Calendar

Upcoming Events of interest to the NH Peace Community.
Email us at info@nhpeaceaction.org with event postings.

 

May 30, 2017

Rally & March to the White House

11:00 am - 1:35 pm @ Washington, DC


June 2, 2017

NH Rebellion Annual Meeting

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm @ Manchester, NH


June 6, 2017

Interfaith Prayer Vigil for Immigrant Justice

8:30 am - 9:30 am @ Norris Cotton Federal Building, 275 Chestnut Street, Manchester

Tuesday, June 6

8:30 am to 9:30 am
Norris Cotton Federal Building, 275 Chestnut Street, Manchester
 Please join us for an Interfaith Prayer Vigil outside of the offices of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) at the federal building in Manchester. We will be standing in prayer, songs and silence in solidarity with immigrants who have check-in appointments that day with ICE, and who face the threat of detention and deportation. Our message to immigrant families is “We stand with you.” Our message to ICE is “Let them stay. Stop separating families.”

We welcome people from all faith traditions to be with us, as well as those who do not identify with a faith tradition.

The vigil will last from 8:30 am to 9:30 am. Those who are able to do so can remain after in prayer as we await the outcome of each appointment. We will create a way to keep everyone informed of the outcome of the check-ins if they have to leave before this is known. Given such a high number of appointments, the wait could go into the afternoon.

Faith communities and other groups can bring their organizational banners to show the diversity of representation at the vigil.

We will not be yelling; no handmade signs; this is not a rally.

This event is peaceful, and is not designed to disrupt traffic or entry to the building. We will comply with any permitting requirements and communicate our event plans in advance with the Manchester Police Department.

Please allow extra time for parking.

Help us spread the word with the Facebook event page:  https://www.facebook.com/events/2088006401468090/


June 6, 2017

Building a Better World Conference

9:00 am - 5:30 pm @ Antioch University, Keene, NH

Join us for a three-day transformative opportunity to dialogue, share, and celebrate our collective energy related to social justice while learning effective and sustainable ways to nurture and invigorate our advocacy practices. In today’s complex world, we are continually being asked to move beyond complacency and act. The work of social justice practitioners, activists, community organizers, and human rights defenders, however, is challenging and can lead to burnout, frustration, and anger. To ensure that we do not perpetuate the injustices we seek to change we can learn to engage in mindful and intentional ways. Developing compassion for ourselves can make us more effective at helping others and working for change in the world.

Full details and registration HERE.


June 7, 2017

The Global Movement Against Nuclear Weapons - Potluck & Talk

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm @ Concord Friends Meeting House

Today, with the nuclear powers upgrading their arsenals and making threats, renewed fear of nuclear holocaust is inspiring people around the globe to demand the abolition of nuclear weapons once and for all. Dr. Joseph Gerson, international organizer and scholar in the nuclear abolition movement, will discuss current dangers and how people in the US, Japan, and Europe are organizing in response. We will discuss how people in New Hampshire can join the struggle.
Dr. Gerson is director of the Peace and Economic Security Program of the American Friends Service Committee. He serves as vice president of the International Peace Bureau and co-convener of the Peace & Planet International Network and is U.S. coordinator for Global Days of Action Against Military Spending. His books include “With Hiroshima Eyes” and “Empire and the Bomb.” He is a long-time friend and advisor of New Hampshire peace and justice activists.

Please bring a dish to share at the potluck for this community event.  June 7 – 6 to 8 pm.

Concord Friends Meetinghouse, 11 Oxbow Pond Rd., Canterbury, NH


June 17, 2017

Women's March to Ban the Bomb!

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm @ New York City

In one of its final acts of 2016, the United Nations General Assembly adopted with overwhelming support a landmark resolution to begin negotiations on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons. This historic decision heralds an end to two decades of paralysis in multilateral nuclear disarmament efforts.

Throughout June and July of 2017, governments will negotiate the ban on nuclear weapons at the United Nations. WILPF and our coalition are hitting the streets to celebrate and also demand a good treaty that prohibits these weapons of mass destruction once and for all!

The Women’s March to Ban the Bomb is a women-led initiative building on the momentum of movements at the forefront of the resistance, including the Women’s March on Washington. It will bring together people of all genders, sexual orientations, ages, races, abilities, nationalities, cultures, faiths, political affiliations and backgrounds to march and rally at 12 PM -4PM Saturday, June 17th 2017 in New York City!

Learn more at womenbanthebomb.org


June 22, 2017

Concord Market Days

7:00 am - 7:00 pm @ Concord NH

NH Peace Action will again have a booth at Concord Market Days. This is a great opportunity to talk to people about our organization, recruit new members and make a little money. Volunteers are needed to help staff the booth. If you would like to fill in a shift or two, please click HERE and put your name and number on the form for the shifts you would like. It would be ideal to have 2 people at the booth at all times.


July 15, 2017

NHPA Annual Meeting

10:30 am - 2:00 pm @ Concord, NH

Please join us for the NH Peace Action Annual Membership Meeting on July 15, 2017 at the NH Audubon Center, 84 Silk Farm Rd., Concord, NH.

Tentative agenda: 10:30 am Business Meeting; 12 pm Potluck Lunch; 1:00 Keynote

Goals:  We seek to provide a morning of planning, networking, education and entertainment.  We invite members to come for all of the meeting and to bring family members and friends. We will also be electing Board members for the coming year.

Three is a suggested donation of $20 per person.  We will be providing the bbq.  Please email doreen@nhpeaceaction.org or call the office 603-228-0559 and let us know what you will be bringing for a dish.

Other details will come soon.  Watch for the flyer in your mail!

 


September 17, 2017

Play: "Unveiled"

1:30 pm - 3:30 pm @ TBA

Unveiled: A One Woman Play
by Rohina Malik

In her rich, upbeat and provocative 70-minute collection of five character studies of Muslim women in modern-day America, Rohina Malik brings the five women to life on stage as they serve tea and uncover what lies beneath the veil in this critically acclaimed one-woman show.  Racism, hate crimes, love, Islam,culture, language and life are interwoven in this uplifting theater experience.

More information regarding location etc, will be available soon.  You can read more about Rohina at her website.