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July 2017

Visit of the Veterans For Peace sailboat, The Golden Rule to the Marina

When: Tuesday, July 18 2017 @ 10:00 AM - - Thursday, July 20 2017 @ 06:00 PM
Where: Marina, Port of Redwood City
451 Seaport Court
Redwood City, CA 94063
Description:

Celebrate the voyage of the sailboat, The Golden Rule, for a nuclear-free future!

The 34’ wooden ketch arrives at the marina of the Port of Redwood City (451 Seaport Court, Redwood City, CA 94063) for events July 18-20 in support of the recently passed U.N. Treaty to ban nuclear weapons. Look for signs telling you where the Golden Rule is docked. All events are free.

Sponsored by Veterans For Peace (vfpgoldenruleproject [at] gmail [dot] com), Peninsula/Palo Alto Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, (wilpf.peninsula.paloalto [at] gmail [dot] com) and San Mateo Peace Action (smpa [at] sanmateopeaceaction [dot] org).

Visit the Golden Rule July 18-20 for a tour and conversation with the crew:
• Tuesday July 18, 2 pm - 4 pm
• Wednesday July 19, 4 pm - 6 pm
• Thursday July 20, 4 pm - 6 pm
• or by appointment (call Helen Jaccard at 206-992-6364)

Reserve a spot to sail on the Golden Rule July 18-20 (8 guests at a time if weather conditions and crew situation permit)
• Tuesday July 18, 10 am and 12 pm
• Wednesday July 19, 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm
• Thursday July 20, 10 am, 12 pm, 2pm
• or by appointment (call Helen Jaccard at 206-992-6364)

See July 18th Event for a conversation, screening and potluck to discuss the mission of the Golden Rule.

Brief History: In 1958, the Golden Rule attempted to sail to the Marshall Islands to interfere with U.S. atmospheric nuclear bomb testing. When the crew members of the Golden Rule were jailed and unable to complete the voyage, the Phoenix of Hiroshima, moved by their mission, did what the Golden Rule could not, and finished the journey. The Golden Rule and her sister sailboat recently reunited after 59 years apart. These unprecedented acts of civil disobedience brought worldwide attention to the dangers of atmospheric radiation, and support for the Limited Nuclear Test Ban in 1963. The Golden Rule inspired Greenpeace to acquire its first boat, The Rainbow Warrior.

This event is sponsored by Peninsula/Palo Alto Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, Veterans for Peace and San Mateo Peace Action

(See event web page)






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