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10:00 am

Mounting Nuclear Risks: Why and What can be Done?

October 22 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

We are now living in a world of severe uncertainty specially human being lives are vulnerable and also does not know when the human race extinct if we allow the nuclear weapons to stay live on this planet in whichever corner may be. What is that we can do to avert such disaster?. In the first place let’s learn what havoc the arsenal can create?

Yes to know that we all acquire certain good knowledge on ” the mounting nuclear risks- Why and what can be done to overcome such risks?” Keeping exposed to such mammoth threat not only for the human race but also for the entire planet & the habitats. its a great threat and we are living along with such an evil demon.

In this context it is necessary for all of us to avert such situation. Looking in this perspective we are going to have a great opportunity to listen to a versatile and a seasoned professional from the area of Nuclear science who is working for the past decade and a half as a senior distinguished Fellow with Centre for Air Power Studies and she also wrote several eminent articles on the nuclear science and its associated subjects.

This meet is being hosted by Rotary District 3020 , India under the dynamic leadership of Governor Rtn.Satish Babu , who is from RC Vijayawada Midtown having a distinction of over 700 members in the club. The meet is being co hosted by Rotary District 3190, India District Governor, Rtn. Nagendra Prasad.

One last appeal to all the enthusiasts for the event to please sign for the Hibakusha appeal at https://rotarians.peacinstitute.org/ for eradicating of nuclear weapons and show your concern for this planet’s sustainability.

The link for the registration for the webinar is: https://forms.gle/eeT4aA15Xe4tKHaK7.

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5:00 pm

Discussion on Zoom: 75 Years On: WILPF at the United Nations

October 22 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Ray Acheson of Reaching Critical Will and Genevieve Riccoboni of PeaceWomen will speak about WILPF and the United Nations in this 75th anniversary of the founding of the UN.

Reaching Critical Will (RCW) is the disarmament programme of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF), the oldest women's peace organisation in the world: https://reachingcriticalwill.org/about-us/staff

PeaceWomen facilitates monitoring of the United Nations system, with a particular focus on the Women, Peace and Security Agenda: https://www.peacewomen.org/about-us

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7:00 pm

An evening with Dr. Peniel Joseph on Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X

October 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

An online conversation with Kevin Peterson and Dr. Peniel Joseph on MLK and Malcom X.
We are elated to announce that Dr. Peniel Joseph will join us for an evening of discussion about his new double biography of Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X. It is a stunning account of two men shaped and molded in Boston. Dr. Joseph is among our nation’s top historians. Register to attend.

Popular accounts of the 1960s-era civil rights movement are often reduced to the story of two extraordinary visionaries: Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr. In his book The Sword and the Shield Peniel E. Joseph argues that by focusing on their differing doctrines of self-defense versus nonviolence, we’ve been blind to the scope of their shared activism and communion. Join Kevin Peterson and Dr. Peniel Joseph of a forthcoming biography on King, for a online conversation about how the legacies of these civil rights leaders informs the current struggle for racial justice.

This dual biography of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King upends longstanding preconceptions to transform our understanding of the twentieth century’s most iconic African American leaders.

To most Americans, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr. represent contrasting ideals: self-defense vs. nonviolence, black power vs. civil rights, the sword vs. the shield. The struggle for black freedom is wrought with the same contrasts. While nonviolent direct action is remembered as an unassailable part of American democracy, the movement’s militancy is either vilified or erased outright. In The Sword and the Shield, Peniel E. Joseph upends these misconceptions and reveals a nuanced portrait of two men who, despite markedly different backgrounds, inspired and pushed each other throughout their adult lives. This is a strikingly revisionist biography, not only of Malcolm and Martin, but also of the movement and era they came to define.

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