Nuclear Weapons talk at Theology Uncorked

    November 5, 2018 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
    St. Frances Cabrini Parish
    3201 E Presidio Rd
    Tucson, AZ 85716
    Theology Uncorked
    Guest presenter Jack Cohen-Joppa
    6:30 pm Monday, November 5
    Parish Hall
    St. Frances Cabrini Parish
    3201 E Presidio RoadTheological Reflection | Good conversation | Delicious Wines | Great Popcorn | If you’d like, bring a snack or a bottle of wine to share.NUCLEAR WEAPONS
    The Treaty to Ban Them and The Tucson Connection

    “Jack Cohen-Joppa’s anti-nuclear activism began 40 years ago when he was first arrested protesting nuclear weapons production in Colorado. Since 1980, Jack and his wife Felice have chronicled anti-nuclear and anti-war protest while supporting peace prisoners as coordinators/publishers of the Nuclear Resister. He’ll report on the status of the new Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons and the local connection.

    The Nuclear Resister networks the anti-nuyclear and anti-war resistance movement while acting as a clearinghouse for information about contemporary nonviolent resistance to war and the nuclear threat. The emphasis is on suport for the women and men jailed for these actions. The blog is the online companion to the quarterly Nuclear Resister newsletter.”

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    Carolyn Classen
    Carolyn Sugiyama Classen, a life long Democrat, was born & raised in the State of Hawaii, was a Legislative Aide for U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye on Capitol Hill, and practiced law for a while. In Tucson she worked as a tribal staff attorney for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and later was the Interim Executive Director of the now defunct Domestic Violence Commission. In 2008 she became a “My Tucson” guest columnist for the Tucson Citizen newspaper, then continued blogging for for over four and a half years. Her blogsite was entitled “Carolyn’s Community” about community events and some political news, until Gannett Publishing shut down the site on January 31, 2014. She started with Blog for Arizona on Feb. 11, 2014. Part time she has been sitting as a Hearing Officer in Pima County Consolidated Justice Courts Small Claims Division since April, 2005. She is married to University of Arizona Distinguished Professor Albrecht Classen, a native of Germany. They have one son, who lives in Seattle, WA with his wife and daughter. She is also the Editor of the Southern Arizona Japanese Cultural Coalition website, (since Jan. 2013).


    1. Jack spoke about the 2017 Nobel Peace prize for prohibition of nuclear weapons, and provided a grim scenario of the fearsome effects of a nuclear blast here in Tucson. The 50 year old NPT non-proliferation treaty with its goal of nuclear abolition is the goal, with Spring 2017 draft of new ICAN treaty okayed by 122 nations in U.N., to be ratified by 50 (already 19), but major 5 nuclear countries won’t sign (i.e Russia). Tucson connection started with Titan ICBMs, the Tucson solidarity peace camp, and Raytheon of which 90% is war production with 11,000 employees. Raytheon recently got 900 M contract to build next generation of cruise missles. Jack asked What Can We Do? Answer is get more education on this subject, join ICAN movement, listen to survivors’ stories, speak up, don’t Bank on the Bomb, support anti-nuclear legislation, Back from Brink campaign, attend monthly vigils at Raytheon & DM. About 60 people in attendance with questions about confusing offensive vs. defensive weapons; navy base in S. Korea has opposition; who are 5 major nuclear countries (US, Britain, France, Russia, China); status on leakage at Fukushima Dai Ichi plants; Prof. Noam Chomsky talking about nuclear weapons & global change; what of nuclear waste threat; nuclear winter is not antidote to global warming; status of Reagan’s “Star Wars” program, who are the nuclear watch dogs?


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