ITHACA, N.Y. – Ithacan Clare Grady was one of seven Plowshares activists who took part in non-violent “sacramental action” at the Kings Bay Trident Submarine Base on the coast of Georgia on April 4, 2018. They were arrested after entering the naval base and pouring their blood on a bunker housing nuclear weapons. Grady and her co-defendants are charged with three federal felonies and a misdemeanor. If found guilty, they face up to 25 years in prison. They argue they are conscientious objectors, acting upon their deeply held religious convictions, and have asked that the charges be dismissed. The trial is expected to be held in February or March in Brunswick, GA.
Grady will present a talk titled, “Faith and Practice: Non-Violence, Symbolic Disarmament and the Kings Bay Plowshares Action” 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan 19. at the Friends Meetinghouse, 120 Third St.
This talk is co-sponsored by the Peace & Social Justice Committee of the Ithaca Quaker Meeting and the Ithaca Catholic Worker community. There will be ample time for questions and discussion. The event is free. A good will offering will be taken at the event.