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Wednesday, February 1, 2017  7:30 - 8:30 AM
Peace Vigil Outside Livermore Lab

Catholic Workers from Calaveras County will hold their monthly demonstration for justice at Livermore's nuclear weapons institution (LLNL) on Wednesday February 1st for one hour beginning at 7:30am. The location at LLNL is near the Visitor Center on Greenville Rd, at the East Gate entrance closest to the National Ignition Facility. This monthly peaceful picket against California's nuclear weapons program is a spiritual effort in anticipation of the complete abolition of nuclear weapons. The demonstrators recognize the danger LLNL poses to civilians in 20 counties immediately surrounding LLNL. The date of February 1st is the 66th anniversary of a nuclear bomb explosion in Nevada.
More Info: click here.

Thursday, February 2, 2017  5:30 - 7 PM
Letter to the Editor Writing Party

Write a letter to the editor of your favorite newspaper in a friendly and supportive atmosphere. Our suggested topic this month will be international nuclear disarmament. Or, you may choose to write on a different topic. We welcome beginners and experienced letter writers. Snacks and refreshments will be served.

Location: Tri-Valley CAREs Office, 4049 First St. Suite 139A, Livermore
More Info: (925) 443-7148


Thursday, February 16, 2017  7:30 - 8:30 PM
Tri-Valley CAREs Meeting

Tri-Valley CAREs monthly meeting this month will be held at the our new office! We welcome new and long-time members alike. Our monthly meetings are a place to get acquainted, get informed, and get motivated.

Location: 4049 1st St., 1st floor Conference Room, Livermore, CA
More Info: (925) 443-7148


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Wednesday, March 1, 2017  7:30-8:30AM
Catholic Worker Vigil for Peace

Catholic Workers from Calaveras County will hold their monthly demonstration for justice at Livermore's nuclear weapons institution (LLNL) on Wednesday March 1st for one hour beginning at 7:30am. The location at LLNL is near the Visitor Center on Greenville Rd, at the East Gate entrance closest to the National Ignition Facility (NIF). This monthly peaceful picket against California's nuclear weapons program is in memory of the world's victims of nuclearism. The date is Ash Wednesday, known as the beginning of Lent for Christians. The demonstrators recognize the danger LLNL poses to civilians in 17 counties immediately surrounding LLNL.

Location: East Gate, LLNL, Livermore
More Info: Catholic Worker Farm Website


Thursday, March 2, 2017  5:30 - 7 PM
Letter to the Editor Writing Party

Write a letter to the editor of your favorite newspaper in a friendly and supportive atmosphere. Our suggested topic this month will be Livermore Lab' Site 300 contamination and cleanup. Or, you may choose to write on a different topic. We welcome beginners and experienced letter writers. Snacks and refreshments will be served.

Location: Tri-Valley CAREs Office, 4049 First St. Suite 139A, Livermore
More Info: (925) 443-7148


Saturday, March 11, 2017  
All Day “Unplug Nuclear Power” Fukushima Remembrance & Grid Power Boycott

March 11, 2017 is the sixth anniversary of the still-unfolding nuclear disaster at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. On March 11, more than 50 organizations, including Tri-Valley CAREs, are asking their members to forgo using grid-supplied power to the maximum extent possible for 24-hours. By so doing, we will support the ongoing struggle of the Japanese people whose communities, livelihoods and families have been torn apart by radioactive contamination, lack of appropriate compensation and myriad health uncertainties. Further, by using as little grid-supplied power as possible on March 11, we will demonstrate our opposition to nuclear power globally and declare our independence from all dirty, centralized, unsustainable generation technologies. We invite you to join us in whatever ways you are able!

Location: N/A
More Info: (925) 443-7148


Wednesday, March 15, 2017  
Court Hearing - RMI case

The Marshall Islands' litigation in the International Court of Justice seeking enforcement of Article 6 of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty was stymied on procedural grounds and will not move forward. However, the case against the U.S. will be heard on March 15, 2017 in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco. Tri-Valley CAREs’ staff attorney, Scott Yundt, has submitted Amicus Curiae briefs in the case to both the Northern District and Ninth Circuit Courts. Scott and I and a contingent from Tri-Valley CAREs will be at the courthouse to support the Marshall Islands’ stellar legal team. If you are in the Bay Area and want to attend the hearing with us, contact marylia@trivalleycares.org or scott@trivalleycares.org to coordinate logistics. Additionally, the oral arguments are expected to be live-streamed, and the NGOs supporting the case, including us, will organize a report to the grassroots immediately afterward. Stay tuned!

