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Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Get ready for the 2013 Sacred Peace Walk! March 23-29 2013

The 65-mile, annual pilgrimage to the Nevada Test Site begins on March 23rd with an orientation in Las Vegas. On Sunday we walk down the Las Vegas Strip and through downtown. Then its off to the desert!

We walk in the footsteps of a long legacy of peace walkers and spiritual leaders to draw attention to the nuclear dangers that continue to threaten our sacred planet and the community of life. Our final destination, the Nevada Test Site (NTS or NNSS for its new name, the Nevada National Security Site), continues to be of major import in the government's efforts to upgrade the US nuclear arsenal.

We also vigil at Creech Air Force Base en route because it is the rapidly growing headquarters of the air force's Predator and Reaper weaponized drone forces that are at the center of the current administration's assassination program that is fomenting yet another arms race, is destabilizing communities all over the world, and is increasing the ranks of those who hate the United States because of its murderous hypocrisy.

Please join us in transforming fears into compassion and apathy into action.

We have a support vehicle available for those who need extra help, to carry people's supplies, to carry food and water for snacks and lunch and to tow the port-a-potty. Some Walkers only come for a few days although the entire week follows a flow that. All are welcome to do as much or as little actual walking as the Spirit calls.

The event web page has relevant background material, schedule and route details, more explanation about Nevada Desert Experience and our ethic of nonviolence...and a lovely, short video that gives you a sense of the walk based on recent years' experiences. 

We're also on Facebook. 

Suggested donation for the entire week is $200 or about $30 per day, and you can raise awareness among your friends and family by using our tools for asking people to sponsor your desert sojourn. No one is turned away for lack of funds!

Nevada Desert Experience has a history of conscientious, determined and nonviolent resistance to nuclear weapons and war dating back to 1982 when local Franciscans organized a "Lenten Desert Experience" to foster a practice of "desert spirituality" and resistance to the development of weapons of mass destruction.

NDE is also dedicated to the furtherance of Western Shoshone national claims to all of Newe Sogobia, their ancestral lands that include the Nevada Test Site.

Looking forward to walking with you, in spirit if not in the flesh.

For Peace Sake,
Jim Haber, Coordinator
Nevada Desert Experience
jim@nevadadesertexperience.org

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