Category: Ground Zero

8/4/2018: NUCLEAR WEAPONS? NO DEAL!

KUUFers and their friends are invited to attend all or part of the Ground Zero Center for Nonviolent Action’s 2018 Hiroshima-Nagasaki commemoration and actions promoting nuclear disarmament.  Meals are provided.  The Ground Zero Center is located at 16159 Clear Creek Road, Poulsbo,  Visit www.gzcenter.org  and go to the Events page for a full schedule of events:
Saturday, August 4:  Breakfast and welcome at GZ, welcome Peace Walk at 11:00, carpool to Hood Canal for Boats By Bangor water protest, evening concert with Irthlingz duo.
Sunday, August 5:  Nonviolence training, keynote addresses by Ray McGovern of Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity, planning and discernment for nonviolent direct action on Monday, Archbishop Raymond Hunthausen memorial.
Monday, August 6 (Hiroshima anniversary):  gather at 6:30 AM for vigil and civil disobedience action at Bangor gates.
With the current world situation, we need voices of restraint and sanity more than ever to avoid nuclear war and to abolish these horrific weapons that Archbishop Hunthausen called “the Auschwitz of Puget Sound”.
Contact Mack Johnson or Phil Davis for more information.

4/21/2018: Celebrating and Protecting the Earth!

Join Ground Zero Center at Seattle’s Westlake for a rally and march honoring Earth Day on Saturday, April 21st beginning at 11:00AM.

Speakers will include Lilly Adams, Security Program Organizer for Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility; Dan Gilman, President of Veterans for Peace, Seattle Chapter 92; Elizabeth Murray, Ground Zero Center’s Member in Residence; Michael Ramos, Executive Director of The Church Council of Greater Seattle; and Vandana Whitney of 350 Seattle (a local group affiliated with 350.org).

We will also have music by folksinger/storyteller Tom Rawson and the Seattle Peace Chorus’s Action Group.

At noon, led by the monks from the Bainbridge Island Nipponzan Miyohoji Buddhist Temple, we will march down Pike through Pike Place Market, stopping at Victor Steinbruck Park (overlooking the Salish Sea), and back up Pine Street to Westlake Park for final speakers and music.

This event is part of our greater effort to connect everyone to the grave threats of climate change and nuclear weapons, and to engage people in the important work of protecting our fragile planet from both these existential threats.

Event endorsers include Earth Care not Warfare, PSR Washington Against Nuclear Weapons, South Seattle Climate Action Network, Rainier Valley Neighbors for Peace & Justice.

For more information go: http://www.gzcenter.org/event/celebrating-and-protecting-the-earth/

01/13/2018: Ground Zero MLK Anti-Nuclear Vigil

Saturday, 10am, Bangor Main Gate – Ground Zero MLK Anti-nuclear Vigil:  Join Ground Zero members at 10:00am on Saturday, January 13 to walk to the Bangor main gate for an 10:30am vigil in support of nuclear abolition.

Contact Mack Johnson for more information.

Ground Zero Center for Nonviolent Action

08/12/2017: Annual August Event

The Ground Zero Center for Nonviolent Action is holding its annual August events from August 12 to 14, 2017 to oppose the nuclear arms race, resist the upgrade of the Trident submarine and weapons system, and promote policies that affirm human needs and the environment.
 This year’s highlights include—
  • Saturday August 12:  a waterborne “Boats By Bangor” sail and paddle from King spit at the old Bangor village, with picnic, and a concert at the Ground Zero house by Tom Rawson.  (Boats By Bangor is the same time as the KUUF picnic at the Wilsons’.)
  • Sunday August 13:  Trident slideshow, nonviolence training, video conference with peace activist David Swanson, evening concert by Hank ‘n’ Claire (familiar to KUUFers).
  • Monday August 14:  Gather at 6:30 AM for a vigil and nonviolent action at the Bangor gate.
Schedule and more information are at the Ground Zero Facebook page and website:  www.gzcenter.org.  There is also a link to Ground Zero on the KUUF website.  Contact Mack Johnson or Phil Davis to learn more.