Webinar: Leave Uranium in the Ground!

Start: Thursday, July 16, 202010:00 AM

End: Thursday, July 16, 202012:00 PM

Join us for the online launch of the new Uranium Atlas
What: Global Online Launch of the first Uranium Atlas (English edition)
When: July 16, 2020 at 10.00 AM (PDT)/1.00 PM (EDT)/7.00 PM (CEST)

Who: Join special guests Makoma Lekalakala (Earthlife Africa, South Africa), Ian Zabarte (Western Shoshone Nation, USA), Sascha Hach (Nuclear Free Future Foundation) and Anna Rondon (New Mexico Social Justice and Equity Institute, Navajo Nation, USA). There will be additional recorded statements from Tina Cordova (Trinity Downwinders, USA) and Larry King (Navajo Nation, USA). Hosted by Linda Pentz Gunter (Beyond Nuclear, USA) and Claus Biegert (Nuclear Free Future Foundation, Germany).

Join the event: Please join us by clicking this link on the date and time noted above: www.rosalux.de/livestream.

The Uranium Atlas tells the global story of uranium through maps, graphics and narratives covering every phase of the uranium fuel chain. The raw material of the Atomic Age was, or still is, mostly mined in African countries, Australia, Kazakhstan and Canada, and the consequences for the inhabitants of these mining areas have been fatal from the very beginning. The victims of global nuclear colonialism are mostly Indigenous peoples whose voices remain unheard.

July 16 is seared in the memory of New Mexicans: On July 16, 1945, at 5:30 in the morning, scientists from Los Alamos detonated Trinity, the first atomic bomb, in the White Sands desert. On July 16, 1979, at 5:30 in the morning, the tailings dam of the Church Rock uranium mill broke, contaminating the drinking water of the Diné (Navajo) people.

We dedicate the launch of the Uranium Atlas to all the victims of July 16.

Thank you for joining this exciting event. Following an introduction to the Atlas and presentations by our special guests, the event will be open to questions from the audience.

The Uranium Atlas launch event is cosponsored by the Nuclear Free Future Foundation, Beyond Nuclear, münchner zukunftssalon, Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung, IPPNW and oekom e.V.

Copies of the Atlas will be available for download from our Beyond Nuclear and Beyond Nuclear International websites after July 16. You may also order hard copies (please request these by email). Any donations towards the costs of the Uranium Atlas are also welcome. Please make your donation here. And thank you!