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CAMPAIGN NONVIOLENCE NATIONAL CONFERENCE AND LOS ALAMOS PEACE VIGILS

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Thursday, August 6, 2015

Commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombing of Hiroshima
Ashley Pond, Los Alamos, New Mexico
 
 

2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Mtn.Time

This event will be livestreamed
from 2pm-4pm Mtn. Time

We will gather at the stage area at Ashley Pond in the center of Los Alamos, NM at 2:00 p.m. Ashley Pond is right in the center of Los Alamos, at Trinity Drive and 20th Street. This is the exact spot where the Hiroshima atomic bomb was built.

At 2:00, John Dear will give instructions and a blessing, then everyone will pick up sackcloth and ashes, and walk mindfully in twos and threes up Trinity Drive toward the Bridge and the entrance of the National Labs. We will carry peace signs and CNV signs. The police will not let us cross the bridge. At about 2:30, we will all pour the ashes on the ground, put on sackcloth, and sit down in silence right there on the sidewalk along Trinity Drive for thirty minutes “to repent of the mortal sin of nuclear weapons and beg the God of peace for nuclear disarmament” (as we have been doing since 2005). After thirty minutes, we will walk back to Ashley Pond by 3:25, where we will sit on the lawn in front of the stage for reflections and music. Rev. Jim Lawson and Roshi Joan Halifax will each speak each for about 15 minutes. We will have music, and end by 4:00. The event is free and open to the public.

Visit the Facebook event page for the Los Alamos peace vigils here.

 
  7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Pax Christi USA Reception.

Pax Christi USA is happy to announce that we will be hosting a special gathering for members, friends, and partners on Thursday evening, August 6th, 7:30-9:00 pm at the First Presbyterian Church located at 208 Grant Ave in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The evening event will include prayer and a dialogue with Sr. Patricia Chappell, SNDdeN and Sr. Anne-Louise Nadeau, SNDdeN (respectively Executive Director & Program Director of PCUSA), followed by a social.

Contact Ellie for questions: ellievout@q.com

 
  Friday, August 7, 2015 Pace e Bene Nonviolence Training Session
Hilton Hotel Ballroom, 100 Sandoval Street, Santa Fe, New Mexico
 
 

 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Training attendees, please arrive
by 8:30am

Pace e Bene will host a nonviolence training session, led by Ken Butigan and Veronica Pelicaric. It will be held at the Hilton Hotel, 100 Sandoval St., Santa Fe, NM, in the ballroom. Box lunches will be provided at noon, outside near Guadalupe Church, for the lunch break. Registration for the training is $50. The training is separate from the conference, which will begin at 7:00 p.m. Training attendees, please arrive by 8:30am for check-in so we can start on time.

 
  Friday night, August 7, 2015 Campaign Nonviolence National Conference: Mobilizing the Nation for the Times We’re In
Hilton Hotel Ballroom, 100 Sandoval Street, Santa Fe, New Mexico
 
 

Registration: 5:00 p.m.

Registration for the national conference begins in the Hilton Hotel at 5:00 p.m. The evening program begins at 7:00 with a welcome by emcees, Rev. John Dear and Kit Evans-Ford.

 
 

Conference: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

This event will be livestreamed
from 7pm-9pm Mtn. Time

Conference begins. After introductions and music, they will introduce the keynote speaker, Rev. Jim Lawson (see speaker biographies). Jim Lawson was one of the leaders of the Civil Rights movement, Dr. King’s best friends, and in Dr. King’s words, “the leading strategist and theoretician of nonviolence in the world.” After his talk, there will be time for questions and answers. The evening program will end by 9 p.m.

 
 

 Saturday, August 8, 2015

All events on Aug. 8th will be livestreamed from 9am-9pm Mtn. Time.

Campaign Nonviolence National Conference
Hilton Hotel Ballroom, 100 Sandoval Street, Santa Fe, New Mexico
 
   9:00 a.m.- 10:30 a.m.

The conference will resume on Saturday morning at 9 a.m. in the Hilton ballroom with a keynote talk by Erica Chenoweth, author of “Why Civil Resistance Works.” (See speakers biographies).After her talk, there will be time for questions and answers.

 
  10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Coffee Break.

Coffee and tea will be available in the hallway outside the ballroom.

 
  11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

“Building Campaign Nonviolence: Strategizing, Organizing and Mainstreaming Nonviolence for the Times We’re In.

