The June 12, 1982, Disarmament Rally and Beyond

Saving the world from nuclear war forty years later

  • 11AM EST

Please join us for a conversation with Dr. Vincent Intondi, author of the new book Saving the World from Nuclear War, which examines how the June 12, 1982 rally for nuclear disarmament paved the way for a new generation of activists.

On that fateful day, one million people filled the streets of New York City and rallied in Central Park to show support for the United Nations’ Second Special Session on Disarmament. In his book, Intondi draws on archival materials and interviews with rally organizers and activists in Central Park to explore this demonstration from its inception to the historic day itself.

Dr. Intondi is a professor of history and director of the Institute for Race, Justice, and Civic Engagement at Montgomery College in Takoma Park, Maryland. He is considered the preeminent authority on the intersection of race and nuclear weapons and is also the author of African Americans Against the Bomb: Nuclear Weapons, Colonialism, and the Black Freedom Movement.

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