Arvada Center Festival about Rocky Flats June 6-9


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Rocky Flats Then and Now: 25 Years After the Raid

Free festival of events June 6-9 2014 at the Arvada Center

The Rocky Flats Nuclear Guardianship invites you to join us for this weekend of informative events June 6-8 at the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities. There will be art, history, and photography exhibits as well as discussion panels. The Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities is located at 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada.

Concerned About Rocky Flats today? Don’t miss this important meeting! Informational meeting for local residents and citizens concerned about contamination, health effects, and other issues related to Rocky Flats. Friday, June 6th, 3:30-4:30 PM, Standley Lake Library, 8485 Kipling St, Arvada. Kristen Iversen and others will speak at this event. For more information contact Alesya at alesya.casse@gmail.com.

We would especially like for you to come see our own Rocky Flats expert Leroy Moore speak about his fast after the FBI raid in response to the failure of then Governor Roy Romer to seek a halt to production at Rocky Flats front of the Capital at the Citizen Panel on Friday night 7pm at the Arvada Center 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada. We would like to encourage you to come and ask questions of these speakers at this unique event. Lots of questions. What do these individuals think the lasting impact of the raid has been? What has the public not been told? What is the status of the plutonium that is still at Rocky Flats?

On Monday June 9th, come to the Rocky Flats Activist Meeting from 5-8 at Standley Lake Library, 8485 Kipling Ave. in Arvada. Here we’ll discuss the next steps for those concerned about the full range of contamination and public health issues on and off the Rocky Flats site. Meeting with Kathleen Sullivan, a national and international nuclear activist and film-maker who lives in Brooklyn.

The FBI and EPA made history as the first US government agencies to raid another when they raided Rocky Flats nuclear weapons plant June 6, 1989 in Arvada, Colorado. Five months later, the plutonium production was shutdown. This was a moment of enormous change on a local, national, and global level. A shift in national priorities as the Cold War arms race slowed down from national security to environmental protection.

The theme of the weekend is the raid and its consequences, such as the grand jury investigation and subsequent controversy about environmental crimes. In addition to several plant workers, neighbors, activists, and experts, speakers will include former Colorado Governor Roy Romer, former U.S. Representative David Skaggs, former FBI agent Jon Lipsky, and author Kristen Iversen.

We hope to see many of you there!

Check out the full schedule

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