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The Beginning of the End of Nuclear Weapons (2019) documentary concerns the 2017 Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, their history, anti-nuclear activism, their humanitarian impacts, and the steps taken since 2010 to make the treaty a reality
The Beginning of the End of Nuclear Weapons, Documentary Film & Discussion,
On the 7th of July 2017, 122 countries voted in favor of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. Countries without nuclear weapons, yet live under their threat voted for the ban. Unbeknownst to most of their citizens, the governments of the world’s nuclear powers did not vote. The ban went ahead anyway. Something new is happening.

In 56 minutes, The Beginning of the End of Nuclear Weapons takes the viewer through a brief history of the bomb and the anti-nuclear activism that has pushed to eliminate them since their invention.

Voices of leading activists from different organizations around the world offer insights about the efforts to bring a nuclear weapon ban treaty into international law and the role of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, ICAN. Lastly, the film shows what can be done by anyone to help bring the treaty into force and to stigmatize nuclear weapons until they are completely eradicated.

Joyce Vandevere, a long-time leader of Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, Monterey County Branch, will introduce this documentary. Dr. Sharat G. Lin, research fellow with the San Jose Peace and Justice Center, will speak after the film.

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Aug 29, 2020 05:00 PM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Speakers

Joyce Vandevere
President and Co-founder @Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, Monterey County Branch
American educator and peace activist. Named Outstanding Woman of Monterey County, Committee on Status of Women, 1998. Awarded the Ralph Atkinson Civil Liberties award by the Monterey County American Civil Liberties Union in 2000. Pearl Ross Feminist Activist award in 2002. President of Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, Monterey County Branch, 1990—1992, and currently serves as co-President. Treasurer for the Coalition of Minority Organizations in 1991. Chaired the Peace Coalition of Monterey County, 1991—1992, 1999—2001. Member of the Monterey County Commission on the Status of Women, 2000—2004, vice-chair, 2002—2006. Co-founder of Monterey Peace and Justice Center, Board President 2005-2010 and currently serves as Vice-President. Member Monterey County Commission on the Status of Women, 2000—2004, vice-chair, 2002—2006. President board directors Monterey Peace and Justice Center, since 2005. Member Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi.
Dr. Sharat G. Lin
Research Fellow @San José Peace and Justice Center
Dr. Sharat G. Lin, Ph.D. (Medical physics), Research Fellow, San Jose Peace and Justice Center, and former President. He writes and lectures on global political economy, labor migration, the Middle East, public health, environment, and arts in social protest. In 2018 he traveled to Hiroshima to offer an apology from the people of the United States to the people of Japan, something no U.S. president has been willing to do. He has been on the front lines of some epic moments in history, from the Cultural Revolution in China to the recent Black Lives Matter protests, during which he was illegally arrested and jailed in San Jose.