Making Waves: Fighting Nuclear From Fukushima to Mt. Taylor

Saturday Jul 6, 2013

1300 Girard Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87106

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The Multicultural Alliance for a Safe Environment (MASE) hosts two anti nuclear activists and allies from Japan with a panel discussion.

At the Albuquerque Mennonite Church starting at 6:30pm. Katsumi Furitsi MD Ph.D and Tomoyo Tamayama will be presenting on the recent Fukushima nuclear disaster, while local MASE members will be presenting on the currently proposed Roca Honda Mine as well as proposed mines in Crownpoint and Churchrock, NM, and clean up issues in other communities around Northwest New Mexico. The event is free and the community of Albuquerque is invited to attend. MASE will be taking up a collection to pay for cost  MASE is a coalition of people from uranium impacted communities in Northwest New Mexico that have come together since 2007 to demand cleanup of waste from the legacy of uranium mining, stop new mining, and demand compensation for miners, millers, and down winders.   Katsumi Furitsu MD Ph.D is an Assistant Professor at the Hyogo College of Medicine, department of genetics, Hyogo, Japan. She is also a member of the Steering Committee of the International Coalition to Ban Uranium Weapons (ICBUW). She has experience in treating Atomic bomb survivors and regularly visits Belarus to support Chernobyl victims and since March 11, 2011, she has visited and continues to visit Fukushima every month to counsel people on radiation and health. She received the Nuclear Free Future Award in 2012.   Tomoyo Tamayama is currently a Ph.D candidate in anthropology and a visiting researcher at the National Museum of Ethnology, Osaka, Japan. In 2008-2009 she received a Fulbright Scholarship to attend the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque. She is currently a chairperson on the subcommittee of nuclear-disaster prevention plan and evacuation in Sasayama-city, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan. She is also an organic farmer.