NJ Peace Action

Ordinary people working together to eliminate nuclear weapons, reduce military spending, support global peacemaking and restore the well being of our planet.

58th Annual Fall Peace Gathering

Nov 14 2015 1:00 pm
Nov 14 2015 4:00 pm

58th Annual Fall Peace Gathering

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Saturday, November 14th, 2015

Where:    Bloomfield High School
               160 Broad Street
               Bloomfield, NJ 07003
Social Hour/Silent Auction: 1:00PM
Program: ……
Event Ends: ………………………4:00PM
Silent Auction features theater tickets, jewelry, subscriptions and restaurant gift certificates.
Refreshments will be served.

Why I Went To Prison For a Nuclear-Free World

Sister-Megan-Rice“Our ‘crime’ was to draw attention to the criminality of the 70-year-old nuclear industry itself and to the unconscionable fact that the U.S. spends more on nuclear weapons than on education, health, transportation, and disaster relief combined.”
– Keynote speaker Sister Megan Rice, an anti-nuclear activist and Roman Catholic Religious Sister of the Society of the Holy Child Jesus.

NJ Peace Action Executive Director Madelyn Hoffman To Travel to Japan

Madelyn Hoffman, will fly to Japan to represent Peace Action’s national organization and all of its affiliates at the 70th commemoration of the dropping of the A bomb on Hiroshima and three days later on Nagasaki. Send a postcard for peace to the people of Japan. Click here.

58th Annual Dinner

Apr 19 2015 12:15 pm
Apr 19 2015 4:00 pm


Richard D. Wolff, PhD

"The Economics of War:
Endless Violence, Peace, and the Economy"


15 Now NJ
Recipient of the Sylvia and Oscar Ackelsberg Peace Award

Peace Action People of the Year
Evelyn and James Dette and Ethel Owens
Richard WolffRichard D. Wolff, PhD is Professor of Economics Emeritus, University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Wolff’s recent work concentrates on analyzing the causes of and solutions to the global economic crisis. Wolff makes ordinarily dull, complex economic issues accessible and interesting. His goal is to empower others to change their own financial situation and impact the larger economy. His focus on the economics of everyday life explores alternative ways to organize workplaces and set government policy.

His most recent work Democracy at Work: A Cure for Capitalism inspired the creation of the non-profit organization Democracy at Work. Wolff is also the author of Occupy the Economy: Challenging Capitalism and Capitalism Hits the Fan: The Global Economic Meltdown and What to Do About It. He hosts the weekly radio program "Economic Update,” on public radio stations nationwide including WBAI. He writes regularly for The Guardian and Truthout.org and appears frequently on television and radio. Recent guest spots include "Moyers & Company," "Up with Chris Hayes," and "Democracy Now!.".

15 Now NJ is a part of a nationwide grassroots movement aiming to raise the minimum wage through the mobilization of working people.
Founded in June of 2014, 15 Now NJ has built living wage action committees throughout the state, organized marches, drafted legislation, and changed the conversation about poverty in New Jersey.



New Jersey Peace Action’s 57th Annual Fall Peace Gathering

Nov 8 2014 1:00 pm
Nov 8 2014 4:00 pm
Saturday, November 8th, 2014
Where:   Columbia High School
              17 Parker Avenue
              Maplewood, NJ 07040
Social Hour, Silent Auction:
Program: …………………………………………
Event Ends: ……………………………………
Music provided by The Owens Brothers Band (chrisowensmail@gmail.com)
Silent Auction features theater tickets, jewelry, subscriptions and restaurant gift certificates.
Refreshments will be served.

Civil Rights at 50:  To Create Peace, Try Justice

Keynote speakers: Theodora Lacey, noted civil rights pioneer and leader, and her son, Clinton Lacey, a pioneer in the criminal justice system.

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