Mindful of COVID-19, with masks and social distancing, PeaceWorks-KC is holding a one-mile walk and then rally for a nuclear-weapon-free world this Memorial Day, May 31.
We must speak up for the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons because there are over 13,400 nuclear weapons in current arsenals, many on hair-trigger alert.
The “Peace Is the Way” walk through Kansas next year … is a walk away from the addiction of violence and fossil fuels to honoring and listening to Mother Earth. It is a walk to expand our consciousness into the reality that nuclear weapons are illegal! It is a walk to seek humility and to hear the stories of First Nation Peoples and people who were forced onto this land into the violence of slavery.
PeaceWorks-KC is displaying billboards around the city with the help of a grant from ICAN, the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons. You will see these messages along your travels in Kansas City, Mo., until mid-February:
Ann Suellentrop, a PeaceWorks-KC leader and project director for Physicians for Social Responsibility, writes seven local universities about their collaboration with the National Security Campus in KC MO, a nuclear weapons parts plant.
On Sept. 30, Malaysia ratified the UN Treaty on Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. Malaysia was the 46th country to confirm the treaty, with Malta being the 45th.