Self defense against Trumpism
In his first few weeks in in office Donald Trump has appointed a reactionary cabinet stocked with generals and billionaires; pushed for more pipelines; and attacked immigrants and refugees. Keynote Address by Vijay Prashad: Trump’s Foreign Policy and the American Empire in Decline Vijay Prashad is the George and Martha Kellner Chair in South Asian History and Professor of International Studies at Trinity College. His interests include Middle Eastern politics, development economics, North-South relations, and current events.
He is the author of The Darker Nations: A People’s History of the Third World and sixteen other books.
Beyond Vietnam: 50th Anniversary
April 2017 is the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King’s speech “Beyond Vietnam“, a powerful and historic articulation of the message of the modern peace and justice movement. We will read key excerpts from the speech at this event.
We will also participate in issue-oriented workshops. At the business meeting, members will elect Massachusetts Peace Action’s board of directors and approve our 2017 work plan.
12:00 noon – Registration and literature tables open; Lunch
1:00 pm – Keynote address – Vijay Prashad
2:30 pm – Workshops:
Crisis in the Middle East
Nuclear Disarmament: Subways not Submarines
Economic and Social Justice
A New Day for Palestine/Israel?
Climate and Peace
Boston Downwinders: Closing Pilgrim Nuclear
Electing Progressive Candidates