Nuclear Remembrance Day 2014

Held on the 60th anniversary of the Castle Bravo nuclear detonation in the Marshall Islands, this international event recognizes the global challenges of nuclear testing and commitments to peace and sustainability.  Nuclear Remembrance Day 2014 will create the space to reflect on our shared nuclear legacy, honor survivors and victims, and educate the public about the global consequences of the use of nuclear weaponry.

35-castle-brovo-test The program incorporates speeches, multimedia and artistic performances, and oral histories by survivors, scholars, cultural leaders, and government representatives. Speakers include: Dr. Jessica A. Schwartz, MEI Cultural Programs Director & Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellow in Music, Columbia University;  Consul-General, Carmen Chong Gum, R.M.I. Consulate, Springdale, Arkansas; His Excellency Charles Paul, R.M.I. Ambassador to the United States; His Excellency Kenneth Kedi, Senator, Rongelap Atoll, R.M.I.; and Professor Michael Gerrard, Director of the Center for Climate Change Law, Columbia University. Members of the Marshallese community residing in Arkansas, Kansas, and Missouri will participate in cultural performances and MEI International Liaison, Ms. Tina Stege of New York, will serve as Mistress of Ceremony.

Click below to play the Bikinian Anthem sung by members of the Bikinian community on Ejit Island in 2009, recorded by Dr. Jessica A. Schwartz.


Event details:

Where:  Little Rock, Arkansas, Clinton Presidential Library, The Great Hall

When:  February 28, 2014, 6:00 PM (Program begins at 6:30)

Due to limited seating capacity at the venue, this event is by invitation only. All who attend must have a ticket. Please contact MEI if you would like to attend.

Contributions welcomed.

MEI is not-for-profit organization and a pending 501(c)3. MEI is under the fiscal sponsorship of Arkansas Community Foundation. Credit card donations may be made through this website or by check, made payable to MEI, and mailed to:   MEI, P.O. Box 875, Fayetteville, AR 72702.

To make a tax deductible donation, please make your check payable to “Arkansas Community Foundation” and mail to the above address. Donors who make contributions to support Nuclear Remembrance Day that are received by Feb. 18 will be recognized in the event program.