Greetings All —
For the first time in years, organizations from around the US are coordinating a national day of action to protest against the abuses of nuclear power.
The “tolerance” for what has happened at Fukushima by the people entrusted with protecting the health and safety of the public and the environment, and their willingness to continue the failed nuclear experiment no matter the cost the the Planet is no longer tolerable. It is time to take concerted, coordinated action against this energy source and its backers. And the time to begin this is — NOW.
While the main event will take place in New York City on Saturday, October 1, NEIS is conducting TWO actions, Friday and Saturday of this week. We hope you will be able to come to one or both:
Friday, Sept. 30, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Meet at State of Illinois Bldg. plaza, Chicago for lunchtime leafleting and march
Saturday, Oct. 1, 1-4 p.m., movie/talk
A documentary about radioactive wastes — like you’ve never seen or thought about before.
DePaul Univ. Levan room 506, 2322 N. Kenmore, Lincoln Park Campus, free, open to the public
Discussion to follow film
(shown in cooperation with Dept. of Religious Studies)
An Invitation from Nuclear Energy Information Service to Members in Good Standing and their Guests
Dear NEIS Supporter,
We invite you to this year’s NEIS 2011 Annual Meeting and Open House on Sunday, June 12, 2011 at 3411 W. Diversey, Chicago (Diversey, Kimball and Milwaukee; directions on our website at www.neis.org).
Program: 4:00 p.m. – Members Meeting & Awards, for NEIS Members in Good Standing 5:30 p.m. – Open House and optional Buffet for all NEIS supporters and guests sumptuous international local fare; enticing deserts; fresh fruits, cheese requested donation — $15; cash bar (beer and wine); $25 per couple 6:00 p.m. – Evening Program: Showing of the French documentary, “Déchets: Waste”
Please RSVP and place orders for dinner by June 10th to NEIS office (773)342-7650; or online at www.neis.org, using the Donate button (write “Annual Meeting Dinner” in the “Special” section)
The recent events at Fukushima, Japan, and the subsequent revelations about our own reactors here in Illinois (the most nuclear-reliant state in the U.S.) and the United States make this symposium critical for understanding the future of energy policy needed in this country.
Remembering Chornobyl, Mourning Fukushima. A series of events commemorating the 25th anniversary of the Chornobyl nuclear disaster, and lessons learned from the current nuclear disaster at Fukushima, Japan. Monday, April 25:
Memorial Service, 4-5 p.m. Henry Moore Sculpture to Atomic Energy, 56th and Ellis, Univ. of Chicago Campus
“Déchets – Waste”, a French documentary on nuclear waste, Univ. of Chicago Campus, Hyde Park, Chicago, 7 p.m.
Tuesday, April 26: Chornobyl anniversary
International Radioactive Waste Awareness Day, leafleting and handing out personal-sized bits of “radioactive waste” — downtown Chicago – 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. (volunteers needed)
“Radiation Exposure and Health: From Chernobyl to Japan and Beyond,” DePaul Univ. Campus, Lincoln Park, 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, April 28:
“Déchets – Waste”, a French documentary on nuclear waste, Loyola University Lake Shore Campus, 7 p.m.
Wednesday, April 6th
4:30 – meet at Swissôtel, 323 East Wacker Drive
5:30 – march begins
6:00 – rally at Navy Pier
The Japanese radiation tragedy at Fukushima nuclear power station reminds us that Illinois is the most nuclear-reliant state in the U.S. We don’t have to be! Can we have a non-nuclear energy future in the U.S.? To quote a local, “Yes, we CAN!”