Nuclear Freeze Rally: 35th Anniversary
On June 12th, 1982, nearly one million people assembled at Central Park for a rally calling for a “Nuclear Freeze.” It was a call-to-action that defined a movement and remains the largest single-issue political demonstration in American history.
From June 10-12th, 2017, on the 35th anniversary of that march and rally, hundreds of thousands are invited to gather in Prospect Park to once again rally against nuclear weapons.
Our President – and world – are closer to nuclear catastrophe than at any time since the height of the Cold War. We must take to the streets and take concrete action to show our leaders around the world that we’re committed to reducing nuclear threat.
On June 9th and 10th, participants will receive an action toolkit that includes call scripts for contacting your representatives, family guides to start dinner table conversations on the issue with children and students, and a series of direct actions you can take.
On June 11th, a large-scale rally and arts festival will be held in Prospect Park, Brooklyn, with crafts, food, speakers, educational workshops, and live musical performances by some of today’s biggest artists – and those who performed at the rally in 1982.
On June 12th, we will undertake a massive act of civil disobedience that physically and symbolically addresses the 9 nuclear nation-states.
Across our country, groups and individuals have become targets for their race, class, religion, nationality, sexuality, and beyond. With nuclear weapons, we’re all targets.