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UAS Hosting Nuclear Awareness Conference

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The University of Alaska Southeast is holding a Nuclear Awareness Conference Friday, April 18th (6-10 p.m.), Saturday, April 19th (12-9 p.m.) and Sunday, April 20th (12-7 p.m.) at the Egan Library. A featured topic is Juneau’s role in Ballistic Missile Defence and the Lena Point Radar.

The conference will include keynote talks by Ms. Shigeko Sasamori, a survivor of the bombing of Hiroshima, Mayor James Matayoshi, an activist on behalf of the Marshallese people in the aftermath of the nuclear testing conducted by the U.S. and Dr. Holly Barker, an author and senior advisor to the Marshallese government.

The three-day event is a joint project of the Hiroshima Peace Museum, The Marshall Island Government, Veteran’s for Peace, Alpha Phi Omega (Alpha Zeta Theta Chapter) and the UAS Chancellor’s office. For more information: Forest Kvasnikoff, Alpha Phi Omega, e-mail:, tel: 907-957-0941.


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