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For those attending our "Next Step" conference, information on Hotels in Chicago can be found here: http://chicago-hotels.tripadvisor.com/Hotels-g35805-c3-Chicago_Illinois-Hotels.html
A map of Northwestern's Evanston campus can be found here and interactive maps of the campus can be found here.
Here are two sample survey forms, one which is generic and one intended for Veterans
· Dr. Chris Busby, Wales, European Committee on Radiation Risk (ECRR); director, Green Audit
· Dr. Ernest Sternglass, USA, co-founder of the “Tooth Fairy” Project
· Dr. Judith Johnsrud, USA, Environmental Coalition on Nuclear Power; Sierra Club National Radwaste Advisor
· Cindy Folkers, USA, staff researcher, Nuclear Information and Resource Service
· Dr. Jawad Al-Ali, Iraq, Oncologist in Basra (due to difficulty obtaining a visa, Dr. Al Ali will be here only in a taped interview, and through a videotape of a Conference in which he participated earlier this year)
· Two Important Video Contributions:
"The Doctor, the DU, and the Dying Children," with Dr. Sigmund Horst Gunter
"Nuclear Controversies (Atomic Lies - updated)," from Wladimir Tchertkoff, broadcasted on Swiss TV, 2004.
Tuition: $30 US (€24 for European guests)
The long awaited follow-up to the highly successful 2003 World Depleted Uranium/Uranium Weapons Conference is here. Save the dates, and make plans to attend! Please publicize this event by posting it in newsletters and on websites, and sending it to your members and other interested people. Co-sponsors and contributors are both needed and welcome. For more information, contact:
(in the USA:)
Dave Kraft, NEIS
(847)869-7650; -7658 fax
Marion Kuepker, GAAA
THE PROPOSED PROGRAM:
This is a special educational, organizing conference to enable and empower people in their own investigation into contamination and exposures from nuclear facilities and sources.
Over the course of 2-1/2 days, participants will hear detailed presentations from several noted, professionally trained international researchers who have actually conducted this kind of independent survey, who will share their methods, expertise, and results. Next, participants will engage in workshops with these researchers, who will assist in helping develop investigative plans for those attending the sessions. On the final day, discussion of furthering the goal of the "free university" concept will take place. Sessions will be supplemented by DVD, PowerPoint and video presentations; and copies of existing epidemiological tools used by the researchers will be made available.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND:
Let's be clear - attending this Conference will not make a professional epidemiologist out of anyone. The intent is rather:
· to provide people with successful examples of where and under what circumstances these techniques have worked;
· to inform activists on the latest thinking and understanding of the effects of low-dose exposures to radiation;
· to have trained professionals teach people the important and useful techniques to begin the process of collecting their own data for use and analysis;
· to provide useful, easily understood tools and materials to help with this data gathering, and guidance as to where and how these tools can or shouldn't be used;
· to examine the role and use of so-called "anecdotal evidence," and how it can contribute to a more thorough understanding of radiation exposure issues;
· to publicly announce the message that the credibility of existing institutions on the issue of radiation exposure is seriously in doubt, and possibly irreparable; and that, in the absence of believable public institutions and information, people have a right to protect themselves, their families and homes by collecting the data they need to get their legitimate questions answered to their own satisfaction and understanding.
We welcome the support of additional co-sponsors, endorsing groups, and financial contributors. In the US, all contributions would be tax deductible.
Noted Abolitionist Frederick Douglas accurately observed that, "Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will. Find out just what people will submit to, and you have found the exact amount of injustice and wrong which will be imposed upon them; and these will continue until they are resisted with either words or blows, or both. The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppress."
Knowledge IS power. The purpose of this Conference is to provide people with the ability to get the knowledge they need to take back their own power
on nuclear and health issues; and to demand the kind of accountability from public health and regulatory institutions that is currently lacking.
NOTE: The following schedule is subject to change. For the most current information, contact the NEIS office in the USA.
The site planned for the Conference is the Evanston Campus of Northwestern University; the buildings to be used are the Annenberg Center and Harris hall at the south end of the Campus (near downtown Evanston.) Evanston is the community immediately north of Chicago. It is easily reached through public Metra and CTA trains and buses ($1.75-$3.00), as well as by car and taxi from O'Hare Field Airport (cost: ~$30.00 for taxi; $10-$15 by shuttle buses).
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