The Continental Walk for Disarmament and Social Justice Poster


A poster for the Continental Walk for Disarmament and Social Justice in 1976 featuring a graphic depiction of a missile turning into a dove, the symbol of peace. This walk was to start in Ukiah, California, and finish 8,000 miles later at The Pentagon in Washington D.C. on October 16, 1976. This walk was to raise awareness for education about the arms race, encourage local activism, and fight for fundamental social and political change. The walk took 9 months and was not the first walk of its kind. This group actively opposed nuclear weapons since they were first used against the Japanese in Hiroshima on August 6, 1945. They used nonviolent protest methods like this to raise awareness and try to stop the developing, testing, producing, acquiring, stockpiling, and threatening to use of nuclear weapons.