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May 2017

Free Range Films presents “Don’t Tell Anyone”

May 12 @ 7:00 pm
Suquamish United Church Of Christ, 18732 Division Ave. NE
Suquamish, 98392 United States
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Free Range Films presents our next film, "Don't Tell Anyone, (No Le Digas a Nadie)" on Friday, May 12 at 7pm at the Suquamish United Church of Christ located at 18732 Division Ave. NE in Suquamish. Since the age of 4, Angy Rivera has lived in the United States with a secret that threatens to upend her life: She is undocumented. Rather than remain in the shadows where the whispered phrase "Don't tell anyone" is the watchword, Rivera becomes an…

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Honoring Mother’s Day at GZ – “FOR THE KIDS”

May 13
Ground Zero Center, 16159 Clear Creek Rd. NW
Poulsbo, WA 98370 United States
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Save the date  - Saturday, May 13th - to join us at Ground Zero Center as we honor the original intention of Mother's Day (for Peace) beginning at 9:00 AM! Join us as we imagine (and work for) a world without nuclear weapons for our children (and all the children of the world). We have a full day of activities scheduled for our protest. Highlights include keynote speaker and Plowshares activist Susan Crane. Additionally, The Seattle Peace Chorus Action Ensemble…

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“The Nuns, The Priests, and The Bombs” CORRECTED SHOW TIME!!!

May 28 @ 4:00 pm
St. Leo Church, 710 South 13th Street
Tacoma, WA 98405 United States
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***EDITOR'S NOTE: Helen Young just informed me that tomorrow's screening will actually by at 4:00 PM rather than the previously announced 3:00. You are cordially invited to a private screening of “The Nuns, The Priests, and The Bombs,” a documentary film which pays tribute to Father William Bichsel and his lifelong dedication to peace. In 2009, along with four fellow activists, Father Bichsel undertook a dramatic Plowshares protest, which resulted in a criminal conviction and prison time. The film tells…

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June 2017

PLC Nuclear Resisters to be Arraigned in Federal Court

June 7 @ 8:30 am
US District Courthouse, 1717 Pacific Avenue
Tacoma,
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Nuclear resisters who engaged in a nonviolent direct action at the US Navy's Trident nuclear submarine base in Washington State will be arraigned in Federal Court. Alex (Alexandra) Addesso, Los Angeles Catholic Worker, Los Angeles, CA; Karan Founds-Benton, Los Angeles Catholic Worker, Los Angeles, CA; Steve Kelly, SJ Oakland, CA; Betsy Lamb, Bend, Oregon; Mary Helene Mele, Bellingham, WA; Charley Smith, Eugene Catholic Worker, Eugene OR are charged with “trespassing” on a U.S. military installation. The six resisters crossed the…

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Thirty Seconds To Midnight Coming to Seattle

June 23 @ 7:00 pm
University Temple United Methodist Church, 1415 NE 43rd Street
Seattle, WA United States
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Veterans for Peace will host a free screening of Thirty Seconds To Midnight: The Final Wake Up Call at 7:00PM, Friday, June 23, 2017 at Seattle's University Temple United Methodist Church. Filmmaker Regis Tremblay states what few others dare to say. Humanity is on the brink of extinction! Nuclear power is not safe. 48 of America’s nuclear power plants are leaking and there is no way to get rid of nuclear waste. President Trump's reckless provocations of other nuclear-armed countries, including Russia,…

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July 2017

Rally, March & Hearings for Mother’s Day Nuclear Resisters

July 19 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Join us on July 25, 2017 for a rally and march to support the activists who were arrested for blocking the gate to Bangor Naval Base on May 13, 2017. Their mitigation hearings take place at the Kitsap District Court 614 Division Street Port Orchard, WA 98366. The rally begins at noon in the park at Givens Community Center, 1026 Sydney Road Port Orchard 98366. We will march a short distance from there to the Kitsap District Court, arriving there…

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2017 PACIFIC NORTHWEST INTERFAITH PEACE WALK

