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Announcement :: War and Militarism
12/9 Anti War Fundraising Party-Assembling Peace IV
by Brian O'Connell
Email: vinniechops (nospam) hotmail.com
23 Oct 2006
The Greater Boston Stop the Wars Coalition. (www.stopthewars.org) is seeking indivuduals and groups to participate in a fun, politically progressive and energizing event/party/mixer called "Assembling Peace IV". The Assembling Peace parties are designed to create a setting in which veteran activists can gather, network and socialize in a fun, relaxed, positive setting while encouraging interested newcomers to learn about and participate in political and social awareness and action.
"Assembling Peace IV" will be held at the Spontaneous Celebrations community center (45 Danforth Street, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130, http://www.spontaneouscelebrations.org/, 617 -524-6373) in on Saturday, December 9. All Ages, 10$ donation.
At an Assembling Peace party you can expect to find a variety of activist groups speaking and tabling, musical and theatrical performers, film, books, art, food, beer, wine, coffee, food, dancing, massage and more.
We are especially interested in having organizations set up information tables and providing a speaker on the subjects of the anti-war movement, global justice, class issues, human rights, racism, sexism, environmental sustainability, labor, trade, capitalism, socialism, etc. We are also seeking musicians, artists, massage therapists, food, volunteers, donations, etc.
Assembling Peace IV is a fundraiser for the Stop the Wars Coalition (STWC). The Stop the Wars Coalition is an anti-war group that formed out of the organizing efforts in the Boston area during 2005 to stage a mass rally against the U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. After successfully staging a rally and march on October 29, 2005 featuring Cindy Sheehan and 3,000 participants; the October 29th Coalition evolved into the Greater Boston Stop the Wars Coalition (STWC), which has continued to stage anti-war protests, host speakers, hold meetings, stage teach-ins and push the “How Many More” campaign (http://www.stopthewars.org/start/campaigns/howmanymore/index.htm) in the Boston area.
Assembling Peace History:
Assembling Peace I was held at Spontaneous Celebrations on March 26, 2005 and was a fundraiser for Boston Mobilization and the March 20, 2005 protest against the war in Boston. Pictures of the 3/26/05 Assembling Peace I can be seen here: http://www.meniscusmagazine.com/events_pages/events007b_APeace.htm
Assembling Peace II was held at Spontaneous Celebrations on October 8, 2005 and was a fundraiser for the October 29th Coalition and the 10/29 rally and march (mentioned above). Pictures of 10/8/05 Assembling Peace II can be seen here: http://www.meniscusmagazine.com/events_pages/AssembingPeaceII_ss/aPeaceI
Assembling Peace III was held on March 18 (the third anniversary of the invasion of Iraq) at Encuentro 5 (http://www.encuentro5.org/), an activist community space in Boston’s Chinatown. AP III was a benefit for STWC.
Spontaneous Celebrations Venue Info:
Spontaneous Celebrations has two floors and can hold 280 occupants (at any one time). The first floor is for various groups to set up information tables and introduce themselves, network, promote their actions and recruit. There is no fee to table, but we encourage all participants to contribute to the event however possible. There is a side room on the first floor that will be set up for massage chairs and arts related activities. There is also a kitchen and counter on the first floor which will have food to serve.
The Second floor has a bar that will serve beer, wine and fair trade coffee. There is a stage on the second floor that will host the performers and speakers. A diverse array of musicians, poets, comedians, entertainers and speakers will alternate on this stage. Every organization that tables on the first floor is encouraged to speak. The program will focus on diversity and present a broad spectrum of race, sex, musical styles and speakers including veterans, youth, socialists, environmentalists, anti-war, labor rights, low income advocates and much more.
Directions To Spontaneous Celebrations
(45 Danforth St., Jamaica Plain, MA 02130, http://www.spontaneouscelebrations.org/, 617 -524-6373)
Following are directions to our center at 45 Danforth St., Jamaica Plain, MA. Please note that Danforth St. runs one way from Boylston St. to Paul Gore St. and is one block west of Lamartine St.
From Stony Brook T stop, Orange Line:
Exit right from the MBTA station on to Boylston St. Cross Lamartine St. (light) and continue on the right side of Boylston St. one short block. The next right is Danforth St. # 45 is the first large building in from the corner on the left side of the street.
From the Jamaicaway, coming from Boston or Cambridge:
Go left on Bynner (lights after Brookline overpass). Go through lights at South Huntington. Right at Day St. Go straight at stop sign (Centre St.) Take next left at Paul Gore St. Go down Paul Gore St. to the end, turn right at Larmartine, take first right at Boylston, first right at Danforth.
Spontaneous Celebrations: (617) 524-6373, 45 Danforth St., Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
Please contact me anytime that you have any questions.
vinniechops (at) hotmail.com
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