Calendar

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

 

February 19, 2019

NH Voices of Faith Schedule

9:00 am - 11:59 am @ Statewide

Tuesday, February 19(Two vigils) 

  • 9 am to 10:15 am, Interfaith Prayer Vigil for Immigrant Justice, Norris Cotton Federal Building, 275 Chestnut Street, Manchester
  • 9:00 am – Prior to the public hearing on HB 455, relative to the penalty for capital murder, join the NH Council of Churches and the NH Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty for a prayer vigil at 9 am outside of the State House; all are welcome! Voices of Faith will gather at the doors of Representatives Hall at 9:30 am.  The hearing will start at 10 am and will run for as long as people are there to testify; so if you can’t be there in the morning, you have an opportunity to offer testimony in the afternoon.  Stay connected via the Facebook event page..

Wednesday, February 20(Raise the Wage!)

12:15 pm — Join Raise Up NH in the lobby of the LOB prior to the public hearing on three minimum wage bills. All three bills will be heard at the same time in the House Labor Committee (Rooms 305-307, LOB), starting at 1 pm.  Please join us to show support!  You can find more information via the Raise Up NH Facebook event page(Note that this start time is a change from previous notices.)


February 19, 2019

Film: The Devil We Know. The Chemistry of a Cover-Up

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm @ Statewide

Conservation Law Foundation & the New Hampshire Safe Water Alliance Present:

The Devil We Know: The Chemistry of a Cover-Up

Join us for a free screening of this gripping documentary that unravels one of the biggest environmental scandals of our time. The film follows a group of citizens in West Virginia as they take on a powerful corporation after discovering it has knowingly been dumping a toxic chemical – now found in the blood of 99.7% of Americans – into the drinking water supply.  These same toxic chemical are impacting communities around New Hampshire and New England. Stay after the film to hear from a panel of experts and community leaders about how you can take action to make our water cleaner and safer.

Tuesday, February 19 | 6:30–9:00pm
Merrimack High School, Merrimack

Wednesday, February 20 | 6:00–8:00pm
Keene State College, Keene

Thursday, February 21 | 5:30–7:30pm
Lane Memorial Library, Hampton

Saturday, February 23 | 5:00–7:00pm
Exeter Inn, Exeter

Monday, February 25 | 5:30–8:00pm
Portsmouth Public Library, Portsmouth

Tuesday, February 26 | 6:00–8:30pm
Unitarian Universalist Church, Concord

Wednesday, February 27 | 5:30–8:30pm
First Congregational Church, Wakefield

Thursday, February 28 | 6:00–8:00pm
Plaistow Public Library, Plaistow

Sunday, March 10 | 4:30–6:30pm
Wilton Town Hall Theatre, Wilton

Wednesday, March 27 | 6:00–8:00pm
Town Office Building, Newington

These films are all free and open to the public.  Please CLICK HERE for more information and to register.


February 22, 2019

Film: The Man Who Saved the World

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm @ Exeter

Announcing the “Back From the Nuclear Brink” Seacoast Film Series!
This will be an ongoing/roving showing of the best films on nuclear weapons and war, as part of our “Back From the Brink”  Seacoast initiative on nuclear disarmament.  We’re working on town meeting resolutions, legislative initiatives and presidential candidate “bird-dogging” in the coming months with allies around the state, so we need your help to make all this happen.
The first film in the series is a PBS documentary:
 
The Man Who Saved the World
At the height of the Cuban Missile Crisis, one man stood between military orders and possible nuclear Armageddon…
Friday February 22 at 6PM – Unitarian Universalist Church, 12 Elm Street, Exeter.
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
PANEL DISCUSSION TO FOLLOW FILMS
Sponsored by Seacoast Peace Response and Rights & Democracy NH
For more info on the series and/or the “Back From the Brink” initiative, contact Sandra at at skyarne@yahoo.com
 
Here’s a trailer for the film:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=453PEldRoIE

Here’s some background about the film:
In October 1962, the world held its breath. On the edge of the Caribbean Sea, just a few miles from the Florida coast, the two great superpowers were at a stand-off. Surrounded by twelve US destroyers, which were depth-charging his submarine to drive it to the surface, Captain Vitali Grigorievitch Savitsky panicked. Unable to contact Moscow and fearing war had begun, he ordered the launch of his submarine’s nuclear torpedoes. As the two sides inched perilously close to nuclear war­fare closer than we ever knew before–just one man stood between Captain Savitsky’s order and mutually assured destruction.

Set over four hours on October 27, 1962, the tensest moments of the Cuban Missile Crisis, this program tells the powerful but forgotten story of Vasili Arkhipov and Soviet submarine B-59. With most of the action set in a claustrophobic submarine running out of air, “The Man Who Saved the World” combines tense drama with eyewitness accounts and expert testimony about some of the most critical events in the Cold War.


