Back from the Brink is excited to invite you to Building Momentum for Nuclear Weapons Abolition After 2MSP: Next Generation Perspectives to share with you some of the ideas and energy coming out of the Second Meeting of States Parties (2MSP) to the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. This virtual event on Wednesday, December 6th at 8 pm ET / 5 pm PT will feature a roundtable discussion among next generation nuclear disarmament advocates who will have just returned from the 2MSP in New York City.
The event will be an opportunity to hear perspectives and insights from these young leaders as well as from the national BftB organizing team about the work of the campaign, challenges and opportunities as we look ahead to 2024, and importantly, how you can get involved. There will be a moderated Q & A discussion as well as other opportunities to offer your insights, connect with others, and access BftB advocacy tools and resources.ts organizing efforts of Back from the Brink and ways that individuals like you can get more involved with the campaign.
Date: December 6, 2023
Time: 8 PM ET / 6 PM CT / 5 PM PT
You will receive a confirmation email with instructions on how to access the virtual event upon registration.
Let’s come together to make a world free from the threat of nuclear weapons a reality. We hope to see you there!
Maral Hassanshahi, PT, DPT, is a clinician based in San Francisco, CA. She serves on the Board of Directors at Physicians for Social Responsibility-Los Angeles (PSR-LA) and is a climate and health ambassador for PSR National. She has over 12 years of extensive work and leadership in the environment, global health, and peace sector, collaborating with esteemed international organizations including the United Nations. She began her involvement in nuclear disarmament as a National Student Representative for the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW) and continues her work with both IPPNW and the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN). She is co-founder of the Environmental Physical Therapy Catalyst Group within the American Physical Therapy Association’s Academy for Leadership and Innovation.
Maylene Hughes is the Grassroots Organizing and Policy Coordinator for the Nuclear Threats Program at Physicians for Social Responsibility-Los Angeles (PSR-LA). She leads organizing efforts for the Back from the Brink campaign in Southern California, focusing on intersectional outreach that connects nuclear weapons with social justice issues. Maylene is a graduate of Occidental College, where she received a B.A. in Critical Theory & Social Justice and had roles as an Equity Ambassador and internships with Liberation Ventures, the Anti-Recidivism Coalition, and the Irish Network Against Racism. Maylene’s passion stems from bridging academia and the community, inspired by her experiences as a low-income, queer, Black/Asian individual.
Molly McGinty is Program Director of International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW) which she joined in 2019 as a Quaker Voluntary Service Fellow. She has previously engaged in advocacy related to police demilitarization and anti-human trafficking policy. It was through these positions that she came to understand the power of grassroots organizing and youth-led movements. Molly also works alongside IPPNW’s International Student Representatives, other medical student groups, and youth partners to raise the voices of young people in nuclear abolition. She currently serves as one of IPPNW’s representatives on the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) International Steering Group and helps lead Youth for TPNW.