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Dorchester People for Peace

City Life/Vida Urbana's 40th Anniversary Celebration

When: Saturday, May 18, 2013, 4:00 pm
Where: 1199/SEIU Hall • 150 Mt. Vernon St • (MBTA Red Line JFK/U Mass) • Dorchester

In 1973 a small group of activists in Jamaica Plain began organizing tenants unions and blocking evictions.  Since then, City Life/Vida Urbana has grown into the leading voice for housing justice in Boston and beyond.  

In these 40 years, while the organization worked on education, labor, health, and youth issues, housing justice remained a central mission.  As the 2007/08 financial crisis unleashed a wave of foreclosures, resisting post-foreclosure evictions has become a major focus.

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Mother's Day Walk for Peace

When: Sunday, May 12, 2013, 5:00 am to 7:00 am
Where: Town Field Park • Fields Corner • Dorchester


17th Annual Walk to benefit the work of the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute

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State Senate Election Forum: Dorchester

When: Wednesday, April 17, 2013, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Where: Lee School • 155 Talbot Ave • Dorchester

STATE SENATE ELECTION FORUM. In DORCHESTER, 6-8 pm, Lee School, 155 Talbot Ave.

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Student Debt Crisis: Students and Communities Fight Back

When: Thursday, March 28, 2013, 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm
Where: UMass Boston Campus Center Rm 3546 • 100 Morrissey Blvd • JFK/ UMass T • Boston
Sponsors: Boston Democratic Socialists of America, the UMass Boston Economics Department and the UMass Boston Queer Center
Featuring presentations by:
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RootsCamp MA

When: Saturday, April 6, 2013, 6:00 am to Sunday, April 7, 2013, 6:00 pm
Where: SEIU 1199 • Dorchester

RootsCamp MA on April 6-7, 2013 is a two day "unconference" that builds on the success of the 2012 RootsCamp National and the 2010 RootsCamp MA.

This is a unique space and opportunity for the progressive community to come together, employing a simple and participatory model that allows organizers focused on different issues to meet and debrief in a way that promotes shared learning and engagement.

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Corporate Power is Strangling Us!

When: Tuesday, January 29, 2013, 2:00 pm
Where: 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers • 150 Mt Vernon St • JFK/UMass T • Dorchester

Come discuss building a movement to reclaim democracy together with George Friday, North Carolina-based organizer with expertise in movement and community building and a member of Move to Amend's national executive board.

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Gaza: a Teach-In

When: Monday, December 10, 2012, 9:30 am to 11:00 am
Where: UMass Boston • Campus Center 2545 • Dorchester

In the wake of Israel's recent military assault on the Gaza Strip, we hold a teach-in to learn more about this region, its people, and its history. We will also discuss the larger historical, international, and geopolitical contexts of the latest Israeli military incursion.


Tom Abowd, Anthropology, Tufts University

Leila Farsakh, Political Science, UMass Boston

Ahmed Moor, Harvard Kennedy School

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Michael Klare: The Race for What's Left

When: Wednesday, October 10, 2012, 1:00 pm
Where: UMass Boston Campus Center, Room 3545 • Dorchester

BWA Community Celebration and Fundraiser

When: Friday, November 9, 2012, 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Where: 1199SEIU Event Hall • 150 Mt Vernon St • Dorchester

BWA is pleased to announce our 2012 Celebration and Fundraiser 

Friday, November 9th, 6-10pm (program starts at 7pm) 
Details and purchase tickets online:

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Iwariwe, Yanomami art and traditions relating to the origin of Fire

When: Wednesday, September 12, 2012, 1:00 pm
Where: UMass Boston - Healey Library - room 4-015 • 100 William T. Morrissey Blvd. • JFK T • Boston

Iwariwe, Yanomami art and traditions relating to the origin of Fire.

September 12 -28. Healey Library 5th floor.

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Standout for Bradley Manning

When: Tuesday, July 24, 2012, 1:00 pm
Where: Fields Corner • Adams St. and Dorchester Ave. (Veterans Triangle) • Dorchester

BRADLEY MANNING, Political Prisoner, Torture Victim. . .

DPPers, led by Rosemary Keane, who has been active in the Bradley Manning defense campaign, are planning to stand out in Fields Corner next Tuesday, July 24:4pm, at the veterans triangle, corner of Adams St. and Dot Ave; ongoing actions all summer. 

Email Rosemary if you want to participate (

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Dorchester Day Parade

When: Sunday, June 3, 2012, 9:00 am
Where: Lower Mills • Washington St & Dorchester Ave • Milton T • Dorchester
As in years past, Dorchester People for Peace will proudly bring our message to End the Wars, Reduce Military Spending, Fund Our Communities – and No Iran War -- to thousands of Parade participants and watchers.
We hope to have the biggest contingent yet, with our friends from City Life/Vida Urbana, Veterans for Peace and other organizations.
And we will not just be marching in the Dorchester Day Parade on June 3, we'll be gathering signatures too. Can you help?
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Mother's Day Walk for Peace

When: Sunday, May 13, 2012, 5:00 am to 7:00 am
Where: Town Field Park • 1565 Dorchester Ave • Fields Corner T • Dorchester

The Mother's Day Walk for Peace began in 1996 for families who had lost their children to violence. On a day that we celebrate mothers and children, the Walk became a place for families and friends to feel support and love with thousands of others who pledge their commitment to peace. Through the years, it has become a way for thousands of people to financially support the work of the Peace Institute.

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As We Come Marching--Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the Bread and Roses Strike

When: Sunday, April 29, 2012, 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Where: Boston Teachers Union • 180 Mt. Vernon Street • Dorchester

An all ages interactive concert to celebrate the Bread & Roses centennial and worker and immigrant rights. Join the Boston Workmen's Circle Center for Jewish Culture and Social Justice as we march to the beat of drumming, picket lines and protest songs!

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7th Annual Radical Organizing Conference!

When: Saturday, March 17, 2012, 6:30 am to 3:00 pm
Where: SEIU 1199 • 150 Mt. Vernon St • JFK-UMass T Stop • Dorchester

Meet with organizers across Boston for a day of movement building, skill sharing and strategy development! Organized every year by progressive organizations and community members, the Radical Organizing Conference is a chance to talk strategy and deepen an analysis of radical organzing. What is a radical outlook? What are the shared assumptions? How does it differ from a progressive or liberal outlook? Learn how, through organized resistance, we can uproot the systems that create the problems we face in our communities and work together to build a better world.

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