Archive for the 'Special Events' Category

20 Jul

Hiroshima Day Commemoration 2017

Hiroshima “Die in” Planned for Bangor on August 6th A commemoration of the 72nd   anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki will be held on Sunday, August 6th at noon at Westmarket Square in Bangor .  Members of the Peace & Justice Center of Eastern Maine invite the public to the event which will […]

22 May

Pretty Black: Racism in the Art World – Art Show Opening

Saturday, June 17, 5pm to 8pm Peace & Justice Center, 96 Harlow St, Suite 100, Bangor Join us  for the exciting opening of an art show featuring local artist Keith Washington.  His work celebrates culture, body, music, and poetry, and challenges the paradigms of fine art and exclusivity.  It provides a provocative and sometimes uncomfortable […]

28 Jan

Weekly Action Session Sign Ups

17 Jan

People’s Inauguration Press Conference

Join the People’s Inauguration! Friday, January 20, 1pm                                                                                   Peace & Justice Center, 96 Harlow St, […]

05 Dec

Responding to the Election – Organizing Together!

The Peace & Justice Center will hold two sessions open to anyone who wants to talk about ways we can respond to the election and protect both human rights and the environment. Session 1 – Thursday, Dec 8, 3-5pm Session 2 – Sunday, Dec 11, 1-3pm At the Peace & Justice Center, 96 Harlow St, Suite […]

20 Nov

Art for Dialogue – Art Show & Auction

Wilson Center, 67 College Ave, Orono Art Show – Nov 9 to Dec 2 Art Auction – Sat, Dec 3, 5-8pm Join the Wilson Center and the Peace and Justice Center for an art show and auction featuring social justice-focused pieces by local artists and UMaine students!  Auction proceeds to benefit both the Wilson Center and the P&J […]

26 Oct

“Never Silent Until Our Sisters are Free”

Lt. Col. Ann Wright Sunday, October 30 3:00 pm Peace & Justice Center, 96 Harlow St, Suite 100, Bangor Ann Wright was recently released from an Israeli jail following her fourth attempt to challenge the blockade of Gaza. Upon her return to the U.S., she joined water protectors at Standing Rock to oppose the North […]

19 Oct

Youth & Nonviolence Teach-In 2017

05 Oct

“Why World Peace is Possible” – presentation by Paul Chappell

Wednesday, October 19 6:30pm The Wilson Center, 67 College Ave, Orono Author, soldier and educator Paul K. Chappell will visit the University of Maine during his 2016 Maine Speaking Tour at an event jointly sponsored by the Peace & Justice Center and The Wilson Center. A West Point graduate and Iraq War vet, Chappell is the […]

12 Sep

End Violence Together! September 17, 2016

  More and more people have come to realize that war, poverty, racism domestic violence, climate destruction and the epidemic of violence in all its forms are not separate occurrences or events but rather they are interrelated dimensions of an ever expanding culture of violence. Campaign Nonviolence is a national movement to mainstream nonviolence across […]

04 Oct

From Conflict to Connection: Discovering the Power of Nonviolent Communication

A 2-day workshop with Peggy Smith, certified Nonviolent Communication trainer. Saturday, October 17, 9am to 4pm Sunday, October 18, 9am to 4pm Peace & Justice Center of Eastern Maine, 96 Harlow St, Suite 100. Download registration info HERE.

12 Aug

Hiroshima/Nagasaki Commemoration Coverage

13 Jul

End Violence Together!

31 May

It Runs in the Family – Talk and Book Signing with Frida Berrigan

Join us for the Peace & Justice Center’s General Assembly! June 5, 2015 Featuring Frida Berrigan, author of It Runs in the Family: On Being Raised by Radicals and Growing into Rebellious Motherhood 6:00 pm – Vegetarian Potluck 6:30 pm – Talk and Book Signing 7:00 pm – General Assembly  

04 May

What Comes Next After Israel’s Election – Presentation

Tuesday, May 12, 7:00 pm Peace & Justice Center, 96 Harlow St, Suite 100, Bangor Josh Ruebner, Policy Director for the US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation, will speak on the recent election of Benjamin Netanyahu as Prime Minister of Israel, and what that will mean for Palestinian statehood, US-Israeli relations, the Palestinian Authority, […]

26 Apr

Celebrating Pete Seeger – Benefit Concert!

May 3, 2015 @ 4:00pm  – The Brick Church, Union St., Bangor Join Voices for Peace in a celebration of folk musician and activist, Pete Seeger (1919-2014) for a concert and sing-along on his birthday.  Seeger, who rarely held a concert without inviting folks to join him, kept folk music alive and influenced generations of musicians from Bob Dylan to Bruce […]

24 Nov

“Conversations about Israel/Palestine; the Journey of a Jewish Physician” – Presentation

Sunday, December 7, 2014 3:00 to 5:00 pm P&J Center, 96 Harlow St, Suite 100   Rothchild, author of the book On the Brink, a compilation of first-person experiences in Gaza and the West Bank, will speak of her life’s journey and how it has shaped her perspectives on the Israel/Palestine conflict.

10 Nov

“Climate Change is a People’s Shock” – Discussion

Join us at the Center on Tuesday, November 18, from 12:30 to 2:30 (following the weekly peace vigil) for a discussion of Naomi Klein’s latest article in The Nation, “Climate Change is a People’s Shock.” Excerpted from her new book, “This Changes Everything”, Klein’s article asks,  “What if, instead of accepting a future of climate […]

30 Oct

Presentation – US Policy in Iraq

U.S. Policy, Iraq, and How to Understand What Is Happening Today with Rick McDowell Sunday, November 9, 4:00 p.m. Peace & Justice Center of Eastern Maine 96 Harlow Street, Bangor Rick McDowell accompanied fifteen delegations to Iraq, including a delegation of Nobel Peace Laureates, between 1996 and 2002. He lived in Baghdad, 2003-2005, serving as […]

05 Oct

Local Media Coverage from End Violence Together (9/27/2014)

Channel 5 coverage of End Violence Rally and March Channel 7 news coverage of today’s End Violence Rally and March Photos by Ron Davis and Katie Greenman can be seen at