Back from the Brink – Avoiding Nuclear Doomsday, with a tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

David Pack and Henry M. Stoever, members of the Board of PeaceWorks Kansas City, discuss nuclear weapons and related issues.
January 16 (Monday), 4:30 – 5:30 PM, PeaceWorks is planning to table at a mass celebration of the work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (MLK).
January 20 (Friday), 6-8 PM, Cherith Brook Catholic Worker House, 3226 E. 12th Street, KCMO, is inviting all to come, share a light meal, and share your vision of a nuclear-weapons-free world.
January 22 (Sunday), noon to 1 PM, PeaceWorks supporters will hold banners honoring the second anniversary of the Entry Into Force of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) at Mill Creek Park, 47th & Main and Broadway
January 24 (Tuesday), 9 AM Central, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists will update the setting of the Doomsday Clock, which now is at 100 seconds before midnight (catastrophe).  Henry will discuss the creation and development of the Doomsday Clock, its current status and expectation for the Jan. 24th announcement.
In 1968 (January 19), Henry heard Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. speak at Kansas State University.  Henry has also spoken with the late Dr. John Swomley;  in 1956 Swomley had traveled to Atlanta on behalf of national office of the Fellowship of Reconciliation (FOR) to meet with MLK to advocate the proper use of nonviolence as a strategy. Henry mentioned books:
* William W. Boyer, ed. (1968) Issues 1968 (U. Kansas Pr.)
Dave will quote MLK’s words about nuclear weapons and military spending.

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