Seattle Anti War Coalition: No War on Iran
Jun
22
11:00 AM11:00

Seattle Anti War Coalition: No War on Iran

  • Seattle Center south entrance at 5th and Broad St. (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Seattle Antiwar Coalition and Veterans for Peace. The demonstration will take place at Seattle Center in solidarity with the Iranian Festival. Meet this Saturday, June 22nd, 11 am-1 pm, at the Seattle Center south entrance at 5th & Broad. Please bring signs; some signs will be available. We will also leaflet passersby .

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From Hiroshima to Hope
Aug
6
6:00 PM18:00

From Hiroshima to Hope

From Hiroshima to Hope has been created by local peace, faith and community organizations every year since 1984, The Seattle event is the oldest and largest anywhere outside Japan. More than a thousand attendees participated again last year. The 2019 From Hiroshima to Hope Planning Committee welcomes all those who wish to come and experience the feeling of community, the music and the sight of a thousand lanterns drifting on the lake. It offers the hope that we can resolve international conflicts without violence, and learn the habit and technique of living in peace with all our neighbors on this earth. See more information on the From Hiroshima to Hope Website.

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Open Borders Book Talk, Fellowship of Reconcilliation
Jun
16
6:30 PM18:30

Open Borders Book Talk, Fellowship of Reconcilliation

Seattle Fellowship of Reconciliation program with Betsy Bell in a Book Reading and Discussion. 
Betsy's book, "Open Borders: A personal story of love, loss and anti-war activism" describes how she and her husband Don Bell, advocated with many others, for a peaceful end to the Cold War through People to People friendship.  All are welcome! Free, an offering will be taken.  Info 206-789-5565 or wwfor@wwfor.org

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Fathers Day Vigil in Port Townsend
Jun
16
12:00 PM12:00

Fathers Day Vigil in Port Townsend

Join Activists in Port Townsend for a Quaker style poetry and prose vigil on War and Peace, Patriotism and Profiteers. We will gather at noon on Fathers’s Day, June 16, at LB Good Memorial Park across the road from the West Coast’s military weapons transfer depot NavMag Indian Island near Port Townsend. People come forth, speak your inner truth.  Bring songs, poems and food to share.  Everyone who has been touched by war is invited! 

For more information contact Doug Milholland   360-385-6525    douglasmilholland@gmail.com

 

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Abolish Nuclear Weapons - Speakers Training
Jun
15
9:00 AM09:00

Abolish Nuclear Weapons - Speakers Training

Join Washington Against Nuclear Weapons Coalition and Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility in a day of learning, practicing and movement building with Lee Hochberg. In this training you will learn:

  • What does the movement to abolish nuclear weapons look like in WA State?

  • Effective messages and talking points to use with diverse audiences to build the anti nuclear weapons movement

  • How to deliver a compelling message to a crowd

  • Concrete organizing skills to give educational presentations to students, faith communities and people who you want to recruit

Please RSVP Here to participate in the Speakers Training.

Donations appreciated.

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The Nuns, the Priests, and the Bombs- Film and Discussion
May
29
7:00 PM19:00

The Nuns, the Priests, and the Bombs- Film and Discussion

  • St Patrick's Catholic Church, downstairs social hall (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join Pax Christi, St Patrick's, and peace activists  in viewing and discussing "The Nuns, the Priests, and the Bombs". Wednesday, May 29, 7 pm. This recent documentary tells the dramatic story of a community of  peace activists (including Fr. Bill "Bix" Bichsel and Sr. Megan Rice) who are willing to endure long prison sentences, and even risk death, because of their deeply held moral and humanitarian beliefs that we must protect lives, and the future of our planet, from nuclear weapons.

Information: Chris Covert-Bowlds, 206-883-8989, c.covertbowlds@comcast.net

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Hiroshima To Hope
May
9
4:30 PM16:30

Hiroshima To Hope

This year on August 6th, as we have every year since 1984, we will gather at Green Lake in Seattle for our annual lantern floating ceremony honoring victims of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and all victims of war.

