Amherst League of Women Voters

A Voice for Citizens, a Force for Change

Back from the Brink

Event Date: 
Sunday, October 14, 2018 - 3:00pm

Dr. Helfand will discuss the latest efforts to prevent nuclear war, the importance of this issue, and what you can do to help.

Dr. Ira Helfand has led two organizations that were recipients of the Nobel Peace Prize. He is a member of the International Steering Group of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), which won the prize in 2017). And he is co-president of International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW), which won the prize in 1985. He is co-founder and past president of Physicians for Social Responsibility, the US affiliate of IPPNW. Dr. Helfand is a practicing physician, formerly in emergency medicine in Northampton and now working at an urgent care center (in Springfield.

Free and open to the public. Appropriate for adults and teens
Light refreshments will be served

For more information contact astupple@gmail.com

Sponsored by The Tikkun Olam Committee of the Jewish Community of Amherst (JCA); co-sponsored by LWV Amherst

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Location: 
Jewish Community Center, 742 Main Street
Event time: 
3-5 pm
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