BANGOR, Maine — The Peace & Justice Center’s 25th annual Harvest Supper will be held on Sunday, October 5th, 6:00 p.m., at the Unitarian Universalist Society in Bangor. This year the Center will honor physician and activist, Peter MIllard, with the Hands of Peace Award.
For decades, Peter has been a steadfast supporter of peace, justice and environmental concerns in Maine and abroad. With his wife Emily, he spent three years in Zimbabwe and more recently five years in Mozambique setting up an AIDS teaching hospital.
Peter served on the initial Peace & Justice Center of Eastern Maine’s steering committee and has supported the Center since its inception. He was a leader in the Nuclear Freeze effort, working with Physicians for Social Responsibility to challenge the insanity of “preparedness” for the consequences of a nuclear attack. An outspoken critic of the US intervention in Iraq, he organized “Bridges for Peace” banners, spoke at rallies, and coordinated planting and maintaining white flags to commemorate those who died in Iraq.
Last year he supported the successful Climate Summit in Augusta and made it possible busloads of hundreds of students to participate in the event. He has been active with the Environmental Health Strategy’s campaign against toxics and recently wrote an op-ed in the BDN urging support for reduction of carbon emissions.
He and his wife Emily have also supported PICA, Food AND Medicine, and many other social change organizations.
The public is invited to honor Peter’s contributions and celebrate all our efforts for peace, justice and sustainability at our meaningful community gathering, with the delicious vegetarian potluck and the inspiring songs of Voices for Peace, directed by Marty Kelley. Bring a vegetarian dish to share. There is a suggested donation of $10 to benefit the Peace & Justice Center of Eastern Maine. For more information contact the Center at 942-9343 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.