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Rally, Dinner, and a Movie for Racial & Criminal Justice Reform
Aug
24
5:00 PM17:00

Rally, Dinner, and a Movie for Racial & Criminal Justice Reform

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Campaign Nonviolence NC Sponsors Rally, Dinner, and a Movie for Racial & Criminal Justice Reform on Jones St.

During both the pre- & post-Civil War eras, lynching was used with impunity by patrols of KKK members to intimidate, terrorize, incarcerate & kill black people.  Then as now, unpunished acts of racial intimidation & violence by citizens and officers sworn to protect and serve the people, perpetuate racism in today’s Criminal Justice System.  On August 24 please join Campaign Nonviolence NC on Raleigh’s Bi-Centennial Mall. At 5 p.m. Dr. Kimberly Muktarian, DC lobbyist & President of Save Our Sons of Raleigh will lead a Rally for Racial & Criminal Justice Reform on Jones St.  At 6 p.m. those interested in joining us for dinner & discussion of the film “Wilmington on Fire,” are invited to march with Dr. Kimberly & CNV members to First Baptist Church Family Life Center, 101 S. Wilmington St.

Following the film, Dr. Kimberly will answer questions re: “Modern Day Lynching” and her involvement in a state-to-state anti-lynching initiative.  A Love Offering will be collected to offset costs for this event. For QUESTIONS and/or to make RESERVATIONS, please CALL 919-559-5549 or TEXT “DINNER & A MOVIE” to the same iPhone, in order to LEAVE NAMES of ATTENDEES w/ CNV Event Coordinator, Barbara Smalley-McMahan.  


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Action Week 2019
Sep
14
to Sep 22

Action Week 2019

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September 14-22, 2019 Everywhere

MARCHING, ORGANIZING AND SPEAKING OUT FOR A NEW CULTURE OF NONVIOLENCE, FOR AN END TO WAR, POVERTY, RACISM, AND ENVIRONMENTAL DESTRUCTION.

Every year, Campaign Nonviolence organizes a national week of action across the United States and around the world, built around the third week of September, near Sept. 21st, International Peace Day. For the last five years, we have organized an unprecedented national grassroots movements with actions in every state where people connect the dots between the issues of injustice and violence, including war, poverty, racism and environmental destruction, and hold public events, actions and marches demanding immediate positive social change.

Join us this September!

Learn more here.

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 Livermore Lab Demonstration on Hiroshima Day
Aug
6
8:00 AM08:00

Livermore Lab Demonstration on Hiroshima Day

Bay Area groups will jointly mark the 74th anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki at the Livermore Lab, where the Trump Administration is presently spending billions to create new nuclear warheads. This is an annual event organized by Tri Valley Cares.

The Tuesday, August 6, 2019 commemoration is titled, “Designing Armageddon at Livermore Lab: Rally, March and Nonviolent Direct Action for Nuclear Disarmament.”Participants will gather at the northwest corner of the Livermore Lab (Vasco Road and Patterson Pass Road). The rally will begin at 8 AM and will feature music, speakers, poetry, art and more. There is free parking at the event site.

Daniel Ellsberg will deliver the keynote address.  Ellsberg is the military analyst and whistleblower who shone a bright light on U.S. policy and helped end the Vietnam War when he released the Pentagon Papers. Ellsberg published an award-winning memoir in 2017, “The Doomsday Machine: Confessions of a Nuclear War Planner.” He remains a brilliant analyst, commentator and sought-after speaker.

Nobuaki Hanaoka, an atomic bomb survivor, will be the rally’s special guest speaker. Hanaoka was an infant when the bomb fell on Nagasaki on August 9, 1945. His mother and sister died from illnesses linked to radiation poisoning and his brother died at age 39 from premature aging associated with fallout from the bomb. Hanaoka is a retired minister in the United Methodist Church, who came to the U.S. following seminary training in Japan. He has settled in the Bay Area where he speaks, writes and teaches on topics of peace and human rights.

Also featured will be Dr. Sharat G. Lin, who will share analysis and insights from personal visits to Iran and North Korea and Rafael Jesús González, the first poet-laureate of Berkeley and an organizer of the 1983 International Day of Nuclear Disarmament.

Marylia Kelley of Tri-Valley CAREs will present timely knowledge of nuclear weapons activities being carried out today at Livermore Lab and Roxanne, a retired Judge, will discuss Code Pink’s divest from the war machine campaign.

