WILPF-US Nuclear-Free Future Tour, Johnson City TN, Ellen Thomas speaking
2 Apr 2017 - 18:00
Johnson City, TN 37601
What: “Sundays at Six” Social Justice Film Series, hosted by Justice, Peace & Integrity of Creation Ministry (JPIC)
Where: St. Mary’s Church, 2211 East Lakeview Drive, Johnson City, TN 37601
When: Sunday, April 2, 6:00 p.m.
Why: Promote an understanding of the consequences to humanity of nuclear war & nuclear weapons production – and what we can do about it!
Who: Ellen Thomas, Women’s Int’l League for Peace & Freedom (WILPF) Nuclear Free Future Campaign – Let’s End the Whole Nuclear Era!
Ellen will speak about WILPF-US’s push this year to “End the Whole Nuclear Era” – the genesis and essence of Eleanor Holmes Norton’s nuclear weapons abolition and energy conversion bill introduced each session of Congress since 1994; about the UN Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty negotiations, and the Women’s March to Ban the Bomb in New York and all over the country June 17; the unnecessary and extremely hazardous shipments of highly radioactive liquid waste from Chalk River, Canada to Savannah River Site, South Carolina; the uranium mining moratorium and cleanup bill promoted by the Lakota Sioux at Pine Ridge Reservation that still hasn’t been introduced and needs to be; about her experience using voter initiatives as a tool for education and change. She will ask people to sign World Beyond War’s pledge to end war.
PLUS 2 short films–Civil Defense short & “If You Love This Planet”