Celebration + Action: One Year of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons January 21, 2022 at 12:00pm - 12:40pm Eastern Time (US & Canada) 100 S Clinton St Syracuse NY 13261 Syracuse, NY 13261 United States Contact person: Michaela Czerkies
Hosted by: Nuclear Free World Committee of the Syracuse Peace Council
Celebration + Action: One Year of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons
Friday, January 21 at 12:00 pm
Federal Building (100 S Clinton St, Syracuse, NY 13261)
Join the Nuclear Free World Committee of the Syracuse Peace Council in celebrating the one-year anniversary of the entry into effect of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) and calling on our members of Congress to support the treaty.
The TPNW is a historic achievement in the global movement to abolish nuclear weapons, making it illegal under international law for participating nations to “develop, test, produce, manufacture, otherwise acquire, possess, or stockpile nuclear weapons or other nuclear explosive devices.” Pursuing nuclear abolition through an international treaty such as the TPNW is a key point of the Back from the Brink campaign to prevent nuclear war (preventnuclearwar.org). Back from the Brink has been endorsed by 19 community and faith organizations in the CNY, as well as local, state, and county legislators. (https://www.peacecouncil.net/programs/nuclear-free-world-committee).
Representatives of some of the local endorsing organizations will briefly speak of the treaty’s importance and the need for our elected leaders to both endorse the treaty publicly and work for a nuclear-free world. We will call on Congress to support U.S. engagement with the TPNW, and we will ask representatives from our congressional delegation (Senators Schumer, Senator Gillibrand, and Congressman Katko) to be present to receive a signed statement from members of our community urging their support. We will gather outside the Federal Building, near the corner of Washington St & Clinton St.