Searching For Nonviolent Solutions

AUGUST 2018

OUR WORK:
Screening in Charleston, SC: Three screenings of IN OUR SON’S NAME will be held in one day at Trident Technical College‘s downtown Palmer Campus Amphitheater. The screenings will be held in Charleston to help residents heal from the mass shooting at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in the summer of 2015. The church is known for its community organizing around civil rights. PT member, Gloria Williams, and filmmaker, Gayla Jamison, will be present to answer questions coming from the audience. Gloria Williams has worked tirelessly speaking up against gun violence and has supported interfaith work for many years.
Interfaith Picnic & Prayer Service in Palo Alto, CA: PT is co-sponsoring the annual picnic organized by Samina Sundas, of the American Muslim Voice. We are proud to have PT member, Antonio Aversano, represent us at the event. CLICK HERE for the details.
The Al Filipov Peace & Justice Forum in Concord, MA:  celebrates the work of UTEC. Based in Lowell, MA, United Teen Equality Center (UTEC) was the result of an organizing movement driven by young people to develop their own teen center in response to gang violence. Join PT member, Loretta Filipov, and others to hear a panel of participants talk about their experiences. CLICK HERE for further details about the event

AFGHANISTAN COMMITTEE:
The Afghan Peace Volunteers (APV) are expanding their nonviolent community work, reaching across barriers of religion, gender and age to connect with fellow Afghans living with overt and structural violence. To create structures that embody respect and mutuality and to build more egalitarian economies, the APV have begun to establish worker cooperatives in 2018, with a view to creating more in the near future. This year we have been pleased to respond to news generously shared by Kathy Kelly and to contribute toward starting funds for their new women’s tailoring worker cooperrative. The inspiring work of the APV can be followed directly through live conversation with the APV through Global Days of Listening. For more information, contact the Afghanistan Committee.

OUR ALLIES:

FUNDRAISING: We have received a $75,000.00 grant from the Open Society Institute starting July 1, 2018 and ending in February of 2020. THANK YOU!

GUANTANAMO COMMITTEE:
Upcoming Pretrial Hearings will be held on Sep. 9 – 11, 2018. Please contact Committee Chair, Colleen Kelly, if you are interested in representing PT at these hearings.
PT member, Bruce Wallace, describes the ongoing and tireless work of the Guantánamo Committee in his own words HERE.

 

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