COMMUNITY EVENTS

Consider attending these events sponsored by other organizations around New Hampshire and beyond to gain an even wider perspective on the world!*


Interfaith March for Peace and Justice-Concord (NH)

Sunday, April 29th, 2018

3:30 PM-7:30 PM

Concord High School

The Interfaith March for Peace & Justice is a nonpartisan event to support religious freedom and equal justice for all people regardless of religion, race, place of origin, sexual orientation, gender, or ability. Please notify us if you need any accommodations.

Every voice counts and your presence on 4.29 would make a difference. Please join us. 

Gather at Concord High School at 3:30. March will leave at 4:30 and proceed to City Plaza for a 5:30 Rally.

Our Guiding Principles
1. We believe that all people should be free to practice their faith without fear of discrimination, intimidation, or reprisal.

2. We believe that multiple religions can coexist peacefully and contribute to the common good.

3. We believe that equal justice and equal protection under the law are rights to which all people are entitled regardless of race.

4. We believe that the government of every state and of our great nation should protect those who are most vulnerable and never fail to seek justice for acts of violence perpetrated against minorities by those who claim superiority or dominance.

Visit interfaithmarch.com for more details.


Disturbing the Peace Film Showing and Q/A with Steve Apkon

Thursday, April 26th, 2018

4:30 PM- 7:30 PM

Antioch University New England

40 Avon St, Keene, NH 03431



This Film is FREE and open to the public, but please RSVP so we know how many are coming.

In a world torn by conflict—in a place where the idea of peace has been abandoned—an energy of determined optimism emerges. When someone is willing to disturb the status quo and stand for the dream of a free and secure world, who will stand with them?

DISTURBING THE PEACE is about people born into conflict, sworn to be enemies, who challenged their fate. The film follows everyday people who took extraordinary actions by standing for what they believe in, just like those who came before them – Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks, Gandhi, Nelson Mandela and many others whose names we don’t know. The movie challenges all of us – to understand the narratives we live within, to look at our current roles in our societies, and to decide what role we are going to play in creating a more humane world, for all. And it starts with our willingness to disturb the peace.

DISTURBING THE PEACE is a story of the human potential unleashed when we stop participating in a story that no longer serves us and, with the power of our convictions, take action to create new possibilities. DISTURBING THE PEACE follows former enemy combatants – Israeli soldiers from elite units and Palestinian fighters, many of whom served years in prison – who have joined together to challenge the status quo and say “enough.” The film reveals their transformational journeys from soldiers committed to armed battle to nonviolent peace activists, leading to the creation of Combatants for Peace.


At a time in our world when societies are becoming more polarized and painfully few people are speaking of nonviolent solutions to our conflicts, popular movements like Combatants for Peace have the potential to capture the public’s imagination and shift the conversation from the inevitability of conflict, to the possibility and process of establishing lasting peace. DISTURBING THE PEACE evokes universal themes relevant to us all and inspires us to become active participants in the creation of our world


We are also taking donations for the Combatants for Peace tour in New Hampshire. You can donate at the event or here:

https://www.gofundme.com/ cfpnh2018

There will be a light meal at 4:30PM
Film will start at 4:45 PM
Q&A with Steve Apkon at 6:00PM


Combatants for Peace in Manchester

Tuesday, May 1st, 2018

6 PM- 8 PM

Manchester City Library

405 Pine St, Manchester NH, 03104




Combatants for Peace was established in 2006 by when Israeli and Palestinian former combatants, people who had taken an active role in the conflict, laid down their weapons and decided to work together.

The Combatants are coming to speak in New Hampshire. They will be telling their personal stories of transformation from violence to nonviolence, and sharing the work that they are doing to end the occupation and bring peace to their homeland. 

There will be two speakers, one Israeli and one Palestinian, and also a screening of a short clip of their recent award-winning documentary: "Disturbing the Peace."

Please use this link: https:// www.eventbrite.com/e/ combatants-for-peace-in-man chester-tickets-4410241651 5 for tickets. (The ticket URL is incorrect)

Free and open to all. 

Sponsored by NH Friends of Combatants for Peace, World Affairs Council, J Street, Building a Culture of Peace Forum, NH Veterans for Peace, Palestine Education Network, NH Peace Action Education Fund, The Greater Manchester Clergy Association, UCC Peace with Justice Advocates, The NH Council of Churches, New Hampshire Humanities & Cohen Center for Holocaust & Genocide Studies

How Everything Became War and the Military Became Everything

Tuesday, May 1st, 2018

4:30-6:00 PM

Filene Auditorium, Moore Building

From 2009-2011, Brooks served as Counselor to Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Michele Flournoy. During her time at the Defense Department, Brooks also founded the Office for Rule of Law and International Humanitarian Policy, and also led a major overhaul of the Defense Department's strategic communication and information operations efforts. In July 2011, she received the Secretary of Defense Medal for Outstanding Public Service.

