Dear Friends of the Center: Please see below information about a free presentation by members of the Nuclear Free Future Tour to be held on Friday, July 19th at 7 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 2672 E. Alluvial. Please read the post below from Jean Hays and Patty Bennett. Our FCNV is one of the co-sponsors of this event.
Nuclear Free Future Tour Ellen Thomas, Nuri Gonaghy, and Alan Shorb are representing WILPF US Disarm/End Wars Committee in an amazing tour of Hiroshima, Nagasaki and nuclear-free Kobe, Japan this coming August. Before they depart for Japan the three will be visiting 8 California cities, including Fresno, giving presentations promoting the international ban of nuclear weapons and collecting messages, petitions, photos and videos to take with them to Hiroshima. There, they have arranged to deliver over 7,000 petition signatures to Hidankyo, the organization representing Japanese atomic bomb survivors. WILPF US members have collected these signatures on the U.S. petition to the Senate supporting the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) – some of the nine-plus million signatures collected worldwide so far on Hidankyo’s Hibakusha Appeal.
Nuri and Alan will share their concerns about the risk of nuclear war from US belligerence toward Iran.
The group will share updates about recent important legislation regarding nuclear weapons:
HR-2419 – Nuclear Weapons Abolition and Economic & Energy Conversion Act of 2019
HRes 302 – a resolution “Embracing the goals & provisions of the Treaty on the Prohibition of
The text of the Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty is linked to the WILPF US online petition. The treaty was launched in July 2017, at the United Nations, thanks to Reaching Critical Will and Nobel Peace Prize winner ICAN, with which WILPF is an international partner.
Join us on Friday, July 19, 7 P.M. at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Fresno for this important, free presentation.
Women’s International League for Peace & Freedom
Unitarian Universalist Church of Fresno
Fresno Center for Nonviolence
Human Rights Coalition of Fresno
Dr. Sudarshan Kapoor
Islamic Cultural Center of Fresno
Veterans for Peace
Other co-sponsors will be added as they are confirmed.