Lanterns for Peace 2018 - Governor Dodge State Park

Event Dates: 
08/04/18

Lanterns for Peace
Saturday, August 4, 2018
At Twin Valley Lake in Governor Dodge State Park
Join us for this celebration of “Building Community With Kindness and Joy”
Professional singer, composer and guitarist, Rich Baumann will share his songs for both children and adults. For decades he has been delighting audiences around the country with his music so full of hope and courage.
Events begin at 6:30 p.m. with lantern making, music, stories, children’s skits and discussions. The unforgettable floating of the lanterns is at dusk on Twin Valley Lake – Governor Dodge State Park. Please bring finger-food to share. A day pass or park sticker will be required. Sponsored by Iowa County Citizens for Peace and Justice.
For more information contact Jane Hammatt Kavaloski: jhkavaloski@gmail.com
 
This year at the “Lanterns for Peace” event, Father Jim Murphy, one of the members of Grassroots Citizens for Peace and Justice, will be recognized for his decision to commit nonviolent civil disobedience by entering Offutt Air Force Base in Nebraska on August 6. In the case of a nuclear war, Offutt AFB would be an epicenter for launching nuclear weapons. A consequence of Father Jim’s action could be a prison sentence. As Father Jim enters the base, he would like to carry letters from hundreds of people stating their objection to the world-wide possession of nuclear weapons. Please read the attached letter from Father Jim. Then consider writing an email or letter demanding that the US join the global movement for nuclear disarmament. Please encourage family and friends to do the same. Emails are to be sent to ; and letters, to Father Jim Murphy, P.O. Box 306, Highland, Wisconsin 53543. These messages will need to arrive by August 1, 2018. In addition, you can send copies of these emails/letters to your Congressional Representatives. I hope that you will support Father Jim’s witness against nuclear war! Please share this message far and wide! Many thanks!

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