Upcoming In Conversation Meetings

Here’s what we have coming up!

  • 15 July 2024: July Book Club! Meet Dr. Togzhan Kassenova, author of Atomic Steppe: How Kazakhstan Gave Up. – registration opens in late June 
  • 19/20 August 2024: Remembering Hiroshima
  • 16/17 September 2024: Confronting climate catastrophe: the role of Nuclear Resistance

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[June In Conversation meeting: AUKUS]

For those who missed it, you. can find the recording from the June In Conversation session here!

AUKUS Beyond Borders: global and regional ramifications of the unfolding AUKUS nuclear and military alliance heard from Dave Sweeney (Australia), Teanau Tuiono  (Aotearoa/New Zealand), Ray Acheson (the USA), and Sam Fairbrother (the UK). 

This session was held on June 17/18, 2024.

[May In Conversation meeting: nuclear waste]

For those who missed it, you. can find the recording from the May In Conversation session here!

Resisting Radioactivity: Mobilizing Against Nuclear Waste in the US, Australia and the Pacific Islands heard from Dr Jim Green (Australia), Tina Colley (USA) and Epeli Lesuma (Fiji). 

This session was held on May 20/21, 2024.

DNA Repair. 2017. 16 x 20 in. Acrylic on Watercolor Paper. Mallery Quetawki (Zuni Pueblo). artist site | instagram

​DNA has the ability to repair itself through complex mechanisms and pathways when damage occurs. Its intricacy of repair can be compared to the creation of beaded items in Native Culture. Designs are thought out ahead and require skill and patience to be able to bead such intricate pieces. When a beaded necklace comes undone, the stones/beads are restrung by using what is already there. The design used is from the Crow Nation. The use of the flower design symbolizes the idea of regrowth.

We would like to acknowledge the use of Ms. Quetawki’s images from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, the University of New Mexico NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center and the University of New Mexico College of Pharmacy.

We are grateful to Zuni Pueblo artist Mallery Quetawki for designing the beautiful Nuclear Truth Project logo. Combining many symbols familiar within the nuclear free movement, this stunning design evokes both the strength and the long story of the movement we are a living part of. As the artist explains;

“The olive branch is the offering for peace, the arrows are signifying the work towards a common cause and the peace symbol represents the outcome. The handprint represents unity and the sunflower represents remediation. The DNA strand represents the positive outcome for all living things.”

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