American Friends Service Committee
Sara Burke, Managing Editor
Sam Diener, Editor
Pat Farren, Founding Editor
2161 Massachusetts Ave.
Peacework has been published monthly since 1972, intended to serve as a source of dependable information to those who strive for peace and justice and are committed to furthering the nonviolent social change necessary to achieve them. Rooted in Quaker values and informed by AFSC experience and initiatives, Peacework offers a forum for organizers, fostering coalition-building and teaching the methods and strategies that work in the global and local community. Peacework seeks to serve as an incubator for social transformation, introducing a younger generation to a deeper analysis of problems and issues, reminding and re-inspiring long-term activists, encouraging the generations to listen to each other, and creating space for the voices of the disenfranchised.
Views expressed are those of the authors, not necessarily of the AFSC.
2004 Drylongso Awards
Sunday, November 14, 2004
An event honoring ordinary people doing extraordinary things
The Drylongso Awards were inspired by the book Drylongso: A Self-Portrait of Black America, in which anthropologist John Langston Gwaltney details the daily struggles of drylongso (ordinary) African Americans doing what needs to be done in fighting against the destructive forces of racism.
2004 Award Recipients: Marie-Therese Browne, Fern Cunningham-Terry, Attieno Davis, Lena Entin, Janet Gee, Meck Groot, Curdina Hill, Bashier Kayou, Steve Fernandez, Sandra Fernandez, Sandra McIntosh, and Nelson Salazar.
In addition, a special award will be given to the group Work 4 Quality Schools/Fight 4 Equity, a coalition to make Boston Public Schools work for all children.
Sponsored by Community Change, Inc., 14 Beacon Street #605, Boston MA 02108; 617/523-0555; firstname.lastname@example.org
Bread & Puppet Theater presents the First World Insurrection, a post-election ruckus.
Artistic Director Peter Schumann and his band of eight Vermont puppeteers will join forces with 20 local puppeteers and the Cambridge-based Second Line Social Aid and Pleasure Society Brass Band. Events include three puppet shows (a double-bill geared towards adults and one family-friendly show), a political art symposium, and an art exhibit.
World on Fire & How to Turn Distress into Success: A Parable of War and its Making -- Double bill of these two shows, Nov. 4-14, Thurs.-Sun., 8pm (1st week); Wed.-Sun., 8pm (2nd week); $10, group rate available
Upside Down World Circus -- Family-friendly matinee; Nov. 6-14, Sat.-Sun., 3pm; $10 general admission, $5 students and seniors; children under 2 are free
Now What? 2nd Annual Symposium on Subversive Papier-Mâché & Other Tools for Creative Dissent -- Nov. 8, 7pm; suggested donation $5; with panelists Peter Schumann (Bread and Puppet Theater), Gip Hoppe (Co-Artistic Director, WHAT), Reno (performance artist), and moderated by Dr. John Bell (Puppet Historian, Emerson College)
The US Senate Reads an Email by the Late Rachel Corrie to Her Parents -- Art exhibit; running Nov. 9-21, 9am-8pm
Puppet shows and symposium are held at Cambridge Family YMCA Theater/Durrell Hall, 820 Massachusetts Ave, near Central Square. The art exhibit is at the Marran Gallery, Lesley University. Both buildings are wheelchair accessible.
For advance tickets and information call: Cambridge Family YMCA 617/661-9622 ext. 706; www.cambymca.org