The Sacred Sites Peacewalk for a Nuclear Free World departed from San Luis Obispo on October 22nd and will be arriving in Watsonville on Thursday, October 27th, staying in Santa Cruz county through Saturday before heading north to San Jose on Sunday. Here is a schedule of planned Santa Cruz County Peacewalk public happenings. Please come out and support the walkers!
What is the Peacewalk?:
A two-week interfaith peace walk from the Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant near San Luis Obispo to the Bay Area. With the tragedy of Fukushima in our hearts, we will walk 15-18 miles a day looking into the safety of land and people along our route, the still-present danger of nuclear weapons, the poisonous nuclear fuel cycle and how to end the nuclear nightmare in California and worldwide. The Diablo Canyon plant defiled a site sacred to the Chumash people, and native lands still bear the brunt of toxic mining and waste disposal that mark the nuclear industry. Accordingly, the walk ends at an indigenous sacred site of true power [Glen Cove/Sogorea Te], consecrated by years of struggle to protect it from development.
How can you support this walk?:
- Lodging/homestays are requested for walk participants, especially for elders.
- Bring food to Thursday or Saturday's evening potlucks (see below!)
- Join the 2-mile Santa Cruz walk on Saturday morning (see below)
Thursday, October 27th:
5:30pm Reception potluck dinner for Peacewalk at Brown Berets Bike Shack (555 Main Street, Watsonville). Please bring a dish!
Friday, October 28th
Rest day for Peacewalkers.
Some walkers will probably visit Occupy Santa Cruz.
Saturday, October 29th
9:00am: Morning walk departs from RCNV to visit sacred site
1:00pm: Peace and Unity March at Watsonville Main Plaza (Main St. & East Beach) - Peacewalkers will be speaking.
6:30pm: Potluck dinner and informal sharing/storytelling at 612 Ocean St. (new RCNV building)
For more information:
Linda Seeley, 805-234-1769
Santa Cruz contact: firstname.lastname@example.org