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Marshall Islands Nuclear Remembrance Week

March 15 - March 20

From March 15-20 there will be a series of events to honor frontline communities impacted by the development of nuclear weapons.

March 15th to 19th, 5:30-7:30pm PST: Story sessions by nuclear frontline communities, including intergenerational perspectives of the remaining Survivors from the Marshall Islands nuclear legacy

Monday, March 15, 5:30 – 7:30 PM. Spokane Marshallese Community.  Featuring remarks from President David Kabua of the Republic of the Marshall Islands and an Intergenerational Panel with Marshallese Elders and Youth.

Tuesday, March 16, 5:30 – 7:30 PM. Washington Nuclear Justice Panel.  This Panel will include Trisha Pritikin, Hanford Downwinder; Twa-le Abrahamson-Swan, Sovereignty Health Air Water Land Society; and Samantha Redhawk, Technical Staff at the Yakama Nation Restoration & Waste Management Program.

Wednesday, March 17, 5:30 – 7:30 PM. National Nuclear Justice Panel.  This Panel will include Keith Kiefer, National Commander of National Association of Atomic Veterans; Susan Gordon, Multicultural Alliance for a Safe Environment; Robert Celestial, Pacific Association of Radiation Survivors; and Tina Cordova, Tularosa Basin Downwinders Consortium.

Thursday, March 18, 5:30 – 7:30 PM.  Stories from Around the World.  Join us for a roundtable discussion featuring Giff Johnson, Journalist & Editor for The Marshall Islands Journal; Eldon Alik, Consul General for the Marshall Islands Consulate in Arkansas; Sosy Jibas Maddison, Kili Bikini Ejit Officer in Arkansas; and Lucille Brokken, Descendant of Enewetak Survivor Bubu Erine Jitiam.

Friday, March 19, 5:30 – 7:30 PM, Video Presentation from the Enewetak Cleanup Veterans, introduced by Ken Brownell

Sat March 20th, 1:30-4:30pm PST: Call to Action: How all nuclear frontline communities are connected and should work together on shared goals toward nuclear justice.  Learn about what we can do next and how to be better allies to and advocates for all frontline communities.  Hear from David Anitok, Co-Founder and Director of COFA Alliance National Network; Dr. Sheldon Riklon, Family Medicine Physician; Rep. Rick Larsen; Senator Ron Wyden; Commissioner Alson Kelen; and Rep. Adam Smith

Information and RSVP bit.ly/Nuclear-Remembrance-RSVP, info nvrd2021outreach@gmail.com.

RSVP Form in Marshallese: https://forms.gle/yZq37KDCMruu5GC37

Full agenda and more information: www.cann-wa.us/nvrd


March 15
March 20
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