Nuclear Weapons and Social Justice: Building an Interconnected Movement
May
9
6:00 PM18:00

Nuclear Weapons and Social Justice: Building an Interconnected Movement

Whatcom Peace & Justice Center will host a presentation on the connections between nuclear weapons and social and racial justice, including how diverse groups in Washington are uniquely affected by nuclear issues and how we can build a broader anti-nuclear weapons movement in Washington State.

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Veterans for Peace Tax Day Event
Apr
17
11:00 AM11:00

Veterans for Peace Tax Day Event

The US government now spends 57% of our discretionary budget on military expenditures - that's roughly $700 billion for 2018.

Join Veterans for Peace and Washington Against Nuclear Weapons on Tax Day to raise awareness about US military spending.  

Pax Christi will also be holding a "penny poll" to see how we'd rather spend our tax dollars! 

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Nuclear Weapons, Race, and Justice in the Trump Era
Apr
2
6:00 PM18:00

Nuclear Weapons, Race, and Justice in the Trump Era

The threat of nuclear catastrophe has grown under the current Administration, and we’re now on a path to spend $1.7 trillion over the next 30 years rebuilding our entire nuclear weapons arsenal. At the same time, desperately needed social programs are being cut, and communities of color and low-income communities are hurt the most. Racial justice and nuclear weapons issues have been closely tied since the beginning of the nuclear era, but their connections are often lost.
Join us for an important discussion with Dr. Vincent Intondi, author of African Americans Against the Bomb, on the intersection of US nuclear weapons policy and the fight for racial equity.

Nuclear Weapons, Race, and Justice in the Trump Era
Monday, April 2nd, 6pm-7:30pm, Doors at 5:45pm
University of Washington, Bagley hall, Room 131, Seattle, WA 98195

RSVP HERE

This discussion will explore how African American activists have been involved in the fight against nuclear weapons, how racism, colonialism, and inequity have shaped our nuclear policy, and how this is playing out under our current Administration. You’ll also learn what’s happening locally, and how you can take action.

The event is free and open to the public, but we ask that you RSVP.
This event is sponsored by WPSR, Health Alliance International, Ploughshares Fund, the
University of Washington Global Health Department, and Town Hall is a promotional partner.

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Nagasaki-Hanford Bridge Project
Mar
6
to Mar 9

Nagasaki-Hanford Bridge Project

  • Walla Walla, WA and Richland, WA (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Nagasaki-Hanford Bridge Project: Joining the Victims of Production and Use of Nuclear Weapons

Beginning March 5, 2018 a Japanese “hibakusha” (atomic bomb survivor), Mr. Mitsugi
Moriguchi, a child at the time of the Nagasaki bombing, will visit the Hanford region as a first messenger to Hanford from Nagasaki, on a mission of peace. It is a mission funded, in part, by the City of Nagasaki. In addition to participating in a series of public events, Mr. Moriguchi will meet with Hanford Downwinders exposed in childhood to ionizing radiation from Hanford. Mr. Moriguchi will be accompanied by an undergraduate student from Nagasaki University who will meet and connect with local students in Washington state.

The events of the Nagasaki-Hanford Bridge Project are sponsored by Consequences of
Radiation Exposure (CORE),* a Washington State non-profit, and Global Studies at
Whitman College. The program opens in Walla Walla, Washington and moves to Richland, Washington.

 

Contact: Trisha Pritikin, Hanford Downwinder, President, Board of Directors, CORE (triesq@aol.com)

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Screening of "The Man Who Saved the World"
Mar
3
1:30 PM13:30

Screening of "The Man Who Saved the World"

During the Cold War the Soviet Union thought the U.S. had launched nuclear missiles to attack them, so the USSR’s government ordered a submarine to launch nuclear weapons against the U.S. Fortunately, a Soviet submarine commander refused his orders and saved the world from destruction. We’ll show the film this early afternoon (perhaps 1:30) at Olympia Timberland Library on 8th Ave SE, between Franklin and Adams Street. Look for
publicity confirming the time or contact us.

Olympia Coalition to Abolish Nuclear Weapons: (360) 705-2407 and nuclearweapons@olympiafor.org

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Nuclear Weapons News, Updates, Discussions, and Light Refreshments
Feb
28
4:30 PM16:30

Nuclear Weapons News, Updates, Discussions, and Light Refreshments

  • Olympia Timberland Library Meeting Room (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Olympia Coalition to Abolish Nuclear Weapons invites the public to catch up on
the many news updates about nuclear weapons – both the scary realities and the opportunities to work for peace.
Enjoy an informal panel with questions/answers, discussions, printed materials, and light refreshments from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the meeting room in the SE corner of the Olympia Timberland Library, 313 8th Ave SE (between Franklin and Adams Streets). (Enter through the front door.) See the news release posted at the “Nuclear Weapons” part of www.parallaxperspectives.org

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David Barsamian at Elliot Bay Book Company
Feb
21
7:00 PM19:00

David Barsamian at Elliot Bay Book Company

For years one of our most vital, essential media voices has been David Barsamian, over the radio airwaves with his Alternative Radio broadcasts of political, cultural, and social figures speaking and/or being interviewed. He has also, for nearly as long, been playing a similarly vital role in print, with a series of book-length conversations with people such as Arundhati Roy, Edward Said, Tariq Ali, Howard Zinn, and others. Foremost among these have been books done with Noam Chomsky, the newest of which, Global Discontents: Conversations on the Rising Threats to Democracy, part of Metropolitan Books’ American Empire Project. In this book, Noam Chomsky, with David Barsamian as interlocutor, examines the present state of things, never losing perspective or sight of the where and when leading to here and now. David Barsamian will surely keep things even more up to date. This should be good, as David Barsamian’s past evenings here have been spirited and engaging.

Co-presented with ALTERNATIVE RADIO.

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No More Bombs monthly meeting
Feb
16
6:00 PM18:00

No More Bombs monthly meeting

  • Anacortes Public Library Meeting Room (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Friends and Neighbors working together for a world without nuclear weapons. 

Join No More Bombs at their monthly meeting to discuss group organization, hear recent updates, and take action. 

For more information, email tracy@nomorebombs.org or call at (360) 840-3826. 

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