 31, 2016, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Where: Watertown Middle School • 68 Waverly Avenue • Watertown

David Rovics-The Other Side 2016 World Tour in BOSTON

When: Friday, March 11, 2016, 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street • 2nd floor • Boston

Community Church of Boston welcomes David Rovics, our continent hopping People’s Troubadour. This deeply and profoundly prolific chronicler of the revolutionary struggles of our times has graced our humble stage and soapbox numerous times in the past. Seek out his voluminous works online, then come hear David live. He will be in full concert on Friday, March 11 at 7:30pm, then he will speak and sing to us at our Sunday Service on March 13!

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Calling all Veterans: Stand with Our Muslim Friends (everyone invited)

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




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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Free film screening: "Malcolm X, Make it Plain"

When: Thursday, February 18, 2016, 6:30 pm to 10:00 pm
Where: UPandOUT • 243 Broadway • corner of Broadway & Windsor; entrance on Windsor • Cambridge

U.S. Groups Stand Against 'Dangerous Tide of Hatred, Violence'


A full-page ad calling for every public figure, elected politician and media outlet to stand up against the "dangerous tide of hatred, violence, and suspicion" that is being expressed across the U.S. with more than 700 organizations and individuals appeared in the Thursday, December 10, 2015 New York Times. 

The ad launches a campaign opposing racism, bigotry and violence called #We Are Better Than This.

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Power to the 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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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


Encuentro 5

9A Hamilton Place, Boston MA 02138

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Free film screening: "Big Boys Gone Bananas"

When: Thursday, November 19, 2015, 6:30 pm to 10:00 pm
Where: UPandOUT • 243 Broadway • corner of Broadway & Windsor; entrance on Windsor • Cambridge

Big Boys Gone Bananas[this saga is a good example of why they are forcing TPP on the planet:
i.e., no recourse to being subjected to their harmful chemicals,  no redress for the damage they cause; what a world...]

Big Boys Gone Bananas

[see trailer]

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Boston Marathon Bombings: Impact and Response

When: Monday, May 20, 2013, 4:00 pm
Where: Cambridge Friends Meeting • 5 Longfellow Park • near Harvard Sq (off Brattle St) • Cambridge

A forum sponsored by United for Justice with Peace

As we grieve the devastating impact of the Marathon bombings had on many families and communities in the Boston area, we are also aware of the need to examine the impact of those bombings on peace and justice issues in our communities, campaigns and organizing.

Presentations will provide analysis and ideas for response from the anti-war, immigrants’ rights, civil liberties, anti-war, economic justice, and Muslim communities.

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Ending the Endless Wars and Occupations

When: Saturday, October 1, 2011, 6:00 am to 2:00 pm
Where: Suffolk University • 41 Temple Street - Park Street T • Donahue Bldg. and C. Walsh Theatre • Boston

NOTE: location details below

Ending the Endless Wars and Occupations

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Conference Schedule    Conference Workshops    Post-Conference Rally

Noam Chomsky

Keynote speaker 
Noam Chomsky

The Arab Spring: 
Significance and Prospects

The Conference

Fall 2011 marks ten years since 9/11, the War on Terror, the Afghanistan War, and the founding of UJP. The US/NATO bombing of Libya is the latest in the series of wars. Domestically, greed is rampant and serious problems are getting worse. Few peace and justice activists can remember a more troubling time.

How did we get here and how can we change things?

What can we learn from the historic events in Egypt, where the people triumphed against huge odds, and the workers of Wisconsin?

How can the peace movement continue its work to end the wars and cut the military budget while also building cooperation with the economic and racial justice movements? 

We want a peaceful foreign policy based on democracy to focus on the pressing economic and human problems that must be solved.

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