Marcia Ann Timmel born Raleigh, NC August 7, 1952. Catholic nuclear protester. Communications professor, West Florida University, who quit to join Dorothy Day, Catholic Worker House, Washington DC. Founded Olive Branch Community. Poured blood on Pentagon portico, jailed 30 days, 1981; damaged Trident missile New London, CT, imprisoned for 22 weeks, 1982; poured blood on Trident display at DC arms bazaar, 1988.
“This is the most deadly weapon in the world. More than 2000 Hiroshimas are under my feet, I feel weak, powerless. What can I do? With my sisters and my brothers I, an ordinary woman, can hammer this nuclear sword into a Biblical plowshare.” (Kristen Tobey, Plowshares)