Every fourth Thursday of the month*, Oregon WAND explores a compelling topic in depth with special features, guest speakers, and presentations. All Oregon WAND events are free and open to the public. Below you’ll find the Monthly Programs marked next to the event date. Oregon WAND Members & Allies: If you know of or are involved in an event that is aligned with the mission of WAND, please send us information about it for consideration in the Upcoming Events. *January-May, September, October, and November (third Thursday due to Thanksgiving; no program in December)
July 26 – August 11, 2014
2014 PACIFIC NORTHWEST INTERFAITH PEACE WALK
This annual peace walk is an opportunity for all people to walk and learn together in a non-violent, spiritually motivated action to ensure a safer future. Peace walkers will average about 15 miles per day with rest periods along the way.
The Interfaith Peace Walk is open to all who are sincere in extinguishing the fire of nuclear annihilation. Evenings offer social time, symposiums, movies and conversation. We welcome contributions for food, water, and accommodations.
See flyer below for more information. To join the Peace Walk or to help with overnight hosting or food, please contact Br. Senji Kadaeda at email@example.com, or call (206) 780-6739.
August 6, 2014
FREE WEBINAR: WHY THE TINY MARSHALL ISLANDS TOOK ON THE NUCLEAR NINE
On the anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima, Women’s Action for New Directions and the NuclearZero.org invite you to learn more about the latest grassroots efforts at nuclear disarmament.
Join this free webinar Wednesday, August 6, 2014, at 3pm EDT. (Noon Pacific Daylight Time)
On April 24, 2014, the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) filed landmark cases in the International Court of Justice and U.S. Federal District Court against the nine nuclear-armed nations. The RMI lawsuits contend that the nine nuclear-armed nations (including the United States, United Kingdom, China, Russia, France, India, Pakistan, Israel, and North Korea) have failed to comply with their obligations under the Nuclear Non-Proliferation treaty and customary international law to pursue negotiations for the worldwide elimination of nuclear weapons.
Learn more about this action and why the Marshallese people are standing up strongly for justice and accountability. Register for this free webinar here.
August 6, 2014
HIROSHIMA & NAGASAKI COMMEMORATION 2014
Join WAND and other peace groups here in our local area to commemorate and reflect on the anniversary of the bombings of Hiroshima & Nagasaki. This event takes place at the Small Shelter at Alton Baker Park, 100 Day Island Road in Eugene.
6:30 pm – Community Potluck (Please bring a dish. Eating utensils and dishes provided.)
7:30 pm – Program including Eugene Taiko, JAA Obon Dancers, Yujin Gukuen Children’s Peace Choir.
8:45 pm – Luminaria Float
This is a free event. For more information about this event, please call CALC at 541-485-1755.
August 9, 2014
WAR NO MORE – A CELEBRATION OF THE COURAGE OF WAYNE MORSE
Fifty years after the historic No vote cast by Oregon Senator Wayne Morse opposing the 1964 Gulf of Tonkin Resolution which plunged the US into a long and devastating war, the community of Eugene will celebrate him and his courageous vote.
Mark your calendars now for this special celebration that will be held at the Wayne Morse Family Farm on Saturday, August 9, from 5 pm – 8 pm.
The celebration is part of the Wayne Morse Legacy Series commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution which plunged the US into a long and devastating war.
Come celebrate Wayne Morse’s steadfast opposition to war and his constant work to better the lives of all Americans. Tour the Wayne Morse House, learn more about the true costs of war, listen to some great music, and take in the one-of-a-kind Celebrate Dissent Fashion Show, brought to you by Oregon WAND.
Bring the whole family and enjoy an inspiring evening. Click the poster to see a larger version.
September 14-21, 2014
PEACE WEEK EUGENE 2014
Each day is moving us closer to mainstream acceptance of a culture of peace in Eugene-Springfield. What the world needs now is a visible bridge, a tangible, measurable, easily understood way forward. Peace Week Eugene inspires, informs, mobilizes and supports year-round activities promoting security, prosperity, and quality of life, the foundations of a culture of peace. “We are all in this together, and we all have a right to peace.” Oregon WAND is proud to support this event. You can, too, by clicking here.