On the first anniversary of the Fukushima disaster in Japan, Iowans rally at the statehouse to oppose plans for building a new nuclear power plant in Iowa. For a slideshow of photos from the rally, please click here.
A new nuclear power plant would be an environmental and economic disaster for Iowa according to a group of Iowans who rallied at the Statehouse in Des Moines on the first anniversary of the Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan.
Presented by Sameena Nazir Recipient, 2010 Benazir Bhutto Humanitarian Award
Sameena Nazir is the Executive Director of Potohar Organization for Development Advocacy (PODA) and President, Pakistan-Section of Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF). She is a human rights educator living and working in Pakistan.
A free event in honor of International Women’s Day. Bring a dish to share. Organized by Oxfam America, Des Moines Area Sisters on the Planet Ambassadors, and League of Women Voters of Metropolitan Des Moines. Bian Li from the World Food Prize will speak about the power of investing in rural women entrepreneurs in developing countries by engaging them as business partners. Register here.
Part of a statewide tour by Dr. James Zogby, president of the Arab-American Institute
A lecturer and scholar on Middle East issues, U.S.-Arab relations, and the history of the Arab American community, Dr. Zogby appears frequently on television and radio. A regular guest on all the major network news programs and a featured blogger on The Huffington Post, he is the author of several books including Arab Voices and What Arabs Think: Values, Beliefs and Concerns.
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