Dr Helen Caldicott to speak in Vermont March 29-31

first_imgDr. Helen Caldicott, internationally renown for her work to educate the public about the medical hazards of the nuclear age and the necessary changes in human behavior to stop environmental destruction, will be in Vermont March 29-31. This visit is timely and relevant as our state decides the future of Vermont Yankee.Media is invited to a press conference with Dr. Caldicott TODAY, March 29th, 3:30-4:00 pm at Main Street Landing UNION STATION in Burlington (in the lobby area).Additionally, Dr. Caldicott will speak at three (free) public events: ¢ Monday, March 29th, 6:00 pm, McCarthy Arts Center, St. Michael s College, off Rte. 15, Colchester (Contact: Edmundite Center for Peace and Justice, 802-654-2205). ¢ Tuesday, March 30th, 7:00 pm, Big Picture Theater, 48 Carroll Rd., Waitsfield (Contact: Green Mountain Global Forum, gmgf.org or 802-496-4566). ¢ Wednesday, March 31st, 4:30 pm, Moore Hall, Filene Auditorium, Dartmouth College (Contact: Sierra Club, 802- 885-4826).Dr. Caldicott will also address family practitioners at FAHC Grand Rounds Monday, March 29th, at 8 am – Davis Auditorium (not open to public – though media access may be arranged – contact 496-4566). On Tuesday, March 30th, Dr. Caldicott will be at the state house in Montpelier, 10-2, to meet with legislatures, TBA.This is a rare opportunity to hear one of the most influential women of the 20th century (Smithsonian Institute), in person, in our communities! The issue she addresses with passion and knowledge is one of the most important of our lifetimes, and comes at a pivotal time in our state’s energy history.High resolution photo: http://www.helencaldicott.com/caldicott_col1.jpg(link is external)Press release follows:Dr. Helen CaldicottIn Our Backyard: The Health Risks of Nuclear PowerDr. Helen Caldicott is the single most articulate and passionate advocate of citizen action to remedy the nuclear and environmental crises. Dr. Caldicott has devoted the last 38 years to an international campaign to educate the public about the medical hazards of the nuclear age and the changes necessary in human behavior to stop environmental destruction.Co-founder of Physicians for Social Responsibility, Dr Caldicott has received many prizes and awards for her work, 20 honorary doctoral degrees, and was personally nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by Linus Pauling – himself a Nobel Laureate. The Smithsonian Institute has named Dr Caldicott as one of the most influential women of the 20th Century.Dr. Caldicott s visit to Vermont is timely as our state grapples with the health and environmental impacts of tritium leaks at the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant in Vernon.Dr. Caldicott s tour in Vermont includes three free public speaking events. ¢ Monday, March 29th, 6:00 pm, McCarthy Arts Center, St. Michael s College, off Rte. 15, Colchester (Contact: Edmundite Center for Peace and Justice, 802-654-2205). ¢ Tuesday, March 30th, 7:00 pm, Big Picture Theater, 48 Carroll Rd., Waitsfield (Contact: Green Mountain Global Forum, gmgf.org or 802-496-4566). ¢ Wednesday, March 31st, 4:30 pm, Moore Hall, Filene Auditorium, Dartmouth College (Contact: Sierra Club, 802- 885-4826). When I heard Dr. Caldicott speak, in Ira Allen Chapel years ago, you could hear a pin dropin the crowded auditorium. Her message is as compelling and relevant now as it was then.I was left with the realization that it is up to us to prevent the unthinkable: nuclear disasterwhether from war or power plant. This trumps all for the survival of our planet.Deb Van Dyke, NP, of Green Mountain Global Forum and Doctor s Without BordersDr. Caldicott s Vermont tour is supported by Green Mountain Global Forum; VNRC; VPIRG; Edmundite Center for Peace and Justice at St. Michael s College; Sierra Club; Greenpeace USA; and Big Picture Theater.For more information, contact Green Mountain Global Forum at www.gmgf.org(link is external) or 802-496-4566.last_img

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