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News Release on Rocky Flats Refuge Plaintiffs' Final Brief in U.S. District Court Case

Law Offices of Randall M. Weiner, P.C. 3100 Arapahoe Avenue, Suite 202 Boulder, CO 80303 E-mail: randall@randallweiner.com for further information, contact: Randall Weiner 303 440-3321 or Bob Schaeffer 239 395-6773 for immediate release, Monday, September 24, 2018 ROCKY FLATS REFUGE PLAINTIFFS SEEK ADDITIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL ANALYSIS; CLAIM FEDS RELIED ON OLD DATA, IGNORED EROSION AND PLUTONIUM IN DECIDING TO OPEN PUBLIC TRAILS; JUDGE’S RULING EXPECTED SOON In a final reply brief filed in U.S. District Court, organizations seeking to keep the public from walking and riding on trails at the Rocky Flats Wildlife Refuge claim that the federal government fa

Atomic Film Series: The Nuns, the Priests, and the Bombs, September 27th

When: Thursday, September 27th, 7 pm Where: Naropa University, 2130 Arapahoe Ave "The Nuns, the Priests, and the Bombs" Nuclear disarmament activists challenge the security and legality of America's nuclear weapons when they break into two top secret facilities: the "Fort Knox" of uranium in Tennessee and a U.S. Navy Trident nuclear submarine base near Seattle. The Atomic Film Series is a monthly film screening put on by Nuclear Nexus at RMPJC. Please join us as we dive into the complex issues of the nuclear industry and spread awareness about the issues we face as a community living near to a contaminated, former Nuclear Weapons Facility, Rocky Flats. https://www.facebook.com/events

Project Censored: The Movie, September 29th

When: Sunday, September 29th, 4 - 6 pm Where: Boulder Creek Room, Boulder Public Library, 1001 Arapahoe Ave. Project Censored: The Movie explores media censorship in our society by exposing important stories that corporate media fails to report/under report. Using the media watchdog group, Project Censored, as their road map, two fathers from California decided to make a documentary film that will help to end the reign of corporate-owned media news.

Conflict Resolution Workshop, October 6th

When: Saturday, October 6th, 10 am - 4 pm Where: Hellems Art and Sciences Building, Rm 137, CU Boulder The workshop will cover basic conflict resolution concepts and strategies. Group exercises will be integrated with info and discussion. Please bring a lunch. Register by October 4th by sending an email an rmpjc@earthlink.net with "Conflict Resolution" in the subject line. For more information call Betty at 303-903-0412.

Peacemaker of the Year Awards Ceremony, October 27th

When: Saturday, October 27th, 5 pm - 9:30 pm Where: Unity Church of Boulder, 2855 Folsom St. Get your tickets today! The Peacemaker of the Year (PMY) Awards Ceremony and Dinner is an annual gathering held by the Rocky Mountain Peace and Justice Center to honor and celebrate the work of peace and justice activists in the community and beyond. Be on the lookout for announcements including award recipients, special musical guests, and more! Click here for more information.

Rocky Flats Right to Know Meeting, September 26th

When: Wednesday, September 26th, 7 - 8:30 pm Where: Trinity Presbyterian Church, 7755 Vance Dr, Arvada Former Rocky Flats workers speak about why the "Wildlife Refuge" is not a safe place to recreate, More info and updates here.

"Two River" Film, Discussion, & Fundraiser, September 28th

When: Friday, September 28th, 7 - 9 pm Where: Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 1000 West 15th Ave, Longmont The one-hour documentary film "Two Rivers" tells the story of a rural community in Washington state that initiated a process of dialogue between Native and non-Native residents of the area. After the film, a discussion will be facilitated by Boulder residents Ava Hamilton (Arapaho) and Jerilyn DeCoteau (Turtle Mountain Chippewa). This event is a fundraiser for the "Welcome the Arapaho Home" events to be held Oct. 6-8. More info here.

In the Image Film and Discussion, October 3rd

When: Wednesday, October 3rd, 6:30 pm Where: Denver Public Library, Park Hill Branch, 4705 Montview Blvd. In the Image explores the daily lives of Palestinian women living in the occupied West Bank. The film portrays their stories through video footage captured by the women themselves. Discussion following the film.

