Dear NAPF Community,
As we continue forward in our efforts to educate and advocate for a world free of nuclear weapons, I’m pleased to share with you my latest op-ed, published by Common Dreams, as well as additional resources from our recent events in Santa Barbara (19th Annual Kelly Lecture and Richard Falk’s Lifetime Achievement Celebration) and other updates. Please see below and share widely!
In a recent conversation with HE Ambassador Elayne Whyte of Costa Rica, Christian, our summer interns and I had a chance to hear her speak on historical shifts away from the mainstream that started with small groups of people pushing for a better tomorrow. Nuclear abolition fits this historical narrative. Total ban and elimination will not happen immediately, but it is only by plowing ahead in the face of challenges that we can ensure the future that is needed so desperately.
With our sights on the path ahead, we also keep an eye on the past and those who have inspired and given and taught us so much. One such person is the great American hero Daniel Ellsberg, who passed away on June 16. We honor and celebrate him and cherish the gifts that he left for humanity. See below our announcement of his passing with links to recordings and a transcript of his events at NAPF over the last decade.
With love and gratitude, always,