Sara Burke


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Peacework Magazine was published by the New England Regional Office of the American Friends Service Committee from 1972-2009. Its founding editor, Pat Farren, often referred to it as a trade journal for the peace movement — offering background information, reflections on tactics and theory, resources and news of use to people organizing for nonviolent social change.

Peacework was a monthly, 24-page subscription print journal, with an on-line presence throughout the 2000s. The Peacework website was in the midst of a major redesign when the program was closed, due to organization-wide budget cuts. Several years' worth of issues are still available here, but the site is no longer maintained.

For the last several years of Peacework’s publication, Sam Diener and I served as Co-Editors, working together on all aspects of the program and trading off lead editorship of each monthly issue. For the issues posted here, I was lead editor, compiling and editing all of the stories and images and preparing the "From the Editor’s Desk" page.

cover of February 2009 issue  cover of November 2008 issue    cover of February 2008 issue  cover of November 2007 issue  cover of September 2007 issue  cover of February 2006 issue


cover of February 2009 issue  cover of November 2008 issue

Wellspring was published for several years by the AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts. Consistent with the organization’s mission, the magazine provided HIV-positive people in the Boston area with timely information on health, social services, policy and treatment trends, and diverse personal stories of living with HIV/AIDS.

From 1995-1998, when I edited the magazine, the AIDS Action Committee’s web presence was minimal and Wellspring was not online. Six editions per year were mailed to all of AIDS Action’s registered clients, and distributed through other outlets as well.

The YOLine Newsletter was produced by teenagers volunteering with the AIDS Action Committee’s “Youth Only” hotline, and was distributed to teens throughout Boston.