Veterans for Peace Golden Rule project manager to speak at Lahaina Library
LAHAINA – Helen Jaccard, project manager of the Veterans for Peace Golden Rule Project, will present “The Peace in the Pacific Voyage: How we can reduce the possibility of nuclear war” in a free talk on Tuesday, Sept. 24, from 6 to 7 p.m. at Lahaina Public Library.
The event includes discussion and screening of the ten-minute film “Making Waves: Rebirth of the Golden Rule.”
The peace sailboat itself, the Golden Rule, will be at Lahaina Harbor at the time of this program.
The historic sailboat came to Hawaii in an attempt to stop nuclear testing in the Pacific 61 years ago.
Re-creating that 1958 voyage with the same 39-foot wooden sailboat, salvaged and restored by Veterans for Peace, is the aim of the Peace in the Pacific project.
The peace organization has been sailing the boat along the West Coast for several years with a message of support for the Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons and for ways to avert the possibility of nuclear war.
Having sailed from California to Hilo in July, the boat and crew are visiting each Hawaiian island with the message that nuclear disarmament is possible.
They are in Maui waters throughout most of the month of September.
In December, they will sail on to the Marshall Islands, Guam, Okinawa and then to Hiroshima, Japan, to arrive there by August of 2020 for the 75th anniversary of the atomic bombings.
The event is co-sponsored by Veterans for Peace Golden Rule Project and Maui Peace Action.
For more information, call 205-4067 and visit www.vfpgoldenruleproject.org.