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)

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Gandhi Says "Never Again"...No Nukes! (This August)

Dear Friends,

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.

Highlights of the weekend will be the keynote presentation by Bernie Meyer, the American Gandhi (on Saturday), and a day of nonviolent action against nuclear weapons (on Sunday).

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 senji@nipponzan.net or (206) 780-6739 temple  • (206) 419-7262 cellular . For information on the Peace Fleet email info@gzcenter.org.

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 gznonviolencenews@gmail.com 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. 9th 
1:30PM __ 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

Fundraising Concert for Greater Seattle Veterans For Peace

Jim Page and Tom Neilson will come together in concert in a benefit for Veterans For Peace, Greater Seattle Chapter 92. 

The concert is at 7:00PM, July 27th, at University Temple United Methodist Church, 1415 NE 43rd Street, Seattle.

Tickets are available at Brown Paper Tickets.

Click here to view or download the event poster/flyer.

Here's what folks have to say about these two musicians: "If Jim Page ain't the bastard son of Woody Guthrie, I'm T-Bone Walker." - Robert Hunter "This is very good music. And very good politics." - Tom Paxton

See what VFP 92 has been up to at www.vfp92.org