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Sunday, August 9th – 75th Anniversary Observance with words, images, music, poetry, lights, meditation and inspiration
Featuring: Rev. Nozomi Ikuta, Doug and Jani McWilliams with music from the 1986 Great Peace March, Rev. Joe Cherry, and the poetry of Philip Metres and the late Daniel Thompson.
Observance of the 75th Anniversary of the Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
Thursday, August 6th at 7:00 pm – Film screening and discussion of new documentary, The Vow From Hiroshima – details soon
Sunday, August 9th at 3:00 pm – 75th Anniversary Observance with words, images, music, poetry, lights, meditation and inspiration – register here
In the interest of public health, events will be held virtually, on Zoom. All are welcome.
On August 6th, 1945, a small nuclear weapon was dropped on Hiroshima, Japan. A second bomb exploded over Nagasaki on August 9th. At least 129,000 to 226,000 people were killed, with half dying slow deaths from burns, radiation, other injuries, and malnutrition.* Today, with modern weapons, even a limited nuclear war could plunge us all into a “nuclear winter” far more catastrophic than any pandemic. The U.S. government is now modernizing its nuclear arsenal at a cost of $1 Trillion over 30 years.**
- We declare that nuclear weapons must never be used again.
- We resolve to rid the world of the threat of nuclear war.
- We will work for all nations to sign the U.N. Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons and for the ultimate banning of nuclear weapons.
- We will pressure our elected representatives to de-fund nuclear weapons and use those funds to make life better for all.
It’s up to us!
Kevin Zeese: “Declining U.S. Empire and the Peace Movement’s Role”
Friday, July 24th, 2020 at 7:00 pm
Join us on Zoom: Register in advance for this meeting. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Kevin Zeese is the co-director of Popular Resistance. He was a co-founder of the Venezuelan Embassy Protectors Defense Collective and was prosecuted in federal court in Washington, DC for protecting the Venezuelan embassy. The trial resulted in a mistrial because jurors could not unanimously agree on a verdict.Read More
We’ve been missing our monthly rendezvous at the pub and we hope you have too. Plotting how to meet virtually during the pandemic, we’ve settled on ZOOM meetings.
On Tuesday June 9th, Philip Metres will read some poetry from “Shrapnel Maps,” talk about the role of the arts in peace and justice work, and reflect on his 25-year personal journey, seeking a just peace for Palestinians and Israelis. DOORS OPEN AT 6:45 – MEETING STARTS AT 7:00 PM
We’ll do our virtual best to provide “interesting conversation and camaraderie,” as always. As for food and drink, it’s BYO. Grab a brew or whatever is your cup of tea. Curl up at home and join us via laptop or phone. You can actively participate with or without video. See June 9th on our Calendar for more on connecting via Zoom.
You are invited to a Zoom meeting. When: Jun 9, 2020 06:45 PM Eastern Time Register in advance for this meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIldOquqD0sGtHzFuTZj-j0uFNUH_0bngh4 After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting on June 9.
Shelley Rose, Ph.D.
Tuesday, February 11th, 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Market Garden Brewery, 1947 W 25th St, Cleveland
Dr. Rose will discuss the physical and online spaces of activism and protest events in the 20th and 21st century, including the use of social media as a tool for organizing in cases like Standing Rock. As a historian, she examines the changing modes of protest events as well as common practices between activist communities.
Shelley Rose, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of History at Cleveland State University who specializes in protest history and digital humanities. She is the author of several articles on gender, protest, and European history and leads the Protest Spaces transnational research network.
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