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Recent Live Streams

Peace and Justice Conversations: Peter Kellman - Disconnecting Work and War

Peter Kellman joined us previously for a discussion of how labor and peace movements relate to one another. Tonight we will take a larger view to look at the place of jobs and work in our society, our movement and our lives. There has often been tension between the Peace movement and the Labor movement in the US since so many “good” jobs are within the military-industrial system. How can we change our society so that people can choose real, meaningful work that adds true value to our communities and our world? How did we end up in this position of accepting any job to survive instead of finding ways to make a living and a life, and provide for ourselves in ways we can feel good about? Can we meet more of our needs ourselves in our own localities, bringing dignity, pride and sustainability to what we do in the world?

Peter Kellman has been a front-line participant in US labor and social movements, from the 1960s up to the present day. He is currently part of the New Agriculture movement in Maine, with experience as a civil rights worker, anti-war demonstrator, environmental and anti-nuclear activist, union organizer, and labor historian and researcher. He and his wife are now trying to grow all their nutritional and caloric needs using primarily human labor – using some of the skills he learned when he worked for Helen and Scott Nearing in 1964.

Peace & Justice Conversations: Common Defense - How the Voices of Veterans Can Help Build Peace

Common Defense is the largest organization of progressive veterans in the US, they seek to amplify the voices of veterans pursuing a more just future. Veterans, in poll after poll are the most trusted demographic in the US.

Join Jose Vasquez and Naveed Shah for a discussion of their work, and how amplifying the voices of those touched by American war-making can help us work more effectively toward a more peaceful future.

Peace & Justice Conversations: Lindsay Koshgarian of the National Priorities Project

The National Priorities Project aims to help citizens shape the federal budget by giving them the information they need to understand and engage in federal policy. Their online tools and information are used by the peace movement and others across the country to help educate and organize our members about the federal budget.

Congress has authorized $840 Billion for fiscal year 2023, come join National Priorities Project Program Director Lindsay Koshgarian for a discussion about how the federal budget works, and how we can help shape a budget that reflects our priorities, shifting spending from wasteful weapons programs to funding vital human needs at home. Lindsay’s work and commentary on the federal budget and military spending has appeared on NPR, the BBC, CNN, The Nation, U.S. News and World Report, and others.

At NPP, her work is at the intersection of military and domestic federal spending. She got her start as a clinic worker and organizer at Planned Parenthood in central and suburban Philadelphia, and led economic development and affordable housing studies at the University of Massachusetts Donahue Institute prior to joining NPP in 2014. She holds an MPP from UCLA and a B.A. in Physics from the University of Pennsylvania.

Peace & Justice Conversations: How Excessive Military Spending Affects Us Locally

Sarah Jane Knoy, Executive Director of Granite State Organizing Project, will join us to discuss how military spending both prevents meaningful infrastructure development to end poverty and also how it drives more people to leave their homes and try to migrate to the US. She will focus on how this excessive spending impacts us locally.

Sarah Jane Knoy has been the Executive Director of GSOP since 2007. She has more than 30 years of experience working with communities in Indianapolis, Chicago, Nashua and Manchester. Her experience using faith rooted organizing in these communities relies on listening sessions to build trust and accountability across lines of potential division. These relationships built upon shared values become the ground from which authentic community and lasting change can grow.

GSOP was founded in 2002 by religious congregations, labor union members and community leaders in southern New Hampshire for the purpose of building the power necessary to create lasting social and economic justice in the region, primarily in south central New Hampshire. Now, they are a non-profit, non-partisan organization rooted in faith and democratic values. As the largest grassroots community organization in New Hampshire, we are made up of thousands of members, including 27 member groups representing thousands of New Hampshire families.

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