Imagine an online event with built-in one-on-one and small-group networking, booths for promoting your cause or learning about those of others, self-organized sessions to invite others to . . . in short, all the social interaction and freedom of a real-world conference with none of the airplane food or jet fuel consumption. Now imagine an incredible lineup of speakers and workshop facilitators and online action organizers scheduled to take part. #NoWar2021 is going to be a virtual online conference unlike anything we’ve done before. Early-bird discounted tickets are available now — for you or as gifts for your friends and loved ones.
Volunteer Spotlight: Runa Ray
This month’s volunteer spotlight features Runa Ray from Half Moon Bay, California, who is a member of our new California chapter. Runa says: “As a fashion environmentalist, I realized that there cannot be environmental justice without social justice. Given that war is one of the most expensive disasters to people and the planet, the only way forward is to have a world without war.” Read Runa’s story.
Global Petition to U.S. Government: Stop Excluding Military Pollution from Climate Agreements. Add your name here.
Global Petition to Five “Non-Nuclear” Governments with Nuclear Weapons: Get the Nukes out of Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, Italy, and Turkey.
Find upcoming events and add your own on the events list and map here. Most are online events that can be participated in from anywhere on earth.
Feb 28: Join the new Florida Peace & Justice Alliance for this special event with presentations by Dr. Lynn Ringenberg of Physicians for Social Responsibility-Florida and David Combs of the Union of Concerned Scientists! We’ll talk about what the entry into force of the Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons means from a healthcare perspective, and the Back from the Brink campaign. Register here!
Starting March 5: the powerful documentary The People Vs. Agent Orange will premiere at a number of virtual cinemas across the U.S. The film tells the story of two women, one American and one Vietnamese, who work to hold the chemical industry accountable for the devastation caused by Agent Orange and other toxic herbicides. Get tickets for the virtual screening here! When you visit the ticketing page, you can pick whichever virtual cinema you would like to support, whether or not you are located in that city (available to U.S. residents only at this time).
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