by Bill Ofenloch
Clare Grady, a storied activist from Ithaca, NY, was arrested in April, 2018 for peacefully protesting against Trident’s nuclear weapons. She is the sixth of the Kings Bay Plowshares 7 to be sentenced to prison. On February 10, she will report to Alderson Federal Prison in West Virginia. On February 7 at 1 pm PST/4 pm EST, we will virtually gather to bid farewell to Clare and pray for a safe and (6 months) speedy term. Clare has invited speakers who challenge different aspects of Rev. Dr. King’s triplets, racism (white supremacy), materialism (global capitalism), and militarism (global military dominance). Speakers include:
- Agnes Williams, a Seneca leader working in western New York
- Leona Morgan, a Diné leader from the Navajo Nation, working in New Mexico and Arizona to stop uranium production and dumping on their lands
- Clare Daly, Irish Parliamentarian and a co-defendant in an Irish trial of civil resistance to US warplanes refueling at Shannon Airport
- Setsuko Thurlow, a Hiroshima survivor who has worked tirelessly to end nuclear weapons and been instrumental in the enactment of the Treaty on Prohibition to Nuclear Weapons that went into force last week (in a taped greeting)
- Professor Russell Rickford, Cornell University historian of the Black Freedom Struggle and the Black Radical Tradition and an organizer with the Democratic Socialists of America
- Emma O’Grady, writer, and actor from Co. Galway
- Rev. Bill Wylie-Kellermann, Detroit theologian, author, nonviolent community activist and civil resister to water shut-offs, will give a closing prayer.
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We hope you will join us to celebrate this inspirational activist!