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August-September-October


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Wednesday August 3, 2016    7 pm
“Nuclear Weapons and Climate Change: Twin Existential Threats”

Join us in Oakland for a showing of “Nuclear Savage” documentary film (one-hour version). Followed by Tony de Brum from the Marshall Islands as keynote speaker. Wine and light refreshments. Donation requested: $5 - $20 (no one turned away).Sponsored by American Friends Service Committee, Asian-Americans for Peace & Justice, Livermore Conversion Project, No Nukes Action, Northern California Climate Mobilization (Steering Committee), Pax Christi-NorCal, Peace Action, Physicians for Social Responsibility-SF Bay Area, Tri-Valley CAREs and Western States Legal Foundation.

Location: Humanist Hall, 390 27th St, Oakland
More Info: (925) 443-7148


Thursday August 4, 2016    6 – 9 pm
Hon. Tony deBrum Roundtable & Potluck Dinner with Pacific Islanders & Indigenous Communities

An Intimate evening with Hon Tony deBrum, current Republic of the Marshall Islands’ (RMI) Ambassador for Climate. The Hon. deBrum will be offering a Keynote presentation and participating in a Roundtable Discussion with leading Indigenous Leaders, Corrina Gould (Ohlone, California) and others (will be shortly announced) to discuss Climate Change and pathways for self-determination for Pacific Islander communities and for Indigenous communities here in California. The Roundtable discussion will be facilitated by Fuifuilupe Niumeitolu (Tongan, Pacific Islander). & Marshallese Community Leader, Yoshitaga Kaneho and the Marshallese Community of Sacramento will be conducting Opening and Closing ceremonies. Potluck dinner. Please bring food to share.

Location: East Bay Media Center, 1939 Addison Street, Berkeley
Click here for more info


Thursday, August 4, 2016  5:30 - 7 PM
Letter to the Editor Writing Party

Write a letter to the editor of your favorite newspaper in a friendly and supportive atmosphere. Our suggested topic this month will be the nuclear weapons budget. Or, you may choose to write on a different topic. We welcome beginners and experienced letter writers. Snacks and refreshments will be served.

Location: Tri-Valley CAREs Office, 2582 Old First St., Livermore
More Info: (925) 443-7148


Sunday, August 7, 2016  3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Sacramento August Peace Event: Challenging the Nuclear Giants to Disarm

Nobel Peace nominee Tony deBrum will address the Marshall Islands' landmark suit to force nuclear disarmament. Free, donations welcome.

Location: Social hall, St John's Lutheran Church, 1701 L St, Sacramento
Click here for more info or call (916) 485-5451


Monday, August 8, 2016  Check-in from 2:30 PM - 9 PM, at 7 AM the next morning we will caravan to the Lab or the event.
Peace Camp

A group camp out in beautiful Del Valle Regional Park the night before the August 9th Action at Livermore Lab; appropriate for experienced campers of all ages. We can swim in the lake, cook a group meal, make signs for the action and have a campfire. Kids are welcome. Limited parking at the campground so RSVP early. $12 per person. No pets.

Location: Eagles View group camp at Del Valle Regional Park and Reservoir
RSVP required: Scott Yundt (925) 443-7148


Tuesday, August 9, 2016  8 AM
Disarm Now! Nagasaki Day Action at Livermore Lab Gates


Saturday, August 13, 2016  2 PM
Nuclear Weapons: Can they be Abolished? Dr. Helen Caldicott speaks in SF

Though oblicated to disarm under the Non-Proliferation Treaty, the U.S. is devising new nuclear weapons for a trillion dollars while the pentagon plans ways to use them. What to do? hear the foremost authority on atomic perils, an Australian physician and author whoe mobilizing of doctors of the world culminated in the 1985 Nobel Peace prize to International Physicians for the Previention of Nuclear War. Books by Dr. Caldicott will be offered for sale.

Location: San Francisco public Library, Main Branch, 100 Larkin St., Koret Auditorium (lower level)
More Info: War and Law (415) 948-9616


Thursday, August 18, 2016  7:30 - 8:30 PM
Tri-Valley CAREs Meeting

Tri-Valley CAREs monthly meeting is held at the Livermore Library. We welcome new and long-time members alike. Our monthly meetings are a place to get acquainted, get informed, and get motivated. Be sure not to miss it.

Location: Livermore Public Library 1188 South Livermore Ave. Community Room A
More Info: (925) 443-7148


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Thursday, September 1, 2016  5:30 - 7 PM
Letter to the Editor Writing Party

Write a letter to the editor of your favorite newspaper in a friendly and supportive atmosphere. Our suggested topic this month will be Livermore Lab cleanup. Or, you may choose to write on a different topic. We welcome beginners and experienced letter writers. Snacks and refreshments will be served.

Location: Tri-Valley CAREs Office, 2582 Old First St., Livermore
More Info: (925) 443-7148


Friday, September 9, 2016  8AM- 12PM
Statewide Mobilization Against Militarization! Say No to Urban Shield!

