Saturday, January 28
1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
First Baptist Church in Newton
848 Beacon St (at Centre)
Green Line "D"- Newton Center
Military Spending vs.
Jobs, Health, Education & Environment
Together we've accomplished a lot this year: U.S. troops out of Iraq, the military budget on the table for real, new alliances. But we have much to do in 2012, with Afghanistan, Korea, Iran, Senate and House elections, and the urgent need to move the money from military to domestic spending.
Each and all of us, together, can make a difference. Join two inspiring women, a scholar and an activist, to learn how.
Professor Neta Crawford of Boston University, co-director of the Cost of War Project, will talk about the tragedy of American militarism and the cost in lives and dollars of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. Read an interview about the Project's findings, view Prof. Crawford's interview on Democracy Now, and see the full study.
Judith LeBlanc, National Organizer for Peace Action, will update us on Peace Action’s national campaign to Move the Money from the military to human needs and discuss building coalitions with human service, labor, and community groups. See her biography and read an article about the campaign.
We're stronger together! The 25% Campaign has merged with Massachusetts Peace Action. We'll discuss plans to blend the two organizations.
Workshops will address: (see details)
• bringing peace issues into 2012 election campaigns
• organizing community campaigns to move the money
• the war danger with Iran
• working with the media
The meeting will begin promptly at 1:00 pm. We’ll elect new board members-- see the nominees and info on the process. And we'll discuss our work towards a nuclear-free world. See the detailed agenda.
Join Massachusetts Peace Action as we review our progress in 2011 and chart the path for our work in 2012. Renew your membership today!
Refreshments will be served. Pre-Register now! Questions? 617-354-2169 or email@example.com
Moving the Money: A Conversation with Judith LeBlanc
Sunday, January 29, 2pm
Northampton Friends Meeting - 43 Center Street
Sponsored by Massachusetts Peace Action, Alliance for Peace and Justice, and Progressive Democrats of America. Cosponsored by American Friends Service Committee and and Northampton Committee to Stop the Wars.
Moving the Money: A Conversation with Judith LeBlanc and Bill Shein
Monday, January 30, 7pm
Great Barrington Friends Meeting - 280 State Road
Sponsored by Occupy Berkshires www.occupyberkshires.com. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bill Shein is a writer and activist from Alford. In his newspaper column for the Berkshire Eagle, he writes frequently about issues related to war, nonviolence, militarism, and the military-industrial-Congressional complex.