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In Focus: NRD 2015

NRD 2015 set for Feb. 26-28 in Springdale, AR

Rongelapese women sing during Nuclear Remembrance Day 2014 at the Clinton Presidential Center

MEI will commemorate  Nuclear Remembrance Day 2015: Sharing Responsibility for a Sustainable Future  with a series of events on Feb. 26-28 to reflect upon our shared nuclear legacy with a special focus on the link to climate change and sustainability. Events include a Marshallese cultural workshop on music and voice geared toward students to encourage them to think critically about the concept and term “voice” across different cultures. Two expert panels will discuss the link between our nuclear legacy and health, climate change, and environmental sustainability. We will also screen Adam Horowitz's acclaimed film, "Nuclear Savage" followed by a Q&A. The evening ceremony on the 28th will include oral histories, speeches from survivors, cultural leaders, and political representatives, and artistic programming. Nuclear Remembrance Day is commemorated around the world to reflect upon the impact of US nuclear testing and honor victims and survivors. This will be MEI's second NRD event. Earlier this year, MEI hosted NRD 2014 in Little Rock at the Clinton Presidential Center.  

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