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Water Walk for Life
March 1, 2018 - March 11, 2018
Water Walk for Life
For a Nuclear Free World
11 Days – 140 Miles
March 1st through March 11th, 2018
Prayer Walk from Grafton, N.Y. to Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant, Peekskill, N.Y.
Join us in our march for a few hours or a few days… in solidarity with
Water Protectors of Standing Rock and in commemoration of the 7th Anniversary of the Fukushima Disaster: March 11th, 2018
“If the U.S. abandoned the idea of defending the nation through violence, machine force and warfare… and instead shared its military budget with its own people in need and others around the world, the lives of all those people could be sustained… Not a single penny is needed. Believe in others. Believe in the World…” -Most Venerable Nichidatsu Fujii
You are very brave for reading this.
With the current state of nuclear tensions and the uncertainty of world leaders at its highest point since the end of the Cold War, it is important for us to bring our attention to the people of the East Asian Pacific. Many hearts and minds are now focused on the unified Olympic Games on the Korean Peninsula. The timing is right for American consciousness to embrace the essential function of diplomacy that we see displayed in the Olympic Games.
As people of Korea, the United States, and the world watch on, let us unite in the necessity for a peaceful and just resolution to the dangerous conflict in Korea. The call for diplomacy must be heard as U.S. Military exercises and expansion increases the tension in the region.
We walk, with the memory of nuclear disasters, to achieve a world free from nuclear weapons and power plants.
Japan still endures the effects of nuclear disasters and war. 7 years after the catastrophic incident in Fukushima, the clean-up continues. Many years of human health effects and environmental deterioration are projected as a result of major radiation exposure. Considering the impact of such an incident, a nuclear attack from any nation would lead to global catastrophe.
The current administration has clear intentions to expand nuclear roles and capabilities, threatening the use of nuclear weapons in response to non-nuclear attacks.This completely undermines the existing international Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons is supported by over 120 nations.
Nuclear weapons are becoming internationally criminal. The U.S. Government’s continuous increase in military spending and investment in nuclear arms fosters a culture of hostility, not hospitality. “We still have a choice today: Nonviolent Coexistence or Violent Coannihilation. We must move past indecision to action.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.
The time to act is now. Let us walk and pray together.
Organizer Contact Info:
Calls Before Walk until 2/28 ~ Grafton Peace Pagoda: 518-658-9301
Calls During Walk 3/1-3/11 ~201-560-3715 Megan: 518-603-3571
Walk Schedule: March 1st – March 11th, 2018
Thursday March 1st : Grafton Peace Pagoda to Town of Brunswick ; Intersection of Route 2 and Route 278, 10 miles.
Friday March 2nd: Brunswick to Latham Circle. 13.0 miles
Saturday March 3rd: Latham Circle to Knolls Atomic Laboratory, Niskayuna to Schenectady.15.3 miles.
Sunday, March 4th: Schenectady to Albany, 15.0 miles
Monday, March 5th: New Lebanon to Pittsfield, MA, 12.0 miles.
Tuesday, March 6th: Lenox, MA to Great Barrington, MA. 12.0 mile
Wednesday, March 7th: Danbury, CT to Brewster, NY, then to Croton Falls N.Y. 13.0 miles
Thursday, March 8th: Tarrytown, NY to White Plains, NY, 10.0 miles.
Friday, March 9th: Croton Falls Metro Station to Putnam Valley NY 13.0 miles
Saturday, March 10th: Ramsey, N.J. to Mahwah N.J.; then to Ramapo Lenape Split Rock Prayer camp; then walk to Suffern, NY. 10.0 miles
Sunday, March 11th: Fukushima day: Cortlandt Metro North Station to Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant; Concluding our walk to Peekskill. 6 miles
~Gathering and Pot Luck location after walk to be determined~