Upcoming APJ Events:
Wednesday(s) January 12 & 26 Bodman Lounge, Helen Hills Hills Chapel, Smith College.
The Green Zone: the Environmental Costs of Militarism
Book discussion group in preparation for author Barry Sanders’ February 9th Smith College Lecture. Join the APJ War & Environment Committee 7:30 pm Wednesdays January 12 and January 26 in the Bodman Lounge, Helen Hills Hills Chapel, Smith College, to discuss this extensively documented expose on the price our earth is paying for the US wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Monday December 6, 7PM FIRST CHURCHES, LYMAN HALL, 129 MAIN ST., NORTHAMPTON, MA
Film Screening and talk: Uranio 238–Silent Casualties: the costs of wars and militarism on our ecosystem. Part 1: Depleted Uranium – a Lethal Legacy
30-minute documentary film, directed by Pablo Ortega and narrated by Isabel Macdonald
(with Spanish Subtitles) produced by The Quaker Peace Center-San Jose, Costa Rica
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 1, 7 PM, SEELYE 106, SMITH COLLEGE
FILM SCREENING: Scarred Lands and Wounded Lives:the environmental footprint of war.
Saturday, November 20, 12:15- 1:30
March of the Dead- Help raise awareness of the deaths caused by our wars in Iraq and Afghanistan by marching in solidarity through downtown Northampton. Meet outside the Media Education Foundation (Masonic st, outside Woodstar Café) and we will proceed from there. Please come wearing ALL BLACK, masks will be provided for you. Following the march there will be an opportunity for discussion.
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
THE IMPACT ON OUR ECONOMY OF THE WARS AND WHAT WE CAN DO ABOUT IT
Across our communities the cry to end our wars, cut military spending and fund our domestic
needs is growing fast.
In late November, Warrant Article 14, “ Resolution to Bring the War Dollars Home” will come before Amherst Town Meeting. As we all know, our tax dollars have been funding the war in Iraq since 2003 and in Afghanistan since 2001. How does this allocation of federal money affect us locally? Have programs been cut from your child’ s school? Have you noticed that potholes from last winter are still causing problems on our roads? Have you heard about the difficulties that returning veterans have had to get their health care needs met? Have you noticed that other services are being cut locally or at the state level? Do you think that this money could be better spent for our local needs?
Community members will have an opportunity to express our thoughts and
feelings on these issues at a Community Dialogue.
Free and open to the public.
When: Tuesday, November 16, 2010 from 6:30– 9:00
Where: Grace Church Parish Hall on Spring Street, Amherst
(Accessible to people with disabilities)
6:30 – 7:00 Light refreshments
7:00 – 7:45 Speakers
-Gary Tartakov, Alliance for Peace and Justice
-Vijay Prashad, Professor at Trinity College
-Ted Goodnight, I raq Veteran
7:45 – 8:30 Dialogue groups
8:30 – 9:00 What we can do-Large group discussion
Sponsored by the Alliance for Peace and Justice
Everyone is welcome.