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|Marylia Kelley of Tri-Valley CAREs speaks about nuclear disarmament|
|Date||Sunday February 22|
|Time||7:00 PM - 9:00 PM|
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Unitarian Universalists of San Mateo
300 E. Santa Inez
San Mateo, CA 94401
|smpa [at] sanmateopeaceaction.org|
Regarding nuclear weapons, there is a lot to consider lately. In February, President Obama will submit his Fiscal Year 2016 budget proposal, including spending for the nuclear weapons complex. This Spring will see, in New York, the 5-year review of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT) that binds many of the world's nations in an evolving formula for humanity's survival - if enough of the nuclear weapons states can take steps toward disarmament. To that end, the Marshall Islands have initiated the Nuclear Zero lawsuits, holding the nine nuclear-armed nations accountable for failing to comply with their obligations - under the NPT and customary international law - to pursue negotiations for eliminating nuclear weapons.
And to precede all of this, last December marked the third Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons Conference in Vienna, Austria, in which their implications for the world's population were spelled out.
Marylia Kelley, founder and director of the Livermore-based nuclear weapons watchdog organization Tri-Valley CAREs, was in Vienna in December, will be at the NPT Review Conference (including the NGO activities that precede it) in April and May, will play a part in the Nuclear Zero litigation, and will watch closely the 2016 nuclear weapons budget. On February 22 she will share her insights into these various events in a talk entitled "Two Steps Forward, One Step Back: Opportunities and Challenges for Progress on Nuclear Disarmament in the Coming Year".
Marylia Kelley brings 32 years of research, writing and facilitating public participation in decisions regarding the Livermore Lab, nuclear weapons, waste and cleanup. She has served on the Lab's "Community Work Group" (since 1989) to advise the government and the community on the Lab's Superfund cleanup of toxic and radioactive pollution. Her determination to keep her community and the world safe from nuclear weapons has shown through time and again.
The UUSM is wheelchair accessible.