Delfeayo Marsalis Benefit Concert sponsored by Henniker Peace Community

September 26th
Henniker Congregational Church and Parish Hall, Maple Street, Route 114, Henniker, NH

5:00 PM Potluck Dinner Bring your favorite international dish 7:00 PM Concert
An evening of music by world renowned recording artist Delfeayo Marsalis.

This event is held by Henniker Peace Community to benefit Uptown Music Theatre, New Orleans UMT presents a message of racial & cultural diversity, building a stronger community.

Donation: Adults $10 Students $5 Children under 5 are free.

For more information please contact Barbara C. French 428-3366


Laconia Multicultural Festival

NH Peace Action will have a table at the Laconia Multicultural Festival is a signature event in the Downtown which celebrates the rich cultural diversity of Laconia and the Lakes Region from it’s earliest days to recently arrived New Americans. The festival highlights the music, arts, crafts and cuisine in honor of this growing diversity. Authentic artists from cultures represented in our community perform in Rotary Park. In the last thirty years in particular, immigrants and political refugees/New Americans arrived from almost every country in the world. They are our friends and neighbors, adding richness to our community.

NH Peace Action 32nd Annual Event & Fundraiser!

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Complimentary Cocktails at 5 PM
Full and Flavorful Feast will be served at 6 PM

Come and support NH Peace Action while enjoying an evening of education, entertainment and mouth watering cuisine! Special Guest and Keynote speaker will be Robert Shetterly, Harvard graduate and author of “American’s Who Tell the Truth”. Robert has created a series of paintings depicting people who have powerfully spoken out about the truth, even against difficult odds. He has poignantly combined their images with their words. His work has sparked conversations with adults and children alike on the necessity of dissent withing a democratic system. Robert´s paintings and prints have gained popularity and now are in collections all over the U.S. and Europe. Read more about him at

Music will be provided by the popular Patrick Scanlon! Pat Scanlon is a Vietnam veteran and the coordinator (elected leader) of the Boston chapter of Veterans for Peace, also called the “Smedley Butler Brigade”, as well as a talented banjo player. He has written and performed such songs such as “War is Not the Answer, Never Was, Never Will” , “Extremists”, (This song is a comment on the police surveillance that has been done on peace activists in the Boston area who were using their First Amendment rights of free speech and peaceful assembly. For background see:…) and “Where is the Rage?”

Link to “War is Not the Answer, Never was, Never Will”;_ylt=A0LEVr.jC8FVGHkAKRsnnIlQ;
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$40 for Members or if purchased in advance
$50 if purchased at the door
$10 for Students/ Low Income

In Our Power: Students Organize for Justice in Palestine

SundayAPRIL 12 at 2:30 pm, MUB Theater 1, Memorial Union Building, Main Street, University of New Hampshire Durham, NH.
“In Our Power: Students Organize for Justice in Palestine”  –  Nora Barrows-Friedman, award winning journalist, discusses her book on pro-Palestinian student activism in the U.S.  The book is based on interviews of students who are speaking out for justice for Palestinians and the BDS (Boycott, Divest and Sanctions) movement.  BDS is focused stopping support for businesses profiting from Israel’s occupation of Palestine.

Camilo Mejia Fundraiser recipes: Ribs and David Bacon Sticks.

Thanks to all who came to be with us at our 32nd annual fall event and fundraiser with Camilo Mejia!

I had some requests to share recipes that we used to cook for this event, and thought it might be nice to put them up on the Website.  So without further ado I give you our rib and David Bacon sticks recipes:

Will’s Rib recipe:

Okay, so for starters, I used Baby Back ribs for this event, I have a different method for Beef ribs, Southern, or Country Style ribs, but would use this method for Pork spare ribs if I were going to do spare ribs.

