A note from Joseph Gerson of the American Friends Service Committee:
“AFSC has played a lead role in organizing a conference this weekend that will bring together many of the world’s leading disarmament and nuclear abolition experts and activists and will feature a keynote address by United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.
“I am excited to announce that you can watch the plenary sessions live online. While the attendance is historic Riverside Church in New York City is at capacity, the sessions will be live streamed starting tonight (April 30) at 6 p.m. ET on http://www.theriversidechurchny.org.
“In addition to the address by Secretary Ban Ki-moon, featured speakers include scholars, A-bomb survivors, opponents of uranium mining, a leading environmentalist from Russia, the mayor of Hiroshima, and leaders of international peace organizations. Secretary Ban Ki-moon will deliver his address on Saturday evening at 7 p.m. ET.
In the meantime you may be interested in reviewing AFSC’s nuclear disarmament resources on our new web site, including up-to-date information about the cost of the U.S. nuclear weapons program and alternative ways those billions of dollars could be spent to provide real security.
Thank you all for your support of AFSC’s work for peace and justice. More than 3,000 of you have signed the petition for a nuclear-free world, and many have contributed to make this conference happen. Thank you.
Plenary Session Schedule (All times Eastern)
Friday, April 30: 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Speakers include: Zia Mian, John Burroughs and others
Saturday, May 1: 1:30 p.m. – 3 p.m.
International Movement Voices: Challenges and Strategies
7 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Keynote address by Ban Ki-moon
Remarks by Mayor Akiba of Hiroshima and many more international experts.
If you are unable to watch the events live, recordings will be available on theriversidechurchny.org.