Location: 9th Circuit Court of Appeal - Courtroom 3, 95 7th St, San Francisco, CA 94103
More Info: (925) 443-7148


Thursday, March 16, 2017  7:30 - 8:30 PM
Tri-Valley CAREs Meeting

Tri-Valley CAREs monthly meeting this month will be held at the our new office! We welcome new and long-time members alike. Our monthly meetings are a place to get acquainted, get informed, and get motivated.

Location: 4049 1st St., 1st floor Conference Room, Livermore, CA
More Info: (925) 443-7148


Saturday, March 25, 2017  9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Environmental Justice Conference

This is a gathering of the California Environmental Justice Coalition (CEJC) groups located in Northern California. Registration begins at 8:30 AM and the plenary begins promptly at 9:30 AM. Tri-Valley CAREs is a co-founding member of CEJC. The day will include progress reports and strategy sessions on our collaborative EJ goals, including environmental cleanup, regulatory agency reform, climate justice, indigenous sovereignty, and more. RSVP is required.

Location: Redstone Building, 2940 16th St., San Francisco (Near 16th St. BART Station)
More Info: (925) 443-7148


Monday, March 27, 2017  9 AM
Nuclear Weapons “Ban Treaty” negotiations begin

Tri-Valley CAREs will join governments and non-governmental colleagues from the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, of which we are a member group, and others at the United Nations the last week in March. We will conduct advocacy with states parties to achieve a “legally binding instrument to prohibit nuclear weapons, leading towards their total elimination,” popularly called the “ban treaty.” Negotiations will take place from March 27 to 31 and from June 15 to July 7, 2017. Marylia will participate in the opening round from March 27–31. Look for her up-to-the-minute reports on our website.

Location: 9 AM, United Nations in New York City (UN badge required)
More Info: (925) 443-7148


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Thursday, April 4, 2017  5:30 - 7 PM
Letter to the Editor Writing Party

Write a letter to the editor of your favorite newspaper in a friendly and supportive atmosphere. Our suggested topic this month will be nuclear disarmament. Or, you may choose to write on a different topic. We welcome beginners and experienced letter writers. Snacks and refreshments will be served.

Location: Tri-Valley CAREs Office, 4049 First St. Suite 139A., Livermore
More Info: (925) 443-7148


Friday, April 14, 2017  7 AM
Good Friday Action

Rally/service begins at 7 AM. Come early to facilitate parking (free). This year’s theme will ask: What would Martin Luther King, Jr. be doing in 2017? Speakers, musicians and liturgical dance will connect the dots from King’s life and times to present challenges. Tri-Valley CAREs will provide an update on Livermore Lab’s nuclear weapons activities in the era of Trump. Following the program will be a procession to the gates with peace, justice and nuclear-related “stations of the cross” along the route - and a nonviolent direct action at the gates. The Ecumenical Peace Institute sponsors this event each year.

Location: Livermore Lab, corner of Vasco Rd. & Patterson Pass Rd, Livermore
More Info: (925) 443-7148


Thursday, April 20, 2017  7:30 - 8:30 PM
Tri-Valley CAREs Meeting

Tri-Valley CAREs monthly meeting in April will be held at our new offices! We welcome new and long-time members alike. Our monthly meetings are a great place to get acquainted, get informed, and get motivated. Agenda items will cover nuclear weapons in the Trump Administration, Livermore Lab environmental cleanup and more. Drinks and snacks provided.

Location: Tri-Valley CAREs Office, 4049 First St. Suite 139A., Livermore
More Info: (925) 443-7148


Friday, April 21, 2017  Noon
Earth Day Action for Environmental & Climate Justice

This is a gathering of the California Environmental Justice Coalition (CEJC) groups located in Northern California. Registration begins at 8:30 AM and the plenary begins promptly at 9:30 AM. Tri-Valley CAREs is a co-founding member of CEJC. The day will include progress reports and strategy sessions on our collaborative EJ goals, including environmental cleanup, regulatory agency reform, climate justice, indigenous sovereignty, and more. RSVP is required.

Location: EPA Region IX Headquarters 75 Hawthorne St., San Francisco (Near the Montgomery BART Station)
More Info: (925) 443-7148


Saturday, April 22, 2017  6 AM – 10 PM
Science March on Washington

According to organizers: “The March for Science is a celebration of our passion for science and a call to support and safeguard the scientific community. Recent policy changes have caused heightened worry among scientists, and the incredible and immediate outpouring of support has made clear that these concerns are also shared by hundreds of thousands of people around the world. Mischaracterization of science as a partisan issue, which has given policymakers permission to reject overwhelming evidence, is a critical and urgent matter…” Several of Tri-Valley CAREs members and friends will be present in DC. We support real science that supports life, and not new nuclear weapons masquerading as “science”. Local and regional Marches for Science are popping up across the country and the world. Stay tuned. And, drop us a line to let us know if you are going!

Location: Washington, DC
More Info: Facebook and at March for Science Website