Ken Butigan and Kit Evans Ford will lead us together to reflect on our organizing work last year and this coming September, “to protest war, poverty, and environmental destruction and to promote a new culture of peace and nonviolence.” Together, we will share what we have done, where we are, what we will do during the Campaign Nonviolence National Week of Action starting September 20th, and where we are going to promote the coming of a new culture of peace and nonviolence.

 
  12:00p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Lunch break.

Box lunches and water will be provided for everyone. But since food is not allowed in the Hilton Hotel, right at noon, we will walk out into the parking lot of the hotel, toward the corner of Guadalupe and Alameda, and across the street, at the mammoth statue of Our Lady of Guadalupe, volunteers will distribute free box lunches and water to conference participants. There is a nearby park, or people can walk two blocks to sit on the Santa Fe plaza.

 
  1:30 p.m. – 2:25 p.m.

Panel Discussion.

“Working to End War, Poverty and Environmental Destruction, Building a New Culture of Peace and Nonviolence:” A Panel Discussion with Kathy Kelly, Medea Benjamin, Sr. Joan Brown, Rev. Lennox Yearwood and Rev. Jim Lawson. (See speakers biographies). Five of the nation’s leading activists will reflect on ways to organize and end war, poverty and environmental destruction. After brief remarks, there will be time for questions and answers. Kit Evans Ford will facilitate. Followed by a 5 minute stretch break.

 
  2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Panel Discussion.

“Nuclear Weapons, Los Alamos and Nonviolence,” on the 70th anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki with Bud Ryan, Jay Coghlan, James Doyle, Rev. Jim Lawson, Marian Naranjo, and Beata Tsosie-Pena. (See speaker biographies). After brief remarks, there will be time for questions and answers. John Dear will facilitate.

 
  3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Coffee Break.

Coffee and tea will be available in the hallway outside the ballroom.

 
  4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

The Buddhist Path of Peace and Nonviolence.

Roshi Joan Halifax of the Upaya Zen Center will lead us in a silent Zen sitting meditation, offer reflections on Buddhist nonviolence and becoming Boddhisattvas of peace and nonviolence, and then take questions.

 
  5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Dinner break.

Participants are free to enjoy dinner on their own somewhere in Santa Fe.

 
  7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Closing panel.

“Going Forward to Build a New Movement of Nonviolence: Mobilizing the Nation for the Times We’re In.” The conference will end with a closing panel discussion featuring John Dear, Ken Butigan, Kathy Kelly,  Rev. Lennox Yearwood, Medea Benjamin and  Rev. Jim Lawson. Kit Evans Ford will facilitate. After brief remarks, there will be time for questions and answers.

 
  Sunday, August 9th, 2015

Commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombing of Nagasaki and presentation of the 2015 US Peace Memorial award.
Ashley Pond, Los Alamos, NM

 
 

 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

This event will be livestreamed
from
11am-2:00 pm Mtn. Time

Three buses will be available for rides to Los Alamos. They will leave in front of the Hilton Hotel at 9:30 a.m. (To sign up for a bus ride, make sure you checked the box to use the Sunday bus on the registration page.  If you didn’t, just let us know by emailing us at info@paceebene.org)

The Nagasaki day event will start in Los Alamos at Ashley Pond at 11:00 a.m. John Dear will give instructions from the stage and a blessing, everyone will pick up sackcloth and ashes, then everyone will walk mindfully in twos and threes up Trinity Drive toward the bridge and the Labs carrying peace signs. At 11:30 a.m. or so, we will all pour the ashes on the ground, put on sackcloth, and sit down along Trinity Drive in silence for thirty minutes “to repent of the mortal sin of nuclear weapons and beg the God of peace for nuclear disarmament” (as we have been doing since 2005). Afterwards, we would all walk back to Ashley Pond by 12:30, and gather in front of the stage by the pond for speeches and music. There will also be a presentation for the 2015 US Peace Memorial award during this time.

Speakers will include Rev. Jim Lawson, Kathy Kelly, Medea Benjamin, Beata Tsosie Pena, John Dear, Ken Butigan, Michael Knox of US Peace Memorial and others. We will finish by 1:30 or 1:45. Buses will leave Los Alamos at 1:30, 2:00 and 2:30. This event is free and open to the public. Together, we will go forth to make peace and campaign nonviolence!

Visit the Facebook event page for the Los Alamos peace vigils here.

 

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