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First Tuesday Anti-War Protest
May
7
11:00 AM11:00

First Tuesday Anti-War Protest

Join the Downtown Seattle Anti-War Coalition monthly anti-war protest at the Federal Building in downtown Seattle on the First Tuesday of each month.

https://www.facebook.com/SeattleAntiWarCoalition/?eid=ARBO7IqliiHAN-HFUNZ_P-ZFtEqWbCcxdHb8oHlt5EVMm0LDjtQ5-10jYDqM5plSxlYLOU7PnceKxPQZ

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Lobby Days #ProtectOurHome #NoNewNukes
Apr
22
to Apr 26

Lobby Days #ProtectOurHome #NoNewNukes

In April, WPSR is hosting a In-District Lobby Days to encourage Washington State Members of Congress to take positive positions on nuclear weapons policies while they are at home in district during the Congressional Recess the week of April 22-26.

  • The theme of this lobby day is “Protect Our Home; No New Nukes”. We will set the policy agenda for these meetings together, but individuals can feel free to utilize these meetings for specific issues your organizations are advocating for.

  • This activity is being coordinated nationally by the United Against Nuclear Weapons Coalition and locally by the Washington Against Nuclear Weapons Coalition and Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility.  

  • Please sign up below if you want to attend a meeting with your member of Congress in your district. Please add your name below in your District and contact carly@wpsr.org so we can coordinate the lobby visits across the state.

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An Evening with Kate Brown- Author of Plutopia
Apr
16
7:00 PM19:00

An Evening with Kate Brown- Author of Plutopia

Kate Brown is an award winning historian of environmental and nuclear history at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She will discuss her new book, Manual for Survival: A Chernobyl Guide to the Future and her previous book Plutopia, which won 7 academic prizes. She splits her time between Washington D.C. and Cambridge, MA. This event is co-sponsored by Health Advocacy International, Hanford Challenge and Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility.

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Tax Day Anti-War Protest
Apr
15
11:30 AM11:30

Tax Day Anti-War Protest

Join Seattle Anti-War Coalition on its annual Tax Day Action to raise awareness of how our Government spends our tax dollars and the enormous amount that goes to the military. There is no better way to inform the public about where our tax dollars end up in the federal budget than in a pie chart that graphically shows how. Congress decides where to distribute tax revenue in the annual discretionary budget. We’ll be handing out this budget at the federal building.

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UW's 2019 Health Policy Symposium: "The Future of the VA: Privatization or the Model  for a US Single Payer System"
Mar
21
6:00 PM18:00

UW's 2019 Health Policy Symposium: "The Future of the VA: Privatization or the Model for a US Single Payer System"

  • University of Washington - Kane Hall Rm. 210 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

UW's theme for the 2019 Health Policy Symposium is: "The Future of the VA: Privatization or the Model for a US Single Payer System". This is a very important forum on the future of the VA & current attempts to further privatize it. 

March 21st, 6:00pm, Kane Hall, Room 210, on the University of Washington Campus. Hugh Foy, MD, Professor of Surgery and Co-Founder of PNHPWW will be on the panel. 

Please - Register @ HTTPS://2019-CHIPS-SYMPOSIUM.EVENTBRITE.COM

View the flyer here.

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WANW Coalition Meeting- March
Mar
21
2:00 PM14:00

WANW Coalition Meeting- March

Join us for our monthly coalition meeting. All are welcome.


Next WANW Coalition Meeting
Date: March 21, 2 - 3:30pm
Location: El Centro de la Raza, Room 309

  • Zoom call will be available for folks to call in:

    • https://zoom.us/j/453090627

    • Dial: 1-669-900-6833  Meeting ID: 453 090 627

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FOR: Observations and Impressions from Iran
Mar
17
6:30 PM18:30

FOR: Observations and Impressions from Iran

Roger Kluck is the director of Projects for a Civil Society an NGO dedicated to nonviolence, compassion, empathy and trauma recovery. Roger spent 16 days in Iran in April in an interfaith tour for Alternatives to Violence Project. Hear lessons from the trip and hear about the presentatiosn from government officals and Ayatolahs. Hear some of the USA- Iran narrative we don’t get to hear in the US. See more information here.

