Autumn 2011 Desert Voices, NDE's Quarterly Newsletter
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21 October 2011
New Desert Voices Newsletter
Mercy, Manna & Memories Made: Catholic Workers Gather & Pray, Halt NTS & Creech Traffic
Megan, Thank you, go thee well, and we'll be seeing you...
NTS EIS Public Comment Period Extended to Dec. 2
Japan Activists Light the Way
Short Report from the Occupation
A Complex of Nuclear Complexes
Kazakstan 1, United States 0
Announcing: Sacred Peace Walk 2012
Other Upcoming Events
Upcoming Events and Sacred Peace Walk
November 1 and 2
Dia de los Muertos "Ofrenda" (Altar) in Memory of Victims of War
Help create and install an NDE altar as part of Clark County Park and Rec's "Life in Death: Day of the Dead," a two-day festival featuring displays, an art exhibit, performances, craft sales and food vendors at Winchester Cultural Center and Park, 3130 S. McLeod Drive. The event will explore cultural traditions relating to the Mexican holiday of El Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead. Admission to the festival is free.
Our space will be 10'x20'. We want to set up the memorial boots and shoes of the Eyes Wide Open display for Nevada as well as some of the powerful art from the "A Bomb and Humanity" exhibit produced by Nihon Hidankyo. The overarching message of our space will be "All Life is Sacred: Soldiers and Civilians."
The exhibition is open from 5 to 9 pm on November 1 and 2. On November 1 we'll need mid-day help setting up, and on November 2 we'll need evening help taking it down. Come stand and mingle with us, especially if you've never experienced Dia de los Muertos as a cross-over cultural experience.
November 22 and December 15
Leaflet and Outreach at Atomic Testing Museum before People Embark on Tours of the Test Site
A new idea we want to try out: Given the apolitical nature of the tours as conducted by the Nevada Site Office of the National Nuclear Safety Administration, we want to try greeting people in the parking lot of the Atomic Testing Museum before they leave on the buses for the Nevada National Security Site.
January 16, 2012
Join Our "Peace Platoon" Contingent in the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Birthday Parade
We bring a message of peace, amplifying the late peacemaker's own words of peace and honest self-reflection. Contact the NDE office if you want to help create our "float" or just to walk with us. We will also organize other events around this time to further reawaken people to his messages and "de-iconify" him.
Sacred Peace Walk 2012
Las Vegas to the Nevada National Security Site
April 1 to 6, 2012
65 miles with major walking days Sun, Mon, Tues, & Thurs.
Part-time "Pilgrims" welcome, and there is vehicular support. This is a walking meditation, a desert healing, a political act of solidarity. It's also an opportunity for civil resistance to the development, testing, and use of new weapons systems at Creech AFB and at the NNSS, formerly the Nevada Test Site.
Sponsor a low-income walker, register to join us. Pledge forms are on the NDE website.
Schedule includes (still in formation):
3/31 Orientation; 4/1 Palm Sunday Service & Walk through Las Vegas; Sojourn at theTemple to Goddess Spirituality; 4/4 Vigils at Creech; Western Shoshone Sunrise Ceremonies; 4/6 Good Friday Stations of the Cross and Civil Resistance at the NNSS. Devotional chanting and other spiritual and political offerings per desire and energy of walkers. Walk with us as we transform fears into compassion and apathy into action!
Sacred Peace Walk group
Nevada Desert Experience 1420 W. Bartlett Avenue Las Vegas, NV 89106
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