The Growing Danger of Nuclear War and What We Can Do About it

Saturday, February 2, 2019; 1:30 – 3:00 pm
First Churches, 129 Main Street, Northampton

Trainer: Dr. Ira Helfand, Physician who serves on the International Steering Group of ICAN, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize last year

This workshop will explore the growing danger of nuclear war, including regional hot spots where war could start, and other factors which are increasing the likelihood that these weapons will be used. We will examine the actual consequences that would result from the use of nuclear weapons. The workshop will also discuss the urgent need for the U.S. to change its current policy, which is based on the commitment of all nine nuclear armed states to maintain and upgrade their nuclear arsenal. We will discuss how to help build the growing “Back from the Brink” campaign to move U.S. nuclear policy to the active pursuit of a world free of nuclear weapons.