In the early 1980’s at the height of the Cold War, Western Massachusetts helped birth the Nuclear Weapons Freeze movement, a powerful grassroots campaign that played a major role in advancing the cause of nuclear arms control and disarmament — and preventing nuclear war. Today, the threat of nuclear war is as real as it has ever been and again Western Massachusetts has birthed a new national grassroots campaign, Back from the Brink: Bringing Communities Together to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, campaigning to reduce nuclear dangers and abolish all nuclear weapons.

To help achieve these goals and build real political power, Back from the Brink needs to raise significant funds and scale up its efforts. Can we count on you?

Join us on Sunday, December 4th to celebrate the campaign’s accomplishments, learn about the campaign’s plans for 2023 and how you can get involved, and help honor four Western Massachusetts leaders who have played a major role in advancing the campaign and the cause of nuclear disarmament.

State Representative Lindsay Sabadosa

State Senator Jo Comerford

U.S. Representative Jim McGovern

Sister Mary Caritas, Sisters of Providence

There is no fee to attend the reception. Please consider a tax-deductible, sponsorship contribution for this event.

 HONORARY COMMITTEE

Judge William H. Abrashkin (Ret.)
Rev. Dr. Andrea Ayvazian
Merriam Ansara,
Board Member, Massachusetts Peace Action and W. Mass Code Pink
Katharine Gratwick Baker,
Co-Founder of Northampton Neighbors
Cecilia Calabrese,
Agawam City Council Vice President
Suzanne Carlson,
Board Member, Traprock Peace Center for Peace and Justice
Daniel Ellsberg
Ira Helfand, MD,
Member International Steering Group, ICAN
Abbie Jenks, MSW, M.Ed.,
Board Member, Traprock Peace Center for Peace and Justice
Randy Kehler
Michael Klare,
Professor Emeritus Peace and World Studies, Hampshire College
Mayor Nicole LaChapelle, Easthampton, MA
Jesse Lederman, President Springfield City Council
Paul Mancinone
Michael Martin, (Major General, USMC Reserve)
Sarah Pirtle,
Board Member, Traprock Peace Center for Peace and Justice
Laura Reed,
Department of Political Science, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Henry Rosenberg, MD
Mayor Gina-Louise Sciarra, Northampton, MA
Deborah Smith, MD
Owen Zaret, PA-C, Easthampton City Council

SPONSORS

Champion
Ira Helfand
Paul Mancinone

Advocate
Margot Zallen

Supporter
Hank Abrashkin
Christian Appy
Katharine Baker
Nathaniel Butler
Steve Jones
Michael Klare and Andrea Ayvazian
Cynthia MacBain
Laura Reed
Peter Wirth

Friend
Ronald Ackerman and Cleo Gorman
Janet and Robert Bissel
Brian Boyles
Ellen Ferranti, MD
Jim Levey
Sean Meyer
Peter Moyer
Rebecca Neimark
Barry Nigrosh
Henry Rosenberg, MD
David Spence
Seth Tuler
Sara Weinberger
Peter Wilk, MD

General
David Katz

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