IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE AUG. 6 & 9 PEACE VIGILS AT LOS ALAMOS, NM
MARKING THE 75TH ANNIVERSARY OF HIROSHIMA AND NAGASAKI.
Featuring Martin Sheen, Dolores Huerta, Richard Rohr, John Dear, Erica Chenoweth, Rev. Lennox Yearwood, Jr., Roshi Joan Halifax, Ira Helfand, Frida Berrigan and others. Hosted by Pace e Bene’s Kit Evans-Ford and George Martin.
The Campaign Nonviolence National Conference takes place Friday evening and Saturday at the Hotel Albuquerque in their main ballroom, walking distance from the Old Town Plaza.
Space is limited so purchase your tickets early - plus peace and goodness circle members receive 10% off tickets!
Thursday, August 6, 2020, from 4-8 p.m., in Los Alamos, NM, there will be a sackcloth and ashes silent contemplative sitting to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombing of Hiroshima, followed by a silent procession around Ashley Pond Park, where the Hiroshima bomb was built, then a rally with speakers and singers. At 8 p.m., a candle will be lit and set out on the pond in solidarity with the people of Hiroshima. (Bus transportation will leave from the Veterans for Peace conference, Crowne Plaza Hotel, Albuquerque, at 1:00 p.m., more details to come.)
Friday, August 7, 2020 4:00pm-5:30pm a pre-conference nonviolence training led by Pace e Bene will be held at the Hotel Albuquerque. There is an additional fee to attend this training.
Friday evening, August 7, 2020 conference registration opens at 2:00 p.m. and the conference starts at 7:00 p.m. through 9:00 p.m., with a keynote by Richard Rohr.
Saturday, August 8, 2020 the conference goes from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. then a lunch break on your own around the old town Albuquerque plaza. We begin again at 1:30pm and finish at 6:00 p.m. Snacks, coffee and tea will be provided at various breaks, but lunch will be on your own. During the day we will have keynote talks with Roshi Joan Halifax, Dr. Erica Chenoweth, Dolores Huerta, Rev. Lennox Yearwood, Kazu Haga and others. The day will end with a closing conversation between John Dear and Martin Sheen between 5-6 p.m. Afterwards, there are many restaurants around the hotel and the plaza for dinner.
Sunday, August 9, 2020, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at Los Alamos, NM. At 11am, we will have a silent sackcloth and ashes contemplative sitting at the Ashley Pond Park to mark the 75th anniversary of the US atomic bombing of Nagasaki, followed at noon, by the main silent procession around the Ashley Pond Park, where the Nagasaki bomb was actually built. We will join hands and surround the pond for a moment of silence. Then by 1:00, we will start the rally at the main stage with speakers and musicians, featuring Dolores Huerta, Martin Sheen, Kit Evans-Ford, George Martin, John Dear, Roshi Joan Halifax, Ken Butigan, Beata Tsosie-Peña, Rev. Lennox Yearwood, Frida Berrigan, Jr., Kaz Tanahashi, Joni Arends, Jay Coghlan and other local anti-nuclear and indigenous leaders. Bus transportation will be provided for conference attendees for free - you’ll be asked to register for the bus when paying for the conference so we know how many will be using it. Those who choose to use the bus, be prepared to leave from Hotel Albuquerque on the Bellamah Ave, side of the hotel by 8:00 a.m. Sunday morning. Buses will leave Los Alamos around 4:00 p.m. on Sunday and return to Hotel Albuquerque around 6:00 p.m.
MEALS: Coffee, tea, and snacks will be provided during the breaks on Saturday, Aug. 8th. No breakfasts, lunches or dinners are provided during the August 6th-9th events. The downtown Albuquerque plaza near the hotel has many places to eat. Visit the official Albuquerque website for a list of dining options in old town Albuquerque. Keep in mind that breakfast is not included with a regular booking at Hotel Albuquerque unless you are booking a special package that includes breakfast in the rate. The hotel has one on-site restaurant and two bar lounges. Also right next door is Hotel Chaco which has a beautiful panoramic rooftop restaurant and lounge called Level 5 overlooking all of Albuquerque.
LODGING: The Hotel Albuquerque (800 Rio Grande Boulevard Northwest Albuquerque, NM 87104) provides discounted room rates for the conference. Rooms have been set aside on Friday, August 7, 2020 through Sunday, August 9, 2020 at the rate of $169.00 plus tax per night for a traditional room (single/double occupancy). If you'd like to reserve a room for just the conference dates checking in Aug. 7 and checking out Aug. 9 you can book directly via this link, keep in mind you won’t be able to book any other dates before or after that with this link. You can also call 866-505-7829. If you call, in order to receive the Group rate: Let them know you are with “The Campaign Nonviolence National Conference” or you may refer to the Block Code 2008THECAM. The reservations cut-off date will be: July 17, 2020. After this date, any remaining rooms within the block will be released into the hotel’s general inventory, so be sure to reserve rooms soon. See other FAQ’s about the hotel here.
TRANSPORTATION: You can find all the Albuquerque transportation options on their official website here. Many airlines fly into Albuquerque daily. The hotel is 8 miles (about 10 minutes) from the Albuquerque International Airport (Sunport). Take I-25 North and I-40 West to Rio Grande Boulevard, and head south. The hotel is located on the east side of Rio Grande Boulevard. The hotel does not offer any shuttles to and from the airport, so you can get there by taxi, ride-share or other airport shuttles. If you rent a car, the hotel does offer complimentary on-site parking for guests.
