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Visit to the Veterans For Peace sailboat the Golden Rule - docking at marina in Redwood City July 18-20

Original post made by Judy Adams, Menlo Park: Downtown, on Jul 14, 2017

Celebrate the Voyage of the Sailboat the Golden Rule, for a Nuclear-Free Future
The 34’ wooden ketch arrives at the marina of the Port of Redwood City (451 Seaport Court, Redwood City, CA 94063) for events July 18-20 in support of the recently passed U.N. Treaty to ban nuclear weapons. Look for signs telling you where the Golden Rule is docked. All events are free. Sponsored by Veterans For Peace (, Peninsula/Palo Alto Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, (wilpf.peninsula.paloalto@gmail) and San Mateo Peace Action (
• Visit the Golden Rule July 18-20 for a tour and conversation with the crew.
• Reserve a spot to sail on the Golden Rule July 18-20 (8 guests at a time if weather conditions and crew situation permit)
• July 18 attend a potluck dinner and presentation on the history of the Golden rule, her mission, and what you can do to stop nuclear war.
Tours of the Golden Rule: restored and maintained by Veterans For Peace
• Tuesday July 18, 2 pm - 4 pm
• Wednesday July 19, 4 pm - 6 pm
• Thursday July 20, 4 pm - 6 pm
• or by appointment (call Helen Jaccard at 206-992-6364 in advance)
Sail with the crew on the Golden Rule:
• Tuesday July 18, 10 am and 12 pm
• Wednesday July 19, 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm
• Thursday July 20, 10 am, 12 pm, 2pm
• or by appointment (call Helen Jaccard at 206-992-6364)
July 18 - Join us for a potluck dinner, conversation about the mission of the Golden Rule, and screening of the 24 min. documentary film "Phoenix of Hiroshima - An Odyssey Interrupted." Hosted by the Social Action Committee, Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Redwood City (UUFRC), 2124 Brewster Ave., Redwood City, CA. (Free, but bring food to share). Potluck 6-7:00, presentation and film 7-8:30.
Brief History: In 1958, the Golden Rule attempted to sail to the Marshall Islands to interfere with U.S. atmospheric nuclear bomb testing. When the crew members of the Golden Rule were jailed and unable to complete the voyage, the Phoenix of Hiroshima, moved by their mission, did what the Golden Rule could not, and finished the journey. The Golden Rule and her sister sailboat recently reunited after 59 years apart. These unprecedented acts of civil disobedience brought worldwide attention to the dangers of atmospheric radiation, and support for the Limited Nuclear Test Ban in 1963. The Golden Rule inspired Greenpeace to acquire its first boat, The Rainbow Warrior.


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