World Conference & Mobilization – Abolish Nuclear Weapons; Resist and Reverse the Climate Crisis; For Social and Economic Justice
Start: Friday, April 24, 2020• 9:00 AM
End: Sunday, April 26, 2020• 6:00 PM
Location:RIVERSIDE CHURCH•490 Riverside Drive, New York City, NY 10027
Host Contact Info: Questions? Contact Joseph Gerson. Email: JGerson80@gmail.org Phone: (617) 216-0576
The Conference (April 24 & 25,) will bring together leaders, activists and A-bomb survivors (Hibakusha), from across the United States, Asia, Europe, and the Global South. It will be held at the prestigious Riverside Church, the site of Martin Luther King Jr’s seminal 1967 “Beyond Vietnam” speech.
On April 26, thousands will rally in Manhattan and march to the United Nations, where more than 10 million petition signatures urging the fulfilment of the NPT’s promise of the complete elimination of nuclear weapons will be presented to UN and NPT Review officials. The march will be led by Japanese and Korean Hibakusha, as well as by leaders of the assembled movements who understand the interconnected nature of their concerns and the imperative of building multi-issue movements.