Nuclear Colonialism in the Age of the Ban Treaty: From New Mexico to the Marshall Islands and across the Pacific

Dienstag, 25.01.2022, 19:00 Uhr


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The Affected Communities Working Group of the Nuclear Ban Treaty Collaborative will host a discussion marking the one-year anniversary of the entry into force of the nuclear ban treaty. This free on-line seminar seeks to tell the truth through the lived experience of those most affected by the nuclear fuel trajectory and activate our collective work toward disarmament. Speakers and artists of affected communities and allies will weave together the history of nuclear colonialism from uranium mining, nuclear testing, production and use— to the deadly waste that will be with us for generations to come. The seminar will also highlight current educational efforts to make sure that these hidden stories are revealed and not repeated.

While this event is free, we encourage donations to the Marshallese Educational Initiative, an organization that works to benefit the Marshallese who have left their home in the Marshall Islands, many due to lingering effects of radiation from U.S. nuclear testing and climate change.

Moderator: Pam Kingfisher, Nuclear Truth Project

Speakers: Yukiyo Kawano, 3rd generation Hiroshima survivor Eileen O’Shaughnessy, Nuclear Issues Study Group Rose Gardner, Alliance for Environmental Strategies Setsuko Shimomoto, daughter of a Japanese fisherman who was affected by nuclear testing in the Pacific Benetick Kabua Maddison, Marshallese Educational Initiative

Co-sponsoring Organizations: Affected Communities Working Group Alliance for Environmental Strategies Hibakusha Stories Manhattan Project for a Nuclear-Free World Marshallese Educational Initiative Nuclear Issues Study Group Nukewatch Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility Peace and Justice Strategies Office, Oregon State University Reverse the Trend: Save Our People, Save Our Planet Utah Campaign to Abolish Nukes