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Subject: Nuclear Free Future Tour – July 19th at 7 p.m. at the UU Church

Dear Friends of the Center:  Please see below information about a free presentation by members of the Nuclear Free Future Tour to be held on Friday, July 19th at 7 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 2672 E. Alluvial.  Please read the post below from Jean Hays and Patty Bennett.  Our FCNV is one of the co-sponsors of this event. 



                                                           Nuclear Free  Future Tour                                                            Ellen Thomas, Nuri Gonaghy, and Alan Shorb are representing WILPF US Disarm/End Wars Committee in an amazing tour of Hiroshima, Nagasaki and nuclear-free Kobe, Japan this coming August.  Before they depart for Japan the three will be visiting 8 California cities, including Fresno, giving presentations promoting the international ban of nuclear weapons and collecting messages, petitions, photos and videos to take with them to Hiroshima.  There, they have arranged to deliver over 7,000 petition signatures to Hidankyo, the organization representing Japanese atomic bomb survivors.  WILPF US members have collected these signatures on the U.S. petition to the Senate supporting the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW)  – some of the nine-plus million signatures collected worldwide so far on Hidankyo’s Hibakusha Appeal.

    Nuri and Alan will share their concerns about the risk of nuclear war from US belligerence toward Iran.

    The group will share updates about recent important legislation regarding nuclear weapons:

        HR-2419 – Nuclear Weapons Abolition and Economic & Energy Conversion Act of 2019

        HRes 302 – a resolution  “Embracing the goals & provisions of the Treaty on the Prohibition of

        Nuclear Weapons.”


The text of the Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty is linked to the WILPF US online petition.  The treaty was launched in July 2017, at the United Nations, thanks to Reaching Critical Will and Nobel Peace Prize winner ICAN, with which WILPF is an international partner.


Join us on Friday, July 19, 7 P.M. at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Fresno for this important, free presentation. 


Co-sponsors include:

    Women’s International League for Peace & Freedom

    Unitarian Universalist Church of Fresno

    Fresno Center for Nonviolence

    Peace Fresno

    Human Rights Coalition of Fresno

    Dr. Sudarshan Kapoor

    Islamic Cultural Center of Fresno

    Veterans for Peace


Other co-sponsors will be added as they are confirmed.