Reminder on activist gathering with Martha Hennessy

Aloha Peace Ohana,

Reminder!!!  Please pass the word to others!!!!

There will be an informal meeting, and opportunity to talk story, share insights, Q&A on activism, etc. with Martha Hennessy — on Thursday, March 27th 6:30PM at the Keaau Community Center.  This is a follow up to her recent public talk at UHH, talks in Waimea at a Homeless coalition gathering and several churches on the island.  Martha has been recently jailed for peaceful protest against U.S. Killer Drones at Hancock Air Force Base near Syracuse, N,Y.

Martha is the seventh of nine grandchildren to Dorothy Day, co-founder of the Catholic Worker Movement and is carrying on the work of her grandmother. The Catholic Worker provides hospitality, clothing and meals to the homeless, prints the paper – The Catholic Worker, (in circulation since 1933), holds round table discussions with a variety of speakers, and attempts to practice the Works of Mercy as taught by Jesus in the New Testament. The Catholic Worker celebrated the 80th anniversary of the movement in 2013.

Martha grew up in Vermont. She was trained as an occupational therapist, working for 25 years with children in the public schools and with the elderly. She is the mother of three and grandmother of six. Her husband works as a carpenter and they grow much of their food on 7 acres of the family farm.

Martha has traveled extensively including peace delegation trips to Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, Egypt, and Russia. She has participated in nonviolent direct actions and has been arrested in Washington DC to protest torture and indefinite detention at Guantanamo, and in Feb. 2014 spent a week in a N.Y. Jail for a peaceful protest of U.S. Killer Drones. Martha will speak about her jail experience, her travels for peace, as well as the Catholic Worker history and the importance of bearing witness for peace, justice, and the environment.

Please pass the word to fellow activist.  This gathering should provide for valuable discussion to deepen analysis and strengthen our commitment as activists.


Jim Albertini