January 22 is the monumental day when nuclear weapons become illegal worldwide as the Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons enters into force. Of course, Canada, however, has refused to join other countries that have decided to sign the treaty and be part of this monumental event.
This is the time to act and learn more about ways in which we can encourage the leaders of this nation to continue advocating for peace.
This is a pivotal moment in the anti-war movement. It is inspiring to see groups from all corners of the globe organizing actions in support of this day. Here are some key events to put on your calendar. Show support, spread the word, and mobilize those countries that have not signed the treaty to urge them to act through all or some of these ways:
Mines Action Canada:
If you or anyone you know live near the Salish Sea (Juan de Fuca Strait, Georgia Strait, Puget Sound so Victoria, Vancouver, Nanaimo, the Gulf Islands, Seattle, Bellingham, Port Angeles etc.), please join our photo action celebrate entry into force. All the details are here: https://www.minesactioncanada.org/salishsea_photoaction.
Screening & Discussion of the Award- Winning Film: The Man Who Saved the World
What: The Man Who Saved the World Film Discussion & Global Meetup, sponsored by World Beyond War.
When: Saturday, January 16 at 3:00pm-5:00pm Eastern (GMT-05:00)
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You can get the link to watch the film on your own time. Then, on January 16, we will hear from World BEYOND War Board Member Alice Slater, who has dedicated her life to banning the bomb. We will break out into discussion groups to network and strategize with other activists from around the world and share organizing ideas for the January 22 global day of action.
What: The Threat of Nuclear Weapons: Why Canada Should Sign the UN Nuclear Ban Treaty Featuring Noam Chomsky
When: Friday, January 22 at 2:00pm Eastern (GMT-05:00)
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Presented by the Canadian Foreign Policy Institute and co-sponsored by World BEYOND War.
What: Ban Nuclear Weapons Watch Party
When: Friday, January 22 at 7:00pm-9:00pm Eastern (GMT-05:00)
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Join WILPF Pittsburgh, World BEYOND War, and co-sponsors for a Zoom video watch party/discussion of “The Beginning of the End of Nuclear Weapons.” The documentary film (made in 2017) explains the process of getting the treaty ratified by 122 UN states and the role of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, ICAN, which won the Nobel Peace Prize for its efforts.
We want to celebrate nuclear weapons becoming illegal on January 22nd, 2021 with Canada signing the treaty and joining forces with all the peacekeeping nations!