Hunger Strike starting July 16th, 2012
Friday, August 3rd in Santa Fe:
Saturday, August 4th in Santa Fe: Download the full program (PDF)
Center for Contemporary Arts (CCA), 1050 Old Pecos Trail, Santa Fe, NM 87505
- 9am to 9:15am: Ceremonial opening and blessing: Las Mujeras Hablan
- 9:15am to 10:30am: Nuclear Weapons 101: Jay Coghlan and Marylia Kelley
- 10:30am to 11:00am: The Bridge From Nuclear Weapons to Nuclear Power: Linda Gunter
- 11:00am to 12:15pm: Community Stories of the Nuclear Legacy: Beata Tsosie-Pena, Kathy Sanchez, Marian Naranjo, Joni Arends and Kristen Iversen. Facilitated by David Bacon.
- 12:15pm to 1:15pm: Lunch break
- 1:15pm to 1:45pm: New Military Capabilities for Existing Nuclear Weapons: Hans Kristensen (by Skype). Facilitated by Jay Coghlan.
- 1:45pm to 3pm: Spiritual Activism and Nuclear Guardianship: Father John Dear, Pancho Ramos Stierle, Cynthia Jurs, Alaric Balibrera, and Beata Tsosie-Pena.
Facilitated by Brad Laughlin, co-founder of Corelight.
- 3pm to 4pm: Nuclear Economics: Professor Lloyd J. (Jeff) Dumas and William Hartung. Facilitated by Jay Coghlan.
- 4pm to 4:15pm: Break
- 4:15pm to 4:30pm: Marco Kaltofen on radiation testing by concerned citizens, by video.
- 4:30pm to 5:45pm: With Joni Arends, Scott Kovac, and Marylia Kelley. Facilitated by Lisa Faithorn.
- 5:45pm: Closing remarks
- 7:30pm: Keynote – From Pearl Harbor to Hiroshima: Arjun Mahkijani
Films: Two films will be shown twice each durin the day in the CCA theater.
11:00am and 3:00pm: The Forgotten Bomb, followed by a Q&A session with filmmaker, Bud Ryan.
1:15pm and 5:15 pm: White Light, Black Rain
- Arjun Makhijani, President of the Institute for Energy and Environmental Research, Maryland
- Bill Hartung, senior research professor at the New America Foundation and an expert on weapons proliferation
- Cynthia Jurs, Buddhist teacher and peace activist
- Father John Dear, Catholic anti-nuke campaigner out of New Mexico
- Hans Kristensen, Director of the Nuclear Information Project at the Federation of American Scientists
- Jay Coghlan, Executive Director of Nuclear Watch New Mexico
- Jeff Dumas, Professor of Political Economy and the Macroeconomics of Military Spending, University of Texas, Dallas
- Joni Arends, Executive Director of Concerned Citizens for Nuclear Safety
- Kristen Iversen, the author of Full Body Burden: Growing Up In The Nuclear Shadow of Rocky Flats
- Las Mujeras Hablan, a network of local women activists working in Northern New Mexico, USA, to protect their peoples and lands from the nuclear weapons industry.
- Linda Gunter, International Specialist, Beyond Nuclear
- Marylia Kelley, Executive Director of Tri-Valley CARES, Livermore, CA
- Pancho Ramos Stierle, Buddhist practitioner and anti-nuke activist out of Occupy Oakland
- Scott Kovac, Program Director of Nuclear Watch New Mexico
- 12pm Opening welcome and blessing: Las Mujeres Hablan
- 12:15 Transparency and Truth: Kristen Iversen
- 12:30 Music: Laurianne Fiorentio with Arne Bey and Dave Borton
- 1:00 Youth in the nuclear disarmament movement: Lisa Putkey and Robert Chavez
- 1:15 Veterans for Peace: Ken Mayers
- 1:30 Music: Mufari Marimba
- 2:00 Professor Lloyd J. (Jeff) Dumas
- 2:00 Visioning Council: Beata Tsosi-Pena & Louis Pena
- 2:15 Linda Gunter
- 2:25 Eric Jantz
- 2:40 William Hartung
- 2:50 Music: Mark S and Billy B
- 3:15 Arjun Makhijani
- 3:30 Hunger striker Alaric Balibrera
- 3:45 Spoken Word from Beata Tsosie-Pena
- 4:15 Targeting of Iran: Jeff Haas
- 4:30 “Disobey with great love”: Pancho Ramos Stierle
- 4:45 Music
- 5:00 Father John Dear
- 5:15 Audio Link with the sounding of the Peace Bell in Hiroshima
- 5:20 “Sackcloth and Ashes” March of Peace and Commemoration led by Pax Christi. Followed by the lighting and floating of Peace Lanterns on Ashley Pond
Monday, August 6th in Los Alamos:
· A full day of non-violent direct action in Los Alamos.
We believe in the empowerment of people through nonviolent direct action. This is not to judge other forms of protest and civil disobedience, or to try to define what is violent and what is nonviolent, but for this weekend of action we define it as no physical harm or damage done to any living being or property. Nuke Free Now is not responsible for individuals who do not adhere to our principles of nonviolence. Peace is our strategy.