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Nonviolence and peacemaking

Robert F. Williams and the Deacons for Self-Defense

When: Saturday, February 23, 2013, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Where: The Center for Marxist Education • 550 Mass. Ave., 2d Floor • (Central Square MBTA Station on the Red Line) • Cambridge

James Smethurst, African-American Studies, UMass-Amherst

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Walk for Peace For the People – For the Earth - Potluck

When: Wednesday, February 20, 2013, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Where: Cambridge Friends Meeting House • 5 Longfellow Park, off Brattle St. • Cambridge

Join Massachusetts Peace Action and Cambridge Friends Meeting as we welcome the Walkers for a New Spring for a community potluck and discussion.

Potluck 6:00 pm

Speakers 7:00 pm

Mie Ahearn will speak about her experience of 6 months in Fukushima.

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Walk for Peace For the People – For the Earth

When: Saturday, February 16, 2013, 4:00 am to Friday, April 5, 2013, 2:00 pm
Where: Seabrook, Boston, Plymouth, New London, Washington

Saturday, February 16- Friday, March 8, 2013

This is the annual Walk for a New Spring initiated and led by the New England Peace Pagoda. This year’s walk for community, sustainability and disarmament is designed to help awaken people to the need for foster human connection and caring; to promote environmental sustainability, focusing on alternatives to nuclear power and fossil fuels; and for disarmament and peace.

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Cambridge’s Annual Martin Luther King Day Commemoration and Remembrance

When: Monday, January 21, 2013, 7:00 am to 9:00 am
Where: St. Peter’s Episcopal Church • 838 Massachusetts Ave. • Central Sq T • Cambridge

Please join the Cambridge Peace Commission as we publicly remember and celebrate the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Central Square, Cambridge:

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Birth 2012 Boston - Arlington Town Hall

When: Saturday, December 22, 2012, 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Where: Arlington Town Hall • 730 Mass Ave • Arlington

 Join us at Birth 2012 Boston as we celebrate the shift into a new era: a GLOBAL CULTURE OF PEACE.

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Birth 2012 Boston at Cambridge College

When: Saturday, December 22, 2012, 5:00 am to 11:00 am
Where: Cambridge College • 1000 Mass Ave • Cambridge

 Join us at Birth 2012 Boston as we celebrate the shift into a new era: a GLOBAL CULTURE OF PEACE.

Featured presenters, performers and exhibitors with drumming, sound healing, Flags of One Family, True Story Theater, peace meditation and more.

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Dignity: The Essential Role It Plays in Resolving Conflict

When: Sunday, November 11, 2012, 2:00 pm
Where: Gloucester Unitarian Universalist Church • 10 Church Street • Gloucester

Donna Hicks
Author and Associate at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University
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Peace Outreach Near & Far & "The Day After Peace"

When: Monday, September 24, 2012, 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Where: Hopkinton Public Library • 13 Main St • Hopkinton

Dot Walsh, former chaplain of the Sherborn Peace Abbey, and Lynne Damianos, photographer and mentor, will speak on peace outreach in their daily life, as well as "The Day After Peace" documentary, chronicling the establishment of International Peace Day.

See related events Sept. 21


What is Peace Day? Check this out:  

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How to Start a Revolution

When: Thursday, September 27, 2012, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Where: MIT Campus - Bldg 66-110 • Cambridge
In case you missed this last year, it's well worth seeing.
A film screening and discussion with the director

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International Day of Peace celebration

When: Friday, September 21, 2012, 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Where: Salem State University • Veterans Hall, Ellison Campus Center, North Campus • Salem

Please join us for a university-wide celebration for International Day of Peace 

This is an evening of peace, international food and entertainment by the African drumming group Les Enfants du Soleil along with Salem State musicians. The program will also include a presentation on Peacemaking in Africa, the Cradle of Humanity, the awarding of the Salem State University 2012 Champion of Peace Award, and an international buffet dinner.

This event is sponsored by the Salem State University Peace Institute.

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UN International Day of Peace Celebration

When: Friday, September 21, 2012, 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Where: Town Green • Edgell Rd (parking behind Plymouth Church, 87 Edgell Rd) • Framingham
This peace-building and community-building event is free to all who wish to join in. It will consist of a peace parade with huge peace doves flying, live music, a human peace-sign, a labyrinth walk for peace, prayers and intentions for peace, a candlelight ceremony for the closing.
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Peace One Day Hopkinton

When: Friday, September 21, 2012, 1:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Where: Hopkinton Public Library • 13 Main St • Hopkinton

Celebrating International Peace Day Friday, Sept 21

11:30 Children's stories and crane making

3:30 & 6:30 p.m. “The Day After Peace” movie 

7:00 p.m. Song circle with local teen singer/songwriters, for all ages

Featuring: Sasha Yatchenko
Aidan Connelly 
Taylor Forsmo 
Leah Raczynski 

8:30 p.m. Candlelight vigil at the common hosted by Michael Sullivan 

See followup event Sept 24

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I Can Bring the Peace: International Day of Peace Celebration

When: Friday, September 21, 2012, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Where: Parkman Bandstand, Boston Common • Tremont St near West St • Boston

Come celebrate the International Day of Peace! Music, Dance, and Messages of Hope... Organizations working for peace will distribute information. Everyone welcome to attend. Please join us and share the visions for peace which are at the heart of all our communities. For info: 617-876-1868 or

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Roots of Violence: Seeds of Change Conference

When: Saturday, September 22, 2012, 5:30 am to 1:30 pm
Where: Cape Cod Community College • 2240 Iyannough Rd • Grossman Commons (cafeteria) • West Barnstable

Join us as we examine the roots of violence in issues that affect Cape Cod (such as water, housing and militarism) and find ways to think globally and act locally to create the seeds of change for a more just and peaceful community.  Plus a political fashion show and speaker from Move to Amend, David Cobb.

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