Women. Power. Peace.

August 2010: Calendar of Events

AUGUST 1 and AUGUST 5
Countdown to Zero

Join Georgia WAND for a FREE screening of the film Countdown to Zero at Landmark Midtown Arts Cinema.  After the viewing, we'll have a panel discussion of the movie.

This movie highlights the global nuclear threat and spells out, in chilling terms, the danger facing everyone if nuclear weapons end up in the hands of terrorists or explode by accident. The film conveys a powerful yet simple message that nuclear weapons are no longer acceptable and should become a part of our past.

Watch the trailer here!

See the movie, bring friends and spread the word!

When: August 1 at 2pm OR August 5 at 7pm

RESERVE your tickets by emailing nichole@wand.org with your full name, telephone number, preferred date (AUGUST 1 at 2pm or AUGUST 5 at 7pm) and the number of tickets requested (one or two). As always, you're welcome to call the Georgia WAND office with any questions: 404-524-5999.


AUGUST 2
Georgia WAND Nuclear Committee Meeting

New Time! New Place!

When: Tuesday, August 2 at 1pm.

Where: Meet at Apres Diem (restaurant) next to Landmark Midtown Theater of off 10th Street. (931 Monroe Circle Northeast, Atlanta 30308)

The Nuke Committee Meeting will be working on next steps to our organizing around START and CTBT. We'd love for you stay for a 2pm showing of Countdown to Zero (next door). Please let us know if you're able to stay for the film (nichole@wand.org OR 404-524-5999).

Current status on START:

The New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START) needs 67 votes in the U.S. Senate for ratification. The treaty was first negotiated with the USSR by President Reagan, yet the Republicans oppose it simply because President Obama wants it to pass. Failure to ratify the New START would not only damage strategic relations between the US and Russia, it would send exactly the wrong message to Iran and N. Korea and other would-be nuclear powers. The treaty is about reducing the amount of nuclear weapons on hand and on trigger alert in the  US and Russia.
Our Sen. Johnny Isakson is a member of the Foreign Relations Committee which has been holding hearings on the treaty. Isakson has not yet committed himself to a Yes vote. He is usually moderate on these issues but is under pressure to hold the party line. Sam Nunn (ex Dem Senator conservative) is a close friend who is urging him as well to sign. This is a moment when pressure from his constituents/residents could make a huge difference in persuading him to act as a patriotic American instead of just a Republican.


AUGUST 6, 13, 20, and 27
Stand For Peace

When: Fridays in August. Vigil from 12-1pm and meet in the Colony Square food court for lunch and discussion afterward.

Where: On the corner of Peachtree and 14th Streets.

Special Notes:

August 6 is Hiroshima Day! Ratify New START for Peace! Bring signs and banners to support New START (STrategic Arms Reduction Treaty) and global nuclear disarmament.

August 20 is the 8th Anniversary of STAND FOR PEACE. We mark 8 Years of Standing For Peace at the corner of Peachtree St and 14th Streets in Midtown. A loud and strong voice for peace and justice, we continue to stand for the complete withdrawal of U.S. troops and bases from Iraq and Afghanistan. Bring signs and banners to end the war in Iraq and Afghanistan.


AUGUST 9
'Seeds of Peace ' Hiroshima/Nagasaki
Remembrance Event

When: Monday, August 9 at 7pm

Where: Rose Garden, Jimmy Carter Center (441 Freedom Parkway, Atlanta 30307)

Artists, poets, and activists gather in the Rose Garden of the Carter Center in remembrance of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. We gather to plant seeds of peace into our hearts and to envision a nuclear weapon free world.

Seeds of Peace is a joint project of Nuclear Watch South and Georgia WAND.


AUGUST 21
GOTV Voter Registration Canvasing

Take to the STREETS! Volunteers are needed to work in shifts to help register residents in key areas of Gwinnett County for the 2010 and 2012 elections. Refreshments will be provided! Contact Michelle Reese at 770-722-5672 or GAGOTV@wand.org.

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