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Thursday, September 1, 2016  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 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, 2582 Old First St., Livermore
More Info: (925) 443-7148


Friday, September 9, 2016  8AM- 12PM
Statewide Mobilization Against Militarization! Say No to Urban Shield!

This September, Alameda County will bring together law enforcement agencies from across the country and world for the annual Urban Shield, a highly militarized SWAT training and weapons expo. Here is some information from the Stop Urban Shield campaign: This expo exists for police units to share repressive tools, tactics, and technologies, and learn how to better control and harm our communities. The StopUrban Shield Coalition and many across California are organizing a mass mobilization on September 9 in Pleasanton, CA, where the Urban Shield weapons expo will be held, and are calling communities everywhere to join us. In 2014, due to our organizing and grassroots mobilizing, we were able to kick Urban Shield out of Oakland. This year, with community support and power from across the state, we can kick Urban Shield out of the Bay Area, and put an end to it for good! **The coalition is organizing transportation for people from across the state to be able to attend. Please let us know if you have any travel needs.** Want to learn more about what Urban Shield is? As part of building community resistance, we have been hosting a series of town halls and educational events. For more info, you can visit www.stopurbanshield.org, or email us at StopUrbanShieldNow@gmail.com.

Location: Alameda County Fairgrounds, 4501 Pleasanton Ave., Pleasanton, CA


Thursday, September 15, 2016  7:30 - 8:30 PM
Tri-Valley CAREs Meeting

Tri-Valley CAREs monthly meeting is held at the Livermore Library. We welcome new and long-time members alike. Our monthly meetings are a place to get acquainted, get informed, and get motivated. Be sure not to miss it.

Location: Livermore Public Library 1188 South Livermore Ave. Community Room A
More Info: (925) 443-7148


Sunday, September 25, 2016  2 PM
BOOK PREMIER & AUTHOR EVENT WITH DAN ZAK

On a tranquil summer night in July 2012, a trio of peace activists infiltrated the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge, TN. Nicknamed the “Fort Knox of Uranium,” Y-12 was supposedly one of the most secure sites in the world, a bastion of warhead parts and hundreds of tons of highly enriched uranium—enough to power thousands of nuclear bombs. The three activists—a house painter, a Vietnam War veteran, and an 82-year-old Catholic nun—penetrated the complex’s exterior with ease; their strongest tools were two pairs of bolt cutters and three hammers. Once inside, the pacifists hung banners, spray-painted biblical messages, and streaked the walls with human blood. Then they waited to be arrested.

In Almighty, reporter Dan Zak analyzes the “Transform Now” ploughshares act in the context of America’s love-hate relationship to the bomb, from the race to achieve atomic power before the Nazis did to the solemn 70th anniversary of Hiroshima. At a time of concern about proliferation in such nations as Iran and North Korea, the U.S. arsenal is plagued by its own security problems. This life-or-death quandary is unraveled in Zak’s eye-opening account, with a cast that includes the biophysicist who first educated the public on atomic energy, the prophet who predicted the creation of Oak Ridge, the generations of activists propelled into resistance by their faith, and the numerous bureaucrats and diplomats who are trying to keep the world safe. Part historical adventure, part courtroom drama, part moral thriller, Almighty reshapes the accepted narratives surrounding nuclear weapons and shows that our greatest modern-day threat remains a power we discovered long ago. Almighty is now out in hardcover.

Location: BOOKS INC. OF BERKELEY, 1491 Shattuck Ave. Berkeley, Ca
More Info: (925) 443-7148


Monday, September 26, 2016  7:30 AM
Peace Vigil at Livermore Lab Gates

Catholic Workers who hold these prayer-actions at LLNL are explicitly nuclear abolitionist, in that they desire ALL countries and all peoples to disarm their hearts from fear-based addiction to mega-violent tactics of "keeping the peace". All are welcome to join with signs and peaceful presence.

Location: LLNL East Gate, Greenville Rd., Livermore
More Info: 505-379-6942



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Thursday, October 6, 2016  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 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, 2582 Old First St., Livermore
More Info: (925) 443-7148


Thursday, October 13, 2016  7:30 - 8:30 PM
Tri-Valley CAREs Meeting

Tri-Valley CAREs monthly meeting is held at the Livermore Library. We welcome new and long-time members alike. Our monthly meetings are a place to get acquainted, get informed, and get motivated. Be sure not to miss it.

Location: Livermore Public Library 1188 South Livermore Ave. Community Room A
More Info: (925) 443-7148


Friday, October 14, 2016 to Thursday, October 20  
Command and Control: Film Screenings

Consider this: What were you – or members of your family – doing in September 1980? Whatever you can recall, meanwhile, a chilling nightmare was unfolding at a Titan II missile complex in Arkansas. A worker had accidentally dropped a socket, puncturing the fuel tank of an intercontinental ballistic missile carrying the most powerful nuclear warhead in the U.S. arsenal, an incident that ignited a series of feverish efforts to avoid a deadly disaster.

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Tri-Valley CAREs will be at the San Francisco and Berkeley theaters with additional literature for select showings.

Location: Landmark Theaters Shattuck Cinema: Berkeley and Landmark Theaters Opera Plaza: San Francisco
More Info: (925) 443-7148


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Thursday, November 3, 2016  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 and your year end wishes. 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, 2582 Old First St., Livermore
More Info: (925) 443-7148


Thursday, November 17, 2016  7:30 - 8:30 PM
Tri-Valley CAREs Meeting

Tri-Valley CAREs monthly meeting is held at the Livermore Library. We welcome new and long-time members alike. Our monthly meetings are a place to get acquainted, get informed, and get motivated. NOTE: This will be the last Tri-Valley CAREs monthly meeting in 2016. In December, we will have a party instead and debut the winning 2-minute videos in the Youth Video Contest. Save that date - Wednesday, December 7.

Location: Livermore Public Library, 1188 South Livermore Ave. Community Room A
More Info: (925) 443-7148