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Hands Off Venezuela
Mar
16
2:30 PM14:30

Hands Off Venezuela

WANW Coalition Partners Veterans for Peace, Seattle Anti-War Coalition, and Earthcare not Warfare are supporting the #Hands Off Venezuela march and rally. On Saturday, March 16, thousands of people from all over the United States will march in Washington, D.C. against the Trump administration’s brazen coup in Venezuela and a new devastating war there. Local demonstrations like this one are also being held in solidarity with the national march. See more information here.

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WANW Tabling at Youth Climate Strike
Mar
11
11:30 AM11:30

WANW Tabling at Youth Climate Strike

WANW has been invited to table at the Youth Climate Strike to draw connections between climate, nuclear weapons and health for young people. Join us! Contact carly@wpsr.org.

Youth Climate Strike statement: “We, the youth of America, are striking because decades of inaction has left us with just 11 years to change the trajectory of the worst effects of climate change, according to the Oct 2018 UN IPCC Report. We are striking because our world leaders have yet to acknowledge, prioritize, or properly address our climate crisis. We are striking because marginalized communities across our nation —especially communities of color, disabled communities, and low- income communities—  are already disproportionately impacted by climate change. We are striking because if the social order is disrupted by our refusal to attend school, then the system is forced to face the climate crisis and enact change”. See more information here

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Come and Learn About Our Nukes
Mar
7
7:00 PM19:00

Come and Learn About Our Nukes

The Sterling Building is at the junction of 305 and Winslow Way, and contains Umpqua bank.
Parking is at a little entrance just east of the building.

Please join us and learn about nukes that we have locally - and what we can do about it. Our speaker will be Michael Siptroth, from Ground Zero Center for Nonviolent Action:
https://www.facebook.com/pg/groundzerocenter/

- a brief history of missiles, etc. at Bangor
- what is at Bangor now
- what the administration's plan is at Bangor
- which committees Rep. Kilmer is in and what he has / could do
- which legislation we should watch for and when https://www.facebook.com/events/978451965686068/

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Making Waves:
Feb
23
2:00 PM14:00

Making Waves:

Film screening,  discussion and action to Abolish Nuclear Weapons! Historic Sailboat Project Supports UN Treaty to Ban Nuclear Weapons

Golden Rule S/V Crew member and Golden Rule Project Ambassador, Zoe Byrd, will show the 25-minute documentary, “Making Waves: Rebirth of the Golden Rule about four Quaker peace activists, led by Navy veteran Albert Bigelow, who in 1958 set sail to the Marshall Islands influencing public demand that ended underwater, atmospheric, and outer space nuclear bomb tests in 1963.  The historic peace boat later sank, in 2010, and was rebuilt in Humboldt Bay, California.  The Golden Rule, a Project of Veterans For Peace, is once again “Sailing for a Nuclear-Free World and a Peaceful, Sustainable Future”.

Zoe Byrd, involved in the peace movement since 1977, and an avid “Peace Walker”, as well as sailor, will take questions after the film, about the Golden Rule, opportunities to crew on the peace vessel, and more. Zoe is excited to present the ICAN Cities Appeal, where all over the world, cities are taking the lead and calling on their governments to join the UN Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.

Highly regarded guest speaker, Peter Lumsdaine, a member of Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility (WPSR)'s Nuclear Weapons Abolition Task Force and of national PSR's Committee to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, has worked for over two decades in the nuclear resistance and global eco-justice movements, including on the staff of leading-edge NGOs. This work has taken him from the military conflict zones of Mexico, the Philippines, Korea, and occupied Iraq to the the inner security areas of US Strategic Command bases and the cell-blocks of the American prison system.  


Peter will speak about the inspiring heritage of, and urgent potential for, mass nonviolent direct action to push toward nuclear abolition - and about how we can curb the rise of corporate/military Artificial Intelligence systems that are rapidly automating global conflict and the command of nuclear arsenals.

This educational, fundraising event is a call to action and is free to the public

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