Local Groups to Commemorate Nuclear Ban Treaty

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

Tuesday, January 25 at 1:00 p.m.

Online Zoom Event

Admission: Free (Donations accepted)

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 online seminar seeks to tell the truth through the lived experience of those most affected by the nuclear fuel trajectory and to activate the group’s 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, organizers encourage donations to the Marshallese Educational Initiative, an organization that works to benefit the Marshallese who have left their homes in the Marshall Islands, many due to lingering effects of radiation from U.S. nuclear testing and climate change. To donate, please visit this website: https://www.mei.ngo/contribute.

Moderator

Pam Kingfisher – Nuclear Truth Project

Speakers

  • Yukiyo Kawano – Third 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

To Register

Register in advance for this meeting, please click this link. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about how to join.