Press Release: Creech Peacewalk
Nevada Desert Experience Annual SACRED PEACE WALK 2015
to the NEVADA NATIONAL SECURITY SITE, YUCCA MOUNTAIN & CREECH AIR FORCE BASE
MARCH 28 TO APRIL 3
The Annual 65-Mile Peace Walk begins this Sunday, March 29, 8:30 AM, at the Atomic Testing Museum, 755 E Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV.
A Powerful, 65-Mile Walking Meditation across the Mojave Desert, in the name of Peace. Responding to renewed calls to resume testing of nuclear weapons and to store high level nuclear waste and increased usage of drone assassinations, all at government facilities in Nevada, local peace activists will be joined by others from around the United States, Europe and Japan, for the Nevada Desert Experience’s Sacred Peace Walk (S.P.W.). Many of those walking are Buddhist Monks and Nuns from Japan, and are including the SPW as a leg of their own walk from San Francisco to the United Nations, in New York City, for the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference taking place in May.
This 65-mile, annual pilgrimage to the Nevada National Security Site (formerly The Nevada Test Site/NTS) begins on March 28 with an orientation in Las Vegas. On March 29 (Palm Sunday) at 8:30 AM, the walkers will start their trek from the Atomic Testing Museum with a short program of prayer and song. By Tuesday evening, March 31, the walkers expect to be in Cactus Springs where they will be guests at the Temple of Goddess Spirituality. The next morning, April 1, the walkers will engage in a nonviolent protest at Creech Air Force Base. Later that day, they will join with members of the Western Shoshone Nation on the south side of Yucca Mountain to pray for the healing of the Earth. The SPW concludes on Good Friday as we greet the sunrise with the Western Shoshone, and then have a Good Friday liturgy and procession to the entrance to the Nevada Test Site later in the morning.
Brian Terrell (773) 853-1886
John Amidon: (518) 312-6442
Mary Lou Anderson (702) 572-7249 or Visit Us at: nevadadesertexperience.org