February 23, 2019

Umoja Gala

6:00 pm - 10:00 pm @ Grappone Conference Center

UMOJA – An #African Gala

#UMOJA is the Swahili word for #UNITY

Join us for a special evening to celebrate the many cultures of Africa and learn more about the mission and work of New American Africans (NAA).

Enjoy delicious foods from the various regions of Africa, entertainment by local African performers and artists, themed raffle items and more!

Help us continue to work within our new American communities, empowering them to successfully integrate – and thrive – in their new home in New Hampshire.

For tickets and more information, please click HERE.


February 25, 2019

Film: Dark Money

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm @ Canaan, NH

This award-winning political thriller examines one of the greatest threats to American democracy; the influence of untraceable corporate money on our elections and elected officials. The film follows an intrepid local journalist working to expose the real-life impacts of the US Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision. Through this gripping story, DARK MONEY uncovers the shocking and vital truth of how American elections are bought and sold.

Free and open to the public, this is event is sponsored by Open Democracy and Rights and Democracy.

Doors open at 6 pm, film starts at 6:30 pm.

Mascoma Valley Regional High School, 27 Royal Ave, Canaan.  RSVP HERE

 


February 26, 2019

Combatants for Peace speaking at Friends Forever

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm @ Durham, NH

Combatants for Peace was established in 2006 when Israeli and Palestinian former combatants, people who had taken an active role in the conflict, laid down their weapons and decided to work together.  The Combatants are coming to speak in New Hampshire, to tell their personal stories of transformation from violence to nonviolence, and share the work that they are doing to end the occupation and bring peace to their homeland.  There will be two speakers, one Israeli and one Palestinian.
Free and open to all.  Please RSVP HERE. or by emailing Nancy Jo at the address below. 
For more information contact: Nancy Jo Chabot, nchabot@tds.net , 603-746-5892.
Sponsored by: Friends Forever International, NH Friends of Combatants for Peace, Seacoast Peace Academy & NH Peace Action Education Fund


February 27, 2019

Film: Dark Money

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm @ Laconia, NH

This award-winning political thriller examines one of the greatest threats to American democracy; the influence of untraceable corporate money on our elections and elected officials. The film follows an intrepid local journalist working to expose the real-life impacts of the US Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision. Through this gripping story, DARK MONEY uncovers the shocking and vital truth of how American elections are bought and sold.

Free and open to the public, this is event is sponsored by Open Democracy.

Doors open at 5:30 pm, film begins at 6 pm.  RSVP HERE


February 27, 2019

Film: The Man Who Saved

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm @

Announcing the “Back From the Nuclear Brink” Seacoast Film Series!
This will be an ongoing/roving showing of the best films on nuclear weapons and war, as part of our “Back From the Brink”  Seacoast initiative on nuclear disarmament.  We’re working on town meeting resolutions, legislative initiatives and presidential candidate “bird-dogging” in the coming months with allies around the state, so we need your help to make all this happen.
The first film in the series is a PBS documentary:
 
The Man Who Saved the World
At the height of the Cuban Missile Crisis, one man stood between military orders and possible nuclear Armageddon…
 Wednesday, February 27 at 6 PM Lee Library, 9 Mast Road, Lee
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
PANEL DISCUSSION TO FOLLOW FILMS
Sponsored by Seacoast Peace Response and Rights & Democracy NH
For more info on the series and/or the “Back From the Brink” initiative, contact Sandra at at skyarne@yahoo.com
 
Here’s a trailer for the film:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=453PEldRoIEHere’s some background about the film:
In October 1962, the world held its breath. On the edge of the Caribbean Sea, just a few miles from the Florida coast, the two great superpowers were at a stand-off. Surrounded by twelve US destroyers, which were depth-charging his submarine to drive it to the surface, Captain Vitali Grigorievitch Savitsky panicked. Unable to contact Moscow and fearing war had begun, he ordered the launch of his submarine’s nuclear torpedoes. As the two sides inched perilously close to nuclear war­fare closer than we ever knew before–just one man stood between Captain Savitsky’s order and mutually assured destruction.

Set over four hours on October 27, 1962, the tensest moments of the Cuban Missile Crisis, this program tells the powerful but forgotten story of Vasili Arkhipov and Soviet submarine B-59. With most of the action set in a claustrophobic submarine running out of air, “The Man Who Saved the World” combines tense drama with eyewitness accounts and expert testimony about some of the most critical events in the Cold War.


March 1, 2019

Arts & Culture Trip to Cuba

8:30 am - 9:00 pm @ Cuba


March 14, 2019

Pi Day

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm @ Concord

What:  Pi Day Celebration, Join local pizza shops for a fundraiser and film showing of Portsmouth Peace Treaty 1905-2005, a film about the Portsmouth Peace Treaty of 1905, which ended the Russo-Japanese war and was brokered right here in New Hampshire.  Local pizza shops will be selling pizza by the slice to benefit peace and the Concord UU.

When: March 14, 6 PM to 9 PM

Where: Concord Unitarian Universalist Church, Fellowship Hall, 274 Pleasant Street, Concord NH