The nuclear weapons danger is real and growing: nuclear terrorism, proliferation, and thousands of weapons still on hair-trigger alert in the United States and Russia. Fortunately, there also are new opportunities to eliminate this threat. The New START ratified in December 2011 is functioning, with the US and Russia completing inspections of nuclear weapons facilities. As of early August 2012, each had completed seven inspections, and over 1000 notifications had been exchanged.
Wednesday, August 9th, 2017 marked seventy-two years since the U.S. bombing of Nagasaki, Japan. To remember those who have died in war and to reflect on a peaceful, nuclear weapons-free world. PSR Wisconsin hosts the annual Lanterns for Peace commemoration of Madison, Wisconsin each year during the first week of August. At this family-friendly event, we make illuminated lanterns and affirm a more peaceful, nuclear weapons-free world.
Lanterns for Peace 2017 was held in Madison at Tenney Park. This year Caren Stelson, author of the 2017 Jane Aadams Children's Book Award recipient Sachiko: A Nagasaki Bomb Survivors Story, gave a presentation and answered questions. This event had great attendance with discussion, lantern building and even singing! Thanks to all who came!
Thank you to our co-sponsors Women's International League for Peace and Freedom Madison Branch, Wisconsin Network for Peace & Justice, Veterans for Peace Wisconsin, Outrider Foundation, PC Foundation, Linda and Gene Farley Center, Pax Christi-Madison, Lambda Theta Phi Latin Fraternity-Gamma Theta Chapter and Willy Street Co-Op.
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