Tag Archives: Trayvon Martin

Another profile in activism: Alicia Garza

by Kathie MM This post, in celebration of Black History Month, honors Alicia Garza (included in EP’s second list of 100 peace and justice advocates), a model of the characteristics that define peace and peace activists. Nonviolence: Alicia’s main goal … Continue reading

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National WHAT Day?

Have you heard the news? Friday, October 21, is the 21st National Day of Protest to Stop Police Brutality, Repression and the Criminalization of a Generation Day.  There are protest activities scheduled all around the country—including Massachusetts   –and internationally. Engagingpeace has … Continue reading

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If Trayvon Martin/Tamir Rice/Eric Garner could talk

1974. Does it seem like a long time ago? A whole different era—before omnipresent computers spying on everyone, before killer drones, before ISIS? Well, maybe. James Baldwin published If Beale Street Could Talk in 1974. If you read the book, … Continue reading

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I still can’t breathe


It was a beautiful day in Massachusetts today—a day to get outside, breathe in fresh air, enjoy the sunshine, listen to the birds, and be grateful for being alive.  All of which I did. But then a close friend brought … Continue reading

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