Future Actions


Poor People’s Campaign
Building on the foundation of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s last campaign, a new Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival aims to unite tens of thousands of people across the country to challenge the evils of systemic racism, poverty, the war economy, ecological devastation and the nation’s distorted morality. Emphasizing state and locally based actions, the Campaign’s Fundamental Principles conclude with the call for “a season of sustained moral direct action as a way to break through the tweets and shift the moral narrative. We are demonstrating the power of people coming together across issues and geography and putting our bodies on the line to the issues that are affecting us all. The Campaign and all its Participants and Endorsers embrace nonviolence…”  The Campaign is actively recruiting participants willing to engage in civil disobedience actions, particularly during 40 days beginning Mother’s Day, May 13.. For more information and to sign up, visit poorpeoplescampaign.org.

March 23 – March 30
Sacred Peace Walk
Nevada Desert Experience invites you to join them for their annual walk through the desert, starting in Las Vegas and ending at the U.S. nuclear test site, with nuclear and drone protests along the way (concluding with a line crossing at the Nevada National Security Site, formerly known as the Nevada Test Site). “Please join us in transforming fears into compassion and apathy into action!”  For more information, contact info@nevadadesertexperience.org.
March 29 – 30
Pentagon and White House
The Dorothy Day Catholic Worker in Washington, D.C. invites you to a Holy Thursday (March 29) and Good Friday (March 30) Faith and Resistance retreat and nonviolent witness at the White House and Pentagon. The gathering will start at 1 p.m. on March 29 at the St. Stephen and Incarnation Church auditorium, 1525 Newton St. NW, Washington, D.C., and conclude following a noon-time witness at the White House on March 30. Join in a time of prayer, reflection, community building and acts of nonviolent resistance to commemorate the Last Supper, arrest, torture, trial and crucifixion of Jesus, and what it means for us today.  There will be overnight hospitality at St. Stephen’s – please bring bedding and food for a potluck breakfast. For more information, contact the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker, (202)882-9649, artlaffin@hotmail.com.

March 30
Livermore Nuclear Weapons Laboratory
On March 30, 2018, Good Friday, at 6:45 AM, at the corner of South Vasco Rd. & Patterson Pass Rd. outside the Livermore Nuclear Weapons Lab, Ecumenical Peace Institute and the Livermore Conversion Project offer a service of worship and nonviolent witness calling for an end to U.S. development of nuclear weapons. Wheelchair accessible. 
Fifty years after the assassination of Dr. King and fifty years after the initiation of the Poor People’s Campaign, we will hear from Rev. Ben McBride, Co-Director at PICO California and a leader in today’s new Poor People’s Campaign.
Following the procession to the main gate observing Stations of the Cross of Empire, there will be music, liturgical dance and opportunity for nonviolent acts of witness. After the witness there will be a community gathering at a nearby church where light refreshments will be served. For more information visit www.epicalc.org.  Phone 510-990-0374 or 510-654-4983.

April 1 – April 7
Codepink Drone Resistance Week at Creech Air Force Base
Peaceful, nonviolent resistance to put an end to drone killing and global warfare – Come for all or part of the week! For more information contact: Toby Blomé – ratherbenyckeling@comcast.net, Eleanor Levine –  eastbaycodepink@gmail.com

May 6
National Security Agency
Among the many events planned for the 50th anniversary commemoration of the Catonsville 9 draft file burning action, Baltimore activists are organizing nonviolent direct action on Sunday, May 6 at the headquarters of the National Security Agency in Laurel, Maryland. It’s the site of the last arrest of Catonsville 9 activist, the late Philip Berrigan. For more information, visit catonsville9.org or call 410-480-5256, email info@catonsville9.org.

June 12
Eurosatory Arms Expo
The French group Disobedience is planning a nonviolent blockade on June 12 among other protests at the biennial Eurostatory arms exhibition at the Paris-Nord exhibition center in Villepinte. Interested participants should contact remi@desobeir.net, and attend a meeting in Paris on the afternoon of June 2. For more information, visit www.desobeir.net (French).

September 30 – October 6
4th Annual Shut Down Creech Air Force Base
Peaceful, nonviolent resistance to put an end to drone killing and global warfare – Come for all or part of the week! For more information contact: Toby Blomé – ratherbenyckeling@comcast.net, Eleanor Levine – eastbaycodepink@gmail.com