PeaceWorks-KC is holding a one-mile walk and then rally for a nuclear-weapon-free world this Memorial Day.
Start: Prospect Ave & MO Highway 150
End: Blotts Rd & MO Highway 150
We’ll carry a flag for each country (54 and counting!) that has ratified the now-in-force Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.
We will end our march by the entry to the vast National Security Campus, the nuke-parts factory. We’ll greet the guards and police who, each year, show up to protect federal property from us nonviolent pacifists.
We’ll enter into a die-in on public property, naming people who died from the old KC Plant toxins.
This witness will be PeaceWorks’ 10th annual Memorial Day event to call for an end to nuke-making. Henry Stoever began our Memorial Day walk in 2012, a 9-mile, small-group trudge from the (then) KC Plant to the bean-field bought for the new plant. This year, lifting up hope, we’ll bring food for Harvesters and greet friends.