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Resisting War, Poverty and Racism: Massachusetts Peace Action 2018 Annual Meeting

When: Saturday, March 17, 2018, 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Where: First Church in Boston • 11 Garden St. • Cambridge



One year into the Trump presidency and the situation for peace could not be more precarious. Nuclear war becomes more and more imminent as the crisis in Korea continues; the US-Saudi assault on Yemen has created one of the world’s worst humanitarian crises; and spending on defense grows as programs for social good are threatened. It is more important than ever for citizens to stand up and demand an end to militarism and a turn towards peace. 


Keynote Address by Jeffrey Sachs:
Endless War and the War Economy

Professor Jeffrey D. Sachs is the Director of the Center for Sustainable Development at Columbia University, a senior UN advisor and a co-recipient of the 2015 Blue Planet Prize. He is widely considered to be one of the world’s leading experts on economic development, global macroeconomics, and the fight against poverty. Professor Sachs has authored and edited of three New York Times Bestsellers: The End of Poverty (2005), Common Wealth: Economics for a Crowded Planet (2008), and The Price of Civilization (2011), in addition to numerous other works.

Read his recent commentary on President Trump’s increased use of militarism, “Trump on the Warpath”.



Keynote Address by Savina Martin:
The Poor People’s Campaign

Savina Martin is the co-coordinator of the Poor People’s Campaign in Massachusetts and was President of the Boston Union of the Homeless and a national coordinating team member. Martin works extensively with homelessness organizations, and as a veteran and a woman of color, works particularly with homeless women veterans.

Read a 2016 interview with Savina from the Kairos Center about the Poor People’s Campaign: “Seize the moment!”



12:00 noon – Registration and literature tables open; Lunch

1:00 pm – Keynote Speakers – Jeffrey Sachs and Savina Martin

2:30 pm – Workshops on:

  • Nuclear Disarmament
  • Korea Crisis
  • End War Without End
  • A New Day for Israel/Palestine
  • People’s Budget/Peace Economy/Poor People’s Campaign

Full descriptions to be posted soon!

4:00 pm – Business meeting

                   Program Plan Presentation & Approval

                   Finance Report

                   Board Election: see the list of nominees and the election process

RegisterButton3001-150x54.jpgRegister: $10 for members, students, and low income; $20 for all others; free to members of MAPA campus chapters.  Literature table $25, includes one admission. 

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