Ground Zero Center for Nonviolent Center for Nonviolent Action (GZ) will commemorate the anniversaries of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki this August with a full weekend of events.
This year's event, under the theme Gandhi Says "Never Again"... No Nukes! takes place from Friday, August 9th through Sunday, August 11th at Ground Zero Center.
All are welcome to attend any part or all of the weekend's activities (see below for the schedule of activities). There is ample camping space available on the beautiful Center grounds, and bathrooms (one with a shower) are available in the Center House. Dinner on Friday evening will be potluck (please bring something to share), and all other meals will be provided by GZ.
Other related events that are connected with the weekend at GZ are the Interfaith Peace Walk, beginning on July 26th and arriving at Ground Zero Center on August 9th, and the Peace Fleet in Seattle on July 31st. Click here for more information on the Peace Walk. Contact Rev. Senji Kanaeda at firstname.lastname@example.org or (206) 780-6739 temple • (206) 419-7262 cellular . For information on the Peace Fleet email email@example.com.
Ground Zero Center is located at 16159 Clear Creek Rd. NW Poulsbo, WA 98370. You can learn more about GZ and get directions at our website.
Click here to download the event poster/flyer.
Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions about the weekend. Hope you can join us; bring your nonviolent spirit.
Schedule of Activities (Still a couple of loose ends to tie up):
Friday p.m. Aug. 9th1:30PM __ Mitigation hearing at Kitsap County Couthouse for Mona Lee and Bert Sacks
? __ Peace-walkers arrive?
5:30 __ Welcome and informal orientation
6:00 __ Potluck meal
8:00 __ Program/candlelight vigil(? At Bangor)/letter writing/movie/campfire
Saturday, August 10th
7:30 __ Light Breakfast provided
9:00 __ Intro/orientation to GZ/David Hall on Trident & Bangor/Glen Milner speaks about his projects and current issues/Peace Fleet/GZ Community/Risks of arrests/Recent experiences with arrest/citations and prosecution
10:30 __ Plan multi-site vigils and leafleting/make signs, etc.
12:00 __ Lunch provided
1:00 __ Multi-location banners/leafleting/Target and multi-location vigils
4:00 __ Keynote presentation - Bernie Meyer as Gandhi
6:00 __ Dinner (provided)
7:00 __ Possibility for Music/letter writing/movie
Sunday, August 11th
7:30 __ Breakfast
9:00 __ Quiet reflection time/spiritual practice for those who wish
9:30 __ Welcoming/orientation to the day of non-violent action
10:00 __ Action Planning
11:00 __ Non-violence training
12:00 __ Lunch
1:00 __ Opening circle/Pledge of Nonviolence/Peace Keepers’ instructions
1:30 __ Depart for Action/vigil
3:00 __ Return to GZ
4:00 __ Greet arrestees/closing circle
5:00 __ Departure and clean-up