Events

Eliminate Nuclear Weapons Before They Eliminate Us! Taking Local Action To Support A Global Treaty

Tuesday, December 5, 2017 - 4:00pm

UMass Amherst | Integrated Science Building (ISB), Room 145

Wallis Timmon | UMass Amherst

The Resistance Studies Initiative presents:

Eliminate Nuclear Weapons Before They Eliminate Us! Taking Local Action To Support A Global Treaty with Timmon Wallis

The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) just won the Nobel Peace Prize for getting 122 countries to agree to a new treaty criminalizing the possession of nuclear weapons. With Trump's finger on the nuclear button, now is the time to take action before it is too late. This workshop will explore how students and others in the Northampton-Amherst area can start right now implementing the new Treaty - on college campuses, at town meetings and in many other places.

Timmon Wallis is a life-long peace activist who grew up in Northampton and has since lived mainly in the UK. He spent 7 years camped outside a nuclear missile base in England before getting a PhD in Peace Studies and most recently publishing a book on the nuclear weapons issue: Disarming the Nuclear Argument, Luath Press, 2017.

Refreshments will be served
Open to ALL