Charles K. Johnson, Director of the Joint Task Force on Nuclear Power for the Oregon and Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility will be speaking Saturday August 2nd at 7 pm at the Rogue Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 87 4th Street, Ashland, Oregon.
Johnson’s talk “Nuclear Power & Nuclear Weapons: The Hanford Connection” will discuss current issues that affect the nation and the Northwest, including radiation safety, the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, and the direction of nuclear weapons and power today.
He will cover the history of Hanford, its role in developing the atomic bomb and the US nuclear arsenal. Johnson will also convey Hanford’s lesser known role in developing nuclear power in the US and the world.
His talk will be the first event of this year’s 29th annual Rogue Valley Hiroshima and Nagasaki Vigil, “Stop the Madness: Create A SANE World.” The vigil begins with an opening ceremony at the grassy entrance of Lithia Park at 8 am on August 6th. The Nuclear Maze display will be on the Plaza beginning at 9 am Wednesday, August 6th until Friday, August 8th at 7 pm. A closing ceremony will take place in the Japanese Gardens in Lithia Park on Saturday, August 9th at 7 pm.