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Talk: Ending Climate and Nuclear Crises for the Next Generations
July 16 • 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Timmon Wallis, executive director of NuclearBan.US and author of “Warheads to Windmills,” a call to transition from the old economy to a new Green Peace Economy, will keynote the webinar “Ending climate and nuclear crises for the next generations” via Zoom from 4 to 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 16. The date coincides with the first nuclear weapon test in 1945.
The program will include an interview by the Coalition for Peace Action’s summer intern, Sofia DaCruz, with 18-year-old peace activist and STEM inventor Okezue Bell, who will discuss his experience as a youth climate ambassador at last November’s Global Climate Conference in Egypt, as well as his other climate justice-related projects.
Joseph Gerson, president of the Campaign for Peace, Disarmament and Common Security, co-chair of the Committee for a Sane U.S.-China Policy, and co-convener of the International Peace and Planet Network will round out the panel, followed by a Q&A session with all panelists to conclude the program.
Pre-registration is required to receive the Zoom link to attend. The webinar is open to the public and is free of charge. Anyone interested in registering to attend will find the pre-registration link at the event page under upcoming events at www.peacecoalition.org.
The webinar is being presented by CFPA and the United Nations Association of Greater Philadelphia, and co-sponsored by NuclearBan.US, Physicians for Social Responsibility Pennsylvania, The Welcoming Center, Women’s International League for Peace & Freedom – Greater Philadelphia Branch, and Campaign for Peace Disarmament & Common Security.
“We are delighted to present this multigenerational webinar with leading proponents for globally banning nuclear weapons and using the huge savings to fund urgent priorities for mitigating the global climate emergency we have now reached,” said Ed Aguilar, chair of the Coalition for Peace Action’s No Wars, No Warming Campaign. “This is a key way we can, on an intersectional basis, reduce and eliminate the two great existential threats of our time: nuclear weapons and climate change. It is timely to have this webinar on the anniversary of the first nuclear test, and we encourage interested people to register to attend this free event.”