Sherry Larsen-Beville

2003-03-25 WAR ON IRAQ: The Home Front / War protesters put jobs on hold / Some say conscience leaves no choice  Sherry Larsen-Beville, 60, didn’t have to quit her job as head ticket- seller at the Oakland Coliseum to rally against the war. She and her husband, Frank Beville, 66, decided when they married 28 years ago that she would take part-time work so the family could devote time to peace and justice.

It wasn’t easy because the couple raised nine children, and Beville held one job as an electrician and another as chaplain at the Oakland County Jail.  Though he is now retired and the kids are grown up, it still isn’t easy. Neuropathy and a hip injury make walking painful for Beville. But he and Larsen-Beville were on the streets Monday, wearing black in recognition of the funereal theme adopted by some protesters.  “It gets down to whether we believe the rhetoric of the Bush administration,  and I have to say no,” Beville said. “Besides, a pre-emptive strike is just not the American way.”  


WESTERN STATES LEGAL FOUNDATION  Secretary  Sherry Larsen-Beville is a longtime peace and social justice activist. She became active in the early 1980’s when she took nonviolence training for planned actions at the Livermore Nuclear Weapons Lab. To this day she continues to be involved and is usually seen at the gates of Livermore Lab on Good Friday and during the Hiroshima/Nagasaki days. In the 1980s and early 1990s Ms. Larsen-Beville was very involved with The Sanctuary Movement, Office on Accompaniment, Ecumenical Peace Institute, The Pledge of Resistance and other organizations working toward a peaceful resolution to the conflicts in Central America. In December 1984 she joined La Marcha for La Paz in Centro America, and in 1993 participated in Mir Sada, a march for peace to Sarajevo. During the 1980s and 1990s Ms. Larsen-Beville helped organize and accompany several delegations to El Salvador. One of her favorite trips was the Atomic Mirror Pilgrimage to Japan in 1995 to commemorate the 50 year anniversary of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. In 1997 Ms. Larsen-Beville and her late husband Frank moved to downtown Oakland where she joined the First Unitarian Church of Oakland. The church was a member congregation of the Oakland Coalition of Congregations (OCC). Ms. Larsen-Beville dedicated much of her free time to the work of the church, mostly through OCC both as an officer and an activist. When Ms. Larsen-Beville and Frank married they already had 7 children between them and together had 2 daughters. She has 7 grandchildren. For personal enjoyment Ms. Larsen-Beville enjoys spending time with her family and friends, going to movies and playing duplicate bridge.

HIROSHIMA DAY ACTION: AUGUST 6TH, 2019  Jul 16, 2019 · For more information, contact Marylia Kelley at 925.443.7148 or Sherry Larsen-Beville at 510.686.0871 Share this: Twitter

Green Island News: February 2002  For more information contact Sherry Larsen-Beville: 510-663-8065 Vigil Commemorating Hiroshima and Nagasaki Days Tuesday, August 6th Livermore, CA Contact the sponsors listed below for more information about location and time. Livermore Conversion Project: 510-663-806560 Western States Legal Foundation: 510-839-5877 Tri-Valley CARES: 925-443-7148

“Planted By the Waters” – Winter / Spring, 2004  Earl Johnson died on June 30 of last year. He was 73. Earl was a leader in the peace and justice movement for many years. As Sherry Larsen-Beville wrote, he was a an anti-nuclear activist extraordinaire. He was often at the Nevada Test Site for the August actions. If anyone complained how hot is was, he said, “It was hotter in Hiroshima.” He was at the Livermore Labs on every possible occasion. He served as EPI’s board president, a fountain of spiritual and organizational resources. Besides everything else, he was a poet. His favorite form was the Haiku.  Earl Johnson, ¡presente!

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