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Nuclear Remembrance Day: Reflect. Honor. Educate.
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Nuclear Remembrance Day, to be held at the Clinton Presidential Library on Feb. 28, 2014, commemorates the 60th anniversary of the Castle Bravo test on Bikini Atoll in the Marshall Islands. We need your financial support to ensure the event's success. More ...

Nuclear Remembrance Day, 2014: Reflect. Honor. Educate.

This event commemorates the 60th anniversary of the devastating Castle Bravo nuclear detonation in the Marshall Islands. The U.S. military conducted 67 nuclear tests in the Marshall Islands from 1946–1958. The Castle Bravo detonation, conducted at Bikini Atoll, was 1,000 times the force of the Hiroshima bomb. This explosion, among others, sent irradiated coral dust throughout the atolls. Neighboring atoll populations, who were neither informed of the tests nor relocated prior to the detonation, continue to experience health issues, cultural upheaval, and physical dislocation due to environmental degradation.

Though the impact of nuclear testing still shapes the lives of all Marshallese people, the population is resilient. The Marshallese residents of northwest Arkansas–the largest concentration of Marshallese outside of the Islands–hold onto their culture and traditions even as they adapt to life in the United States.

Castle Bravo detonation, 1954Marshallese people also maintain an enthusiasm for cross-cultural dialogue and aspire to participate in the broader social, cultural, economic, and political networks that directly impact their everyday lives.

Nuclear Remembrance Day 2014 will create the space to reflect on our nuclear legacy, honor survivors and victims, and educate the public about the global consequences of the use of nuclear weaponry. The program incorporates speeches, multimedia and artistic performances, and oral histories by survivors, scholars, government officials, and cultural leaders.

As nuclear issues continue to occupy media attention, this timely event will offer unique insights into our shared nuclear heritage, inspire cross-cultural respect, and increase environmental awareness.

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Date:  Feb. 28, 2014

Location:  Clinton Presidential Library, Little Rock, Arkansas

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