This September, Alameda County will bring together law enforcement agencies from across the country and world for the annual Urban Shield, a highly militarized SWAT training and weapons expo. It exists for police units to share repressive tools, tactics, and technologies, and learn how to better control and harm our communities. The StopUrban Shield Coalition and many across California are organizing a mass mobilization on September 9 in Pleasanton, CA, where the Urban Shield weapons expo will be held, and are calling communities everywhere to join us. In 2014, due to our organizing and grassroots mobilizing, we were able to kick Urban Shield out of Oakland. This year, with community support and power from across the state, we can kick Urban Shield out of the Bay Area, and put an end to it for good! **The coalition is organizing transportation for people from across the state to be able to attend. Please let us know if you have any travel needs.** Want to learn more about what Urban Shield is? As part of building community resistance, we have been hosting a series of town halls and educational events. For more info, you can visit www.stopurbanshield.org, or email us at StopUrbanShieldNow@gmail.com.

Location: Alameda County Fairgrounds, 4501 Pleasanton Ave., Pleasanton, CA


Thursday, September 15, 2016  7:30 - 9 PM
Tri-Valley CAREs Meeting

Tri-Valley CAREs monthly meeting is held at the Livermore Library. We welcome new and long-time members alike. Our monthly meetings are a place to get acquainted, get informed, and get motivated. Be sure not to miss it.

Location: Livermore Public Library 1188 South Livermore Ave. Community Room A
More Info: (925) 443-7148


Sunday, September 25, 2016  2 PM
BOOK PREMIER & AUTHOR EVENT

On a tranquil summer night in July 2012, a trio of peace activists infiltrated the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge, TN. Nicknamed the “Fort Knox of Uranium,” Y-12 was supposedly one of the most secure sites in the world, a bastion of warhead parts and hundreds of tons of highly enriched uranium—enough to power thousands of nuclear bombs. The three activists—a house painter, a Vietnam War veteran, and an 82-year-old Catholic nun—penetrated the complex’s exterior with ease; their strongest tools were two pairs of bolt cutters and three hammers. Once inside, the pacifists hung banners, spray-painted biblical messages, and streaked the walls with human blood. Then they waited to be arrested.

In Almighty, reporter Dan Zak analyzes the “Transform Now” ploughshares act in the context of America’s love-hate relationship to the bomb, from the race to achieve atomic power before the Nazis did to the solemn 70th anniversary of Hiroshima. At a time of concern about proliferation in such nations as Iran and North Korea, the U.S. arsenal is plagued by its own security problems. This life-or-death quandary is unraveled in Zak’s eye-opening account, with a cast that includes the biophysicist who first educated the public on atomic energy, the prophet who predicted the creation of Oak Ridge, the generations of activists propelled into resistance by their faith, and the numerous bureaucrats and diplomats who are trying to keep the world safe. Part historical adventure, part courtroom drama, part moral thriller, Almighty reshapes the accepted narratives surrounding nuclear weapons and shows that our greatest modern-day threat remains a power we discovered long ago. Almighty is due out in hardcover in July 2016.

Location: BOOKS INC. OF BERKELEY, 1491 Shattuck Ave. Berkeley, Ca
More Info: (925) 443-7148


Monday, September 25, 2016  3:30 PM
Peace Vigil at Livemore Lab Gates

Catholic Workers who hold these prayer-actions at LLNL are explicitly nuclear abolitionist, in that they desire ALL countries and all peoples to disarm their hearts from fear-based addiction to mega-violent tactics of "keeping the peace". All are welcome to join with signs and peaceful presence.

Location: LLNL East Gate, Greenville Rd., Livermore
More Info: 505-379-6942


In Almighty, reporter Dan Zak analyzes the “Transform Now” ploughshares act in the context of America’s love-hate relationship to the bomb, from the race to achieve atomic power before the Nazis did to the solemn 70th anniversary of Hiroshima. At a time of concern about proliferation in such nations as Iran and North Korea, the U.S. arsenal is plagued by its own security problems. This life-or-death quandary is unraveled in Zak’s eye-opening account, with a cast that includes the biophysicist who first educated the public on atomic energy, the prophet who predicted the creation of Oak Ridge, the generations of activists propelled into resistance by their faith, and the numerous bureaucrats and diplomats who are trying to keep the world safe. Part historical adventure, part courtroom drama, part moral thriller, Almighty reshapes the accepted narratives surrounding nuclear weapons and shows that our greatest modern-day threat remains a power we discovered long ago. Almighty is due out in hardcover in July 2016.

Location: BOOKS INC. OF BERKELEY, 1491 Shattuck Ave. Berkeley, Ca
More Info: (925) 443-7148


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Thursday, October 6, 2016  5:30 - 7 PM
Letter to the Editor Writing Party

Write a letter to the editor of your favorite newspaper in a friendly and supportive atmosphere. Our suggested topic this month will be Livermore Lab cleanup. Or, you may choose to write on a different topic. We welcome beginners and experienced letter writers. Snacks and refreshments will be served.

Location: Tri-Valley CAREs Office, 2582 Old First St., Livermore
More Info: (925) 443-7148


Thursday, October 13, 2016  7:30 - 8:30 PM
Tri-Valley CAREs Meeting

Tri-Valley CAREs monthly meeting is held at the Livermore Library. We welcome new and long-time members alike. Our monthly meetings are a place to get acquainted, get informed, and get motivated. Be sure not to miss it.

Location: Livermore Public Library 1188 South Livermore Ave. Community Room A
More Info: (925) 443-7148