Ari and Jake
Summer Quarterly 2017
After four great years, Arianne “Ari” Stewart Peterson, Nukewatch’s unyielding defender of workers everywhere—and of The Chicago Manual of Style—will be leaving our staff to subtly educate Wisconsin college students about matters of consequence while teaching them English at the University of Wisconsin-Barron County. With her calm, understated, firm, witty, and shrewd guidance, Ari has steered Nukewatch to be an organization more in touch with multi-cultural reality and helped us to better recognize and appreciate the diversity of social justice perspectives and environmental impacts beyond the office. In her time here as our tech savvy Co-director, Ari moved the organization from the 1990’s into modernity, with a new website, membership outreach, a Facebook page, fund development plans, and an invigorated newsletter style, design and layout.
Ari conducted investigative reporting and mapping for, and co-edited, Nukewatch’s Revised Edition of Nuclear Heartland: A Guide to the 450 Land-Based Missiles of the United States which came out late in 2015. She has researched and written dozens of remarkable, well-respected articles for our Quarterly. Her amusing command of the Chicago Manual has helped us avoid sounding too much like bumpkins from the countryside. Ari is the only person who could single-handedly run the entire Nukewatch office. She’s just not replaceable. Happily, Ari will continue to serve on the board of our parent organization The Progressive Foundation and help out as an occasional consultant. Bon Voyage Ari!