Washington Coalition to Stop the New Nuclear Arms Race
Sep
20
12:30 PM12:30

Washington Coalition to Stop the New Nuclear Arms Race

Friday, September 28, 2018

  • 2:00 PM  4:00 PM

  • Port Angeles Library (map)

The Olympic Peninsula Progressives are hosting a meeting of the Washington Coalition to Stop the New Nuclear Arms Race

When: Friday, September 28, 2018 2-4 pm

Where: Port Angeles Library – Carver Room 2210 S. Peabody St., Port Angeles, WA

GUEST SPEAKER Lilly Adams, with the Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility, based in Seattle.

Meeting will be videotaped, for viewing on Peninsula Area Public Access TV (PAPA TV)

All Are Welcome!

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"Love our Local Fest" festival: Olympia Coalition to Abolish Nuclear Weapons information booth
Aug
18
1:00 PM13:00

"Love our Local Fest" festival: Olympia Coalition to Abolish Nuclear Weapons information booth

  • Bethel St and San Francisco Ave Olympia, WA (map)
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Olympia Coalition to Abolish Nuclear Weapons information booth at "Love our Local Fest" festival in NE Olympia. Featuring "Knock Down the Myths About Nuclear Weapons."

Bethel St and San Francisco Ave, Olympia, WA, 1-10pm

More info on the festival's Facebook page here

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Olympia City Council meeting - vote on anti-nuclear weapons resolution!
Aug
7
6:30 PM18:30

Olympia City Council meeting - vote on anti-nuclear weapons resolution!

  • Olympia City Hall - Council Chambers (map)
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We've got some exciting news in Olympia: local activists have organized to introduce an anti-nuclear weapons resolution, and now their hard work is paying off. The Olympia City Council will vote on this resolution on August 7th (next Tuesday!) and we need your help to pack the room and show support. 

Come to vote on anti-nuclear weapons resolution. 7pm, doors open at 6:30pm. Olympia City Hall - Council Chambers. 

More info here.

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“Nuclear Weapons? NO DEAL!” Hiroshima-Nagasaki Weekend
Jul
31
to Aug 6

“Nuclear Weapons? NO DEAL!” Hiroshima-Nagasaki Weekend

Mark your calendars now for nearly six days of education, commemoration, and direct action in the service of nuclear abolition.

Tues., July 31: Peace fleet meets the Navy in Elliott Bay, Seattle
Sat., August 4: Buddhist peace walkers arrive at GZ for Boats By Bangor
Sun., August 5: Keynote speakers Ray McGovern and Bill Moyer, Action planning; nonviolence training; music by “The Irthlingz Duo”
Mon., August 6: Direct action at Bangor gates; Hiroshima to Hope in Seattle

More info here

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Nuclear Weapons Speaker Training
Jun
30
10:00 AM10:00

Nuclear Weapons Speaker Training

Join us to learn how to present on nuclear weapons! This training is perfect for people who want to refine their public speaking skills and practice presenting on specific nuclear weapons topics.

RSVP Here: https://goo.gl/forms/pIPUg8qZA7DxT4Dm1

Featured speakers include: 
--Lee Hochberg, Producer/Special Correspondent, PBS NewsHour, Lecturer, UW Foster School of Business
--Lilly Adams, Security Program Organizer, Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility 

The Details: 
--Saturday, June 30th, 10:00am-3:00pm
--2100 Building, 2100 24th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144
--Free parking is available at the building  
--Lunch will be provided. 

The training is free and open to the public, so please spread the word and invite your friends. 

Topics covered: 
-Crafting and using a personal story
-Effective presentation tools
-Nuclear Weapons 101
-Nuclear Weapons and Social + Racial Justice
-Nuclear Weapons in WA State
-Current nuclear weapons policy
-Time to practice on one of the above topics and receive feedback from training leaders
-Planning presentations in your community 

Source:: https://goo.gl/forms/pIPUg8qZA7DxT4Dm1

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WAND Communications Training
Jun
10
to Jun 12

WAND Communications Training

Women's Action for New Directions (WAND) is holding a communications training in Seattle June 10-12th.  While the main audience for the training is our state legislators, they have 5 open spaces for activists as well. Sessions include:  Strategic Communications, Op-Ed 101, Social Media, On-Camera Training, Lobbying as an elected official, and more. Registration is $100, and closes in one week on May 21st. (Please purchase tickets landing no later than 2:00 pm on Sunday and departing no earlier than 2:00 pm on Tuesday).  

Register Now

You can find more information here

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May
24
6:30 PM18:30

Community & Legal Strategies to Stop Police Violence

Sponsored by our coalition member Health Alliance International and featuring Jesse Hagopian, also a coalition member through Seattle Equity Educators. 

The University of Washington Department of Global Health, Health Alliance International, and the UW School of Public Health Student of Color Affinity Group are co-sponsoring a panel discussion on the public health implications of, and response to, police violence in our community.

The event, scheduled on the one-year anniversary of the death of Charleena Lyles, will feature local victims of police violence (including a representative of the Lyles family), local legal strategists, and community activists (see full list of panelists below.  The event will be moderated by UW professor and expert on public health and police violence, Dr. Clarence Spigner.

For more information: juliarob@uw.edu

Speakers:

  • Katrina Johnson, cousin of Charleena Lyles and police accountability advocate
  • Michele Storms, Deputy Director, ACLU Washington
  • Jorge Torres, Black Lives Matter activist
  • Jesse Hagopian, Seattle Public School Teacher
  • Norm Stamper, former Seattle Police Chief and author of "To Protect and Serve: How to Fix America's Police"

More information here.

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Music of Remembrance - Spring Concert: Gaman
May
20
5:00 PM17:00

Music of Remembrance - Spring Concert: Gaman

  • Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall at Benaroya Hall (map)
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WPSR has been supporting an upcoming Music of Remembrance piece by composer Christophe Chagnard called "Gaman," which focuses on the experiences of Japanese-Americans who were incarcerated during World War II. We attended a preview of the piece, and expect it to be a beautiful and moving experience.

The world premiere of Gaman is on Sunday May 20th, and Music of Remembrance is generously donating 4 tickets to WPSR to support our coalition work. The first four people who make a donation to WPSR of $40 or more (the value of the tickets) will receive a ticket! Please email Laura at laura@wpsr.org if you're interested. 

The program also features a selection of Holocaust-era chamber music that speaks to the resiliency and courage of those artists who dared to create in the darkest of times. 

You can find more information here.

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Artist and Author Talk with Sarah and Phong Nguyen
May
19
3:00 PM15:00

Artist and Author Talk with Sarah and Phong Nguyen

Depicting a far different outcome to the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, the art piece, "Break Into Blossom" created by Sarah and Phong Nguyen draws upon Phong Nguyen's book, Pages from the Textbook of Alternate History. Meet Sarah and Phong as they share their works and inspiration.

This event is in conjunction with the museum exhibition, Teardrops that Wound: The Absurdity of War, on view through May 20 and moderated by exhibition curator SuJ’n Chon.

Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility is a community partner, and will be sharing information about our statewide coalition, Washington Against Nuclear Weapons. 

Source:: https://community.wingluke.org/sslpage.aspx?pid=299&cid=1&ceid=630&cerid=0&cdt=5%2f19%2f2018

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