Make Love, Not War: Exploring the Human Impacts of Our Nuclear System
Since the dawning of the nuclear age the United States has harmed citizens all over the country by exposing them to unsafe levels of radiation. Through activities such as mining, testing, poor storage, and cleanup, people's health has been put in jeopardy. Despite knowing the risks of these activities the Federal Government forged on with little to no recognition of or compensation for harms done.
Join us on February 24th at 8pm EST/5pm PST to learn from four activists from across the country who have experienced firsthand the impacts of our nuclear system and are fighting for the justice they deserve:
Writer, journalist, activist and playwright Mary Dickson is a downwinder who has spent decades writing and speaking about the human cost of U.S. nuclear testing. Her powerful play, Exposed, was nominated for the Steinberg Award for Best New Play Produced Outside New York. The Alliance for Nuclear Accountability has recognized her for her lifetime work on behalf of downwinders.
Keith Kiefer is the National Commander at the National Association of Atomic Veterans. Keith is a veteran deployed to Eniwetok Atoll to clean up the radiation from the numerous nuclear tests the United States conducted there. Given his background Keith understands how our nuclear system transcends U.S. borders.
Susan Gordon joined Multicultural Alliance for a Safe Environment as its second coordinator. She has more than three decades of grassroots organizing experience with impacted community groups around the nuclear weapons complex. Susan was previously the director of the Alliance for Nuclear Accountability. She has experience working with Congress and several federal agencies.
Larry King is a Diné activist who has lived his entire 63+ years in the community of Churchrock Chapter, Navajo Nation, Churchrock, NM. He worked for United Nuclear Corporation (UNC) Northeast Church Rock Mine for almost 10 years before getting laid off when the mine closed. Larry witnessed the infamous UNC mill tailings spill of July 16, 1979, the largest mill tailings spill in U.S. history.