Andrew Kodama and Julia Malakiman are co-emcees this year. Kodama and Malakiman represent the fresh, dynamic leadership of young adults in the peace movement and are the directors of the Mt. Diablo Peace and Justice Center and the Peninsula Peace and Justice Center, respectively. Michael Rufo and Daniel Zwickel will provide music.

Immediately following the rally program, at approximately 9:15 AM, will be a "call to action," in which participants will be invited to march a short distance to the Livermore Lab West Gate. At the gate, Chizu Hamada and Japanese activists will lead a traditional bon dance. Everyone is invited to participate.

Following the dance will be a commemorative die-in and symbolic chalking of the bodies to mimic the “shadows” left by men, women and children vaporized by the A-bomb blast. Those who choose will then peaceably risk arrest. Others will conduct a legal witness and support.

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2019 Pacific Northwest Interfaith Peace Walk
Jul
26
to Aug 6

2019 Pacific Northwest Interfaith Peace Walk

For A Nuclear Free World 
-In Respect of All Life 7/26 – 8/6

“The religious basis of the nonviolent movement was laid as far back as 2000 years”-Ven.Nichidatsu Fujii 
Na Mu Ho Ren Ge Kyo

7/26 Fri. Gathering Eugene 
27 Sat. Walk Eugene 
28 Sun. Corvallis  - See flyers here and join the public discussion at the Corvallis library at 2pm. See local press release here.
29 Mon. Salem 
30 Tue. Portland/Vancouver 
31 Wed. Tacoma

8/1 Thur. Seattle/Bainbridge Island
2 Fri. Bainbridge Island Squamish 
3 Sat. Poulsbo-Ground Zero 
4 Sun. Ground Zero 
5 Mon. Ground Zero 
6 Tue. Seattle “Hiroshima to Hope Lantern Ceremony”

This annual Peace Walk is sponsored by Nipponzan Myoji Buddhist Order, Eugene, Tacoma, Vancouver Catholic Workers, Ground Zero Ctr. For Non Violent Action and Peace, Lake Forest Park for Peace, American Indian Organization for Change, Foot Prints for Peace, Bainbridge Isaland- N. Kitsap Interfaith Council and more.

Contact Rev. Senji Kanaeda 
(206) 780-6739 (206) 724-7632 (cell) kanaedasenji@gmail.com
Nipponzan Myohojii Buddist Temple 
6154 Lynwood Ctr RD NE Bainbridge Island WA 98110 www.nipponzan.org

This will the 15th Peace Walk in the North West. We walk listen share the voices of the victims of Warfare. For the past 15 years, we have walked in OR, WA,CA, NM & BC. Our ties to the Marshallese Community in Salem, OR has been strengthen through walking and praying with them. The steps we take are small just like a ripple in a pond, yet, it is certainly a way to teach the promise of peace on this earth. We will walk 11-16 miles per day. Work for peace by walking with us for the entire walk, just one day or even for a few hours. or just joining us for our evening potluck dinner and program. Bring personal gear and a smile and experience an experience of a lifetime. All are Welcome.

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Pilgrimage for Peace 2019
Apr
28
2:00 PM14:00

Pilgrimage for Peace 2019

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Pilgrimage for Peace 2019 Sunday, April 28, 2019 2:00 p.m.

Little Rock, AR is a regular part of the Campaign Nonviolence Week of Actions and they are still keeping up their work for nonviolence throughout the year. The 6th annual Pilgrimage for Peace 2019, organized by a coalition of ecumenical faith and community organizations, will be held on Sunday, April 28th at 2 p.m. Walkers will gather in the circle outside Heifer International, 1 World Avenue, Little Rock, where the walk begins. Participants will pass the Clinton Presidential Library and the River Market and cross the Junction Bridge to the Beacon of Peace and Hope, located at 120 Riverfront Drive, North Little Rock.

At the Beacon, walkers and others will gather for a Remembrance Service at 3 p.m. to “mourn the violence committed in our community, nation, and world, and to walk together as active peacemakers.” The ecumenical service will be led by young people offering prayers, reflections from literature and scriptures, songs, and the reading of names of homicide victims in Pulaski County in the past year.

All ages are welcome. Plenty of parking available in the area between the Beacon of Peace and Hope and the Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum. Seating will be available and bottled water will be provided.

For more information, call Caroline Stevenson at (501) 232-7283, or Devin Hancock at (423) 416-3128 and by email at devin.w.hancock@gmail.com. Please also visit the website, www.pilgrimageforpeace.com, where you’ll find a list of sponsoring groups, the Pilgrimage for Peace program, and photos. Information can also be found on Facebook at www.facebook.com/PilgrimageforPeaceLR.


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