April 26 – Join the Global Wave for a Nuclear Weapons Free World at Chain Reaction in Santa Monica
Join PSR-LA and communities throughout the world on Sunday, April 26 at 1 pm as we wave goodbye to nuclear weapons at the historic Chain Reaction peace sculpture in Santa Monica.
The event is part of an international Global Wave action taking place over 24 hours prior to the 2015 Nuclear Non Proliferation Treaty (NPT) Review Conference at the UN in New York, where governments meet to discuss their obligations toward nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament. With a global arsenal of 16,300 nuclear weapons, and a trillion dollars pledged to modernize the US arsenal over the next three decades, meaningful progress on fulfilling the NPT treaty is in jeopardy.
World communities are therefore joining together on April 26 in a Global Wave mobilization that calls on governments to abolish nuclear weapons and re-invest the $100 billion annual global nuclear weapons budget into areas of social need such as eliminating poverty, addressing climate change, and ensuring basic health care and education world-wide.
The Global Wave will start in New York City and proceed through each time zone every hour through symbolic Wave events. Photos and video from the Global Wave events will be shown to governments at the NPT Review Conference to demonstrate global support for a nuclear weapons free world. Click here to see a map of the events.
In Southern California, what better place to join this international chain of peace events than Chain Reaction, Paul Conrad’s historic peace sculpture in Santa Monica. Chain Reaction is a 26-foot-tall sculpture depicting a nuclear mushroom cloud created from chain links. The inscription at the base reads, “This is a statement of peace. May it never become an epitaph.” It was designed by three-time Pulitzer Prize winner Paul Conrad and gifted to the City of Santa Monica in 1991.
Don’t miss this historic opportunity to vote with your hands for a nuclear weapons free world! Our local Global Wave event will, in addition to calling for a nuclear weapons free world, commemorate the 29th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, remembering its victims and all those who have been impacted by nuclear weapons, nuclear reactor accidents, and radioactive fallout and waste.
Global Wave for a Nuclear Weapons Free World
Sunday, April 26th at 1 pm
Chain Reaction Sculpture, Santa Monica Civic Center
1800 block of Main Street in Santa Monica
Click here for map of event location
Click here to download flyer and click here to download press release.
For more information contact Denise Duffield at 213-689-9170 ext 104 office or cell 310-339-9676 email@example.com.
Sponsored by: Physicians for Social Responsibility-Los Angeles, International Health and Epidemiology Research Center, American Friends Service Committee-Los Angeles, Church in Ocean Park, Citizens for Peaceful Resolutions, Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, Office of the Americas, Pace e Bene, Palisadians for Peace, Pax Christi
The Global Wave action is part of the Peace and Planet Mobilization for a Nuclear-Free, Peaceful, Just, and Sustainable World. Read more about the Peace and Planet mobilization – website and Facebook page.
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