Veterans For Peace National Convention in Albuquerque

Event Dates: 
08/05/20 - 08/09/20
We are pleased to announce that the Albuquerque and Santa Fe Chapters will be hosting the Veterans For Peace National Convention in Albuquerque, NM, from August 5 to August 9, 2020. Our convention will be held at the Crowne Plaza located in downtown Albuquerque.
The theme of this year’s convention is “All is one, Toward a Peaceful and Nuclear-Free World. Since our founding, Veterans For Peace has had it in our goals “to end the arms race and to reduce and eventually eliminate nuclear weapons”. This year’s convention will highlight work being done to address nuclear weapons as well as nuclear colonialism and broader topics such as what decolonizing the peace movement looks like.
This weekend will mark the 75th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. This year also marks the 75th anniversary of the first nuclear explosion of all time at the Trinity Site, New Mexico, which occurred on July 16, 1945. Nuclear colonialism has continued since that date, with the United States time and again selecting New Mexico for not only additional nuclear tests, but also as the site for nuclear waste storage - despite the overwhelming opposition of indigenous communities in the region.
You can also download and mail this registration form and send your registration in to the national office via snail mail.
Please note you must register for your housing separately.  A block of rooms has been reserved for August 5, 2020 - August 9, 2020. More details will follow soon on how to reserve your lodging.