LEGACY of the ATOMIC BOMB
RECOGNITION for ATOMIC TEST SURVIVORS
19TH FEBRUARY 2022 - MANCHESTER (uk)
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.
The Seminar will be broken down into 5 sub-events:
Lord Mayor of Manchester opening the seminar
NAAV Commander on US Medal award
Enewetak Clean-Up Crews
Metro Mayors - #HillsboroughLawNow
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
Rebecca Long-Bailey MP