Calendar

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

 

September 18, 2019

Nuclear Weapons in the 2020 Election

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm @ Durham

Nuclear Weapons in the 2020 Election
When: Wed. Sept. 18 – 6pm
Where: Durham Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
20 Madbury Rd
Durham, NH

The presidential candidates have been addressing climate change, but we’re missing the discussion on the other threat to humanity: nuclear weapons.

Why does this matter? Today, there are more than 14,000 nuclear weapons on the planet—and the United States and Russia own 90 percent of them. Along with that startling fact, the United States has other absurd nuclear policies, such as being able to launch nuclear weapons in 15 minutes and giving the president sole authority to launch these deadly weapons. Plus, the federal government is planning to spend $1.5 trillion rebuilding our entire nuclear arsenal. Future generations will be the ones to inherit thousands of these deadly weapons, and we’ll have to cover that cost with our tax dollars.

This fall, scientists, students, and advocates for peace across the country are calling on candidates to take a stand and tell us—the voters—what they plan to do to make us safe from nuclear war. Join us for some free food and drinks, hear what the candidates are saying (or not saying) on the issue of nuclear weapons, and make your voice heard.


September 19, 2019

Nuclear Weapons & You in the 2020 Election

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm @ Antioch University New England College

The Union of Concerned Scientists, NH Peace Action, American Friends Service Committee-NH Program, the Monadnock Progressive Alliance, and our host Antioch University New England invite you to a discussion on nuclear weapons and the 2020 election—and how you can get involved.
 
 
The presidential candidates have been addressing climate change, but we’re missing the discussion on the other threat to humanity: nuclear weapons.
 
Why does this matter? Today, there are more than 14,000 nuclear weapons on the planet—and the United States and Russia own 90 percent of them. Along with that startling fact, the United States has other absurd nuclear policies, such as being able to launch nuclear weapons in 15 minutes and giving the president sole authority to launch these deadly weapons. Plus, the federal government is planning to spend $1.5 trillion rebuilding our entire nuclear arsenal. Future generations will be the ones to inherit thousands of these deadly weapons, and we’ll have to cover that cost with our tax dollars.
 
This fall, scientists, students, and advocates for peace across the country are calling on candidates to take a stand and tell us—the voters—what they plan to do to make us safe from nuclear war. Join us for some free food and drinks, hear what the candidates are saying (or not saying) on the issue of nuclear weapons, and make your voice heard.


September 19, 2019

Building a Culture of Peace Forum

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm @ Concord UU Church


September 21, 2019

A Piece of Pizza for Peace

10:00 am - 8:00 pm @ City Plaza, Concord, NH

Join us on the UN’s International Day of Peace, Sept. 21, for a day of pizza and peace. Local pizza shop owners will set up on City Plaza and sell slices, donating proceeds to local groups working for peace.
 
We’ll also have those peace groups set up on the State House lawn with information on how you can get involved!
 
For more info on this movement, please visit: apieceofpizzaforpeace.org


September 28, 2019

AFSC-NH Annual Event

5:00 pm - 9:00 pm @ Concord, NH

September 28, 2019 will be the date of American Friends Service Committee-NH’s Annual Dinner.

Senator Jo Comerford will be the keynote speaker.

Please click here for more information


October 12, 2019

Annual Event and Fall Fundraiser

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm @ Bektash Temple - 189 Pembroke Rd, Concord, NH

Please join NH Peace Action for our Annual Event and Fall Fundraiser.

In addition to networking with more than 100 dedicated peace and social advocates, you will be able to visit Action Tables of local activist groups. Past tabling organizations and actions have included petitions, sign making, money stamping, postcard writing and more by groups such as 350NH, Palestine Education Network, Open Democracy, Veterans For Peace and many others!

Ticket price includes a scrumptious dinner prepared by Executive Director Will Hopkins and his incredible kitchen crew.

After dinner, we will hear from Jamila Raqib, Executive Director of the Albert Einstein Institution and Research Affiliate of the Center for International Studies at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). You can read more about Jamila HERE.  

Jamila will speak on: Nonviolent Resistance in the Global Struggle to Defend Democracy and Human Rights

Recent years have witnessed a proliferation of nonviolent movements and an expansion in the use of nonviolent means to address diverse political problems, including to defend the rights of minorities and oppressed communities, advance environmental and human rights campaigns, and to preserve democratic freedoms and institutions. But in spite of this expansion, as a field, nonviolent resistance continues to be neglected, and as a technique and type of social and political action, the phenomenon is not well understood, including by policymakers, journalists, academics, or citizens or institutions in our societies.

By drawing from selected contemporary and historical movements, we will explore the lessons that can be gained from global movements to face current challenges in the fight to advance human rights and defend democratic rights, institutions, and norms.

Doors open at 5 pm with a cash bar and networking opportunities.

Get your tickets today!  

Students: $15.00

NHPA Members: $40.00

Non-members: $50.00 (comes with a one year membership)

Table for 8: $320.00

Please email doreen@nhpeaceaction.org for information on reduced ticket prices for fixed income.


October 13, 2019

The People's Presidential Forum of NH

12:00 pm - 4:30 pm @ Durham, NH

Join Rights & Democracy New Hampshire (RADNH), the New Hampshire Youth Movement (NHYM), and People’s Action to hold a People’s Presidential Forum this October.

Senator Bernie Sanders is our first confirmed candidate for the forum! We are waiting to hear from others, including Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris, Pete Buttigeig, and more.

The forum is part of our statewide People’s Priorities 2020 campaign that will reach thousands of Granite State families in the coming months. We want to ensure their voices and priorities are front and center during the 2020 presidential election.

Candidates will be invited onstage for real conversations with everyday people about big solutions to the struggles facing the multiracial working class.

When: Oct. 13, 2019. Doors open at Noon, forum is from 2-4:30PM.

Where: Field House, University of New Hampshire, 145 Main Street, Durham, NH

This event is free, but tickets are required!  Click HERE for more information and to sign up.


November 9, 2019

Border Awareness Experience

8:30 am - 9:50 am @ El Paso, TX


March 24, 2020

Discussion

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm @ Plymouth

Speaker: Michael Klare

Date of Talk: Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Time of Talk:  7:00 pm

Location of Talk:  Smith Recital Hall, Silver Center for the Arts, Plymouth State University

Title of TalkWar at Warp Speed: Emerging Technologies, Great-Power Tensions, and the Risks of Nuclear Escalation

Michael T. Klare.  is the Defense correspondent for The Nation and professor emeritus of peace and world-security studies at Hampshire College and senior visiting fellow at the Arms Control Association in Washington, DC.