Saturday, November 14th, 2015
|Where: Bloomfield High School|
160 Broad Street
Bloomfield, NJ 07003
|Social Hour/Silent Auction: 1:00PM|
Event Ends: ………………………4:00PM
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.
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