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Enviro-Mich message from "Jeff Surfus" <jeffsurfus@classic.msn.com>
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FYI to enviro-mich:

This sounds like a great conference if you're concerned about the many 
consequences of nuclear energy in the U.S. and Michigan, in particular.

Jeff Surfus

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From: 	Amy Caran Cairns
Sent: 	Monday, October 06, 1997 12:36 PM
To: 	NO-NUKES
Subject: 	Nuclear-Free Great Lakes Conf.

RESTORING THE NUCLEAR-FREE GREAT LAKES BASIN

Saturday, November 8, 1997

Michigan State University
Union Ballroom
9:00-5:00

Learning Skills for Direct Action

Nobody needs it.  Nobody wants it.  The nuclear age is over.  Nuclear 
materials
are extremely dangerous.  Nuclear weapons are illegal.  Nuclear tests are
banned.  But in Michigan alone, 25 corporations continue to make nuclear
weapons and 33 sites contain substantial quantities of radioactive materials.
Furthermore numerous nuclear sites exist in the Great Lakes ecosystem, greatly
endangering one-third of the world's fresh water supply.

Shut it down.
              Clean it up.
                            Dismantle it!
_________________________________________

This workshop will:
*   Map the nuclear weapons, production, and waste sites in the Great Lakes
Basin

*   Identify the radioactive materials or other dangers at each site

*   Identify the real health and environmental effects of these materials and
weapons

*   Identify the interplay and difference between radioactive and chemical
hazards of nuclear materials

*   Change the mindset that ignores these dangers

*   Plan a course of action for a nuclear-free Great Lakes Basin
___________________________________________

Workshop Schedule
------------------------
LEARN THE FACTS - 9:00 to 11:45
Glenn Alcalay
        Facing the Horrors: Nuclear Exposure

Bunyan Bryant (tentative)
        Confronting Environmental Injustice

Daniel Axelrod (tentative)
        The Science of Destruction

Mary Sinclair (tentative)
        Wasting Our Shores

TOWARD NUCLEAR FREEDOM (Luncheon Speaker - 12:00 to 1:15)
Rev. William Sloane Coffin, Jr.
        A Nuclear-Free Reality
        (fund-raiser for Peace Action of Michigan)

READY FOR ACTION - 1:30 to 4:00
*   Tactics for Change
*   Concise Communication of Dangers
*   Speaking with Authority
*   Citizen Research
___________________________________________

Registration for this conference, including all workshops, speakers and lunch
with Rev. William Sloane Coffin, Jr. is $40.  This includes an extensive
reference packet which will be distributed at the conference.

To register for the Rev. William Sloane Coffin, Jr. luncheon only, the cost is
$25.  Vegetarian options are available at lunch.

Please reserve your space in advance, as space is limited.

TO REGISTER download, complete and return this form by October 31st

name ____________________________________________

address ___________________________________________

city, state, zip ______________________________________

phone(s) __________________________________________

email _____________________________________________

o       Please reserve ______ ticket(s) at $40 each for the workshop and 
lunch.

o       Please reserve ______ ticket(s) at $25 each for lunch with Rev. 
William
Sloane Coffin, Jr. only.

Limited number of scholarships available. Call (517) 337--8087.

Please send to: Peace Education Center, 423 Albert Street, East Lansing, MI
48823

___________________________________________

GLENN ALCALAY, Professor of anthropology at City College, CUNY and Dowling
College, is an internationally acclaimed expert on the health and 
environmental
 effects of nuclear testing in the South Pacific.  Alcalay has initiated
compensation legislation on behalf of the Marshall Islands radiation victims
and served as a scientific advisor of the National Association of Atomic
Veterans.  Alcalay's visit is sponsored by the Department of Anthropology.

BUNYAN BRYANT, Ph.D., Professor of Natural Resources and the Environment at 
the
University of Michigan, is a leading authority on environmental justice.

DANIEL AXELROD, Ph.D., Professor of Physics and Biophysics Research Division,
University of Michigan, is the co-author with Michio Kaku of To Win A Nuclear
War.

MARY SINCLAIR, Ph.D. in Research Policy and Environmental Communication from
the University of Michigan, was a pivotal force in stopping the Midland 
nuclear
power plant and preventing Michigan from becoming the Midwest low-level 
nuclear
waste site.

REV. WILLIAM SLOANE COFFIN, JR., an instrumental leader in creating and
sustaining the nuclear disarmament and civil rights movements appears on 
behalf
Peace Action.  Since retiring as President of SANE/Freeze, he has authored the
book Passion for the Possible and served as a visiting professor at various
universities. He is actively engaged in the campaign to abolish all nuclear
weapons.
____________________________________________

            *LINK KNOWLEDGE AND ACTION*

Produced by the Peace Education Center
cosponsored by Abolition 2000 Michigan Campaign

For information or to register, contact:
Peace Education Center
423 Albert Street
East Lansing, Michigan 48823
(517) 337-8087
cairnsam@pilot.msu.edu
http://www.nonviolence.org/pec/






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