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Oct. 20, Festival of Hope: Brunswick, Georgia

October 20, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The Festival of Hope is a time to gather as a community to celebrate the plowshares action with inspiring musical performances, poetry, dance and presentations as we prepare to go into trial.

Sunday, October 20, 2019
4:00 – 7:00 p.m.

The Historic Ritz Theater

1530 Newcastle St., Corner of F Street
Brunswick, GA 31520


The Geechee Gullah Ring Shouters of Georgia

The Ring Shout is among the oldest known African-American performance traditions surviving on the North American continent. The Shouters embrace and preserve the historical and cultural heritage of the Geechee legacy through song and dance.  They have performed at numerous venues and festivals including the Smithsonian Anacostia Festival, Beaufort Gullah Festival and Sapelo Island Cultural Day Festival.

Aviva and the Flying Penguins

Featuring vocally alluring songs of love and spirituality within a mix of reggae, African, and middle eastern influences.

Hermina Glass-Hill

Award-winning public historian, author, Susie King Taylor scholar, speaker and preservationist Hermina Glass-Hill is the founder and Executive Director of the Susie King Taylor Institute and Ecology Center.

James W. Douglass

James W. Douglass is a theologian, activist and author of several books including The Non-Violent Cross: A Theology of Revolution and Peace), and The Human Revolution: A Search for Wholeness. He and his wife, Shelley Douglass established the Ground Zero Center for Nonviolent Action and Mary’s House, a “house of hospitality” for homeless people in need of long-term health care.

Members of the Kings Bay Plowshares 7

The Kings Bay Plowshares 7 face 25 years in prison for nonviolently and symbolically disarming the Trident nuclear submarine base at Kings Bay, GA on April 4, 2018, the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr.  Their trial begins on Monday, October 21 in Brunswick.

The Festival will also include:

Buddhist Monk Gilberto Zamora

Poet Stephen Wing

Musicians Joanne Steele and Steve Jacobs with possible appearances by Richie Stern and Ralph Hutchison

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If you are coming and especially if you are planning to stay overnight for the trial please let the organizers know by filling out this form: http://bit.ly/RSVP-KBP7



  1. Housing

We have reserved an entire campground on beautiful Blythe Island, about 20-30 minutes from the courthouse. Camp Glynn has cabin space for up to 140-150 people and tent camping space as well. This space also has a large kitchen and gathering hall and a large chapel. For a more detailed description of Camp Glynn, as well as of other inexpensive options for housing such as motels, go to http://bit.ly/GAHOME.

If you wish to stay at Camp Glynn, please send an email with CAMP GLYNN as the subject to Sarah Cool, coolsarahs@gmail.com.   If you have already filled out the RSVP form, you need not enter it there.


  1. Core Agreements

We ask all who participate in the October Hope and Solidarity events to support the Kings Bay Plowshares 7 to fill out and sign the Core Agreements document. You can download it here: http://bit.ly/KBP7Agree


  1. Court Guidelines

The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia has very strict Dress and Attire rules that you should be aware of before you pack.

Sandals or flip flops are not permitted, so please bring a pair of closed-toe shoes.

Jeans and sleeveless tops are also not permitted; dress for men and women is expected to approximate 1950’s business casual.

Additionally, at times the courtroom can get very chilly, so prepare to dress in layers.

Please read about court restrictions and requirements at this link: http://bit.ly/CourtCode


If you need more information about any of this, contact Robert 912-399-4862 or Roxane 928-607-7369.




October 20, 2019
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm



The Historic Ritz Theatre, 1530 Newcastle St., Brunswick, GA
1530 Newcastle St.
Brunswick, GA United States
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