PEACE LANTERN CEREMONY
PEACE LANTERN CEREMONY / HIROSHIMA-NAGASAKI REMEMBRANCE
WAS HELD SATURDAY, AUGUST 8TH, 7 TO 9 PM LOVERS' POINT, PACIFIC GROVE
This year marked the 70th anniversary of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August of 1945. Our 11th annual ceremony honored those who died and those who suffered the long term nightmare of radiation sickness. We reaffirmed our commitment to a nuclear weapons free world and to alternative, safer forms of energy so that such tragedies are not repeated.
We drew pictures and messages on paper bags, inserted candles, and attached them to rafts drawn by kayaks. A short program included comments and poetry and was followed by Japanese shakuhachi flute music as darkness fell and our lanterns floated 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
However, this month we will meet on Saturday, September 26 due to a Wilpf Cluster meeting (clusters of other branches) in San Jose on 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.26
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 Sep 26, 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.
We will meet just for September on the fourth Saturday due to a Wilpf Cluster
meeting in San Jose on September 19.
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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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