Berkshire Citizens for Peace and Justice

Berkshire Citizens for Peace and Justice

All BCP&J programs will be held at the Unitarian/Universalist Church,

175 Wendell Ave. in Pittsfield, MA.

These events on Thursday  begin at 7:30 p.m. and are free and open to the public.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Kenya and South Africa-A Snapshot of Photographs and Impressions

Photojournalist, Mabel Leon will present her photographs, experiences, and impressions of a trip to Kenya and South Africa.

This inspirational trip, was sponsored by the Environmental Grantmakers Association.  It included meetings with environmental activists, civic leaders and diverse communities plus a visit to a wildlife and biodiversity game park.

Thursday, June 21, 2018  No program as it is Third Thursday celebrated in downtown Pittsfield.

Thursday, June 28, 2018    Disturbing the Peace

Disturbing the Peace follows a group of former enemy combatants – Israeli soldiers from the most elite units, and Palestinian fighters, many of whom served years in prison – who have come together to challenge the status quo and say “enough.” The film traces their transformational journeys from soldiers committed to armed battle to non-violent peace activists and their founding of Combatants for Peace (CfP). While the film is based in the Middle East, it creates an experience that addresses universal themes that are relevant to all of us – regardless of geography. It 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 a new possibility.

NOTE:  Our regular 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. vigil will take place at Park Square as usual every Thursday.  It is now in its 16th year without a Thursday when there was no one present. Please join us if you can.  We have plenty of extra signs – or bring your own.