INFO HERE


Combatants for Peace in Concord

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018

6:30 PM-8:30 PM

Unitarian Universalist Church of Concord

274 Pleasant St, Concord, NH 03301

Combatants for Peace was established in 2006 by when Israeli and Palestinian former combatants, people who had taken an active role in the conflict, laid down their weapons and decided to work together.

The Combatants are coming to speak in New Hampshire. They will be telling their personal stories of transformation from violence to nonviolence, and sharing the work that they are doing to end the occupation and bring peace to their homeland.

There will be two speakers, one Israeli and one Palestinian, and also a screening of a short clip of their recent award-winning documentary: "Disturbing the Peace."

Free and open to all.

Sponsored by NH Friends of Combatants for Peace, World Affairs Council, J Street, Building a Culture of Peace Forum, NH Veterans for Peace, Palestine Education Network, NH Peace Action Education Fund, UCC Peace with Justice Advocates, The NH Council of Churches, New Hampshire Humanities & Cohen Center for Holocaust & Genocide Studies

REGISTER HERE


Combatants for Peace in Portsmouth

Thursday, May 3rd, 2018

6:30 PM-8:30 PM

Portsmouth Public Library

175 Parrott Ave, Portsmouth, NH 03801



What could we learn from people who have put into action the advice that "The best way to destroy an enemy is to make him a friend?" (Abraham Lincoln quote)

Combatants for Peace was established in 2006 by when Israeli and Palestinian former combatants, people who had taken an active role in the conflict, laid down their weapons and decided to work together. 

The Combatants are coming to speak in New Hampshire! They will be telling their personal stories of transformation from violence to nonviolence, and sharing the work that they are doing to end the occupation and bring peace to their homeland. 

There will be two speakers, one Israeli and one Palestinian, and also a screening of a short clip of their recent award-winning documentary: "Disturbing the Peace."

Free and open to all.

Sponsored by The Portsmouth Public Library, South Church Social Justice Associates, Seacoast Peace Response, NH Friends of Combatants for Peace, World Affairs Council, J Street, Building a Culture of Peace Forum, NH Veterans for Peace, Palestine Education Network, NH Peace Action Education Fund, UCC Peace with Justice Advocates, The NH Council of Churches, New Hampshire Humanities & Cohen Center for Holocaust & Genocide Studies

REGISTER HERE


Women Peace and Security: Nothing About Us Without Us

Wednesday, May 9th, 2018 4:30-6 PM
Halderman 41 (Kreindler Conference Hall)

Steinberg brings more than 35 years of experience in government and nongovernmental organizations, and expertise in the fields of international relations and development.

INFO HERE


Victory Women of Vision

International Mother's Day

Saturday, May 12th, 2018 

11:00 AM-12:30 PM

SNHU Center for New Americans 

at the YWCA NH

72 Concord Street

Manchester, NH 03101



Please join us as we celebrate International Mother’s Day in Manchester!
Bring a brown bag lunch and hear from female leaders with a panel of local international women. 
Families are Encouraged!

BUY TICKETS HERE


The IANH Vasant Festival 2018
Saturday, May 19th, 2018, 12 pm
Nashua High School North
8 Titan Way, Nashua, NH 03063


Nashua High School North, Nashua NH. 
Stay tuned for more details.
Visit 
www.IANH.org 
For inquiries write to Cultural@IANH.org

World Affairs Discussion Group

Mondays 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Portsmouth Public Library
175 Parrott Avenue, Portsmouth, NH 03801



Are you fascinated by international affairs and the world of foreign policy? If so, please join Library Director Steve Butzel and a group of your peers in the Hilton Garden Inn Room on Mondays to discuss two topics that are voted on in advance by the group. 

If you plan on attending and would like to vote on the week's possible topics, send our Director an email at skbutzel@cityofportsmouth, and he will send you a link to the webpage where you can vote. The list of topics is posted each Wednesday afternoon and voting concludes that Friday afternoon. At that point, the Director will send out an email to the group letting them know the two selected topics, and a list of links to suggested articles.

Where do we get our possible topics and a set of suggested articles from each week? From the World Affairs Council of America's Weekly World News Update webpage.

For more information, contact our director, skbutzel@cityofportsmouth.com


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RESOURCES

Learn more about all of New Hampshire's global ties!


New Hampshire non-profits working globally
Rubia Handwork (Warner)
Room to Read NH
Women's Trust (Wilmot)
Global Grassroots (Hanover/Portsmouth)
Freedom Cafe (Durham)
Honduras Hope (Franconia)
NuDay Syria (East Hampstead)
International Campaign for Human Rights in Bhutan

New Hampshire organizations related to international affairs/culture
Zonta International - Concord club
Dining for Women- Seacoast chapter
International Affairs Discussion Group, Walpole

Annual Cultural Celebrations
We are One - Latino/African festival- Manchester
Concord Multicultural Festival
Glendi- Greek festival- Manchester
Poutine Fest- Manchester

New Hampshire refugee resources

New Hampshire & international business
Center for Women's Business Advancement at SNHU
One pager on international business & NH

New Hampshire Colleges & Universities' international programs
New Hampshire Great Decisions Discussion Groups:


National Publications
International Jobs 



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