Against the Wind Festival

Against the Wind Festival is a week-long pro-peace festival, that will take place
October 14-21 in Humboldt County. The Festival will raise awareness
of the continuing urgent dangers of nuclear armaments and nuclear war. It
will also address other current social and political issues of race, justice,
equality and the ‘golden rule.’ Funds generated will support the mission of the
Golden Rule, helping to fuel its voyage to Hawaii, the Marshall Islands and on
to Japan for the 75th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima.

Sun., Oct. 14, 7 p.m.          Power of Protest: Songs of Resistance

Tues., Oct. 16, 7 p.m.         Mortality, Morality & the Atom Bomb Forum –

                                         Panelists: Gould, Wittner, Preston, Wiki    Moderator: Fulkerson

Wed., Oct. 17, 4 p.m.         Student Poets & Artists Reception (free admission)

Wed., Oct. 17, 7 p.m.         Reeling in the Bomb: A Night of Film (sponsored by Minor Theatre) –

                                          short films; post-film discussion with             Robert. Gould, M.D.

Wed., Oct. 17, 10 p.m.        Dr. Strangelove – classic film

Fri., Oct. 19, 8 p.m.            Play - Which Way the Wind? (and ‘talk-back’)

Sat., Oct. 20, 8 p.m.           Play - Which Way the Wind? (and ‘talk-back’)

Sun., Oct. 21, 2 p.m.          Play - Which Way the Wind? (and ‘talk-back’)


A group of local volunteers is producing the Against the Wind Festival, October 14-October 21, 2018,

to draw attention to the nuclear threat to life on earth and to fuel a new voyage of the first “peace boat,” the Golden Rule. The Festival, a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation #77-0596127, includes the revival of Which Way the Wind?, a play last produced in 1960.  Proceeds from all Festival events support the fall voyage of the Golden Rule.

In 2010, the Golden Rule was raised from the bottom of Humboldt Bay and rebuilt by community volunteers and members of Veterans For Peace.  Now the National Organization of Veterans For Peace intends to sail the boat on its once-thwarted mission, toward Hawaii and the Marshall Islands, en-route to Japan for the 75th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.   

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October 14, 2018 at 7pm - 10pm

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