*Making Waves – Eugene, OR

Date/Time
Date(s) - 31/01/2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Location
First United Methodist Church - Fellowship Hall

Categories


Film screening,  discussion and action to Abolish Nuclear Weapons!

Making Waves: Rebirth of the Golden Rule

2018 Guam International Film Festival Winner

Best Short Documentary Award

 

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”.

Making Waves filmmaker, James Seamus Knight, will be attending and will also screen his documentary short, Holy Week: The Story of the 2016 Sacred Peace Walk.

Dr. Linda Marie Richards, historian of science at the School of History, Philosophy and Religion Oregon State University, who works on human rights and nuclear history, will discuss her book manuscript.

Byrd, Knight, and Dr. Richards, all participated in the Great Peace March for Global Nuclear Disarmament, a nine and half month walk from LA to DC in 1986. The three will answer questions and discuss nuclear abolition with the audience following the films.

This educational, fundraising event is a call to action and is

Free to the Public

Donations to the Golden Rule Project 2019 sailing season are appreciated

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This VFP – Golden Rule Project event is Sponsored by:

Oregon WAND

Veterans For Peace – Lane County Chapter #159

CALC – Community Alliance of Lane County

and

OSU School of History, Philosophy and Religion

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The Golden Rule Project is preparing for an epic voyage around the Pacific – to Hawaii, the Marshall Islands, Guam, Okinawa, Korea, Japan and more.   The spring 2019 crossing to Hawaii will take about a month.

The Pacific voyage will bring attention to the ongoing effects of nuclear bomb testing in the Pacific, and to the environmental and human impacts of hundreds of military bases in the Pacific Islands.   The team plans to be in Japan in August 2020 for the 75th anniversary of the nuclear bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, then sail back to California in the spring and summer of 2021.

With tensions so high between nuclear armed nations, it is more important than ever to bring a message of peace into the Pacific.  “The possibility of nuclear war today is all too real,” says Gerry Condon of Veterans For Peace. “It is time to abolish nuclear weapons once and for all. The U.S. can show leadership by being the first nuclear power to sign the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.”

Come learn about what you can do to support the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, the Intermediate Nuclear Forces Treaty and the total elimination of nuclear weapons.

Press interviews encouraged!

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