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February 14, 2021
HAPPY V-DAY!  See the One Billion Rising Revolution

YES WE BAN

Welcoming the UN Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons,
in effect from January 22: peace follows justice



We continue our series on nuclear weapons and the historic Treaty to ban them.
Here our original banner (by Sally Stuffin) and friends are at the Greenfield Common 
Saturday vigil, February 6.
Join this vigil weekly, 11-noon


We stand with others around the world in celebrating this move to ban nuclear weapons. Originally passed in July 2017, the treaty became international law when ratified by 50 of the 122 signing countries. More on the Treaty here: https://www.icanw.org/.
See their special ICAN January 22 program here. And photos from actions worldwide at this ICAN Flickr account here.


 

Unacceptable suffering
Beyond banning the bomb, new treaty recognizes its victims

This article by Kate Hudson, General Secretary of the
Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament. (UK),
was published by Beyond Nuclear International

This is one of the most powerful displays of nuclear 'development'/destruction.
Open this Time-Lapse Map of Every Nuclear Explosion since 1945, by Isao Hashimorto, in the article, or on YouTube
 
COMING! FEBRUARY 17
 
The Journey of Unlearning False Historical Narratives,” Paula Green and Mishy Lesser will guide community members and educators through a discussion on the importance of anti-colonial education, decolonization, and developing the skills of upstanders. Mishy, learning director of the Upstander Project, will draw on lessons from the development of the Dawnland teacher’s guide, an educator’s guide to teaching the film Dawnland, an Emmy award-winning documentary that examines the relationship between the taking of Indigenous People’s land and the taking of their children.
The event is free but we do ask that you register here. 
 





Webinar: Remaking the Economy: Closing the Racial Wealth Gap
and the Case for Reparations

Thursday, February 18th at 2:00 pm EST

NPQ’s latest webinar in our Remaking the Economy series looks at the racial wealth gap, focusing on Black Americans. In 2017, a report titled The Road to Zero Wealth noted that at current trends, by mid-century the median wealth of a Black family in the US would fall below zero (i.e., more than half of all Black Americans would be in a net
Click here to register for the webinar!
 
 
 
Saturday, February 20, 2021

 

New video: Nuclear power is not a climate solution

A new, compelling video from Nuclear Energy Information Service.

Join a virtual series on increasing access to affordable housing in Franklin County.

On March 27, 2021 at 9 am, we kick off the event with a panel who will explore why affordable housing is difficult to find. We will consider how housing became a commodity, how it has been impacted by systemic racism created by government policy and what we can do with or without government help to create more affordable housing. Eight virtual workshops in April and May will dive deeper into specific action areas.

For more information and to register, click HERE!

There is no fee for the keynote or any of the workshops.
 



News from Traprock: social media intern sought

Paid internship offered: The Traprock Center for Peace & Justice seeks a part-time intern to help spread news, actions and resources for a healthier future via Facebook, Instagram, Zoom and beyond. Applicants will need their own computer and internet access, social media skills and, especially valued, a passion for peace and climate racial, gender and economic justice.
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Email Anna at traprockinfo@crocker.com for more information.

 
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