PEACE LANTERN CEREMONY
PEACE LANTERN CEREMONY / HIROSHIMA-NAGASAKI REMEMBRANCE
SATURDAY, AUGUST 8TH, 7 TO 9 PM LOVERS' POINT, PACIFIC GROVE
This year marks the 70th anniversary of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August of 1945. Our 11th annual ceremony honors those who died and those who suffered the long term nightmare of radiation sickness. Come and join in the reaffirmation of a commitment to a nuclear weapons free world and to alternative, safer forms of energy so that such tragedies are not repeated.
Lantern making starts at 7 pm. We draw pictures and messages on paper bags, insert candles, and attach them to rafts that will be drawn by kayaks. A short program includes comments and poetry and is followed by Japanese shakuhachi flute music as darkness falls and our lanterns float on the bay.
Everyone is welcome at this free event at Lovers' Point Cove at the foot of Forest Avenue. It can be viewed from Ocean View Blvd and terraces above the cove. Information: 372 5762 or email@example.com
Sponsors: Wilpf Monterey County, Monterey Peace and Justice Center, Peace Coalition of Monterey County, Monterey Peninsula Friends Meeting (Quakers)
WILPF MONTHLY MEETING
We're celebrating WILPF's 100th Anniversary.
We have changed our meeting time to the third Saturday from 10am to 12pm at the Monterey Peace and Justice Center, 1364 Fremont, Seaside, CA.
We will meet again on Saturday, September 19
Some of Our Marchers on July 4
Judy and Stefani carried our message!4
Sat Jul 04, 2015
Fourth of July Parade in Monterey
WILPF touted our 100 year history working for peace!
Last year we could say we had worked 99 years for the
99%. We're still working for the 99%, but this year we are 100
years strong! We received many claps and cheers as we
marched in downtown Monterey. The large crowd definitely
made our appearance worth it.
WILPF members joined the Global Wave 2015
Governments will meet at the United Nations over four weeks in April-May 2015 for the five-yearly review of the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT). Civil society is calling on governments to end the threat of nuclear weapons by negotiating for their complete prohibition and elimination - a requirement of the NPT.18
The Global Wave will involve a simple public action in cities around the world in a timed fashion over 24 hours just before the 2015 NPT Review Conference in New York. Starting at a major peace rally in New York on April 26, and then proceeding westward through each time zone every hour, humanity will ‘Wave Goodbye to Nuclear Weapons’ through symbolic Wave events.
Global Wave 2015 is part of Peace and Planet: Mobilisation for a Nuclear Free, Just and Sustainable World.
Sat Jul 18, 2015
Monterey Peace and Justice Center
1364 Fremont Blvd, Seaside, CA 93955
Our meeting time has changed to the third Saturday of the month at 10 am.
Our July Wilpf meeting will discuss organizing for our 11th Peace Lantern Ceremony/ Hiroshima, Nagasaki remembrance on Saturday, August 8.
We need our members to help and turn out for this event, so please come to our meeting and help plan!
It is the 70th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, a momentous world event!
We always have over a hundred people attending and it is a wonderful opportunity both for reflection and for honoring those who suffered from our atomic bomb attacks as well as for advocating for the end of nuclear weapons and war.
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WOMEN’S POWER TO STOP WAR
100 years of Peacemaking from a Woman's Perspective
- OUR CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION was on APRIL 22-25, 2015, at THE HAGUE, THE NETHERLANDS -- Members met to affirm a MANIFESTO shaping the next 100 years of our organization
- April 27-29 PEACE WOMEN (and like-minded men) joined the International Conference on Peacebuilding of the Century with hundreds from around the world to strategize and strengthen peacemaking
JOIN WILPF and you will become a part of an international community of courageous women activists who believe -
- conflict and wars cannot be stopped without the experience and expertise of women
- it is time for women to focus on and use their power to stop war.
- our weapons are dialogue, knowledge and persistence.
- we should insist on women's right to participate in all political fora, from Congress to the peace table.
More about the International Congress at women stopwar.org.
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