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“Those who say a world without nuclear weapons is impossible need to get out of the way of those who are making it happen.” – Beatrice Fihn, ICAN
Seventy-five years after Trinity, Hiroshima and Nagasaki and the start of the nuclear age, the hands of the Doomsday Clock are 100 seconds from midnight, and the nuclear powers are engaged in a new nuclear arms race.
But the movement for abolition is reviving, with new tools, new energy, and renewed commitment.
Join us May 22-25, 2020 at Maryville College near Knoxville, Tennessee as we strategize how to use the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons to achieve nuclear disarmament.
People are working in many ways for nuclear disarmament, with the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons and the great work of ICAN helping to generate grassroots activity across the globe. As of late January 2020, thirty-five countries have ratified the Treaty – only 15 more are needed for it to enter into force! At this critical time in the movement for a future free of nuclear weapons, we are coming together to learn about global efforts to abolish nukes and to meet our colleagues from across the U.S. and around the world to network, strategize and collaborate as we move forward.
The conference will be held at Maryville College in Maryville, Tennessee, 30 miles from the Y-12 Nuclear Weapons Complex where the U.S. makes thermonuclear secondaries for the W76-2 warhead.
Rooms at the college are two beds to a room – a limited number of single occupancies are available at a higher rate.
$200 covers registration, room and board for shared rooms; $300 for single rooms; $64 for local or non-resident participants. Children under 10, in parents’ room: $48; Childcare will be available during day sessions.
The conference begins Friday evening, May 22 and will end at the Y-12 bomb plant in Oak Ridge on Monday morning.
Maryville College is 10 minutes from Knoxville’s McGhee Tyson Airport; shuttles will be arranged.
HOW TO SPONSOR, ENDORSE, HELP SPREAD THE WORD
Whether or not you can attend, we invite you or your group to become a sponsor or endorser of the gathering – info is here.
We ask sponsors for a $40 contribution – a dollar for each year of work and action for a nuclear-free future by Nukewatch and the Nuclear Resister. A sponsorship will include: having you or your group listed in the registration packet, on a poster at the registration area, on the website and in email promotions. Sponsorship also includes free table space at the gathering. If a sponsoring group is unable to attend, they can send a newsletter or couple of pieces of literature to Tennessee, and we will put the items on a literature table. Please pay online here or make checks and money orders payable to Nukewatch and send to Nukewatch, 740A Round Lake Road, Luck, WI 54853.
We also welcome your support as an endorser, which costs you nothing (we’ll always accept contributions!) but makes public your support for the gathering. Endorsers will be listed on the website and in email promotions.
We encourage you to place an announcement or ad about the gathering in your group’s newsletter, on your group’s website, and to send an announcement to your listservs or otherwise help spread the word. There is an announcement and ad below.
Peace, and with thanks for your work to help build a better world,
Ralph Hutchison, OREPA
Bonnie Urfer, Nukewatch
John LaForge, Nukewatch
Kelly Lundeen, Nukewatch
Michigan Stop the Nuclear Bombs Campaign – MISTNBC
Pioneer Valley War Tax Resistance
Dr. Art Milholland & Dr. Luann Mostello
Guy Larry Osborne
Baltimore Hiroshima-Nagasaki Commemoration Committee
Ban Uranium Mining Permanently collective (BUMP)