Peace Action Maine's Mission: We are a voice of education and a center for people committed to disarmament and creative responses to conflict.
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Have you met Luke Sekera?
Water Justice's Luke Sekera first gave testimony in front of the Public Utility Commission of Maine against negotiating a long term contract between Nestle and his town's water supplier, when he was 8 years old. He delivered over 130,000 signatures to the Governor's office asking protection from Nestle's take over of Maine's water. He asked Mainers to not drink Nestle's bottled water (Poland Springs) during a Rally for the Common Good. He spoke recently at a TED water justice talk. You can join Peace Action Maine, hear an update from him at the upcoming Common Ground Country Fair on Sunday September 23rd at 10 a.m. The title of his talk: WATER JUSTICE: DRINK LOCALLY, THINK GLOBALLY. It will be in the Political Action Tent. With thanks to board member Stephen Oliver for securing and making arrangements.Luke spoke Sept 8 at the #RiseForClimate rally in downtown Portland.
Sunday Oct. 14 “Peace in Korea” A talk by Hyun Lee
Hyun Lee is a New York City-based writer and activist. She is a member of the Solidarity Committee for Democracy and Peace in Korea. She is also a Korea Policy Institute fellow and a member of Nodutdol for Korean Community Development. 2 PM Curtis Memorial Library in Brunswick. Free and Open to the public.
Registration is now open for our Annual Meeting. Help us plan our space and dinner needs by signing up early! FMI: firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you.
Miss the Peace Fair?
Last Saturday, Aug. 4 from 10 am-3 pm was the 14th annual Peace Fair, commemorating Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Themed "Imagine a World Without Nuclear Weapons" there was crane folding, button making, conversations and great music. Peace Action Maine proudly contributed to the Peace Fair and participated again this year by tabling. . #PeaceFair2018. Big thanks to those who attended!
The schedule for very important conversations during the fair was posted: http://peaceworksbrunswickme.org/peacefair.html. #PeaceFair2018. We hope to post some of the conversations to our web site.
Peace Action Maine was excited to host a conversation with Sister Megan Rice.
Sunday July 29 5-7:30 The Woodfords Club, 179 Woodford St., Portland Maine.
Peace Action Maine met Sister Megan Rice, anti-nuclear activist, who appears in Helen Young's new documentary: *The Nuns, The Priests, and The Bombs. She was one of three intruders in July 2012 who broke into the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, known as America’s “Fort Knox of Uranium”. This event was informal, free, open to the public, with thanks to Nora Charles for arranging and securing the venue.