Dorchester People for Peace

Muslims in America Share their Experiences | May 18

Please join Dorchester People for Peace  for the second event of the Solidarity Project Series: Muslims in America Share their Experiences. 

In response to anti-Islamic rhetoric and proposed anti-immigrant policies, the refugee crisis in Europe, and increasing ISIS attacks, progressive Muslims will share their views on Islam, Militarism, Islamophobia, and Politics.

When: Wednesday, May 18, 2016 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm 

Where: Vietnamese American Community Center 42 Charles Street, Dorchester

Speakers include:

  • Hayat Imam – Member of DPP; Mass Peace Action. 
  • John Robbins – Executive Director, Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). 
  • And other Members of Boston’s Muslim Community.

For more information call: 617-282-3783  >> Read More

Middle Eastern Refugee Solidarity Dinner | Feb 28

Please join Dorchester People for Peace in an evening of delicious middle eastern food, activities for children, and speakers on the refugee crisis in Europe and the middle east. You will hear from Angela Kelly who just returned from Greece where she delivered supplies to refugees and from Jeff Klein from Dorchester People for Peace who will talk about political factors affecting the refugee crisis.   $20 donations will be collected, donations will go to Oxfam, an organization already on the ground with refugees in Greece. 


Where: First Parish Church on Meeting House Hill in Dorchester (10 Parish St, Dorchester, MA 02122) >> Read More

'White Like Me" | Oct 14

Dorchester People for Peace invites you to a movie on white privilege and discussion on the documentary, 'White Like Me' by Tim Wise, Anti-Racist Educator. 


Join them for a dialogue on race and white privilege in response to the Black Lives Matter movement. Hearty refreshments will be served.


When: Wednesday, October 14, from 6 - 8 pm


Where:  Adams Street Branch Library 

690 Adams St, Dorchester, MA  02122


For more info:  Contact Dorchester People for Peace at 617-282-3783

Dorchester People for Peace Monthly Meeting Feb. 13

On Monday, February 13, Dorchester People for Peace (DPP) will be holding a Monthly Meeting, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Vietnamese American Community Center (VietAID), at 42 Charles St., Fields Corner (near the Red Line station). DPP will be following up on previous discussions and plans for upcoming campaigns. The group will discuss the fight against MBTA cutbacks and fare increases, war budgets and military spending, the possibility of a war with Iran, and state and local government, input on military spending. DPP will also discuss and evaluate the long-standing school Opt-Out of military recruiting campaign and make decisions about the futures. The DPP Facilitation Team will be meeting to flesh out these and other agenda items. If you have additional suggestions and agenda items, please send to Rosemary (rosemarykean [at], Denise (denisezwahlen [at] or Jeff (jjk123 [at]

Boston Budget Speakout, Mar. 22

A coalition of concerned groups invite Boston residents to "Stop Budget Cuts - Save Jobs and Services." Join your neighbors on Tuesday, March 22 for the Boston Budget Speakout, 6 to 8 pm at Hibernian Hall, 182 Dudley Street, Roxbury. Community members will gather to call on city councilors, state and federal officials to implement fair taxes, close the budget gap and spend money on the community. For more info, contact 617-265-7100 or, 617-282-3783 or

Sponsored by New England United for Justice, One Massachusetts, Dorchester People for Peace, 1199SEIU-Massachusetts, Greater Boston Central Labor Council, Mass Senior Action, Boston DSA, The Boston Coalition to Fund Our Communities-Cut Military Spending 25%, Massachusetts Communities Action Network, and Madison Park Development Corporation.

Dorchester People for Peace


(617) 282-3783

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

Regular meetings are the second Monday of every month, 7-9 pm at the Vietnamese Community Center at 42 Charles Street next to Field Corner T station and special events are frequent.


Our mission is to oppose the war in Iraq and US militarism in general; to build a multi-racial peace movement throughout the neighborhoods of Dorchester; and to work against the war at home, including violence, budget cuts, racism and political repression. We are always open to new people. Visit us at


Vietnamese Community Center
42 Charles Street
Dorchester, MA
United States
Key Partners: 

United for Peace with Justice; Project HIP-HOP; ACORN; Boston Workers Alliance; Safety Net; City Life/Vida Urbana; and all local community anti-violence groups and individuals

How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

You are very welcome at all regular meetings and special events. Get our wonderful weekly newsletter by writing Jeff Klein at Please volunteer to leaflet or make calls. Join a committee: Anti-war; Biolab; Counter-recruitment; or Multicultural Competence.

Community Meeting Space Available: 


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