In one of its final acts of 2016, the United Nations General Assembly adopted with overwhelming support a landmark resolution to begin negotiations on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons. This historic decision heralds an end to two decades of paralysis in multilateral nuclear disarmament efforts.
Throughout June and July of 2017, governments will negotiate the ban on nuclear weapons at the United Nations. WILPF and our coalition are hitting the streets to celebrate and also demand a good treaty that prohibits these weapons of mass destruction once and for all!
The Women’s March Ban the Bomb is a women-led initiative building on the momentum of movements at the forefront of the resistance, including the Women’s March on Washington. It will bring together people of all genders, sexual orientations, ages, races, abilities, nationalities, cultures, faiths, political affiliations and backgrounds to march and rally at 12 PM -4PM Saturday, June 17th 2017 in New York City!
Make an activist weekend out of it and stay for the One Struggle, Many Fronts forum on Sunday!
The Peace Action contingent will meet at 11:30 at the SW Corner of Bryant Park (40th and 6th). If you get there around noon, look for the blue balloons!
These buses should get you back and forth from the march in one day. They cost approximately $25-$30 each way. And please let us know if you’d like to meet us in New York.
South Station: Greyhound leaves 7:00am and arrives Port Authority at 11:20am
Alewife Station: Go Bus leaves Alewife at 6:30am and arrives Penn Station at 11:15
Riverside: Go Bus leaves Riverside at 7:00
and arrives at Penn Station at 11:15
leaves Penn Station at 6pm
and arrives Riverside at 10:15
(Type in Newton, MA – New York)
For help with housing in New York or other transportation questions, call the Mass. Peace Action office at 617-354-2169 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
12:00 PM meet at the assembly point outside of Bryant Park along W40th Ave street. Join the movement get inspired, build solidarity, make some friends and get ready to march!
12:30 PM march begins along route outlined above ending at Dag Hammarskjold Plaza were rally begins!
1:15 PM-4:00 PM Rally at Dag Hammarskjold Plaza with speakers, booths and musical performances.