Posted by: ithacacatholicworker | March 24, 2010

Walk for a Nuclear Free Future

Dear Friends,

The Walk For a Nuclear Free Future will be arriving in Ithaca Tues., March 30.

Below you will find the schedule for when the walkers arrive in Ithaca.

Also you’ll find the walk itinerary, if any of you are interested in joining the walk.

If  you are able to help out with food, rides or $ please contact Clare Grady at or 273-6257

Here’s a link to the opinion piece in the Ithaca Journal  if you would like to know more about the reasons for the walk.

Ithaca Schedule


Walk arrives in Ithaca in the late afternoon at De Witt Park

Welcoming Circle at 7:15PM at the Unitarian Church (corner of Buffalo and Aurora St)
we will hear from Jun san and walkers and Frida Berrigan*

WEDNESDAY MARCH 31st: Rest Day in Ithaca

morning and early afternoon talks with middle and high school students

Late afternoon talk at IC, with Jun san and Frida Berrigan, in Williams 225, from 4-5:30PM

Evening Interfaith Service at the First Baptist Church at De Witt Park 7-8:30PM


walk leaves Ithaca, departing from De Witt Park btwn 8:30 and 9AM.
12 NOON, talk at TC3 with Frida Berrigan and a few walkers (in the Student Center 12 noon to 1PM)
evening circle in Dryden TBA

Any questions call clare 273-6257, poco 277-7442, tom 277-7426, ellen 277-6932

Walk for a Nuclear-Free Future 2010

Northern Route (3/7/10-5/2/10)

Date             Point of Departure                     Destination                                     Miles
3/6 Sat Opening Ceremony (Streamburg)
Day 1 3/7 Sun Steamburg (Cold Spring Territory, Seneca Nation) Salamanca (Allegany Territory, Seneca Nation) 12
Day 2 3/8 Mon Salamanca Ellicottville 12
Day 3 3/9 Tue Ellicottville Rt. 219 & County Rd. 85 10
Day 4 3/10 Wed Rt. 219 & County Rd. 85 Springville (via Rd. 85, West Valley Nuclear Waste Site) 10
Day 5 3/11 Thu Springville Gowanda (Cattaraugus Territory, Seneca Nation) 16
Day 6 3/12 Fri Gowanda Irving (Cattaraugus Territory, Seneca Nation) 16
Day 7 3/13 Sat Irving (via Rt. 20) Wanakah 14
Day 8 3/14 Sun Wanakah Buffalo 15
Day 9 3/15 Mon rest day
Day 10 3/16 Tue Buffalo Town of Tonawanda 11
Day 11 3/17 Wed Town of Tonawanda Lewiston (Tuscarora Nation) 18
Day 12 3/18 Thu Lewiston Lockport 15
Day 13 3/19 Fri Lockport Akron (Tonawanda Territory, Seneca Nation) 18
Day 14 3/20 Sat Medina Albion 12
Day 15 3/21 Sun Albion Brockport 15
Day 16 3/22 Mon Brockport Rochester 18
Day 17 3/23 Tue rest day
Day 18 3/24 Wed Rochester Victor 18
Day 19 3/25 Thu Victor Canandaigua 15
Day 20 3/26 Fri Canandaigua Geneva 16
Day 21 3/27 Sat Geneva Seneca Falls 13
Day 22 3/28 Sun Seneca Falls Union Springs (Cayuga Farm) 15
Day 23 3/29 Mon Union Springs (Cayuga Farm) King Ferry (Rt 90 & NY 34B) 15
Day 24 3/30 Tue King Ferry (Rt 90 & NY 34B) Ithaca 16
Day 25 3/31 Wed rest day
Day 26 4/1 Thu Ithaca Dryden 10
Day 27 4/2 Fri Dryden Cortland 14
Day 28 4/3 Sat Cortland Tully 12
Day 29 4/4 Sun Tully Onondaga Nation 12
Day 30 4/5 Mon Onondaga Nation Syracuse (National Guard Hancock Airport) 14

Day 31 4/6 Tue rest day
Day 32 4/7 Wed Syracuse Chittenango 15
Day 33 4/8 Thu Chittenango Oneida Nation 12
Day 34 4/9 Fri Oneida Nation Rome 16
Day 35 4/10 Sat Rome Utica 16
Day 36 4/11 Sun Utica Herkimer 16
Day 37 4/12 Mon Herkimer East Creek 14
Day 38 4/13 Tue East Creek Palatine Bridge 13
Day 39 4/14 Wed Palatine Bridge Fonda (Mohawk Community) 12
Day 40 4/15 Thu rest day
Day 41 4/16 Fri Fonda Amsterdam 14
Day 42 4/17 Sat Amsterdam Schenectady 17
Day 43 4/18 Sun Schenectady Albany 16
Day 44 4/19 Mon Albany Ravena 15
Day 45 4/20 Tue Ravena Athens 16
Day 46 4/21 Wed Athens Saugarties 17
Day 47 4/22 Thu rest day
Day 48 4/23 Fri Saugarties Kingston 13
Day 49 4/24 Sat Kingston Highland 16
Day 50 4/25 Sun Highland Newburgh 16
Day 51 4/26 Mon Newburgh Highland Falls (Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant) 13
Day 52 4/27 Tue Highland Falls Stony Point 12
Day 53 4/28 Wed Stony Point Nyack 12
Day 54 4/29 Thu Nyack Englewood, NJ 15
Day 55 4/30 Fri rest day
Day 56 5/1 Sat Englewood, NJ New York City (United Nations Plaza) 13
Day 57 5/2 Sun National Rally at United Nations Plaza, New York City
5/3 Mon NPT review conference starts

Total miles; 706

Supported by:

Catholic Workers; Center for Health, Environment & Justice; Citizens Campaign for the Environment; Citizens’ Environmental Coalition;
CODEPINK; Fellowship of Reconciliation (FOR); FootPrints for Peace; Global Network Against Weapon and Nuclear Power in Space;
Grandmothers for Peace; Indigenous Women’s Initiatives; Mayors for Peace; New York Regional AFSC; Nuclear Information & Resource Service
(NIRS); Pax Christi; Peace Action; Sierra Club; Syracuse Peace Counsel; Veterans for Peace; Western New York Peace Center.

* Frida Berrigan is Senior Program Associate of the Arms and Security Initiative at the New America Foundation. Previously, she served for eight years as Deputy Director and Senior Research Associate at the Arms Trade Resource Center at the World Policy Institute at the New School in New York City. She has also worked as a researcher at The Nation magazine.

Ms. Berrigan is a columnist for Foreign Policy in Focus and a contributing editor of In These Times magazine. She is the author of reports on arms trade and human rights, U.S. nuclear weapons policy, and the domestic politics of U.S. missile defense and space weapons policies. She has been a featured expert on national and regional radio outlets, and regularly speaks on national security issues to citizen’s organizations and at major conferences throughout the United States.



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