May 11, 2019N/A
12:00 – Potluck lunch
12:30 – Introductions and updates over lunch – Maryellen Kurkulos
1:00 – Issues and Strategies panel – Cole Harrison chair. 7 minutes each followed by discussion.
2020 Race – Bird Dogging – John Raby – New Hampshire Peace Action / Nuclear War Working Group
Antiwar Bills in Congress – Jerry Ross – Massachusetts Peace Action
Venezuela – Marty Nathan – Stop Venezuela Intervention, Northampton
Palestine – Joe Levine
Pentagon Budget Damage to Civilian Programs – Jonathan King – Massachusetts Peace Action
2:00 – Breakouts
Bird Dogging – John Raby, NHPA
Climate and Peace – Pat Hynes, Traprock, and Nick Rabb, Sunrise Movement (invited)
Russia – China – new nuclear arms race – Joseph Gerson, CPDCS
Raytheon/ Middle East Wars – Paul Shannon, Raytheon Antiwar Campaign
Palestine – Mehrene Larudee and Joe Levine
Venezuela – Richard Krushnic and Marty Nathan
3:00 – Keynote address by Rep. Jim McGovern – Developments in Congress on military budget and foreign policy, followed by Q&A.
4:00 – State legislation panel – see Commonwealth Peace & Justice Agenda
Rep. Natalie Higgins
Andrea Burns, Massachusetts Peace Action
Cole Harrison, Massachusetts Peace Action
5:00 – Adjourn
All members of Massachusetts peace groups are invited to participate. Peace organizers from other New England states are also cordially invited to share their lessons and ideas.