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July 11, 2011

“How Peace Activists Saved the World from Nuclear War”
Friday, August 19, 6:30-9pm
6:30 Buffet Supper
7:30 – 9:00 Presentation and Discussion

The home of Dr. Tom Hall and Liz McLoughlin: 1515 – 16th Ave., San Francisco. Please see bottom of page for directions.

RSVP is requested (so we plan for enough food), but not required. Please email

Bob Gould, SF Bay Area President, says, “We at PSR are proud of our 50 year history working for peace and a world without nuclear weapons. We are delighted to have renowned historian Dr. Lawrence Wittner speak to us on the central role that PSR, IPPNW, and our allies in the global peace and anti-nuclear movement play in countering the most dangerous aspects of the nuclear arms race to date. Please join us for an intimate discussion that will undoubtedly reenergize our strong opposition to current Administration plans to modernize the U.S. nuclear arsenal, and inspire us to reassert ourselves as leaders in the current international campaign for abolishing nuclear weapons once and for all.’

Professor Wittner is a former President of the Council on Peace Research in History (now the Peace History Society), he has written extensively on the history of peace movements and on the history of United States foreign policy. He has written, edited, or co-edited several books, co-edited the scholarly journal Peace & Change, and written more than 200 published articles and book reviews. Professor Wittner has spoken at the United Nations and at the Norwegian Nobel Institute, delivered guest lectures on dozens of college and university campuses, and given talks in numerous countries (including Australia, Austria, Belgium, Britain, Canada, China, the Czech Republic, Finland, Germany, Japan, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, South Africa, Spain, and Switzerland).

Directions to Tom and Liz’s home, 1515 – 16th Ave., San Francisco [Tel: 415/731-7944]:
Low white house facing north at curve/corner of 16th Ave. and Lawton St. in the Inner Sunset district, about 1.1 mile west of UCSF. From San Francisco/East Bay: go west on Lincoln (on the south side of GG Park), left on Funston which is first traffic light west of the 9th Ave traffic light, go up hill 4 blocks and then right on Lawton for 0.2 mile until you reach the left-turning curve with 16th Ave; — Note: 16th Ave. is discontinuous (except by 148 stair steps) due to a steep hill. Our house is next to the light green house (970 Lawton) and our house would be better numbered as 980 Lawton St., where Lawton meets 16th Ave. at the curve. Don’t park on the curve; Muni buses swing wide and it is illegal. Parking is usually easy within a block of our house.