July 30 - August 14
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2017 PACIFIC NORTHWEST INTERFAITH PEACE WALK For a Nuclear-Free World – In Respect for All Life “The religious basis of the non-violent movement was laid as far back as more than 2,000 years.“ Ven. Nichidatsu Fujii Sun. Jul. 30 – Mon. Aug. 14 Corvalis-Salem-Portland-Olympia-Tacoma-Seattle-Bainbridge Is.-Bangor/Ground Zero Ctr. + 8/6 Hiroshima Day Lantern Ceremony in Seattle SCHEDULE 7/30-31 Sun-Mon Gathering & Walk in Corvalis OR 8/1 Tue Salem 2 Wed Portland 3 Thu Chehalis- Centralia WA 4 Fri Olympia 5 Sat…

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GZ 40th Birthday Party and Reunion

July 30
Ground Zero Center, 16159 Clear Creek Rd. NW
Poulsbo, WA 98370 United States
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The 40th anniversary of the founding of Ground Zero is a good time for activists from all eras and each of GZ's decades to get together to share experiences, review aspirations for GZ, reflect on accomplishments, and have some fun. Everyone is invited! We expect folks from the Pacific Life Communities, Live Without Trident, Armistice, Agape, peace walkers, fence climbers, tracks vigilers, USS Ohio blockaders, Wednesday overnighters,pagoda builders, leafleters, potluckers, plaintiffs, defendants, lawyers, Bangor workers and fellow travelers. It's a chance…

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August 2017

Peace Fleet Meets War Fleet

August 2 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Seattle Waterfront Seattle, WA + Google Map
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Local activists will stage a water-based nonviolent protest against the glorification of weapons of war at the Seattle Seafair festival. Peace activists will meet the U.S. Navy fleet in Elliott Bay. Other peace activists will meet on land at Waterfront Park on the Seattle waterfront at the same time for a nonviolent demonstration against weapons of war. The rooftop of Pier 66 is closed to the public this year, and Piers 62/63 are construction areas. All are welcome to participate,…

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From Hiroshima to Hope

August 6 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Green Lake Seattle, WA + Google Map
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This year on August 6th, as we have every year since 1984, people will gather at Green Lake in Seattle for the annual lantern floating ceremony honoring victims of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and all victims of war. From Hiroshima to Hope has been created by local peace, faith and community organizations every year since 1984, The Seattle event is the oldest and largest anywhere outside Japan. Learn more at http://fromhiroshimatohope.org. From Hiroshima to Hope is also on Facebook.

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If We Can Risk Nuclear War, We Can Risk Nuclear Disarmament

August 12 - August 14
Ground Zero Center, 16159 Clear Creek Rd. NW
Poulsbo, WA 98370 United States
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Save the Dates: August 12th through August 14 Ground Zero Center will hold its annual remembrance of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki with a full weekend of events. Starting on Saturday, August 12th we will have the second annual Boats By Bangor in which a full flotilla will sail by the Bangor Trident submarine base. Boats will launch from King Spit, and following the flotilla will be a beach picnic, followed by an evening concert at Ground Zero…

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September 2017

In these times….What can we do? A Workshop with Ken Butigan

September 16 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
St. Joseph Church, 732 18th Avenue East
Seattle, WA 98112 United States
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Pax Christi Northwest in collaboration with the Ground Zero Center for Nonviolent Action is pleased to present educator, writer and advocate for nonviolent change: Ken Butigan Ken is a key organizer for Campaign Nonviolence, a movement to mainstream active nonviolence. The Campaign is part of the long-term process of abolishing war, ending poverty, and healing the planet. Be inspired by past movements for peaceful social transformation and explore what we can do NOW. Saturday September 16 – 8:30 am to 3:00…

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CNV ACTION: VIGIL AT TRIDENT SUB BASE BANGOR

September 19 @ 5:45 am - 7:30 am
Ground Zero Center, 16159 Clear Creek Rd. NW
Poulsbo, WA 98370 United States
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Join Ground Zero Center for Nonviolent Action in a legal vigil on September 19th at the Bangor Trident Base (Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor) as workers enter the gate. We also invite you to join us at a potluck dinner, movie and sleepover starting at 6pm Monday the 18th. If you don't join us the evening of the 18th, please arrive at Ground Zero by 5:45 am on Tuesday morning. The vigil is an event coinciding with the 2017 Campaign Nonviolence (CNV)…

