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Protest Nation: Book Release Party

When: Thursday, May 13, 2010, 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Where: Harvard College • 3 DeWolfe St. • Quincy House Master's Residence • Cambridge

Historic Mother's Day peace vigil

When: Sunday, May 9, 2010, 9:00 am to 10:00 am
Where: Market Square • Portsmouth
All are invited to this anti-war vigil led by mothers. The vigil starts with a reading of Julia Ward Howe's "Mother's Day Proclamation," which introduced this holiday in 1870 as a day for women to oppose war.
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Think Outside the Bomb National Youth Tour comes to Boston!

When: Thursday, May 6, 2010, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Where: Lucy Parsons Center • 549 Columbus Avenue • Boston

Think Outside the BombThe Think Outside the Bomb National Youth Network is coming to Boston as part of its 40+ city tour of the USA beginning at Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference and culminating at a New Mexico Convergence in August. The tour will be a rad space with a focus on collective liberation.

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Cambridge Peace & Justice Awards - 2010

When: Sunday, May 23, 2010, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Where: West Cambridge Youth Center • 680 Huron Ave • Cambridge

If You Want Peace Work For JusticeThe Cambridge Peace Commission will hold the 12th Cambridge Peace and Justice Awards. This year’s theme is “Peacemaking in a Time of Hope and Change,” and we plan to lift up and honor people of all ages who have worked for peace and social justice in a variety of ways and on a range of issues – from the very local to the global.

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Re:Imagining Change

When: Tuesday, May 4, 2010, 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Where: Milky Way Lounge / Bella Luna • 284 Amory St • The Brewery • Jamaica Plain

Come out to hear some of the insights from Re:Imagining Change, chat with the author, connect with community, and pick up your very own copy of the book! We'd love to see you!

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Taking Action for Peace and Justice

When: Saturday, April 24, 2010, 11:00 am to 2:00 pm
Where: Cambridge Friends Meeting Center • 5 Longfellow Park • Harvard Square T • Cambridge

The Peace & Social Concerns Committee of the Friends Meeting of Cambridge and The World Citizens Party of Massachusetts cordially invite you to come and hear

- Dave Wylie, (former Cambridge City Councilor) author of City, Save Thyself! Nuclear Terror and the Urban Ballot, on the growing role of urban leadership in building a peace system of enforced law

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Towards Lives of Peace and Justice: Reflection, Celebration and Renewal

When: Monday, June 28, 2010, 6:00 am to Wednesday, June 30, 2010, 2:00 pm
Where: Lesley University • Cambridge

18th and Final Peaceable Schools and Communities Summer Institute

$300 (Scholarships and group discounts available)
($100-$300 for returning participants based on economic resources)

Using the Peaceable Schools framework as a guide, core faculty and participants will reflect on how commitments and strategies for peace and justice have shaped our work as individuals and in community.  Through keynotes, reflection groups, workshops and Open Space, we'll share effective practices in school and community contexts.

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Food Not Bombs 30th Anniversary Festival

When: Sunday, May 23, 2010, 9:00 am to 2:00 pm
Where: Parkman bandstand • Boston Common • Boston

Food Not Bombs 30th Anniversary CelebrationJoin Food not Bombs in celebrating 30 years of free meals and political protest. Food Not Bombs started as an anti-nuclear action against the Seabrook, New Hampshire Power Plant in 1980. Since then it has blossomed into an international movement providing free food and helping various grassroots struggles across the globe. 

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Talking to Representative Barney Frank About Nationalism and Capitalism:

I have studied the abuses of capitalism and nationalism for fifty years and have written books about how to overcome these “isms”, doing research and supporting legislation that would transform capitalist markets into civil markets and empires into civil republics. I have spoken to people in the U.S. Congress about problems and solutions.

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Starting with START, Can We Think Outside the Bomb?

When: Sunday, December 12, 2010, 6:00 am to 9:30 am
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston St. • Boston

"Starting with START, Can We Think Outside the Bomb?"

Guntram Mueller is convener of the United for Justice with Peace task force on Nuclear Abolition. He is also a member of the Massachusetts Peace Action board and very familiar with both the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and the New START Treaty. Guntram will give an up-to-date report on New START ratification and an overview of plans for getting to "zero nuclear weapons" in the future.

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