April 2018


PT member, Wright Salisbury, marched in Paris on March 24, 2018.

#Enough: We fight gunviolence! Many of us were at the March For Our Lives on March 24. From Paris to Boston, from New York City, Philadelphia to San Francisco, PTers supported the youth. #Enough. CLICK HERE to read our statement.

April 3: PTer, Talat Hamdani met with Suffolk County Executive, Steve Bellone, as part of #LoveAMuslim Day. Events are being organized to counter hateful Islamophobia. Mr. Bellone sent a message of peace and diversity of America.

April 11 @ Hofstra University: The film In Our Son’s Name can be a wonderful tool to tell the world about the lessons learned from the tragedy our member have endured. We have screened the film on college campuses, in synagogues and churches nationwide. You too can make it happen in your local community. Ask us how we can help. CLICK HERE to view details about the April 11 screening.

Report from Guantanamo: CLICK HERE for Colleen’s latest report from her time at the Military Commission’s pretrial hearings February 26 – March 2, 2018. Issues addressed include firing of the Convening Authority and changes in prosecution guidance regarding CIA black sites and personnel.


The Parents Circle:
April 30: Sisterhood of Pain, Sisterhood of Hope: Come meet the twelve Israelis and Palestinian mothers who forged the pain of their children’s death into a common passion for peace and hear them tell their stories. CLICK HERE for more details.

Combatants for Peace: 
May 3: Members of the group are speaking the The Portsmouth Library in New Hampshire. Other venues of their New England Tour 2018 are listed HERE.

Our Allies:


PT member, Terry Greene, supported the March For Our Lives in Boston.

Community Connection Call on April 12:
You are invited to join our next call featuring PT member, Alissa Torres, who will share about her work in the area of “Writing for Wellness.” Please contact our call facilitator, Antonio Aversano, for more information. Everyone is welcome!

Our Members! We continue to be joined by new members who are inspired by our message of having united to turn their grief into actions for peace. Our website features some of them. CLICK HERE to read what they have to say. We also created a new internal listserve where new members who joined since 2014 can meet. Contact the office for more details.

Filed in: Antonio Aversano, Colleen Kelly, Newsletters, Talat Hamdani, Terry Greene, Wright Salisbury

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