Transportation to the Vigils: Thursday, August 6 - Bus transportation will leave from the Veterans for Peace conference, Crowne Plaza Hotel, Albuquerque, at 1:00 p.m., more details to come. Sunday, August 9 - Buses will be provided for conference attendees leaving at 8:00 a.m. outside Hotel Albuquerque on the Bellamah Ave, side of the hotel. Buses will leave Los Alamos around 4:00 p.m. on Sunday and return to Hotel Albuquerque around 6:00 p.m. The bus transportation is free, but you will need a ticket. Be sure to select the option letting us know you plan to use it when paying for your registration and a ticket will be provided to you when you pick up your registration packet.
Martin Sheen is a longtime peace activist and one of the leading actors of our time, the star of the hit NBC drama The West Wing, and many films such as Apocalypse Now, Gandhi, The American President and The Way.
Ira Helfand, MD
A member of the International Steering Group of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapon, ICAN, the recipient of the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize, and co-President of the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War. He is also co-Founder and Past President of Physicians for Social Responsibility, IPPNW’s US affiliate.
Dr. Kit Evans-Ford
Dr. Kit Evans-Ford has led many Pace e Bene workshops and directed the outreach for Campaign Nonviolence Action Week since 2014. She earned a Doctor of Ministry degree and has served in the Peace Corp and Teach for America. A founder of Testimonies of Hope, she lives in Davenport, Iowa with her family.
Dr. Ken Butigan
Dr. Ken Butigan is a leading teacher, advocate and strategist of nonviolence. He has worked for decades with many social change movements and currently is Pace e Bene’s chief strategist for its Campaign Nonviolence National Week of Action. He teaches in the Peace, Justice and Conflict Studies Program at DePaul University in Chicago, and has published several books, including most recently Nonviolent Lives.
Dolores Huerta is one of the most influential labor rights activists of the century. Co-founder with Cesar Chavez of the United Farm Workers, she was recently featured in the documentary film, Dolores.
Rev. Lennox Yearwood, Jr.
President and CEO of Hip Hop Caucus—a national, award-winning organization that engages young people in elections, policymaking, and service—Rev. Yearwood is a minister, community activist and organizer. One of the most influential people in Hip Hop political life - he was named one of Utne Magazine’s “50 Visionaries” - he lives in Washington, DC with his family.
Roshi Joan Halifax
Joan Halifax is one of the world’s leading Buddhist teachers. She is the founder of the Upaya Zen Center in Santa Fe and author of the recent best-seller Standing At the Edge.
Veronica Pelicaric is Pace e Bene’s Nonviolence training coordinator and the co-author of the forthcoming book, Engaging Nonviolence. She has led Pace e Bene nonviolence workshops in Colombia, Peru, Venezuela, Argentina, Haiti, Australia, Britain, and the Netherlands. A Zen Buddhist, she is conversant in six languages. She lives in Montreal, Canada.
Rev. John Dear
John Dear is a priest, activist, and author of 35 books including The Nonviolent Life, The Beatitudes of Peace, They Will Inherit the Earth, and Radical Prayers. He is on the staff of Pace e Bene. He lives in Big Sur, California.
Rev. Richard Rohr
Richard Rohr is one of the world’s best-known theologians and religious leaders. A Franciscan priest, his many books include the recent best-sellers The Universal Christ and The Divine Dance. He is the founder of the Center for Action and Contemplation.
Dr. Erica Chenoweth
Erica Chenoweth is one of the world’s leading social scientists and scholars on nonviolence and co-author of the ground-breaking work, Why Civil Resistance Works. She is on the faculty of Harvard University.
A leading justice, peace and climate organizer, educator, and trainer, George Martin has worked with more than 100 organizations. He has served as a national co-chair of United for Peace and Justice and was the recipient of the Peace and Justice Studies Association’s Social Courage Award. He lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Kazu Haga is the founder of the East Point Peace Academy and author of Healing Resistance: A Radically Different Response to Harm. He teaches various aspects of nonviolence, restorative justice and mindfulness. Born in Tokyo, Japan, he now works to empower incarcerated communities, young people and activists around the country. He currently resides in Oakland, CA.
Thursday, August 6 - Sunday August 9, 2020
Conference And nonviolence training Aug. 7 & 8
800 Rio Grande Boulevard Northwest
Albuquerque, NM 87104
We encourage participants to book rooms early at the Hotel Albuquerque, and say you are with the Campaign Nonviolence National Conference to receive the group rate.
Vigils Aug. 6 & 9
Ashley Pond in Los Alamos, NM
475 20th St, Los Alamos, NM 87544
conference beginning Friday at 7pm August 7th through Saturday evening August 8th.
$200 - Early registration through december 31, 2019
$225 - registration beginning january 1, 2020
$35 for the August 7, 2020 pre-conference nonviolence training lead by Pace e Bene from 4pm - 5:30pm.
Participation at the Los Alamos vigils August 6th & 9th is free and your attendance is encouraged!
pace e bene’s peace and goodness circle members receive 10% off tickets! join here!