Welcome to the Pacific Life Community, network of spiritually motivated advocates for nuclear abolition and human rights in general. We are committed to ending nuclear weapons and war-making through nonviolent direct action along the Pacific Rim in collaboration with the global peace movement.
In addition to our annual gatherings of reflection and joint resistance, each community actively demonstrates, organizes, networks and prays locally. The nuclear weapon complex has key research, production and military installations which are an ongoing focus for our network groups. We also “connect the dots” which is to say that the Pacific Life Community is involved in struggles for justice as a necessary prerequisite for peace, meaning “the presence of justice, not the absence of tension” as Martin Luther King, Jr. so eloquently explained.
Nuclear weapons are immoral and illegal. We believe that these weapons threaten all life on the planet even if they are not used because their production, deployment, and testing contaminate everything in our world and steals monies from life giving priorities like clear air, housing, education, transportation.
Schedule – Pacific Life Community, 2016
Local Contact: Dennis Apel, cell: (805) 878-2614
FRIDAY, March 4
Between 1 – 4 p.m. – Check-In, La Casa de Maria, 800 El Bosque Rd., Santa Barbara, CA 93108
5 p.m. – Dinner
6:30 p.m. – Welcome
Introductions – Who is in our circle?
Small group sharing
Report back from small group sharing
Music! Celebration! Storytelling!
SATURDAY, March 5
7:30 – 9 a.m. – Breakfast
9 – 9:15 a.m. – Opening Ritual
9:15 – 10 a.m. – Regional reports
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. – Presentation & Discussion: filmmaker Adam Jonas Horowitz and Marshall Islander Julian Riklon
11:45 – 12:30 p.m. – Action planning
12:30 – 1:30 p.m. – Lunch
1:30 – 2:30 p.m. – Free time
2:30 – 5:30 p.m. – Action planning and preparation, sign and banner making, etc.
5:30 – 6:30 p.m. – Dinner
7 p.m. – Nuclear Savage, film by Adam Jonas Horowitz
SUNDAY, March 6
7:30 – 8:45 a.m. – Breakfast
9 – 10 a.m. – Morning prayer service
10:30 – 11:30 a.m. – Clean-up, make sack lunch
11:30 a.m. – Leave La Casa de Maria, depart for Vandenberg
1 p.m. – Arrive at Vandenberg Air Force Base
Depart from Vandenberg after demonstration and action have concluded (around 2:30 p. m.)