LEGACY of the ATOMIC BOMB

RECOGNITION for ATOMIC TEST SURVIVORS

 

19TH FEBRUARY 2022 - MANCHESTER (uk)

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2022 is the 70th anniversary of Operation Hurricane, Britain's first atomic test in the Montebello Islands in Western Australia. It is also the 60th anniversary of Operation Dominic, a joint US/UK operation on Christmas Island in 1962.

In partnership with ICAN, LABRATS are pleased to announce an in-person seminar on 19th February 2022 at the Pendulum Hotel Manchester. International guests will be joining via remote links.

This seminar will form part of ICAN's events for the 1st meeting of state parties for the Treaty of prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) on March 22nd at the United Nations in Vienna.

This seminar will mark the start of a number of events for the #lookmeintheeye campaign during 2022. 

The seminar will be produced into a documentary video to ensure that the world does not forget the sacrifice of nuclear veterans and their families across the world.

It is time to end the 70-year Hurricane. Time to end 60 years of UK Dominic Denial.

seminar agenda

The Seminar will be broken down into 5 sub-events:

      Introduction

 

  • Lord Mayor of Manchester opening the seminar

  • NAAV Commander on US Medal award

  • Enewetak Clean-Up Crews

  • Metro Mayors - #HillsboroughLawNow

  • MP's support

  • Mayors for Peace

    Veterans Discussion (Chaired by Susie Boniface)
     

  • Veterans from across the world will discuss their time on the island and how it has affected their lives

    Wives & Widows Discussion (Chaired by Alan Owen)
     

  • Wives and widows will discuss the impact on their lives of their partner's participation in the testing program

    Descendants Discussion (Chaired by Rebecca Long-Bailey MP)
     

  • Descendants from across the world will discuss the impact on their lives today

    Closing Remarks 
     

  • ICAN 

  • Rebecca Long-Bailey MP

  • ​LABRATS

More speakers to be announced soon.


 

can i attend?

You can attend in person (COVID Laws permitting), we have secured discounted pricing for the Pendulum Hotel. Flexible packages for one night, two nights, or just the seminar are available. You can book using the options below.

Everyone who attends will be presented with a unique challenge coin. We have limited places available due to COVID restrictions so places will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.