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October 2017

Ken Burns’ Vietnam Film Series: Critical Reflections by Veterans and Academics

October 7 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Jackson School of International Studies, 101 Thomson Hall + Google Map
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  "all wars are fought twice, the first time on the battlefield, the second time in memory."  -  Viet Thanh Nguyen   Nothing Ever Dies Veterans For Peace (Chapter 92, Seattle) invites the public to a panel discussion and forum on the Ken Burns/Lynn Novick documentary series on the Vietnam War in conjunction with the Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington. Saturday, October 7, from 6-9 pm, at the Jackson School of International Studies, 101 Thomson…

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Command and Control at Meaningful Movies Gig Harbor

October 13 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Join Meaningful Movies Gig Harbor for a screening of Command and Control! This film chronicles the long-hidden story of a deadly accident at a Titan II missile complex in Damascus, Arkansas in 1980. Based on the critically-acclaimed book by Eric Schlosser, the chilling new documentary exposes the terrifying truth about the management of America’s nuclear arsenal and shows what can happen when the weapons built to protect us threaten to destroy us. Hosted by Meaningful Movies Gig Harbor Location: Agnus Dei…

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November 2017

WWFOR Workshop on Climate Crisis and Nuclear Weapons

November 4 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

“Will We Survive the Climate Crisis and Nuclear Weapons?” Sat. Nov. 4:  Western Washington FOR Fall Retreat in Lacey WWFOR invites everyone to our ANNUAL FALL RETREAT. On Saturday November 4 we will focus on two extremely serious issues that threaten humanity’s survival:  the climate crisis and nuclear weapons. Enjoy actual face-to-face time with our friends and fellow activists from around the region! Please pre-register now for this great, practical event: “Will We Survive the Climate Crisis and Nuclear Weapons?”…

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Ground Zero Annual Meeting

November 4 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Ground Zero Center, 16159 Clear Creek Rd. NW
Poulsbo, WA 98370 United States
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Ground Zero Center for Nonviolent Action will hold our Annual Meeting on Saturday, November 4th. This is the time we reflect on the past year and make plans for the next year. It is also an opportunity for anyone to get involved in our work, and there is plenty of good work to be done in the coming year. All are welcome! Join us for a potluck at noon, followed by the meeting. Please consider what you can contribute in time…

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Free Range Films presents Now is the Time, Healthcare for Everybody

November 12 @ 3:00 pm
Ground Zero Center, 16159 Clear Creek Rd. NW
Poulsbo, WA 98370 United States
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Free Range Films presents Now is the Time, Healthcare for Everybody on Sunday, November 12th at 3pm at the Ground Zero Center for Non-Violent Action, 16159 Clear Creek Road NW in Poulsbo. While the Affordable Care Act has helped some people, many of us are feeling the pinch of rising costs and narrowing networks. Through interviews, animations and expose, this new documentary film tells the story of the drama, struggle and success of the movement towards a national single-payer plan to provide…

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December 2017

Celebrate the Nobel Peace Prize with us!

December 10
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Editor's Note: Ground Zero Center is an organizational affiliate of ICAN, winner of this year's Nobel Peace Prize. Come help us and others around the state celebrate this recognition of the role of civil society in the abolition of nuclear weapons. Read more below: The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) won the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize for its efforts in passing the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. In the current, hostile political climate (here in…

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Scarred Lands & Wounded Lives

December 10 @ 3:00 pm
Ground Zero Center, 16159 Clear Creek Rd. NW
Poulsbo, WA 98370 United States
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West Sound for Social Justice is pleased to partner with Free Range Films and The Ground Zero Center for Nonviolent Action to present a community screening of Scarred Lands & Wounded Lives:The Enviornmental Footprint of War, a timely and gripping new documentary by filmmakers Alice & Lincoln Day that examines the environmental footprint of war. This free community screening will be held on Sunday, December 10 at 3:00 p.m. at the The Ground Zero Center for Nonviolent Action, 16159 Clear…

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