August Updates 2023
THANK YOU TO ALL WHO CAME TO OUR ANNUAL MEETING!
We had a wonderful time socializing, eating and getting to know each other. We are so grateful for the lively discussion and contributions from our members at the meeting! If you weren't able to attend and still want to contribute your thoughts, take our survey below!
THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE COLD WAR HORSE MEMORIAL:
A Recipe of Hope to Combat Nuclear Amnesia:
78 years after Hiroshima and Nagasaki, we still remember the devastating global impacts of nuclear bombs and that those impacts are often felt locally, like how Rocky Flats is still haunting the community downwind today. Jeff Gipe's statue, the Cold War Horse, serves as a powerful reminder that the development of nuclear weapons harms not just people and ecosystems abroad, but also in our own neighborhoods and backyards. This year, as we reflect on the 40th anniversary of the founding of the Rocky Mountain Peace and Justice Center, we are also remembering the importance of action and building community and hope. As we remember the life of Daniel Ellsberg, we must also remember how much he valued action, community-building and creating access to knowledge. If you're inspired to take action, join our Nuclear Guardianship meetings or contribute to this memorial or reach out to us! Folding cranes is an act of remembrance and hope for global peace. In honor of the victims of Hiroshima, Nagasaki, and all those affected by the nuclear weapons production complex, we folded cranes as an act of peace and placed them at the Cold War Horse. If you are inspired to contribute to this memorial, paint rocks with us at the Longmont Artwalk on 9/9!
Remembering Daniel Ellsberg, Nonviolent Activist
“Ellsberg’s life and legacy are reminders that individual acts of moral courage depend on examples set by others, and they have the potential to spark more, far into the future. As Ellsberg often said, ‘Civil courage is contagious’.” -Christian Appy/Director of the Ellsberg Initiative for Peace and Democracy at the UMass/Amherst.