Statements from Community Groups Re: Rocky Flats

Environmental Information Network RE: OPENING OF ROCKY FLATS WILDLIFE REFUGE TO PUBLIC ACCESS Open Letter to the Public About the Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge Press Release from Candelas Glows Re: Protest Against the Opening of the Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge on September 15th, 1-3:30pm at EPA Headquarters in Downtown Denver

Media Coverage on Rocky Flats

KGNU Broadcast: Efforts Continue to Block Opening of Rocky Mountain Wildlife Refuge with Randall Weiner, Michelle Gabrieloff-Parish, and Brittany Gutermuth http://news.kgnu.org/2018/09/efforts-continue-to-block-opening-of-rocky-mountain-wildlife-refuge/ LeRoy Moore: Rocky Flats refuge opening disregards evidence of risk http://www.dailycamera.com/guest-opinions/ci_32136577/leroy-moore-rocky-flats-refuge-opening-disregards-evidence Peace Train: Rocky Flats still presents major danger http://www.coloradodaily.com/your-take/ci_32136128/peace-train-rocky-flats-still-presents-major-danger Former Nuclear Weapons Site Opens To Recreation: Controversy still surrounds opening the now-wildlife refu

There Is No Refuge From Nuclear War or Nuclear Waste: Rocky Flats in Context, September 15th

When: Saturday, September 15th, 7 pm Where: Performing Arts Center, Naropa University, 2130 Arapahoe Ave. A panel discussion. This is a free event - if you plan to attend, please register here. Panelists include: Rick Wayman, Alliance for Nuclear Accountability, Nuclear Age Peace Foundation; Randall Weiner, Lead Attorney in the RMPJC v USFWS Lawsuit; Judith Mohling, RMPJC, Alliance for Nuclear Accountability; Elizabeth Panzer, impacted resident; Former FBI Special-Agent Jon Lipsky; and Professor of Chemistry Dr. Michael Ketterer Brittany Gutermuth, RMPJC, will emcee the event

Protest of Rocky Flats as a "Wildlife Refuge" September 15th

When: Saturday, September 15th, 1 - 3:30 pm Where: U.S. EPA Region 8, 1595 Wynkoop St, Denver Join ex-workers, scientists, public health advocates, and community members to keep the Rocky Flats Nuclear SuperFund Buffer Zone closed. While US Fish and Wildlife celebrates a "grand opening," we will take a stand against opening the site without any cleanup, without adequate testing, and against the will of the surrounding communities! This is an awareness-raising event. Come learn more about the history of Rocky Flats and why opening it for recreation is dangerous and negligent, why there are multiple lawsuits underway to try to keep it closed, and help spread the word. More info here.

Atomic Film Series: The Nuns, the Priests, and the Bombs, September 27th

When: Thursday, September 27th, 7 pm Where: Naropa University, 2130 Arapahoe Ave "The Nuns, the Priests, and the Bombs" Nuclear disarmament activists challenge the security and legality of America's nuclear weapons when they break into two top secret facilities: the "Fort Knox" of uranium in Tennessee and a U.S. Navy Trident nuclear submarine base near Seattle. The Atomic Film Series is a monthly film screening put on by Nuclear Nexus at RMPJC. Please join us as we dive into the complex issues of the nuclear industry and spread awareness about the issues we face as a community living near to a contaminated, former Nuclear Weapons Facility, Rocky Flats. https://www.facebook.com/events

RMPJC Fundraiser Concert: Gregory Isakov, October 1st

When: Monday, October 1st, 7:30 pm Where: The Fox Theater, 1135 13th St, Boulder Gregory Alan Isakov has added a show to his current tour. And guess what! Gregory has chosen RMPJC as a beneficiary from all ticket sales. We will be setup in the lobby to spread awareness about the work at RMPJC. The show is sold out, but there are still opportunities to get your ticket here.

Donations for Silent Auction

We are now taking in donations for the silent auction at PMY. Each year, RMPJC has a lovely display of donated items including local art, gift cards, merchandise, CDs, and more for our guests to bid on throughout the event. If you have an item that you would like to donate to this cause, please email brittany.rmpjc@gmail.com

Peacemaker of the Year Awards Ceremony, October 27th

UPDATE: PMY has a new date! When: Saturday, October 27th, 5 pm - 9:30 pm Where: Unity Church of Boulder, 2855 Folsom St. The Peacemaker of the Year (PMY) Awards Ceremony and Dinner is an annual gathering held by the Rocky Mountain Peace and Justice Center to honor and celebrate the work of peace and justice activists in the community and beyond. Be on the lookout for announcements including link for tickets, award recipients, special musical guests, and more!

Nathan Schneider - "Everything for Everyone" September 12th

When: Wednesday, September 12th, 7:30 pm Where: Boulder Bookstore, 1107 Pearl St. Since the financial crash of 2008, the cooperative movement has been coming back with renewed vigor. Everything for Everyone chronicles this revolution. Vouchers to attend are $5. More information here.