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 EVENTS:

Science Movie Night and Commemoration of the Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
August 12, 2014 
7 pm @ SLC Main Library, 210 East 400 South, Salt Lake City, UT.
GODZILLA: The Japanese Original
Directed by Ishirô Honda
Not Rated | B+W | 1954 | Japan
Screens in Japanese with English subtitles
Widely recognized as one of the greatest monster movies ever made, GODZILLA (a.k.a. Gojira) is celebrating it’s 60th Anniversary with a newly restored version of the film. Made in Japan at a time when the country was still reeling from the effects of a nuclear attack, the movie’s radioactive, rampaging beast is the embodiment of an entire populations fears as well as an icon of destruction that spawned almost 30 sequels. Following the screening, Dr. Nicola Barber from the University of Utah’s Genetic Science Learning Center will discuss mutation and the genetic implications of radiation exposure. She’ll also highlight some interesting organisms that, like Godzilla, are remarkably resistant to radiation or have adapted to use radiation as a source of energy.
Presented in partnership with Utah Museum of Natural History, Utah Film Center and Utah Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons.

 

Beat the Bomb: AFRICAN and TAIKO DRUMMING
Friday, September 26, 2014
6pm @ Sugar House Park, Fabian Pavilion, 1400 East 2100 South, Salt Lake City, UT.

Join us in celebrating the First International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons.  Established by the United Nations General Assembly, the aim of the day is to enhance ‘public awareness and education about the threat posed to humanity by nuclear weapons and the necessity for their total elimination, in order to mobilize international efforts towards achieving the common goal of a nuclear-weapon-free world.’ The resolution establishing the day also calls for the immediate start of multilateral negotiations on a nuclear weapons convention – a global treaty to prohibit and eliminate nuclear weapons – and decides to hold a high level United Nations conference no later than 2018 to review and enhance progress.
Presented in partnership with the Gandhi Alliance for Peace, United Nations Association of Utah and the Utah campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons.

UTAH CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION CONTACT NUMBERS:

  • Utah Representatives: 
    • District 1: Rep. Rob Bishop — (202) 225-0453
    • District 2: Rep. Chris Stewart — (202) 225-9730
    • District 3: Rep. Jason Chaffetz — (202) 225-7751
    • District 4: Rep. Jim Matheson  — (202) 225-3011
  • Utah Senators:
    • Senator Mike Lee — (202) 224-5444
    • Senator Orrin Hatch — (202) 224-5251

RECOMMENDED READINGS FOR THE MONTH:

May 2014 — For some interesting background information about the original Godzilla movie, Click Here and Click Here

April 2014 — For a movie review of Godzilla: The Japanese Original, Click Here

March 2014 — With the current crisis in the Ukraine, the question of the role of nuclear weapons in national security has been raised.  A number of people have argued that in agreeing to give up it’s nuclear weapons in 1994, the Ukraine made itself more vulnerable.  For a brief summary of the 20-year-old Budapest Memorandum on Security Assurances, signed by the U.S., Russia, the U.K. and Ukraine,  Click Here

March 2014 — On March 20, more than 163 parliaments from around the world adopted a resolution urging parliaments to work with their governments to achieve a nuclear-weapon-free world. In addition, the resolution, adopted after 12 months of consultations and negotiations, further asks parliaments to work together with their governments and civil society to build momentum for a constructive Non Proliferation Treaty (NPT) Review Conference in 2015, and to ratify and implement existing non-proliferation and disarmament treaties and agreements, including the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty.  To read about this landmark decision, Click Here

 

 

 

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