Nuclear New Mexico – Public Forum August 20; 6pm
PUBLIC FORUM: Nuclear New Mexico Past & Future
70 Years, 1945-2015
Thursday. August 20, 2015; 6:00 pm
Miller Library, WNMU
As Moderated by Nick Seibel, Publisher, Silver City Daily Press
Elizabeth Driggers, U.S. Senator Tom Udall’s District Office
Dara Parker, U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich’s District Office
David Culp, Friends Committee on National Legislation, Washington, DC
Paul Magno, Witness for Peace, Washington, DC
Tina Cordova, Tularosa Basin Downwinders Consortium
The catalyst for this forum is the 70th anniversary of the Trinity Test and the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan. In those seven decades, we’ve had a nuclear arms race – and we’ve actually had a reduction in their numbers while, at the same time, there has been an expansion in the number of nations that have them. In 1968, the United States and many other nations signed the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty, which includes a goal of completely eliminating nuclear weapons from Earth.
When we observe the 71st anniversary of the birth of nuclear weaponry, or the 75th, or the 80th, will we be closer to that goal set forth in 1968? Put another way, how can we make that dream a reality?
For more information on this topic, listen via podcast to an Earth Matters program on the Legacy of the US Nuclear Weapons Program in New Mexico with Nuclear Watch New Mexico executive director Jay Coghlan and Tina Cordova, Co-founder of the Tularosa Basin Downwinders Consortium.
Food will be served right after the forum
Sponsored by WNMU’s J. Cloyd Miller Library, MEChA, Gila Friends Meeting (Quaker) & Grant County Democratic Party