Reading Room


March-April-May


March 2017

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
 



 



 



1Vigil





2Letter to the Editor Writing Party



3



4



5



6



7



8



9



10



11All Day “Unplug Nuclear Power” Fukushima Remembrance & Grid Power Boycott



12



13



14



15 Court Hearing: RMI case



16 Tri-Valley CAREs meets



17



18



19



20



21



22



23



24



25Environmental Justice Conference



26



27Nuclear Weapons “Ban Treaty” negotiations begin



28



29Safe Side of the Fence screening



30



31



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  9 AM
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: Local 2 Union Hall - 209 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco
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


Wednesday, March 29, 2017  7 PM
Safe Side of the Fence screening

Our friends at Nuclear Care Partners will be hosting a screening at Livermore's Vine Cinema of this documentary film.(Free for the first 100 former workers). Otherwise standard fees apply.

​​"World War II's Manhattan Project required the refinement of massive amounts of uranium, and St. Louis-based Mallinckrodt Chemical Works took on the job.

As a result, the chemical company's employees would become some of the most contaminated nuclear workers in history. This documentary explores the legacy that St. Louis is still coping with, from workers who became ill - to the challenges of dealing with the fallout of creating some of the world's first nuclear waste.

The story is not unique to St. Louis, as more than 300 facilities across America would become part of the race to build the bomb, and be forced to deal with many of the same issues.

A detailed look into what some of the men and women went through inside these plants, and how decisions made in the past affect us all today.​"​​

Location: Vine Cinema and Alehouse, 1722 First Street, Livermore
More Info: (925) 443-7148


April 2017

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
 



 



 



 



 



 



1



2



3



4



5Sick Worker Town Hall - Livermore

Catholic Worker Farmers at Livermore



6Sick Worker Town Hall - Tracy

Letter to the Editor Writing Party



7



8



9



10


11



12



13



14Good Friday Action



15



16



17



18



19



20 Sick Worker Support Group Meeting

Tri-Valley CAREs meets



21Earth Day Action for Environmental & Climate Justice



22Science March on Washington



23



24



25



26



27



28



29



30



Wednesday, April 5, 2017  7:30 AM
Catholic Worker Farmers at Livermore

The monthly peace demonstration for justice at Livermore's nuclear weapons institution (LLNL) for April will be Wednesday April 5th for one hour beginning at 7:30am. This monthly peaceful picket against California's nuclear weapons program is in memory of the world's victims of nuclearism. The demonstrators recognize the danger LLNL poses to civilians in locally around LLNL.

Location: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, 7000 East Ave., Livermore, CA 94550, The location at LLNL is near the Visitor Center on Greenville Rd, at the East Gate entrance closest to the National Ignition Facility (NIF). Call us if you need a ride at 7am from BART!
More Info: (925) 443-7148


Wednesday, April 5, 2017  10 AM or 2 PM
Sick Worker Town Hall- Livermore

Cold War Patriots will be hosting two town halls in Livermore to discuss the benefits, compensation and services that are available to current and former workers who believe they may have been made ill by on-the-job exposures to radiation and/or toxic chemicals at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Sandia National Laboratory, California or elsewhere in the US nuclear weapons complex. Familial survivors of deceased employees are also welcome and may be eligible for compensation as well. Tri-Valley CAREs Staff Attorney, Scott Yundt, will be presenting.

Location: Livermore Pleasanton Elks Lodge #2117, 940 Larkspur Dr, Livermore, CA 94551 , Livermore
More Info: (925) 443-7148


Thursday, April 6, 2017  10 AM or 1 PM
Sick Worker Town Hall- Tracy

Cold War Patriots will be hosting two town halls in Tracy to discuss the benefits, compensation and services that are available to current and former workers who believe they may have been made ill by on-the-job exposures to radiation and/or toxic chemicals at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Sandia National Laboratory, California or elsewhere in the US nuclear weapons complex. Familial survivors of deceased employees are also welcome and may be eligible for compensation as well. Tri-Valley CAREs Staff Attorney, Scott Yundt, will be presenting.

Location: Tracy Transit Station- Room 104, 50 East 6th St., Tracy, CA 95376
More Info: (925) 443-7148


Thursday, April 6, 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  12 - 1 PM
Sick Worker Support Group Meeting

Tri-Valley CAREs facilitates this gathering of workers who believe they were made ill by on-the-job exposures at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Sandia National Laboratory, CA or elsewhere in the US nuclear weapons complex. We will discuss obtaining benefits and compensation from the Energy Employee Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act and other services that are available. Workers can share stories and experiences with eachother from their worktime or with making claims. Drinks and snacks provided.

Location: Main Livermore Public Library, 1188 S. Livermore Ave., 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

Join us for a rally to tell the new Administration and its billionaire cronies to stop environmental racism and injustice and protect our air, water, lands and communities. This rally will support good science and positive efforts at the embattled EPA, while calling on the government to improve environmental regulations and enforcement actions! Our communities and our lives hang in the balance. Expect great speakers, music and more. Sponsored by the California Environmental Justice Coalition, including Tri-Valley CAREs, and other statewide organizations.

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


May 2017

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
 



1



2



3



4Letter to the Editor Writing Party



5


6



7



8



9



10



11



12



13



14



15



16



17



18 Tri-Valley CAREs meets



19



20



21 DC Days



22 DC Days



23 DC Days



24 DC Days



25



26



27



28



29



30



31



 



 



 



Thursday, May 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 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, May 18, 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. You will also get a chance to hear about our upcoming trip to DC and have input in what we will be discussing in meetings with Congress and the Trump Administration.

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


Sunday, May 21 - Wednesday, May 24, 2017  
DC Days

Tri-Valley CAREs delegation will join activists from across the country in Washington DC for this annual Alliance for Nuclear Accountability lobbying week to conduct over 100 meetings supporting nuclear disarmament.

Location: Washington, DC
More Info: ANA DC Days Website