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February 29, 2024

Contact: Kenneth Chiu; kchiu@napf.org; 901-297-5518

Celebration of the Legacy of David Krieger: A Man of Peace and Champion of Nuclear Abolition

SANTA BARBARA, CA – On March 14, the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation will commemorate the remarkable life and enduring legacy of Dr. David Krieger, the Foundation’s Co-Founder and President Emeritus. The event will take place at the Music Academy’s Hahn Hall, 4-6 p.m., with a reception to follow at the Marilyn Horne House. The Music Academy is located at 1070 Fairway Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93108.

David Krieger, renowned for his unwavering commitment to peace and tireless advocacy for nuclear disarmament, passed away on December 7, 2023, leaving behind a profound legacy of contributions to the global peace movement.

Born on March 27, 1942, David Krieger’s journey towards peace activism began during his studies in Japan in the 1960s, where he was deeply moved by the tragic atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and their aftermath. Determined to devote his life to the abolition of nuclear weapons, David became a leading voice in the fight for disarmament, serving as a beacon of hope and inspiration for countless individuals worldwide.

The Celebration of the Legacy of David Krieger will feature a program honoring his life and achievements, followed by a reception to mark his enduring impact on the Santa Barbara community and the world. Speakers will include NAPF’s President, Dr. Ivana Nikolić Hughes, Professor Richard Falk, and David’s children, Mara Sweeney and Jonathon Krieger. The program will also include poetry readings by Perie Longo, Chrys Yost, and Paul Willis, as well as musical performances by Noel Paul Stookey (of Peter, Paul, and Mary) and the duo Hal Maynard and Sandy Jones. All will reflect on David’s legacy and the ongoing pursuit of peace and a world free of nuclear weapons.

The event is free and open to the public. Tickets are limited and can be obtained HERE. The event also offers various sponsorship opportunities, ranging from support for the newly established David Krieger Summer Internship to contributions in support of the foundation’s mission. See HERE for more details.

About the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation:

The Nuclear Age Peace Foundation is a non-profit, 501c(3) organization with a mission to educate and advocate for a just and peaceful world, one that is free of nuclear weapons. Since its founding in 1982, the foundation has been at the forefront of global efforts to abolish nuclear weapons and foster a culture of peace. Currently, the foundation is immersed in the promotion and implementation of the United Nations Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, among other important projects and activities.