March for Nuclear Abolition & Global Survival

When
Event has passed (Wed Aug 9, 2017 - Wed Aug 9, 2017)
Where
Livermore Lab
Time
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Cost
Free
Tags
City, March, Political Event

Description

Rally, march & direct action to commemorate the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki at the place where new US nuclear weapons are still being developed today.

8 am rally with speakers: Daniel Ellsberg (legendary activist and leaker of the Pentagon Papers), Marylia Kelley (executive director of Tri-Valley Cares), and a Hibakusha (Japanese atomic bomb survivor). With wonderful music by Emma's Revolution. Together, solemnly we will commemorate the nightmarish effects of nuclear weapons--from uranium mining to testing use--on the people of Japan, the Marshall Island, and the First Nations--and all the people living near nuclear facilities across the country and around the world. We will recommit ourselves to efforts to abolish these indiscriminate weapons of mass destruction Please bring a large photograph of a loved one. As always, we act in the spirit of nonviolence.

At 9:00 am we will march to the gates of Livermore Lab, where we will join in an Obon dance, (Japanese folk dance). Following the dance those who choose will peaceably risk arrest.

For those who wish, camping the night before is available at Lake Del Valle. Contact [email protected] to RSVP.

All ages welcome!

Location

location
  1. Livermore Lab
    Corner of Vasco & Patterson Pass, Livermore, CA