Justice for Our Desert

October 7-8, 2018

Sacred Peace Walk

Justice For Our Desert

This Fall, on October 7th and 8th, Nevada Desert Experience will be holding its annual event Justice For our Desert (JFoD). In the past we have celebrated the art and culture of our desert community to remind the public and faith communities that our spirits are just as important as our service to help protect the desert responsibly. Focusing on community, education, and action, we invite you to come and take part in various workshops to study peace and practice protest in Nevada.

This year our work to shut down the Nevada National Security Site (NNSS) and return its land to the Western Shoshone Nation is being challenged by Nye County. We are being told that those who unlawfully demonstrate will suffer greater prosecution than we have seen in the years past. This is a backward step in humanity's need for the NNSS to dismantle and clean-up its nuclear waste site and making our desert safe again.

Please take extra notice of our need for support against the continual threat of nuclear technologies on our environment. Make your voice heard as we rally together this October on Indigenous Peoples Day to restore the land to its healthier stewardship. May peace prevail on Earth.

October 7th 2018

(17 years since the “War on Terror”)


Food, Music, and Workshops

Full Schedule Below

Happy Earth Market

900 Karen Ave, Unit D-102

Las Vegas, Nevada

October 8th 2018

(Indigenous Peoples Day--formerly "Columbus Day")


See Moonday's Schedule Below

Demonstrations at Nevada National Security Site (formerly Nevada Test Site) and Creech AFB

Mercury, NV (Nye County) & Indian Springs, NV (Clark County)

On the anniversary of the beginning of the ongoing US war against Afghanistan,

and the next day's national holiday of Indigenous People's Day 2018, we are here,

together, in an interfaith witness for peace and justice.


10:00 Opening Prayer: Marybel Gomez

10:15 Poetry by Tree Hill

10:30 Workshop by Eileen Shaughnessy

11:00 Workshop: Origami Peace Cranes with Clarice Tara (open station for the rest of the day)

11:30 Music by The Awkward Composer

12:00 NonViolence Workshop with Julia Occhiogrosso

12:30 Music by Cecil Purihin (Lunch by Lillian)

1:00 Workshop: Protest Art and Banner Making Leslie Klusmire (open station for the rest of the day)

1:30 Music By Madison J Devine

2:00 Workshop by See More Perspective and Katherine Parent

2:30 Music by Katherine Parent & See More Perspective

3:00 Music by SeeMore Perspective and Katherine Parent

3:30 Workshop Radical Mental Health + Street Medics with Laura Marie and Ming

4:00 Music by Trail Blazer

4:30 Workshop: "17 Years of War" with Brian Terrell (dinner)

5:00 Music by Eileen Shaughnessy

5:30 Poetry by Miss AyeVee

6:00 On to Soul Sessions!! All welcome to Join Peace Vigils on Monday 10/08


7:30 Meet at 1420 W. Bartlett Ave (Coffee and Bagels)

8:00 Shuttle to Cactus Springs

9:00 Peace Vigil at Creech AFB

11:00 Brunch

12:30 Peace Vigil at NNSS

1:30 Shuttle to 1420 W Bartlett Ave

3:00 Closing Prayer

See the 2016 JFOD event
See the 2015 JFOD event