Nuclear New Mexico – Public Forum August 20; 6pm

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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

Panelists:

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

 

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