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Rise Up Singing and Rise Again - The People's Songbooks

From the first notes of “O sisters, let’s go down…down to the river to pray, studying about that good old way…” a concert to launch Rise Again A Group Singing Songbook was one of the more uplifting and heartfelt evenings of recent experience.  The event was sponsored by Cambridge Forum, it was recorded and will be available at their website. 

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Music for Peace: Music of Schumann and Beethoven

When: Saturday, October 17, 2015, 7:30 pm
Where: Harvard-Epworth Methodist Church • 1555 Massachusetts Ave • near Harvard Law School • Cambridge

Bread & Puppet Theater's "The Overtakelessness Circus" in Cambridge on Labor Day Weekend -- September 6, 2015

When: Sunday, September 6, 2015, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Where: Magazine Beach Park • 719 Memorial Drive • Cambridge
The award-winning Vermont-based Bread & Puppet Theater takes its annual Labor Day 

weekend "little big tour" down to the Boston area, this year bringing their new The Overtakelessness Circus to be presented outdoors on Sunday, September 6th, in Cambridge at Magazine Beach Park.

The Overtakelessness Circus presents the most popular races and competitions of modern life and its economy, including the race between the proletariat and the CEOs, and the race between the limping city pedestrian and the sports car in a typical traffic jam. The Circus will also commemorate several historic events that do or do not influence modern life, such as the 800th Anniversary of the Magna Carta and the 30th Anniversary of the federally supported firebombing and destruction of the MOVE Family in Philadelphia.

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Bread and Roses Heritage Festival

When: Monday, September 7, 2015, 11:30 am to 6:00 pm
Where: Campagnone Common • 200 Common Street • Free • Lawrence

The 31st annual Bread and Roses Heritage Festival is a FREE, open air, celebration of the ethnic diversity and labor history of Lawrence, Massachusetts, on the Campagnone (North) Common in Lawrence, from 11:30AM-6PM. It takes place in honor of the most significant event in Lawrence history: the 1912 Bread and Roses Strike.

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Concert in Observance of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki Bombings

When: Friday, August 7, 2015, 8:00 pm
Where: Church of the Advent • 30 Brimmer St - corner of Mt Vernon • Boston

Peace and Planet Poetry and Performance

When: Sunday, August 9, 2015, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Where: Out of the Blue Gallery • 541 Massachusetts Ave • Central T • Cambridge

Quixote in Kabul

When: Thursday, April 16, 2015, 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Where: Tsai Performance Center • 685 Commonwealth Avenue • Boston

The inner journey of an American soldier in Afghanistan whose experiences strangely mirror those found in Don Quixote. Flamenco dances and sorrowful songs, Turkish rhythms and chants and Renaissance European music are intertwined as the story unfolds.

Danny Bryck, Playwright & Actor

Benjamin Juarez, Artistic Director & Conductor

Megan Sandberg-Zakian, Stage Director

James Iffland, Cervantes Scholar

Free and open to the public 

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Screening of Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin

When: Thursday, June 5, 2014, 3:45 pm
Where: Central Square Library • 45 Pearl St • Central T • Cambridge

Bayard RustinBrother Outsider has introduced millions of viewers around the world to the life and work of Bayard Rustin – a visionary strategist and activist who has been called “the unknown hero” of the civil rights movement. A Quaker, a disciple of Gandhi, a mentor to Rev.

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War is Not the Answer

When was the last time you heard a peace song on the radio? It is virtually impossible to get these types of songs on the air. People like Pete Seeger, Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, Phil Ochs etc. would never be heard today. The vast majority of radio stations today are owned by corporate media giants like Clear Channel and these wonderful artist would never make it onto today’s play lists.

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A Tribute to Pete Seeger

When: Saturday, May 31, 2014, 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Where: The Lawrence School • 27 Francis Street • Brookline

A Tribute to Pete Seeger
featuring Emma's Revolution
with A Besere Velt (A Better World), Yiddish Community Chorus of Boston Workmen's Circle

Join Pete Seeger's long-time collaborators Emma's Revolution for an evening of musical tribute, with participatory songs and never-before-seen photos of Pete. Tickets on sale now!

Advance: $20, BWC Members $18
Door: $22, BWC Members $20

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Sing-Along to Pete Seeger Songs

When: Saturday, May 24, 2014, 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Where: Calvary United Methodist Church • 300 Mass. Ave. • Enter on Linwood Street • Arlington

Led by Chris Nauman with Emcee George Capaccio this sing-along to the songs of the late, great Pete Seeger will celebrate his life and legacy in the best way we know - to raise funds for Oxfam and Doctors Without Borders for their work with war refugees.

Performers include:  Chris Eastburn, Jane Fallon, Gail Finnie, Jan Luby, JB Sweeney

Requested Donation $10.00 at the door

On the 77 and 350 bus lines, street parking available

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Waiting for Gilgamesh: Scenes from Iraq

When: Thursday, June 26, 2014, 5:00 pm to Saturday, June 28, 2014, 5:00 pm
Where: Arsenal Center for the Arts • 321 Arsenal St. • Black Box Theatre • Watertown

a new play by Amir Al-Azraki

directed by Marc S. Miller

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Boston Palestine Film Festival

When: Friday, October 21, 2011, 3:14 pm to Sunday, October 30, 2011, 3:30 pm
Where: Museum of Fine Arts • Remis Auditorium • Boston

10 Unforgettable Days of Films and Events
OCTOBER 21 - 30, 2011

Elia Suleiman Comes to BPFF for Blockbuster Weekend

Boston Palestine Film FestivalSuleiman is best known for his 2002 film Divine Intervention (2002), a modern tragic comedy on living under occupation in the Palestinian territories, which won the Jury Prize at the 2002 Cannes Film Festival and the International Critics Prize (FIPRESCI); also receiving the Best Foreign Film Prize at the European Awards in Rome. Divine Intervention, as well as his earlier work Chronicle of a Disappearance (1996), which won the Best First Film Prize at the 1996 Venice Film Festival, are part of a trilogy together with The Time That Remains (2009), this year's Opening Night film.

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'My Name is Rachel Corrie' and 'Seven Jewish Children'

When: Sunday, November 14, 2010, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Where: Boston University • 8 St. Marys St. • Photonics Center Room 206 - Green Line "B" • Boston

The Portland Peace Players of Maine present two plays as a fundraiser for the US boat to break the blockade of Gaza:

My Name is Rachel Corrie - taken from the writings of Rachel Corrie, edited by Alan Rickman and Katharine Viner

and Seven Jewish Children - by Caryl Churchill

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Seeger Song Night

When: Saturday, May 9, 2015, 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Where: Calvary United Methodist Church • 300 Mass. Ave. • Enter on Linwood Street • Arlington

Back by popular demand!  

Chris Nauman and Kenny Selcer lead a Seeger Song Night with friends Liz Buchanan and Gordon MacFarland, Chris and Quinn Eastburn, Gail Rundlett Finnie, Anne Sandstrom and John Loretz, and J.B. Sweeney with Jackie Damsky.  Join us for this great event!

Doors open at 7 pm, $10.00 requested donation 

Fundraiser for ongoing peace and justice work - for United for Justice with Peace (Boston area), United for Peace and Justice (national network) and others.  

 

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