Rocky Flats Truth Force Reunion Weekend, April 26th - 29th

April 18, 2018

 

 

Reunion Agenda

Thursday April 26th – Sunday April 29th

 

 

Thursday

 

Film Screening of Dr. Strangelove, 7 pm

Thalacker Conference Room, Wulsin Hall, Naropa University 2130 Arapahoe Ave

 

“Stanley Kubrick's black comedy classic about an 'accidental' nuclear attack. Created during a time when the paranoia of the Cold War was at its peak, the film still seems surprisingly relevant today.”

https://www.facebook.com/events/1679212885496644/

 

 

Friday

 

Facing Rocky Flats Art Exhibit, 6 pm

Canyon Theater and Gallery, Boulder Public Library, 1001 Arapahoe Ave

The group exhibit precedes the planned public opening of Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge. Facing Rocky Flats uses art and oral history to explore the past, present, and future of this contentious site.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1122827901191374/

 

 

Saturday

 

Day Events:

Unity of Boulder Spiritual Center, 2855 Folsom St

 

 

Is the Law Being Broken at Rocky Flats? with Randall Weiner and Dr. LeRoy Moore

 

9:30 am – 10:30 am

Presentation and Q & A

Mr. Weiner will address the violations of Federal laws involved with opening the Refuge, and provide an update on legal efforts to keep the Refuge closed.  Dr. Moore will address past legal actions that have been used to delay and modify the government’s actions and will address current efforts involved in getting school boards to prevent access to the Refuge to school children. 

 

 

The Laws of the Bomb with Robert Del Tredici

 

10:45 am – 11:45 am

Presentation and Q & A

By "The Laws of the Bomb" I am not referring to the laws of physics but to the laws of perception. In spite of the dreadful nature of the Bomb, it has proven time and again to be culturally elusive and often downright invisible. It has somehow been able to stop thought while it redefines its role, deepens its hold, and proliferates throughout our world.  Nine months after Hiroshima and Nagasaki were destroyed, Einstein expressed what I have called The First Law of the Bomb when he wrote "the unleashed power of the atom has changed everything except our mode of thinking and therefore we drift towards unparallel catastrophe."

 

 

Lunch Food trucks will be on site

12 pm – 2pm

 

The Vegetable Express

SAMPLES Food Truck

Los Dos Bros

 

 

Film Screening of Decision at Rocky Flats

1 pm – 2 pm

A film documenting the struggle of nuclear protesters at Rocky Flats near Boulder, CO

 

 

The Cover-Up of Rocky Flats Crimes with Jon Lipsky and Wes McKinley

2 pm – 3pm

Presentation and discussion

Remember when the FBI raided Rocky Flats Nuclear Weapons Plant in 1989? More than twenty years later, the deadly cover-up continues. Nuclear waste is not your friend! https://rockyflatsambushedgrandjury.com/

 

 

Honesty is the Greatest Legacy: What we can learn from the Truth Force to Empower Movements Today with Tiffany Hansen and Dr. Sasha Stiles

 

3:15 pm – 4:15 pm

Interactive Workshop and Brainstorming Session

In this interactive workshop we will discuss the history of Rocky Flats' Activist Groups. What can we learn from the Rocky Flats Truth Force that we can apply today to help local community groups be more effective? How can we use Social Media to organize on a larger scale? How can we talk to young people about our nuclear legacy? Come learn more about Rocky Flats Downwinders, our mission and goals and help us brainstorm around the challenges we face in outreach and awareness building.

 

 

Truth Force Panel with Elena Klaver, Evan Frierich, Scott Albers, LeRoy Moore, Chet Tchozewski

 

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Panel and Q&A

Members of the original truth force crew from 1978 will discuss the then and now of being involved in the Rocky Flats Truth Force.



 

Evening Event:

Unity of Boulder Spiritual Center, 2855 Folsom St

 

A Skype talk with Dr. Daniel Ellsberg, Doors at 6:30 pm, Beings at 7 pm

 

Dr. Daniel Ellsberg is known as the whistleblower who published the Pentagon Papers. The recent Oscar-nominated drama The Post centers on Daniel Ellsberg’s 1971 actions. Ellsberg is also fondly remembered by local residents for his activism in the late 1970s during the protests that took place at the Rocky Flats facility. On April 28, 1979, Dr. Ellsberg joined about 15,000 people protesting the plants transport and mishandling of the radioactive materials used in nuclear weapon manufacturing.

https://www.facebook.com/events/169357827015708/

https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3320828

 

 

 

Sunday

 

Active Hope and Nuclear Guardianship: Work that Reconnects Workshop, with Kathleen Sullivan Christopher Hormel

 

9 am - 3 pm

Nalanda Events Center, Naropa University, 6287 Arapahoe Ave

An interactive experience based on The Work that Reconnects, an innovative process developed by Joanna Macy, intended to help you transform overwhelm and despair into inspiration and a renewed sense of your ability to make a difference. Learn about Nuclear Guardianship, which is grounded in taking responsibility for radioactive dangers we have created with a vision of protecting present and future beings from its long lasting harm. The workshop includes experiential practices, reflection, and inspirational readings and teachings focused on nuclear guardianship.

 

 

Rocky Flats Film Screenings, 4:30 pm

Canyon Theater and Gallery, Boulder Public Library, 1001 Arapahoe Ave

https://www.facebook.com/events/1122827901191374

 

Dark Circle World premiere of the newly re-mastered version

“Dark Circle,” about the links between nuclear weapons and power and their impact on ordinary people, is an Oscar-shortlisted, Sundance-and-Emmy-Award-winning documentary that was widely distributed to theaters and television in the early ‘80s. 

 

The Half Life of Memory: Rocky Flats and the Nuclear Trigger (Preview of a soon to be released feature film)

“The Half-Life of Memory,” exposes the ongoing and incredible true story of the Rocky Flats nuclear bomb factory, located just outside of Denver, Colorado.

 

On the Tracks at Rocky Flats

“On the Tracks,” is a short documentary film about the Truth Force protests at Rocky Flats in 1978. Thousands attended, hundreds were arrested. “On the Tracks” was directed by Erik Sween and stars Joe Daniel. 

 

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