Calendar

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

 

January 24, 2020

Creating a Listening Community: Restorative Circles Facilitator Training

6:30 pm - 6:30 pm @ Concord Unitarian Universalist Church

Creating a Listening Community: Restorative Circles Facilitator Training

You are invited to join us January 24-26, 2020, to explore how we listen, what gets in the way of understanding one another and how reflective listening builds community, strengthens relationships and creates peace. Anyone who has experienced conflict in their lives is invited to join us: Community leaders, parents, young people ages 12+, people with interest in social justice and creating peace in our community are welcome. This is open to the public, from the greater Concord, NH area and beyond.
We will begin Friday, January 24th, 6:30 – 9 PM, with an exploration of listening and an introduction to the Restorative Circles process. This is an experiential evening to begin cultivating an understanding of how we listen, and what gets in the way of understanding others when we are listening. Open to all those who wish to participate, without obligation to attend the full weekend.
Saturday our workshop continues with exploration of Pre-Circle and Circle processes. Demonstrations, practice and time for Q&A will be plentiful throughout the day. Bring a bag lunch for yourself.  Sunday we will explore the Post Circle part of the Restorative Circle process and consider the aspects of setting up a system. Reflective Listening will be used throughout the weekend, honing our skills for creating understanding.
Concord UU Church
174 Pleasant St.
Concord, NH 03301
Please RSVP HERE.


January 25, 2020

Global Day of Protest. No War on Iran!

10:00 am - 12:00 pm @ Keene

The People of the World Say: No War On Iran!

The Trump administration is dragging the United States into a war with Iran that could engulf the whole region and could quickly turn into a global conflict of unpredictable scope and the gravest consequences.

The people of the world need to rise up and stop it. For all who believe in peace, for all who are opposed to yet another catastrophic war, now is the time to take action. On Saturday, January 25 in cities across the globe, there will be protests against a new war in the Middle East. Please join us at Central Square in Keene at 10 am.

Initiators for this call include the ANSWER Coalition, CODEPINK, Popular Resistance, Black Alliance for Peace, National Iranian-American Council (NIAC), Veterans For Peace, US Labor Against the War (USLAW), Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF), United National Anti-War Committee, Pastors for Peace/Interreligious Foundation for Community Organization, International Action Center, United For Peace and Justice, Alliance For Global Justice (AFGJ), December 12th Movement, World Beyond War, Dorothy Day Catholic Worker, Dominican Sisters/ICAN, Nonviolence International, Food Not Bombs and many other anti-war and peace organizations.


January 25, 2020

No War with Iran Rally!

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm @ Manchester

Chris —

Join the PSL – Southern NH at Veteran’s Memorial Park in Manchester, NH on Saturday, January 25th, from 12 to 2 PM to demand clearly: No War on Iran and U.S. troops out of the Middle East!

The Trump administration is dragging the United States into a war with Iran that could engulf the whole region and could quickly turn into a global conflict of unpredictable scope and the gravest consequences.

The people of the world must fight back and stop it. For all who believe in peace, for all who are opposed to yet another catastrophic war, now is the time to take action. On Saturday, January 25 in cities across the globe, there will be protests against a new war in the Middle East. Please join us.

RSVP and invite contacts on Facebook!

Watch A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition’s recent online teach-in on the situation: https://www.facebook.com/AnswerCoalition/videos/488434598483347/

and check out the report on protests that took place across New England on Jan. 4: https://www.liberationnews.org/protesters-across-new-england-demand-no-war-on-iran/


January 27, 2020

An Evening of Conversation with Former Secretary of Energy Ernest J. Moniz

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm @ SNHU Salon Roons

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The Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI) is partnering with the World Affairs Council to offer you an engaging evening of conversation with former U.S. Secretary of Energy and co-chair and CEO of NTI, Dr. Ernest Moniz.

Dr. Moniz will discuss today’s growing risk of nuclear war or detonation by accident or terrible miscalculation, as well as solutions that can bring us back from the brink. He and co-author Sam Nunn recently outlined this scenario in a Foreign Affairs article, “The Return of Doomsday The New Nuclear Arms Race—and How Washington and Moscow Can Stop It.

Described by GQ Magazine as a “rock star physicist,” Dr. Moniz is a leader on reducing the existential risks posed by nuclear and other weapons of mass destruction, as well as climate change. As energy secretary, he negotiated the Iran nuclear agreement with then-Secretary of State John Kerry. In 2017, he took the helm of NTI, a nonprofit, nonpartisan global security organization that works to prevent catastrophic attacks with nuclear, biological, radiological, chemical, and cyber weapons.

Join the World Affairs Council and the Nuclear Threat Initiative for an evening of conversation on nuclear weapons policy and help push the needle forward in the lead up to New Hampshire’s first-in-the-nation primary. The event is free, open to the public. Free food and drink will be available as well.

