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NO TO WAR, NO TO NUCLEAR WEAPONS!
August 7 @ 8:30 am - August 8 @ 12:30 pm
From Ground Zero Nonviolence Center:
Part of https://www.gzcenter.org/event/2022-pacific-northwest-interfaith-peace-walk/
We are excited to announce that we will be hosting our annual Hiroshima, Nagasaki Weekend of Remembrance and Action. This year’s theme is “NO TO WAR, NO TO NUCLEAR WEAPONS”.
The event takes place on August 7th through Monday, August 8th. This will allow people to attend the From Hiroshima to Hope lantern ceremony at Seattle’s Green Lake on the evening of Saturday, August 6th.
Larry Kerschner, poet Laureate for Veterans for Peace, Rachel Corrie Chapter, will facilitate a poetry workshop, and Tom Rawson will give a concert on Sunday.
There will be a vigil and nonviolent direct action on the morning of August 8th at the Bangor Trident nuclear ballistic missile submarine base. People will gather at 6:00 AM, and there will be a flash mob performance of the iconic song “War! What is it good for?”.
Please check out the tentative schedule below:
Sunday August 7
8:30 am – Light Breakfast
9:00 am – Welcome, Introductions, and Overview of Events
9:15 am – David Hall, MD: Orientation to Nuclear Weapons, Trident, and the Current
9:45 am – Mary Aldridge: The Goodness Field and the Creation of a Global Constructive Program
10:15 am – Break/Welcoming Participants from the Interfaith Peace Walk (Peacewalkers)
10:30 am – The Peace Poet: Writing Workshop with Larry Kershner
12:00 pm – Sharing poems
12:15 pm – Lunch (box lunches from provided)
1:30 pm – Nonviolence training
2:00 pm – Rehearsal for Monday action and “War!” dance protest at Naval Base
4:30 pm – Discernment; letter writing; sign making
6:00 pm – Catered Dinner
7:30 pm – Tom Rawson Concert
Monday August 8
5:15 am – Light Breakfast
5:45 am – “People Get Ready” wake up call
6:00 am – Gathering Circle
6:20 am – March to Bangor Main Gate
6:40 am – Vigil at Gate; “War!” dance performance; poetry readings
8:00 am – Return to Ground Zero
8:45 am – Debrief action
9:30 am – Brunch Buffet
10:30 am – Video from Representative Pramila Jayapal plus discussion
10:45 am – Planning for Fall Events – small groups
12:30 pm – Closing Circle and Clean up