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Building Peace and Justice– Now More than Ever: Massachusetts Peace Action 2016 Annual Meeting

When: Saturday, March 12, 2016, 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Where: First Church in Cambridge - Jewett Auditorium • 11 Garden St • Harvard T • Cambridge

Phyllis Bennis and Rep Jim McGovern

Keynote Speakers 

Phyllis Bennis: The Syrian War, ISIS, Iran, Saudi Arabia and the US

Bennis is author of Understanding ISIS and the New Global War on Terror: A Primer

Rep. Jim McGovern: Amidst Today’s Turmoil, We Must Rebuild the Peace Movement

McGovern represents Massachusetts’ 2nd Congressional District.  Rep. McGovern will be awarded the 2016 Peacebuilders Prize for his leadership in Congress on peace and justice issues

Workshop Topics:

 

Building Peace in the Middle East: Diplomacy Wins, War Fails

Struggling for Peace by Meeting People’s Needs at Home

Resisting the Trillion Dollar Nuclear Weapons “Modernization” Plan: First Steps in a Long-Term Campaign

Peace and a stable climate:  Can we have one without the other?

Agenda

                10:00     Registration and Literature Tables Open

                11:00     Welcome

                                Phyllis Bennis – Remarks & Discussion

                12:00     Jim McGovern – Remarks & Q&A

                1:00        Lunch   

                1:45        Workshops Start

                3:00        Business Meeting

                                Board of Directors Election

                                Finance Report

                                Campus Organizing Report

                                Program Plan, Discussion & Approval

                4:00        Adjourn

General admission $20; members, students, and low income $10 (includes lunch).  Register online here or mail a check to Massachusetts Peace Action, 11 Garden St, Cambridge, MA 02138.  Write "Annual Meeting" on the memo line.

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