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October 18 - October 26

Planning to be in Georgia in October to Support the Kings Bay Plowshares 7?

These links will help you plan your trip and help us plan to host you well.

 

Contacts:

Robert Randall: 912-399-4862

Roxane George: 928-607-7369

Sarah Cool (housing and food): 404-449-7893

Ken Jones (transportation): 207-233-3087

 

Schedule of planned activities for the week

If you know you’re coming, you can download and print this information to bring with you – http://bit.ly/Book2-KBP7

 

Friday, October 18:

6 pm: Dinner in the Dining Hall at Camp Glynn 1800 Blythe Island Dr., Brunswick, GA, about 10 miles from downtown Brunswick. All are invited to a community dinner at Camp Glynn on Friday night.

 

Saturday, October 19 

1 pm: Lunch at McIntosh Sugarmill Park in St. Marys, GA (about an hour from downtown Brunswick)

The park is on the west side of Spur 40 (also named Charlie Smith Sr. Hwy), 1/2 block north of the Kings Bay Trident Submarine Base Stimson Gate.

Join us here for lunch before the vigil at Kings Bay from 2-5 pm.

2-5 pm: Vigil at the Kings Bay Trident Submarine Base

At the Intersection of Kings Bay RD/USS Henry L Stimson Dr and Spur 40, St Marys, GA (about an hour from downtown Brunswick)

Please join us for a vigil to put nuclear weapons on trial at the Kings Bay Stimson Gate. Parking and lunches will be available at McIntosh Sugarmill Park, 1/2 block north of the Stimson Gate, with more parking located another 1/2 block north, where there are also restrooms.

6:00 pm: Dinner in the Dining Hall at Camp Glynn

1800 Blythe Island Dr., Brunswick, GA

All are invited to dinner at Camp Glynn. If folks are inclined, we may have a talent show afterwards, so bring your stuff!

 

Sunday, October 20

2 pm: Lunch at Saint Francis Xavier Catholic Church

405 Howe Street (Howe St. and Newcastle St.), Brunswick, GA

We welcome help with clean-up, as lunch will be followed by short trips (walking or driving) to the Festival of Hope!

4 – 7 pm: Festival of Hope at the Historic Ritz Theatre

To download Glenn Carroll’s beautiful poster, go to http://bit.ly/FOHPoster

1530 Newcastle St, Brunswick, GA

Join us to celebrate the plowshares action with inspiring musical performances, poetry, dance and presentations as we prepare to go into trial. Our Festival of Hope will include the Geechee Gullah Ring Shouters, music by Aviva and the Flying Penguins, a presentation by award-winning Susie King Taylor scholar Hermina Glass-Hill and much more. Light desserts and finger foods. Free and open to the public. Donations will be gratefully accepted.

 

Monday, October 21

8 am Vigil at Courthouse

We will vigil in front of the Federal Courthouse, 801 Gloucester Street, beginning at 8 am and are hoping that teams will take turns maintaining the vigil all day.

9 am: Trial begins with jury selection

The trial is scheduled to begin inside at 9 am and many people will want to attend, while others continue the vigil. We will have a couple of our folks facilitating entry to the courthouse to make sure the defendants’ family members and supporters are able to get in and witness the proceedings and we appreciate your patience and help with that. Please read and prepare to comply with the court’s guidelines pertaining to dress and behavior before you arrive. http://bit.ly/CourtCode

1 pm: Lunches and rest at Saint Athanasius Episcopal Church

1321 Albany St., Brunswick, GA

Saint Athanasius will be available for respite from 1 pm on during trial days, Monday-Friday. We’ll have lunches whenever the court breaks for it.

6 pm: Dinner and James Douglass Program at Saint Athanasius Episcopal Church

James W. Douglass is a theologian, activist and author of several books including JFK and the Unspeakable, Gandhi and the Unspeakable and The Non-Violent Cross: A Theology of Revolution and Peace. He and his wife, Shelley Douglass, established the Ground Zero Center for Nonviolent Action and Mary’s House, a Catholic Worker house of hospitality in Birmingham, Alabama.

 

Tuesday, October 22

8 am Vigil at Courthouse

We will vigil in front of the Federal Courthouse, 801 Gloucester Street, beginning at 8 am and are hoping that teams will take turns maintaining the vigil all day.

9 am: Trial continues

Please read and prepare to comply with the court’s guidelines pertaining to dress and behavior before you arrive.

1 pm: Lunches and rest at Saint Athanasius Episcopal Church

1321 Albany St., Brunswick, GA

4:30 pm: Art Show

1326 Newcastle St., Brunswick, GA

Featuring wonderful works of art by Liz McAlister, Amal Maseer, Sr. Corita Scott, Brian Kavanagh, Teresa Grady Flores, Tom Lewis, J Allen Doucot and Eli Matson. Curated by Jackie Allen.

6 pm: Dinner and History of the Plowshares Movement Program by Rosalie Riegle and Art Laffin at Saint Athanasius Episcopal Church

 

Wednesday, October 23

8 am Vigil at Courthouse

We will vigil in front of the Federal Courthouse, 801 Gloucester Street, beginning at 8 am and are hoping that teams will take turns maintaining the vigil all day.

9 am: Trial

Please read and prepare to comply with the court’s guidelines pertaining to dress and behavior before you arrive.

1 pm: Lunches and rest at Saint Athanasius Episcopal Church

1321 Albany St., Brunswick, GA

6 – 8:30 pm: Dinner and Tribunal at the Historic Ritz Theatre

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

We will hold a Tribunal to let the community hear from expert witnesses for the Kings Bay Plowshares 7, defense team members, and leaders in peace activism and the spiritual defense of the earth and her people.

Invited Speakers include:

  • Professor Francis Boyle, International Law expert
  • Jeannine Hill Fletcher, PhD, Fordham University expert in Catholic social teaching
  • Bishop Joseph R. Kopacz, Catholic Diocese of Jackson, MS
  • Karen Grainey with the Center for a Sustainable Coast and Sierra Club
  • Ralph Hutchison, Oak Ridge Environmental Peace Alliance
  • A representative of Georgia WAND (Women’s Action for New Directions)

 

Thursday, October 24

8 am Vigil at Courthouse

We will vigil in front of the Federal Courthouse, 801 Gloucester Street, beginning at 8 am and are hoping that teams will take turns maintaining the vigil all day.

9 am: Trial

Please read and prepare to comply with the court’s guidelines pertaining to dress and behavior before you arrive.

1 pm: Lunches and rest at Saint Athanasius Episcopal Church

1321 Albany St., Brunswick, GA

6 pm: Dinner at Saint Athanasius Episcopal Church

 

Friday, October 25

8 am:  Vigil at Courthouse if Court continues

We will vigil in front of the Federal Courthouse, 801 Gloucester Street

9 am: Trial

Please read and prepare to comply with the court’s guidelines pertaining to dress and behavior before you arrive.

1 pm: Lunches and rest at Saint Athanasius Episcopal Church

1321 Albany St., Brunswick, GA

6 pm:  Dinner in the Dining Hall at Camp Glynn 1800 Blythe Island Dr., Brunswick, GA, about 10 miles from downtown Brunswick.

 

Saturday, October 26

Check out time at Camp Glynn will be at noon.

 

Details

Start:
October 18
End:
October 26