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01 Mar

20th Annual HOPE Festival

Saturday, April 26th from 11 AM to 4 PM

at the U Maine Student Recreation & Fitness Center, Orono Maine

Since this is the 20th anniversary of the HOPE Festival we are taking a look at the issues and efforts that we’ve focused on over the past 20 years. One aspect of this plan is to create a visual retrospective of these years as well as an opportunity for people to project forward as to where we need to place our efforts in the next 20 years: A 20/20 Vision, looking back and ahead.

A team at the Peace & Justice Center has been compiling HOPE Festival programs, photos, news clippings, etc. for our display. If you have anything to contribute bring them to the Center.

We’re especially interested in bumper stickers and pins to display that reflect the 20 years of the festival. You can bring those to the Center as well. Please call first (942-9343) to make sure there is someone at the Center when you plan to drop by. If you get the answering machine, please leave a message and we will get back to you to arrange a mutually workable time. Read on for more great ways to support the festival!

2014 HOPE Festival Volunteer Signup Form. The HOPE Festival is a great way to have fun and learn about the environment, social service, and social action groups – all at the same time! We are looking for volunteers, especially students, to help out at the HOPE Festival. There will be a Team Leader for each assignment who will know exactly what needs to be done and who will give you specific directions and thank you for all your help. Please sign up using this form. We will reply to confirm and will send your assignment via email about a week before the Festival.

HOPE 2014 Organizational Fair: We invite your organization to participate.  The deadline for applications is April 1st, but if you get your application in early, Continue Reading »

14 Apr

Zumwalt Christening Protest Coverage

31 Mar

April 2014 P&J Newsletter ready for download

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April 2014 P&J Newsletter

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18 Jan

P&J film series for Spring 2014

All films are shown at 6 pm (note new time) at the Peace & Justice Center of Eastern Maine, followed by discussion. Admission is free.

March 23: The Next American Revolution: Beyond Capitalism and State Socialism

Distinguished historian and political economist Gar Alperovitz offers practical, politically viable solutions to the structural crisis plaguing the American economic and political system. Pointing to efforts already under way in thousands of communities across the U.S., from co-ops and community land trusts, Alperovitz presents a highly accessible look at the current economy and a common-sense roadmap for building a system more in sync with American values. http://garalperovitz.com/film/

April 13: Bidder 70

Bidder 70 centers on an extraordinary, ingenious and effective act of civil disobedience demanding government and industry accountability. In 2008, University of Utah economics student Tim DeChristopher committed an act which would redefine patriotism in our time, igniting a spirit of civil disobedience in the name of climate justice. Follow Tim, Bidder 70, from college student to incarcerated felon. Redefine justice for yourself. Choose your side. http://www.bidder70film.com/

May 18: The Sacred Run: The Lotus and the Feather Continue Reading »