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 Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. This free online webinar "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 from affected communities 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 webinar 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 US nuclear testing and climate change.
This webinar will be moderated by Pam Kingfisher of the Nuclear Truth Project. Speakers include:
- Yukiyo Kawano, 3rd generation Hiroshima survivor and Oregon PSR Advisory Board Member
- 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 include: 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 of Oregon State University, Reverse the Trend: Save Our People, Save Our Planet, and Utah Campaign to Abolish Nukes.