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Nuclear Guardianship Lecture

Nuclear Guardianship Lecture

Friday, March 4, 2011 - 12:30am
Rocky Flats
Photo: AFSC

Barbara Donachy, BFA & MPH: Art & Activism: Research, Revelation & Resistance  

Niels Schonbeck, PhD:  The Science of the Bomb 

Artist Barbara Donachy has been involved in peace and justice issues in Colorado for over 30 years. Between 1982 and 1984 she coordinated the production of Amber Waves of Grain, an installation of 30,000 ceramic pieces that showed the magnitude of the U.S. nuclear arsenal. She later did Twilight’s Last Gleaming, which consisted of 13,000 ceramic disks representing the volume of nuclear waste. Her deeply researched, highly imaginative work has been widely exhibited.

Niels  Schonbeck  is a biochemist who has taught at Metro State College in Denver since 1978. He served on the Rocky Flats Environmental Monitoring Council and the Rocky Flats Health Advisory Panel. He offers a course on nuclear weapons, power & other dilemmas at Metro State.

Nuclear Guardianship combines art, science, and remembrance to address the human-caused problem of nuclear contamination with insight and creativity. Nuclear Guardianship will provide a model for environmental caretaking on contaminated sites such as Rocky Flats, where plutonium triggers for nuclear bombs were once manufactured. But first, we must challenge the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service plan to open most of the area now known as The Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge for public recreation.

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Naropa University, Nalanda Campus, Room 9180
6287 Arapahoe Ave.
Boulder , CO