Calendar

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

 

January 1, 2019

Town Meeting Resolutions

8:00 am - 11:59 pm @ Statewide

Town Meeting Resolutions Finally, for towns with traditional town meetings, there is still plenty of time to sponsor a resolution (warrant article) on nuclear weapons.  If that town meeting is in March, your petition is probably due on February 5, but check details with your town clerk.

A sample “Back from the Brink” resolution is available at https://www.afsc.org/document/back-brink-resolution .  Detailed information on how to sponsor a warrant article is available at https://www.afsc.org/document/how-to-organize-town-meeting-resolution-campaign .

If you do file a warrant article in your town, we’d love to support it.  Contact:

  • Will Hopkins, NH Peace Action: (603) 254-4727- will@nhpeaceaction.org;
  • Mindi Messmer, Union of Concerned Scientists: (603) 498-8847- mmessmer@me.com;
  • Judy Elliott, NH Nuclear Weapons Working Group: (603) 856-5839- jelliottnh@gmail.com; or
  • Sandra Yarne, Seacoast Peace Response: (603) 868-5895 – skyarne@yahoo.com

 


January 17, 2019

Dr. David Wright

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm @ New England College - Concord Campus

Thursday, January 17 – Dr. David Wright of the Union of Concerned Scientists will speak on the threat of nuclear war and U.S. nuclear weapons policy in Concord  at 2 PM at New England College, 62 North Main St.

For more information about these events, contact Mindi Messmer at mmessmer@me.com.


January 17, 2019

Film: Dark Money

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

This film is free and open to the public.  Please RSVP HERE.


January 17, 2019

Dr. David Wright

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm @ Unitarian Universalist Church - Exeter

Thursday, January 17 – Dr. David Wright of the Union of Concerned Scientists will speak on the threat of nuclear war and U.S. nuclear weapons policy at 6 PM at the Exeter Unitarian Universalist Church (UUC), 12 Elm St., Exeter, NH.

For more information about these events, contact Mindi Messmer at mmessmer@me.com.


January 17, 2019

Joseph Gerson, International Peace Advocate to Speak on the Growing Dangers of Nuclear War

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm @ Hanover Friends Meeting House, 43 Lebanon St. in Hanover, NH

In the wake of the Post-Cold War period, there are growing dangers of nuclear war confronting humanity. Why is this so, who are the protagonists and what can be done to reduce the danger is the topic on January 17 by Dr. Joseph Gerson. Dr. Gerson will address these issues and also report on how the Trump Administration’s foreign and military policy is perceived in Europe and Asia.

Joseph Gerson is Executive Director of the Campaign for Peace, Disarmament and Common Security and Director of the American Friends Service Committee’s Peace & Economic Security Program. He organizes and educates at local, national and international levels for peaceful and just alternatives to U.S. foreign and military policies, and intersectional movement building. He concentrates on great power tensions, nuclear weapons abolition, the impacts of U.S. foreign military bases, and Pentagon spending.  He serves as Vice-President of the International Peace Bureau, co-convenes the Peace & Planet international network and is a member of the No to NATO/No to War steering committee. 

He recently returned from the World Conference against Atomic and Hydrogen Bombs in Hiroshima and a speaking tour in Australia. Dr. Gerson’s books include Empire and the Bomb: How the US Uses Nuclear Weapons to Dominate the WorldThe Sun Never Sets…Confronting the Network of U.S. Foreign Military Bases; and With Hiroshima Eyes: Atomic War, Nuclear Extortion and Moral Imagination. This summer and fall, Common Dreams and Truthout carried his articles about the crisis with North Korea, the Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty, and the Endless War in Afghanistan.

Discussion will follow the presentation.   Voluntary donations to the Campaign for Peace, Disarmament and Common Security are welcome.

The presentations is organized by Vermont Action for Peace and sponsored by Hanover Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers). For more information contact: Joseph Gainza – 802-522-2376; jgainza@vtlink.net

If you would like to come early (5:30 or 6 and join us a for a bowl of soup, you are most welcome.)


January 19, 2019

NH Women's March

10:00 am - 12:30 pm @ NH State House, 107 N Main St., Concord

Join us at the New Hampshire State House in Concord as we celebrate our accomplishments and send a clear message: We’ve Only Just Begun!

This year, the march will celebrate the incredible progress we have made over the last two years, both nationally and in the Granite State, to advance and protect our rights. We will unite once again to send a clear message that we’re not going anywhere, and that we won’t stop fighting until we have true equality.

NH Peace Action will be tabling at this event.  Stop by and see us!

Tickets HERE.  Free.


January 21, 2019

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Community Celebration

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm @ Manchester, NH


January 24, 2019

Film: Dark Money

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm @ The Flying Monkey, Plymouth NH

This film is free and open to the public.  Please RSVP HERE.


February 4, 2019

Film: The People vs The Politicians

3:30 pm - 6:00 pm @ Nashua Public Library

This film is free and open to the public.  Please RSVP HERE.

Nashua Public Library, 2 Court St., Nashua.


February 6, 2019

Global Tipping Points with Dr. Lisbeth Gronlund of the Union of Concerned Scientists

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm @ UNH Manchester

Global Tipping Points

A three-part series on today’s global challenges

Wednesday, February 6th, 6 PM-7:15 PM

The Trump Administration and Nuclear Weapons

When President Trump entered office, he inherited a nuclear arsenal of some 4,000 weapons and an ambitious plan to replace them with new, more capable versions, at a cost of $1.2 trillion over the next 30 years. He also inherited the sole authority to order a nuclear attack without consulting anyone, and a policy allowing the United States to use nuclear weapons first in a time of crisis.

How do we curb the plans of this administration, while laying the groundwork for the next president to make real changes to US nuclear weapons policy that will make us all safer?

Location: Multi-purpose Room, UNH Manchester, 88 Commercial Street (Pandora Mill), Manchester. Directions & Parking Info Here. (For safety and storm closure information, check here

Tickets:  WACNH Members, UNH Students and Staff, Fulbright Members- Free

General Public- $10

About Lisbeth Gronlund

Dr. Lisbeth Gronlund is a Senior Scientist and the Co-Director of the Global Security Program at the Union of Concerned Scientists. Her work focuses on technical and policy issues related to nuclear weapons, ballistic missile defenses, and space weapons, with an emphasis on changing US policy on these issues. She has a Ph.D. in theoretical physics from Cornell University.

Click HERE to register