Gandhi Alliance for Peace and the Utah Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons - July 2018 Movie screenings
Two film classics from the nuclear weapons information genre will be screened at St. Ambrose this month: on 7/17 and 7/31, at 7 PM.
The first film, on 7/17, Nuclear Savage, is a compelling documentation of downwinder history, here in the intermountain west and in the Marshall Islands of the Pacific Ocean. A strong connection to the present is the recent—7/7/18—Salt Lake Tribune front page piece about the newly proposed U.S. Congressional legislation to more justly compensate those who suffered from exposure to toxic fallout.
The second film, Command and Control, on 7/31, you may have seen on television. It was inspired by the book by the same name written by Eric Schlosser. The book, a 2014 publication, was described by the New York Times Book Review as "disquieting but riveting". The film is a PBS production of the story of a nuclear silo incident called the "Damascus accident" in the state of Arkansas, as told by actual silo crew members.
7/17 and 7/31, at 7 PM
St. Ambrose Social Hall
2315 E. Redondo Ave
Join us on OCTOBER 1 at 3 p.m., Tracy Aviary, Salt Lake City.
Why? Because it's Gandhi's Birthday! (Well, almost. He was born October 2, 1869.)
We'll be awarding the Gandhi Peace Award (It's a surprise for now!), enjoying peace-full entertainment, hearing peace-full messages, planting a tree for peace, and enjoying refreshments and peace-full people.
This event is all very short and and very very sweet! And you get free admission to the Aviary if you're attending!
Put it on your calendar. Seriously.
Our 2016 birthday celebration was held on October 2 at Tracy Aviary in Salt Lake City's Liberty Park. The earlier rain and clouds parted to create a shining afternoon of celebration and friendship.
We enjoyed a call to prayer by Imam Shuaib Din; traditional and Bollywood dances from India; a rendition of "Lead Kindly Light," one of Gandhi's favorite hymns; a ceremonial tree planting for peace; and the presentation of the annual Gandhi Peace Award to Elise Lazar.
Next year, keep an eye on this website or like us on Facebook (facebook.com/gandhialliance) to learn about the 2017 celebration.