An Evening of Conversation with Former Secretary of Energy Ernest J. Moniz

Monday January 27th, 2020 – 6-7:30pm – The Salon Rooms at SNHU

RSVP here


January 29, 2020

NONVIOLENT RESISTANCE IN THE WEST BANK

5:00 pm - 9:00 pm @ Durham

NONVIOLENT RESISTANCE IN THE WEST BANK
Exploring Opportunities and Challenges
WITH ALI ABU AWWAD
ALI ABU AWWAD will speak about his work in the Palestinian Territory to mobilize a movement of nonviolent resistance to the occupation, including what led him to this path; his reception in Palestinian society; his engagement with Israeli civilians and military authorities; and his hopes and concerns for the future.
Ali Abu Awwad is a leading peace activist and a leader of several peace-building initiatives including the Taghyeer (Change) Palestinian Nonviolence Movement and the Karama Center. His life and work have been featured in two award- winning films, Encounter Point and Forbidden Childhood.
5-6:15pm at Friends Forever International, 1 Morgan Way, Durham, NH
Sponsored by J Street, with Co-sponsors New Hampshire Peace Action Education Fund, NH UCC Peace with Justice Advocates, Building a Culture of Peace Forum, and others.
Ali Abu Awwad (Arabicعلي أبو عواد‎, born 1972) is a prominent Palestinian peace activist and proponent of nonviolence. He is the founder of Taghyeer (Change), a Palestinian national movement promoting nonviolence to achieve and guarantee a nonviolent solution to the conflict.[1] Awwad’s story and efforts have been featured in over twelve documentaries including two award-winning films, Encounter Point and Forbidden Childhood[permanent dead link]. Furthermore, he was honored by the global nonprofit thinktank Synergos as the Arab World Social Innovator in Palestine for “introducing non-violence, reconciliation, and civic participation to Palestinians as a means of empowering citizens to seek social change and find a more equitable solution to conflict.”[2] Awwad is currently finishing his memoir called Painful Hope, an account of his experiences as well as his strategy and vision for the Palestinian future.[3] He lives in Beit Ummar, near Hebron.[4]


March 24, 2020

Discussion with Michael Klare

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm @ Plymouth

Michael Klare, Professor of Peace & World Security Studies Emeritus at Hampshire College, a Senior Visiting Fellow at the Arms Control Association, and a frequent contributor to The Nation, will speak on “War at Warp Speed: Emerging Technologies, Great-Power Tensions, and the Risks of Nuclear Escalation,” on Tuesday, March 24 at Plymouth State University’s Sidore Lecture Series.

The talk is at 7 PM in the Smith Recital Hall, Silver Cultural Arts Center.

This event is free and open to the public, but tickets are required.  CLICK HERE for yours!

For more information on Michael Klare, please CLICK HERE.


April 24, 2020

Eve of NPT Review Conference

9:00 am - 5:00 pm @ New York

2020 marks the 75th anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki — the beginning of the nuclear era which threatens human survival today. It marks the birth of international efforts to abolish nuclear weapons, and the 25th anniversary of the UN Climate Change Conference.  It also marks the 10th Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty Review Conference to be held at the U.N. in April and May.

Our international coalition of disarmament, climate, justice and peace organizations is organizing a World Conference, rally, march and petitions presentations in New York City, April 24-26, the eve of the 2020 NPT Review Conference
Our World Conference and rally provide unique opportunities for the world’s nuclear disarmament, peace, climate and justice movements to press our demands and to develop the alliances and intersectional movements we will need to prevail.

Speakers include: Tadatoshi Akiba – (Gensuikin-Japan), Walden Bello – (FGS – Philippines), Oleg Bodrov (CCB -Russia), Sharran Burrow (ITUC – Australia), Jackie Cabasso (WSLF & UFPJ – US), Noam Chomsky (USA), Arielle Denis (IPB – France), Sharon Dolev – (IDM – Israel), Beatrice Finn (ICAN), Sophia (Soda) Garcia – (GBWP – Philippines), Philip Jennings (ITUC/IPB – Britain), Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner (Poet-Marshall Islands),Emad Kiyaei (IGD Group-Iran), Michael Klare (Five College PAWS/The Nation Magazine -USA), Youngdae Ko (SPARK – Korea); Andrew Lichterman (WSLF – US), Leona Morgan (NISG – Navajo/USA). Binalakshmi Nepram – (CAF-India), Setsuko Thurlow (Hiroshima Hibakusha – Canada). For bio information see worldconference2020.org.  24 Forums and workshops.

April 26 Rally from Union Square and march to Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, including presentation of 10 million+ nuclear weapons abolition petition signatures being organized.

Co-sponsoring organizations include: American Friends Service Committee, Campaign for Peace Disarmament and Common Security, Gensuikin, Gensuikyo, International Peace Bureau, International Physicians for Prevention of Nuclear War, International Trade Union Confederation, La Mouvement de la Paix,  Lawyers Committee on Nuclear Policy, Nuclear Free Philippines Coalition, Pax Christi, PEAC, Peace Action, Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung, United Electrical Workers Union, Western States Legal Foundation, Women’s International for Peace & Freedom – U.S.

[Other organizations are welcome to sign on!]

For more information including conference agenda, see:http://worldconference2020.org/