Submitted by ujpadmin1 on Mon, 01/02/2012 - 2:23pm.
When: Saturday, January 14, 2012, 1:00 pm
to 4:00 pm
Where: First Parish Church • 3 Church St - Helverson Parlor • Harvard Sq T • Cambridge
2012 Jan 14 - 1:00pm
2012 Jan 14 - 4:00pm
Getting things straight on Iraq
A Peace Movement Briefing with Raed Jarrar and Terry Rockefeller
On Saturday afternoon January 14 from 1pm to 4pm, UJP will hold its quarterly strategy session. The key event of the day will be a briefing on just what is happening in Iraq and its implications for peace activists. The briefing will be provided by Raed Jarrar and Terry Rockefeller.
Raed Jarrar is an Iraqi-Palestinian architect, blogger and political analyst who was in Iraq during the U.S. invasion in 2003 and has recently returned from another trip. He is a former AFSC and Peace Action staff person who provided constant briefings to peace activists throughut the war as well as working with Congressman Delahunt’s office to develop opposition to the war in Congress. He collected his and his family's blog posts into The Iraq War Blog, An Iraqi Family's Inside View of the First Year of the Occupation, published in 2008. Read Raed's blog posts.
Terry Rockefeller is a member of Families for Peaceful Tomorrows whose sister was killed in the attacks of September 11 and a tireless worker for peace and reconciliation. Terry recently attended the Third Iraqi Civil Society Solidarity Initiative (ICSSI), an international conference in Erbil, northern Iraq. Under the theme “Another Iraq is Possible with Peace and Human Rights,” ICSSI was attended by about 150 Iraqi and 100 representatives of international civil society (i.e., nonprofit) organizations.
Submitted by ujpadmin1 on Sat, 05/11/2013 - 4:24pm.
When: Monday, May 20, 2013, 7:00 pm
Where: Cambridge Friends Meeting • 5 Longfellow Park • near Harvard Sq (off Brattle St) • Cambridge
2013 May 20 - 7:00pm
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.
How do we change the violent discourse and build solidarity between our movements? There will be ample time for discussion, and the forum is open to the public.
with Carlos and Mélida Arredondo, Joseph Gerson, Gladys Vega, Cyrus McGoldrick, and Hillary Farber
Submitted by ujpadmin1 on Sun, 03/11/2012 - 7:13pm.
When: Tuesday, March 13, 2012, 7:30 pm
to 9:00 pm
Where: Episcopal Divinity School, Washburn Auditorium • 99 Brattle St • Harvard Sq T • Cambridge
2012 Mar 13 - 7:30pm
2012 Mar 13 - 9:00pm
Join Jason Tower and Joseph Gerson for a public forum about Asia-Pacific militarization and alternatives
“As the war in Iraq winds down and America begins to withdraw its forces from Afghanistan, the United States stands at a pivot point…One of the most important tasks of American statecraft over the next decade will therefore be to lock in a substantially increased investment – diplomatic, economic, strategic, and otherwise – in the Asia-Pacific Region”