NJ Peace Action

58th Annual Fall Peace Gathering

Nov 14 2015 1:00 pm
Nov 14 2015 4:00 pm

58th Annual Fall Peace Gathering

Eventbrite - NJ Peace Action’s 58th Annual Fall Peace Gathering

Saturday, November 14th, 2015

Where:    Bloomfield High School
               160 Broad Street
               Bloomfield, NJ 07003
Social Hour/Silent Auction: 1:00PM
Program: ……
…..…………………2:00PM
Event Ends: ………………………4:00PM
Silent Auction features theater tickets, jewelry, subscriptions and restaurant gift certificates. View some of the items/Bid now!
Refreshments will be served.
 

Why I Went To Prison For a Nuclear-Free World

 
Sister-Megan-Rice“Our ‘crime’ was to draw attention to the criminality of the 70-year-old nuclear industry itself and to the unconscionable fact that the U.S. spends more on nuclear weapons than on education, health, transportation, and disaster relief combined.”
– Keynote speaker Sister Megan Rice, an anti-nuclear activist and Roman Catholic Religious Sister of the Society of the Holy Child Jesus.

In July 2012, at the age of 82, Sister Megan and two other activists, members of Plowshares, a group that seeks the global elimination of nuclear arms, broke into the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge, Tennessee.

Having cut through barbed-wire fences at the Oak Ridge complex, Sr. Megan and her accomplices made their way to a bunker that stored nuclear weapons and support material.  There they hung banners and strung crime-scene tape; the three also painted messages such as “The fruit of justice is peace” and splashed human blood on the bunker wall.

After being convicted in May 2013, Sr. Megan was sentenced to three years in prison.  On May 8, 2015, an appellate court ruled that the government had overreached in charging the three with sabotage, and ordered them set free.

Sister Megan became active in the anti-war movement in the mid-1980s.  She has been arrested more than three dozen times and had served two six-month terms for trespassing before her conviction for Oak Ridge.

TICKETS and Information:
NJ Peace Action · 673 Bloomfield Avenue · Bloomfield, NJ 07003
Phone: (973) 259-1126
Email: events@njpeaceaction.org ·

Eventbrite - NJ Peace Action’s 58th Annual Fall Peace Gathering

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