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The Diné and Uranium

April 13 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm CDT



April 13
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm CDT
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Farley Center for Peace, Justice & Sustainability
2299 Spring Rose Rd.
Verona, WI 53593 United States
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The presenters, Omie Baldwin and Cathy Middlecamp, will tell not one but two stories, as the title suggests. But these quickly converge, because uranium ore was found on the land of the Diné in the Four Corners Area of the United States. Omie Baldwin will speak about the Navajo People’s cultural history, where and how they lived, past and present, how they needed work, and the mining facilities nearby in which they found work. Cathy Middlecamp will talk about three reasons why we took uranium out of the ground, what happened when we did, and some more general stuff about radioactivity and “radiation.”

Who are these people and what are the stories of their land? What is uranium and what are the stories of uranium miners in the past? What new chapters in the story are being written today? We promise more questions than answers together with a lively romp through stories of our (slightly) radioactive planet.

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Please RSVP to programs@farleycenter.org

Co-sponsored by PSR Wisconsin