Honoring anti-nuclear dedication

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The Alliance for Nuclear Accountability (ANA) held its annual awards night on April 25, during its ANA DC Days of activism and lobbying on Capitol Hill.

Gerry Condon (below left) of Veterans for Peace was acknowledged for his efforts in resurrecting the historic peace boat, the Golden Rule, now traveling the coastal, river and canal routes of the United States with its message in support of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. Youth activist, Giselle Herzfeld, (below right) received the “surprise” activist award for her passion, dedication and output for the cause. Giselle is with 350 CO and the Rocky Mountain Peace and Justice Center.

Beyond Nuclear retroactively presented its two prior winners of the Dr. Judith Johnsrud Unsung Hero Award, as in-person events have not been possible the last few years due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The recipients were Ian Zabarte, (for 2020-1), Principle Man of the Western Bands of the Shoshone Nation of Indians and secretary of Native Community Action Council in Las Vegas, NV, and Karen Hadden (for 2022-3), executive director of Sustainable Energy and Economic Development (SEED) Coalition in Austin, TX. (Headline photo by Linda Pentz Gunter shows, left to right, Beyond Nuclear’s Kevin Kamps presenting the award to Hadden and Zabarte.)

Judy Johnsrud was a founding board member of Beyond Nuclear, as well as NIRS; she was awarded a Sierra Club lifetime achievement award for her half-century of anti-nuclear activism and grassroots leadership. Beyond Nuclear has given the Judy J award since 2014, at ANA’s DC Days.

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