Score along the bones:Take your ribs and lay them round side down on a cutting board, so that you have access to the cup shaped underside.  Using a sharp paring knife, score along the bones, NOT IN BETWEEN THE RIBS, BUT ALONG THE ACTUAL BONE, as the ribs cook, this will allow the tough thin skin that covers the bones here to peel away so that the meat falls off the bone cleanly when you eat them

Dry rub your ribs:  At the fundraiser we used a wet rub of Sriracha and diced garlic.  At home I like to do thyme, rosemary, garlic and onion powders, salt, and chipotle.  Play around to make the ribs taste the way you want them to.  EG: You could rub with brown sugar, salt, and chile for sweet ribs.

Cook Em!: At home I use a cookie sheet, put a grate over it, dump in some water and liquid smoke and toss a baking pan over top to trap the steam, at the event there were grates and pans that worked even better; bottom line: you want a reservoir of water and liquid smoke slowly steaming up to the ribs, with some method to catch that steam and trap it, but you don’t want the liquid underneath to ever touch the ribs.  Your ribs will juice as they cook, and you are bound to lose some liquid from the system, so the levels may change, keep an eye in the situation, don’t let the liquid boil down to nothing, and don’t let it touch your ribs.  Cook at 275 for 4 hours.

Finish the ribs:  Brush your ribs with your favorite BBQ sauce, I tend to go with sweet baby rays at home, we went with the less sugary KC Masterpiece at the fundraiser. Now you want to remove the liquid and the cover to dry the outer layer of the ribs and let the BBQ sauce thicken. We double basted, waiting for the sauce to thicken before putting on the second coat, and then letting it thicken just a bit the second time.  You can do the same thing on a grill, but the total process shouldn’t take you more than about 15 minutes, otherwise your ribs will start to dry out.


David Bacon Sticks:

The adjective most people used to describe these at the fundraiser was “Evil”.  And it’s easy to see why, a David Bacon stick is a breadstick, wrapped in bacon, with a layer of caramelized brown sugar and chile on the outside.  You can prepare them the day before, which makes them an easy addition to a big meal, or something to toss in the oven at a pot-luck.

Ingredients:  Four simple ingredients, 1.  Simple store-bought thin breadsticks.  2.  Good Quality Thick Sliced Bacon.  Hormel Black Label is always a safe bet, I have used Market Basket Brand, but it did not work as well. 3.  Brown Sugar. 4. Chile Powder.

So, you take your breadstick, wrap a slice of bacon around it in a simple spiral, a little overlap is okay, but if you go with too much, the slice won’t make it all the way up the breadstick.  Once you have done a couple, it will seem like bacon was made to be wrapped around breadsticks.  Now, lay out some brown sugar in a pan, add a liberal spoonful or two of chile powder and mix it in, roll the bacon covered breadstick in the brown sugar/chile powder mix, and store in a covered container until you are ready to cook.

Spray a cookie sheet with nonstick cooking spray, and lay the David Bacon sticks out, they should not touch.  Bake at 325, start watching at about 20 minutes.  You want the bacon to be cooked, but as that happens, the sugar will start to burn very quickly, so watch closely, don’t let the sugar turn black.

So there it is.  If there were other foods at the event that you would like the recipe for, drop me a line, and I’ll send them along!



2013 Membership coming in one mailing.

2013 promises to be an exciting year, our new youth activation network is in full swing, we will be working in your community to get a “Move the Money” resolution in at your town meetings for 2014, we have high hopes for the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Transition project, and we will continue with our conferences, film showings, speakers, and advocacy work.  For third and fourth quarter renewals, you’ll note that you did not get a renewal notice this year- that’s because we are shifting to annual renewals- everyone will get their renewal request in February.  If you are NOT a member please note that we average in at about 96% member funded (4% grants)- with our small office and staff- we work hard to make sure that your gift makes as much real difference as possible.  Please consider joining in 2013! 🙂

NHPA’s new website is up!

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to the new website, we noticed that our site was starting to get a bit behind the times, so we asked Michael Grosse to help us get revamped, Michael kindly donated many hours and put together our new site.  Thanks to Michael, and to Beverly Woods, our long time web guru!

We hope you all enjoy the new site!