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Two Minutes to Midnight: What We Can Do to Prevent Nuclear War

  • Goucher College, Kelley Lecture Hall 1021 Dulaney Valley Road Towson, MD, 21204 United States (map)

On November 17, please join Chesapeake PSR and our state and local cosponsors for a conference on what we can do to prevent nuclear war.

The public remains largely unaware of the intolerable threat to our nation and to the human race of nuclear war. The Doomsday Clock, set by the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, is now fixed at two minutes to midnight, and, according to former Secretary of Defense William Perry, we are in a more perilous period now than even during the Cold War. 

Springing from the “Back from the Brink” document that calls on the United States to lead a global effort to prevent nuclear war, the conference will review nuclear risks of the renewed U.S. “nuclear modernization” and arms race, and develop advocacy goals, teach creative organizing and build a work plan for the next year. Twenty seven Maryland groups have endorsed “Back from the Brink.” This conference will coordinate our work, such as passing resolutions in more towns and cities and working with state delegates and senators on legislation to support “Back from the Brink.” We also hope to further support the United Nations effort to make nuclear weapons illegal. 

For more information, read the event program. Please RSVP below:

Cosponsors: Anne Arundel Peace Action, Peace Action Montgomery, Maryland United for Peace and Justice, National Lawyers’ Guild/MD, Prince George’s Peace and Justice Coalition, Chesapeake Physicians for Social Responsibility, Baltimore Peace Action, Baltimore Quaker Peace and Justice Committee, Howard County Peace Action, and Bethesda Friends Meeting. National Partners: Peace Action, Physicians for Social Responsibility, Arms Control Association, Women’s Action for New Directions and Institute for Race, Justice, and Civic Engagement.

For further information, please contact Chesapeake PSR Executive Director Tim Whitehouse at or (240) 246-4492.

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