~ updated 07.29.2012
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Abolish Nuclear Weapons Now!
2012 Annual Pax Christi New Mexico Hiroshima Day Commemoration
"Sackcloth and Ashes" ~~ Sunday at 5 PM, Ashley Pond Park
: workshops, inspiring speakers, celebrity activists, hard-hitting films and music, large-scale non-violent direct action, a march to the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), a hunger strike (which began on Trinity Test anniversary July 16) and more.
: Make Art, Not War art show at El Museo Cultural in Santa Fe (555 Camino De La Familia, in the Railyard) from 5pm to 7pm, and from 12pm to 7pm on Saturday August 4th. More than 20 artists have submitted their work
August 4 (Saturday)
: All-day conference at the Center for Contemporary Arts (CCA, 1050 Old Pecos Trail) in Santa Fe. Starting at 9am and running through the evening, the conference features some of the leading anti-nuke experts and peace activists from around the country, including Arjun Makhijani, Pancho Ramos Stierle, Kristen Iversen, Father John Dear, Linda Gunter, Cynthia Jurs, Jay Coglan, Joni Arends, and others. Panels will give an overview of the very real concerns about the Los Alamos National Laboratory, explore the impact that LANL has had on the communities and environment of New Mexico, take a deep look into what non-violent, spiritual activism and community action looks like, and debunk the touted economic benefits of the nuclear weapons industry. There will also be presentations on the links between nuclear weapons and nuclear power, the U.S. military's upgrading of existing weapons, and exactly how the U.S. progressed from Pearl Harbor to the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
Also at CCA we will present two films: The Forgotten Bomb by local film-maker, Bud Ryan, followed by a Q&A session, and White Light, Black Rain, an HBO documentary on the destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
August 5 (Sunday)
: Rally at Ashley Pond Park in Los Alamos, the birthplace of nuclear weapons. Starting at 12pm the afternoon will include speakers, music, and teach-ins. At 5.15pm we will create an audio link to the sounding of the Peace Bell in Hiroshima, the exact time that the bomb was dropped on Japan that fateful day 67 years ago. Following that join Pax Christi for their annual "Sackcloth and Ashes" march of peace and commemoration to LANL, and the floating of peace lanterns on Ashley Pond.
For information, contact: bud[at]siochainworld[dot]org or call 505-264-2838.
Hiroshima: Repentance and Renewal
~ updated 07.06.2007
Bud Ryan co-wrote & co-directed a 40 minute documentary with Stuart Overby. Hiroshima: Repentance and Renewal
provides an overview of the scourge of nuclear weapons and resistance to them from the 1940s until today. Combining archival materials, quotes, and interviews with and footage of peace activists (such as Nobel Peace Prize Winner Mairead Corrigan Maguire, John Dear, Kathy Kelly, and PCUSA’s Executive Director Dave Robinson), this short DVD uses the annual Hiroshima Day events at Los Alamos laboratory in New Mexico to provide information about nuclear weapons and action suggestions.
Pax Christi USA News
Pax Christi USA strives to create a world that reflects the Peace of Christ by exploring, articulating, and witnessing to the call of Christian nonviolence. This work begins in personal life and extends to communities of reflection and action to transform structures of society. Pax Christi USA rejects war, preparations for war, and every form of violence and domination. It advocates primacy of conscience, economic and social justice, and respect for creation.
Pax Christi USA commits itself to peace education and, with the help of its bishop members, promotes the gospel imperative of peacemaking as a priority in the Catholic Church in the United States. Through the efforts of all its members and in cooperation with other groups, Pax Christi USA works toward a more peaceful, just, and sustainable world.
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