I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones
-Albert Einstein (contemplating nuclear devastation)

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Endorse Ground Zero's January event honoring MLK

Ground Zero Center for Nonviolent Action will hold its annual event honoring Martin Luther King, Jr. on January 19, 2013.

We invite organizational support for Dr. King’s legacy of nonviolence and our work to abolish nuclear weapons by endorsing this event.  We will celebrate under the theme “WE ARE ONE”. 

We will list endorsers on all materials publicizing the event, and we ask endorsing organizations to publicize the event among their members. No financial contribution is required. We also welcome people from your organization to join us on January 19th. 
Background: When Ground Zero Center co-founders Jim and Shelley Douglass spoke at our recent Hiroshima/Nagasaki observance they spoke about how they began 35 years ago by leafleting at the Trident base.  Their purpose was to share the message (to quote Dr. King) that "Our loyalties must transcend our race, our tribe, our class, and our nation, and this means we must develop a world perspective.”  Hence the theme, “WE ARE ONE” for our MLK observance.
Thanks to the following organizations that have endorsed WE ARE ONE (list will be kept updated at the EVENTS page):
  • Seattle Raging Grannies
  • Veterans for Peace, Seattle, WA, Chapter 92
  • Lake Forest Park for Peace
  • The Nuclear Resister
  • Code Pink, WA
  • Action des Citoyens pour le Désarmement Nucléaire  (ACDN), France
  • Campaign for a Nuclear Weapons Free World
  • Friends of the Earth, Australia
  • Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space
  • Peace Action West
  • Arab Human Security Network, Damascus, Syria (branch of UNESCO)
  • Veterans for Peace, Portland, OR, Chapter 72
  • Nipponzan Myohoji Buddhist Temple, Bainbridge Island, WA
  • Tacoma Catholic Worker, Tacoma, WA

To endorse our MIK Day event please provide the following information:

1. Name of Organization  

2. Name and email, phone, or postal address of person submitting the endorsement (so we can confirm your endorsement)

3. Send this information by December 1st to:  Tom Shea, member of GZ Outreach Committee, at: tomshea@centurytel.net, P.O. Box 200, Snoqualmie WA 98065 or to Leonard Eiger at subversivepeacemaking@gmail.com.

Questions:  425-831-0033 or tomshea@centurytel.net         

Tom Shea 


Learn more about Ground Zero Center for Nonviolent Action at our Website.


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