Calendar

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

 

January 20, 2018

Together We Rise

10:00 am - 2:00 pm @ NH State House Plaza, Concord, NH

On January 20, 2018, we will unite in Concord, NH to reaffirm our commitment to building a positive and just future for all, and to celebrate the spirit of resistance efforts over the past year. This rally is designed to engage and empower voters to support women’s rights, human rights, social and environmental justice, and to encourage participation in 2018 midterm elections. HEAR OUR VOTE!

Questions? Email: info@marchonnh.org

RSVP at:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/together-we-rise-march-on-nh-rally-2018-tickets-41644760600

NH Peace Action will have an informational table.  If you can help, please RSVP to doreen@nhpeaceaction.org


January 23, 2018

Building a Culture of Peace Forum Presents: Get in the Way!

6:45 pm - 9:45 pm @ Unitarian Universalist Church of Concord

We are delighted to announce a showing of John Lewis: Get in the Way, a biographical documentary focused on the life of John Lewis.
The showing will be on Tuesday, January 23 at the Concord UU at 6:45 PM.
“Follow the journey of civil rights hero, congressman and human rights champion John Lewis. At the Selma March, Lewis came face-to-face with club-wielding troopers and exemplified non-violence. Now 76, he is considered the conscience of Congress.”- PBS

The son of sharecroppers, John Lewis grew up in rural isolation, seemingly destined to a bleak, segregation-imposed future. But his fate took a different turn, and Lewis rose from Alabama’s Black Belt to the corridors of power on Capitol Hill, his humble origins forever linking him to those whose voices customarily go unheard. A man of the people, a Congressional elder statesman, Lewis is as exceptional as he is ordinary.

A film by Kathleen Dowdey, “John Lewis – Get in the Way” is the first biographical documentary about John Lewis, an inspiring portrait of one man cast into extraordinary times and his unhesitating dedication to seeking justice for the marginalized and ignored. The film spans more than half a century, tracing Lewis’ journey of courage, confrontations and hard-won triumphs.

At the age of 15, John Lewis’ life changed forever when he heard Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on the radio. It was 1955, during the Montgomery Bus Boycott, and Lewis listened with rapt attention as the young preacher called for resistance to the harsh injustice of segregation. Notably, Dr. King exhorted those listening to fight not with weapons but with proven tools of nonviolence.

Lewis embraced Dr. King’s spiritual call with a fervor that would determine the course of the rest of his life. A student activist in the vanguard of the Civil Rights Movement, Lewis was arrested and jailed for the first time during the Nashville lunch counter sit-ins in 1960. A front-line general during the 1961 Freedom Rides, he was repeatedly assaulted by angry, unrestrained mobs.

As is our January tradition in the forum, this showing will be our celebration to mark the Birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, and as is our tradition all the time, this showing is free to the community and all are welcome!

We hope to see you there!


April 29, 2018

Interfaith March for Peace & Justice

- @ Nationwide

The Interfaith March for Peace & Justice is a national event that will be held on April 29, 2018 and begin simultaneously in cities and towns across the country. Initiated by the Safe Alliance for Interfaith Leaders and co-sponsored (on the local level) by the North Columbus Friends Meeting, this event has garnered interest across the country; sister marches are in the early stages of planning in over a dozen cities at this time. We would like to invite Friends who are interested to consider bringing this event to their communities. 

The purpose of this peaceful, non-partisan event is to share the following unifying message: we affirm equal justice and religious liberty for all and we condemn all acts of discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or violence against people based on their religion, race, or place of origin. If you’d like to learn more, please visit our website at interfaithmarch.com or email betty@interfaithmarch.com. It only takes one person to get the ball rolling to organize a march in any given location. (We don’t care how large or small it may be). Thank you for your consideration. 

NHPA will lead the organizing for the event in Concord.  If you are interested in helping organize a sister march in your, please email Will@nhpeaceaction.org or Doreen@nhpeaceaction.org.