August 6-9 Peace Actions in DC Commemorating the U.S. Nuclear Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and Calling for the Abolition of Nuclear Weapons

Start: August 06, 2018 7:00 AM

End: August 09, 2018 1:00 PM

Location:Pentagon South Parking Lot and White House, Washington, DC 20500

Host Contact Info: Dorothy Day Catholic Worker: 202-360-6416, artlaffin@hotmail.com

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This is a special invitation to join with the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker, and co-sponsoring groups Pax Christi Metro-DC, Columban Center for Advocacy and Outreach, Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns and the Sisters of MercyInstitute Justice Team, Pax Christi USA, Pax Christi International, Franciscan Action Network, Jonah House and the Assisi Community, in two nonviolent acts of public witness at the Pentagon and White House to repent for the U.S. nuclear bombings of Japan on August 6 and August 9, 1945 and to call for the abolition of all nuclear weapons in the U.S. and worldwide. See details below.

Please share this invitation with your network of friends. I hope you can join us for one or both of these actions.

When and Where:

Monday, August 6 @ Pentagon from 7-8 AM

(August 6th is the anniversary of the U.S. nuclear bombing of Hiroshima and the Feast of the Transfiguration). There will be a Prayer Service of Repentance and Nonviolent Witness at the Pentagon. Meet at the "designated protest area."

If you are coming by metro, please get off at Pentagon stop--Yellow Line. Take south exit coming out of metro. When you reach the top of escalator go left and then right on the sidewalk going away from building toward South Parking lot. Vigil site is down on the left side behind a bicycle fence. Please go directly to vigil site where we will briefly convene before starting our Prayer Service of Repentance.

For those driving, there is now limited parking on Army-Navy Dr., Eads Rd. There are new "Tour Bus Parking Only" signs on Army-Navy from Fern Street (in front of the Residence Inn) extending east about 3/4 of the block going toward Eads.
There are, however, six parking spaces for cars on Army-Navy just before you get to Eads. These spaces are usually taken by 6:45 AM as are all the parking spaces around the corner on Eads and all the way down to 12th Street.

Thursday, August 9 @ White House from Noon 1:00 PM

There will be a Prayer Service of Repentance outside the White House. Meet on north side of White House on Pennsylvania Ave.--across from Lafayette Park.  

Please join us!

For more info contact Dorothy Day Catholic Worker: 202-360-6416, artlaffin@hotmail.com