About Us

The Utah Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons is a collection of concerned citizens who join a growing and diverse group of leaders and fellow citizens from across the political spectrum who believe that now is the time for the United States to lead the world in nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament. Toward this end we direct our mission:

  • To broaden and intensify public awareness of the continuing danger of nuclear weapons, locally, nationally, and globally
  • To promote public discussion about steps toward the abolition of nuclear weapons
  • To encourage civic action for a nuclear weapons-free world

UPCOMING EVENT:

The Day After: Poems of Peace, Provocation , and Witness.  Poetry writing workshop with local poet Meg Day. Saturdays, March 7 & 21, April 4 & 18, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p..m. The Art Access Workshop Space at 230 S 500 W, #110 in Salt Lake City 

Can poetry change the future by closely examining the past?  What is the responsibility of the poet?  Over the course of four Saturdays, we will explore the possibilities of peace and delve into the healing potential of the spoken and written word.  There is a reason that poetry is read and written more often in times of crisis.  Together, we will discuss what gives poetry its potency and use our undeniably varied versions of history to visualize a more peaceful future.

2015 marks the 70th anniversary of the 1945 U.S. bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.  In partnership with Art Access, the utah Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons is providing this writing and performance workshop in order to investigate the power of poetry to remember, to document , and to heal.  Blending history , memory and a long lineage of social justice poems, participants will use poetry as a vehicle to tell unique stories that take risks, encourage empowerment, and build community around self-expression rooted in hope.

Meg Day was selected for Best New Poets of 2013, is a 2013 recipient of an NEA Fellowship in Poetry and the author of Last Psalm at Sea Level (winner of the 2014 Barrow Street Press Poetry Prize),When All You Have is a Hammer (winner of the 2012 Gertrude Press Chapbook Contest and We can’t Read This (winner of the 2013 Gazing Grain Chapbook Contest).

Click here for more information and to register: http://accessart.org/news-a-publications/calendar/art-access/27-the-day-after-writing-workshop

 

UCAN’s 70th ANNIVERSARY CAMPAIGN:

August 2015 will mark the 70th Anniversary of the World War II bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Thousands of people perished in the atomic bombings and others suffered and continue to suffer from radiation poisoning, including our own downwinders.  In keeping with our mission, UCAN is planning some memorable events to mark this anniversary and to garner support for ending this nuclear madness.  Please consider donating $70 to help support the 70th Anniversary events (or whatever amount is within your budget).  UCAN is a 501(c)3 organization so your donation is tax-deductible.  Please mail checks to UCAN,  819 Hudson Avenue, Salt Lake City, UT 84106. For more information contact us at info@utahcan.org.

THANKS TO OUR EARLY DONORS:

Eugene & Sandra Bauman
John Bennion
George Cheney & Sally Planalp
Gary & Angela Harding
Becky Heal
Boyer & Pat Jarvis 
Wayne Martinson 
Chriss Meecham
Janet Minden 
Julie Swaner
Randall Tolpinrud
Telemachus Foundation

 

 

 

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