"Coffee with Ellen Thomas" for a Nuclear-Free Future

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6 May 2017 - 10:00

Minneapolis, MN

An international or national campaign to abolish nuclear weapons will not succeed without public support and grassroots support.

WOMEN AGAINST MILITARY MADNESS

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WOMEN’S INTERNATIONAL LEAGUE FOR PEACE AND FREEDOM

Campaign to Ban Nuclear Weapons

WILPF hosts “Coffee With” – Ellen Thomas

SATURDAY, MAY 6, 2017
10 AM – NOON
VAN CLEVE COMMUNITY CENTER
901 15th AVE. SE, MINNEAPOLIS

Minneapolis: seventh stop of a 5000 mile tour for a nuclear-free future

Will be speaking about?

* The nuclear weapons ban treaty negotiations June- July in New York

* 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 highly radioactive liquid waste from Chalk River, Canada to Savannah River Site, South Carolina;

* Efforts to achieve the uranium mining moratorium and cleanup bill – Defenders of the Black Hills;

* Voter initiatives as a tool for education and change.

Who is Ellen Thomas?

* Vigiled 18 years (1984 -2002) for abolition of nuclear weapons day & night White House north side

* On a spring 2017 US 5000 mile speaking tour to abolish nuclear weapons

* Co-founder and manager of Peace House in Washington DC (2002-2011)

* Former Chair of Washington Peace Center Board (2007-8)

* Co-Chair of Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom Disarm/End Wars Committee (2008 – )

Happy hour/light dinner discussion & meeting May 6 – Everyone Welcome –

Call Regina Birchem 412 610 4288 for place and details.

Website: Reaching Critical Will

http://reachingcriticalwill.org/news/latest-news/11400-un-concludes-productive-first-week-of-nuclear-weapon-bantreaty-negotiations

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