Tucson reports on Ban the Bomb event

Image from the poster for the Tucson Ban the Bomb event, sponsored by Tucson WILPF.

By Deborah Livingston, Co-Chair, Tucson Branch

We had a good crowd of about 75 people at the Unitarian Universalist Church on June 17 at our Women’s “March” to Ban the Bomb event in Tucson.

This event took place in conjunction with marches and events all over this country and the world to support the landmark UN resolution for negotiations on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons. The talks are going on now at the United Nations in New York City. Sadly, the United States is not taking part.

There were several knowledgeable speakers from Physicians for Social Responsibly, the Sierra Club, and Veterans for Peace. The Tucson Raging Grannies were all dressed in black and white and sang many moving songs.

WILPF Tucson worked on the event with several groups, including Physicians for Social Responsibility, the Tucson Peace Center, Nuclear Resister, Veterans for Peace, and the group called Culture of Peace Alliance, which is traveling to San Francisco with several young people who will be sailing on the Golden Rule peace ship. (Read more about the Golden Rule.)


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