Marshall Islands Nuclear Remembrance Day 2021
March 1st: Republic of the Marshall Islands National Holiday in Commemoration of the Nuclear Victims Remembrance Day; Streamed live from the Marshall Islands.
March 15th to 19th, 5:30-7:30pm Pacific Time: Story sessions by nuclear frontline communities, including intergenerational perspectives of the remaining Survivors from the Marshall Islands nuclear legacy.
March 20th: Call to Action: How all nuclear frontline communities are connected and should work together on shared goals toward nuclear justice.
Iakwe (love) to you from the Washington community who are from the Marshall Islands, along with the nuclear frontline communities from across the United States. We welcome you to join us for the 2021 Washington to Marshall Islands Nuclear Remembrance Day event. The nuclear legacy and how it connects us is much deeper than we know it. On March 1, 1954, the United States tested its most powerful hydrogen bomb at 15 megatons, code named Castle Bravo. The plutonium and ionizing radiation weapons were created here in Washington State and detonated upon Bikini and Enewetak Atoll - Marshall Islands. In generations to come, people may be displaced, food security lost, and other chronic health conditions as an outcome of the nuclear era. We are not alone! We shall never forget! The resilience and strength of nuclear frontline communities who are continuing to fight for dignity and respect must be upheld by these remembered stories towards justice.
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, this event will be held virtually to protect everyone's safety. The event will be hosted on Zoom, Facebook, and YouTube.