“World Beyond War – Ending the Nuclear Nightmare” – Ellen Thomas in Chicago

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10 May 2017 - 18:00

Chicago, IL

“World Beyond War – Ending the Nuclear Nightmare”

Ellen Thomas will speak at the Chicago Public Library, 6907 N Clark St, South Community Room, at 6-7:30 pm on May 10, on a 5,000 mile tour  to promote a nuclear-free future during which she will be speaking about –

*the nuclear weapons ban treaty negotiations June 19-July 7, 2017, and the Women’s March to Ban the Bomb on June 17;

* Eleanor Holmes Norton’s nuclear weapons abolition and energy conversion bill, introduced each session since 1994 – move the money from nuclear and other weapons to carbon-free, nuclear-free energy, environmental restoration, and other human needs;

* The campaign to stop the unnecessary and extremely hazardous shipments of highly radioactive liquid waste from Chalk River, Canada to Savannah River Site, South Carolina;

* Efforts to achieve the uranium mining moratorium and cleanup bill promoted by Defenders of the Black Hills;* Voter initiatives as a tool for education and change.

Ellen Thomas bio

* Current Co-Chair of Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom Disarm/End Wars Committee (since 2008)* Co-founder of Proposition One Campaign for a Nuclear Free Future (1990)

* Maintained a vigil for global nuclear weapons abolition north of the White House day and night for 18 years (1984-2002)

* Co-founder and manager of Peace House in Washington DC (2002-2011)* Former Chair of Washington Peace Center Board (2007-8)

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