9.17 Film & Discussion: NO MORE FUKUSHIMA, NO MORE CHURCHROCK

NoUranium

Wednesday, September 17 at 7:00pm – 10:00pm
Ya-Ya Network, 224 West 29th Street, 14th Floor, New York (between 7th and 8th Avenue)
Subway: 1 train to 28th Street / C,E trains to 23rd Street

Diné NO NUKES and SANS will be hosting an evening of film screening and discussion on oppression and colonization by nuclear industry, drawing connections between Fukushima and Churchrock, NM – two of the places that are harmed by devastating nuclear disasters.

We’re excited to have Leona Morgan of Diné NO NUKES based in Albuquerque, NM, who will be joining us at post-screening discussion. She will speak on conditions near abandoned uranium mines in the Diné homelands;  contamination of water, air and soil, displacement of the people, and continued resource colonization.

About the film:

The River That Harms (1987, 45 mins, United States, Dir: Colleen Keane)

This illuminating film documents the largest radioactive waste spill in U.S. history – a national tragedy that received little attention. With the sound of a thunderclap, 94 million gallons of water contaminated with uranium mining waste broke through a United Nuclear Corporation storage dam in 1979. The water poured into the Puerco River in New Mexico – the main water supply for the Navajo Indians that live along the river, and a tributary of the major source of water for L.A. Navajo ranchers, their children, and farm animals waded through the river unaware of the danger.

The River That Harms tells the story of this tragedy and the toll it continues to take on the Navajos, who lost the use of their water. To the Navajos, this event is also a prophetic warning for all humanity.

Diné NO NUKES is a is a Diné-led initiative to create a Navajo Nation that is free from the dangers of radioactive contamination and nuclear proliferation, including effects from past and proposed
uranium mining and processing.

Sloths Against Nuclear State (SANS) is formerly known as Todos Somos Japon. A NYC-based group opposing nuclear capitalism.

 

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