Gather the Women Breakfast – Ellen Thomas "Let's End the Whole Nuclear Era!"

2 May 2017 - 08:00

Madison, WI

You are cordially invited to attend a breakfast gathering of caring and concerned women activists like yourself on Tuesday morning May 2, at Threshold on Madison’s east side (2717 Atwood) from 8:00 until 9:45 am. This is the third such gathering; we met first with Medea Benjamin in September and then Rebecca Kemble in January. Our theme: Gather the Women: growing the local to global justice movement. Our intent: to connect and converse. Clearly the conversation must continue!

On May 2, Veteran WILPF nuclear weapons resister and activist Ellen Thomas will highlight the connection between UN negotiations to ban nuclear weapons, toxicity of uranium mining, nuclear power, nuclear waste and realities of nuclear threats.  Bring ideas for action and collaboration or come to support and be supported. Gathering together is essential in this time of escalating militarization and warmongering.

Breakfast will be buffet style with options for all diets at the cost of $12 per person. Space is limited and reservations necessary. Please respond to this invitation as soon as possible to assure a spot. Reserve with Susan Freiss at (Payment can be made the morning of our breakfast.)

And please do extend this invitation to others; be certain that they too make a reservation.

Looking forward to gathering, honoring & supporting each other, connecting, and heading out to continue our work!


Karen Pope
On behalf of the women of Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) Madison

“Let’s End the Whole Nuclear Era” 
Ellen Thomas will be speaking at the annual 8 am “Gather the Women Breakfast,” at Threshold, 2717 Atwood Ave. Madison, WI, during a 5,000 mile tour  to promote a nuclear-free future. 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;
* Stop the unnecessary and extremely hazardous shipments of highly radioactive liquid waste from Chalk River, Canada to Savannah River Site, South Carolina;
* Urge action on 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)


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