A Nonviolent Future without Nuclear Weapons? – Saturday at PLC 2013

Dear Friends,

As we get closer to the Pacific Life Community 2013 Faith & Resistance Retreat, plans for the Saturday evening public event at University of Puget Sound are really coming together.  The theme – “ A Nonviolent Future without Nuclear Weapons?”

Why the question mark in the title???  As I looked at the poster the first time I asked myself that very question.  The abolition of nuclear weapons is such a huge struggle that requires committment on all levels.  Saturday’s event is (in my mind and heart) about changing that question mark to an exclamation point.

It will be an evening of sharing and learning, of celebration, and above all an evening of hope for the future embodied in people’s committment to a nonviolent world free of the scourge of nuclear weapons.

The formal program begins at University of Puget Sound’s Kilworth Chapel at 7:00 PM.  Felice Cohen-Joppa will be our Master of Ceremonies for the evening.  Felice, along with partner Jack, brings 30 years of work on The Nuclear Resister, dedicated to supporting imprisoned anti-nuclear and anti-war activists.

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We have a wonderful line-up of presenters with diverse backgrounds.

Michael Honey is Professor of Labor and Ethnic Studies and American History at University of Washington, Tacoma.  Michael’s rich, personal history includes southern civil rights and civil liberties organizing from 1970-1976.  His most recent book is Going Down the Jericho Road: The Memphis Strike, Martin Luther King’s Last Campaign.

Tom Rogers is a retired US Navy Captain.  A career submariner, he commanded a nuclear attack submarine during the Cold War.  He currently works to abolish nuclear weapons with the Ground Zero Center for Non Violent Action.

Elizabeth Murray is an ex-CIA analyst and former Deputy National Intelligence Officer for the Near East at the National Intelligence Council, and served for 27 years with the agency.

And of course Father William “Bix” Bichsel.  Bix recently travelled throughout Europe building strong connections in our common work to abolish nuclear weapons.  He will be sharing that story with us on Saturday.

There will be presentations, music and much more.  We will have refreshments and an informal time for people to meet and talk following the formal program.

Click here for a map showing the location of University of Puget Sound.  Kilworth Chapel is located along N. 18th Street.  Click here for a UPS campus map (the chapel is #21 on the map).

Click here to view and download the poster/flyer for Saturday’s event.

Questions on the Saturday event?  Contact either Leonard at subversivepeacemaking@gmail.com or George at georod01@msn.com.

Thanks to the UPS Student Committee for Spirituality, Service & Social Justice for generously co-sponsoring this event. 

In Peace,

Leonard

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