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Welcome to the UJP Discussion Forum!

UJP wants to hear your ideas about strategy for the peace and justice movement in 2010, and what programs and activities to sponsor.  How can the peace movement be effective during the Obama administration, in the midst of economic recession and continuing wars and occupations?  Education, mass action, congressional lobbying, supporting military families, outreach to progressive organizations -- what will work?  What ideas have you taken away from the meetings and conferences you have attended?  UJP hopes to facilitate a free ranging discussion to help clarify our thought and provide direct

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Presentation: "A Fabulous Week with Nobel Peace Laureates and Mayan Culture"

When: Tuesday, October 22, 2019, 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Where: North Hill Auditorium • 865 Central Avenue • Needham

“A fabulous week with Nobel Peace Laureates and Mayan Culture”.  In mid-September Peter Metz was able to attend the 17th Annual Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates and to tour some Mayan ruins in northern Yucatan State, Mexico.  With slides and video, he will describe what went on, who was there (not Obama), and what he saw: The Laureates are not resting on their laurels!

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Rally Against War on Venezuela and Iran

When: Monday, October 28, 2019, 4:15 pm to 5:30 pm
Where: Malden Center T-station • Malden


​Join us to demand that Rep Katherine Clark pledge support for bills that would prohibit war with Venezuela and Iran. We will be meeting in Malden Center T station, and marching a short distance to Rep Clark's office.

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Job posting: Organizer wanted for Elephant in the Room project

Massachusetts Peace Action Education Fund
Organizer – Elephant in the Room Project
Oct. 31 deadline for applications
At $ 738 billion a year (or $ 989 billion including related categories), the U.S. military budget swallows
57% of all Federal discretionary spending. This number has risen rapidly under the Trump
administration. Military spending crowds out funding for all other purposes, leaving little available for
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Reverand Barber speaks on the Poor Peoples Campaign and Moral Majority

When: Wednesday, February 5, 2020, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Where: Roxbury (to be determined) • Boston

Reverand William Barber will lead a meeting as part of his national tour leading up to the mass rally in Washington DC on June 20.  (more details forthcoming).

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Mass Poor Peoples Assembly and March on Washington

When: Saturday, June 20, 2020, 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
Where: Location in Washington DC • details forthcoming • Washington

We Must Do M.O.R.E. National Tour



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Twelve Blocks of Boston: A People's Walking Tour

When: Saturday, October 19, 2019, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Where: encuentro 5 • 9A Hamilton Place • walk for 90-120 minutes • Boston

Walk through Boston's movement history visiting places of moment and
movement: we'll meet Malcolm X, John Brown, Anne Hutchinson, William
Lloyd Garrison, Sacco & Vanzetti, Phillis Wheatley, and a host of other
movement figures who helped define our times. The tour lasts 90 - 120
minutes and we will begin (and end) at 9A Hamilton Place. Bring your

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Transforming a City: honoring visionaries Mel King and Chuck Turner

When: Saturday, October 19, 2019, 1:30 pm to 5:00 pm
Where: Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building • 2300 Washington Street • Roxbury
Join us for a celebration of the lives and legacy of Mel King and Chuck Turner, two Boston visionaries who shaped and empowered coalitions!

Transforming a City: Honoring Boston’s Visionaries will bring people together from all over Boston to celebrate the lives and legacy of Mel King and Chuck Turner, that dynamic duo, who changed the course of Boston’s history.

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Black Lives - Native Lands - White Worlds: A history of slavery in New England

When: Thursday, October 17, 2019, 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Where: Royall House & Slave Quarters • 15 George Street • Medford
Historian Jared Hardesty will speak about his forthcoming book, "Black Lives, Native Lands, White Worlds: A History of Slavery in New England"

Shortly after the first Europeans arrived in 17-century New England, they began to import Africans and capture the area’s indigenous peoples as slaves. By the eve of the American Revolution, enslaved people comprised only about 4 percent of the population, but slavery had become instrumental to the region’s economy and had shaped its cultural traditions. This story of slavery in New England has been little told.

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Radical Commitments: The Life and Legacy of Angela Davis

When: Monday, October 28, 2019, 4:00 pm to Tuesday, October 29, 2019, 5:00 pm
Where: Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study • 10 Garden Street • Knafel Center • Cambridge

Lisa Fithian book event -- Shut it down: stories from a fierce, loving resistance

When: Sunday, September 29, 2019, 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Where: Porter Square Books • 25 White Street • Cambridge

An Opportunity to attend Lisa Fithian’s Book Tour for “Shut It Down: Stories from a Fierce, Loving Resistance” in Massachusetts 

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Conference: Rising Up for a Livable Future -- Against Endless War, Climate Emergency and Injustice

When: Saturday, November 9, 2019, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Where: 10 Phillips Place • Washburn Auditorium • Cambridge

Institute for Peoples Engagement: Forum on Developing a Moral Budget for Massachusetts

When: Friday, September 27, 2019, 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Where: MIT • 77 Mass. Ave. • room 3-133 • Cambridge


Free and open to the Public but seating is limited: Please Pre-register to attend.

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“We Must Learn to Live Together as Brothers or Perish as Fools”*

We are living in a profoundly dangerous moment.
by Mary Hladky and Thea Paneth
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World Beyond War Annual Convergence: #NoWar2019: Pathways to Peace

When: Saturday, October 5, 2019, 9:00 am to Sunday, October 6, 2019, 5:00 pm
Where: Great National South Court Hotel • Raheen Roundabout, Raheen, • Limerick


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