Friday, October 23 2009
Dr. Helen Caldicott will speak in Hillcrest
7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
First Unitarian-Universalist Church of San Diego
4190 Front Street
San Diego, CA 92103
Matters of Controversy
IF YOU LOVE THIS PLANET
SAY NO to TO ALL NEW NUCLEAR HORRORS!
Stop the militarization of Space!
with Special Guest:
NUCLEAR POWER IS NOT THE ANSWER TO GLOBAL WARMING !
Friday Oct 23, 2009 7:30 pm
The single most articulate and passionate advocate of citizen action to remedy the nuclear and environmental crises, Dr Helen 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 necessary changes in human behavior to stop environmental destruction.
Born in Melbourne, Australia in 1938, Dr Caldicott received her medical degree from the University of Adelaide Medical School in 1961. She founded the Cystic Fibrosis Clinic at the Adelaide Children's Hospital in 1975 and subsequently was an instructor in pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and on the staff of the Children's Hospital Medical Center, Boston, Mass., until 1980 when she resigned to work full time on the prevention of nuclear war.
While living in the United States from 1977 to 1986, she co-founded the Physicians for Social Responsibility, an organization of 23,000 doctors committed to educating their colleagues about the dangers of nuclear power, nuclear weapons and nuclear war. On trips abroad she helped start similar medical organizations in many other countries. The international umbrella group (International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War) won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1985. Author of seven books, she also founded the Women's Action for Nuclear Disarmament (WAND) in the US in 1980.
Book Signing -
Helen Caldicott: http://www.helencaldicott.com/about.htm
Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space http://www.space4peace.org/
First Unitarian Universalist Church of San Diego
4190 Front Street, Hillcrest, San Diego
(opposite UCSD Medical Center) L
Limitrd free parking in church ACE parking lot - - wheelchair accessible
$10 donation requested - no one will be turned away
Sponsored by The Peace and Democracy Action Group of the First UU Church
For info: 858-459-4650