[act-ma] April 7: Investing in Minds Not Missiles: Reducing the Threat of Nuclear War

Cole Harrison cole at masspeaceaction.org
Thu Mar 29 13:53:41 PDT 2018


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Investing in Minds Not Missiles: Reducing the Threat of Nuclear War

Saturday, April 7, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm and Sunday, April 8 morning
MIT Room 34-101, 50 Vassar St, Cambridge
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 for our third annual conference!

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This third conference in the 'Reducing the danger of nuclear war' series is
intended to update everyone concerned about the extremely dangerous nuclear
policies of the Trump administration and discuss what we can do as well as
to reach out to campus-based students, faculty and staff who are among
those Americans that will be hurt by coming limits in federal investment,
due to the diversion of federal funds to the Pentagon’s dangerous $1.7
trillion taxpayer’s dollar nuclear weapons escalation.

Saturday sessions:

- *Continuing Dangers from Nuclear Weapons:* Prof. Aron Bernstein, Prof.
Elaine Scarry, Stephanie Savell.
- *International Initiatives Toward Disarmament: *Joseph Gerson, Hon. John
Tierney, Charles Knight; Chuck Johnson; Jim Anderson, Chair.
- *Political Initiatives: *John Tierney; Medea Benjamin; Kristina Romines;
Jonathan King; Andrea Miller, Chair.
- *Campus Organizing for Peace & Justice: What Works? What Doesn’t? Where
next? *Campus Peace leaders including Caitlin Forbes (Mass Peace Action),
Kate Alexander (Peace Action of NY); Eric Stolar (Fordham); Luisa Kenausis
(MIT).
- *Actions for the Coming Period: *Shout heard Round the World –Michelle
Cunha; Poor Peoples 40 Day Campaign-Paul Johnson; Peace for Koreans - Mike
VanElzakker ; Cole Harrison, Chair.

Workshops:

*Resisting the Trillion dollar Nuclear Weapons Escalation* (Prof. Gary
Goldstein; Peter Casey; Prof. Heidi Garrett-Peltier; Richard Krushnic;
Guntram Mueller, Chair.
*Congressional Budget-Civilian vs Pentagon* (Subrata Ghosroy; Andrea
Miller; Stephanie Savell; Paul Shannon; Michelle Cunha, Chair).
*Don’t Bank on the Bomb Divestment Campaigns* (William Hartung, Lucas
Perry, State Rep. Mike Connolly, Medea Benjamin; Councilor Dennis Carlone,
Chair).
*Preventing Nuclear Weapons Use* (Lisbeth Gronlund; Dr. Kea van der Ziel;
Prof. Elaine Scarry; Shelagh Foreman; Jerald Ross, Chair).

Sunday Morning Planning Breakfast:

*Student-led session* to design and implement programs enhancing existing
campus groups, and organizing new ones; extending the network to campuses
in Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Jersey, New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine;

*Co-sponsored by:* MIT Radius; American Friends Service Committee; Campaign
for Peace, Disarmament, and Common Security; Council for a Livable World;
Institute for People's Engagement; and Massachusetts Peace Action

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Read about the 2017 conference
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[image: Jonathan King]

Thank you for joining us for these important discussions.

Jonathan King, MIT
Chair, Nuclear Disarmament Working Group
Massachusetts Peace Action

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-- 
*"Not one step back"*

Cole Harrison
Executive Director
Massachusetts Peace Action - the Commonwealth's largest grassroots peace
organization
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