On Tuesday, March 11, we will learn more. Safe & Green is hosting a “Voices of Fukushima” gathering from 6:30-8:30pm at the Brattleboro Food Coop Community Room. The direct entrance is on the side of the Coop on Canal Street. We will show four short documentaries about Fukushima, then Chikako Kaneko will join us for a discussion and describe her most recent trip back to Japan, where she visited with Chikako Nishiyama of Kawauchi, Greenfield’s sister city.
The four films include a update on the cleanup in Namie, the town Brattleboro adopted in 2013; a explanation of the current status of the reactors from Arnie Gundersen; a perspective from a farmer and a displaced family, with information on radiation testing of children; and a walk through temporary shelters which evacuees fear are now their permanent homes. All together, the films are about 35 minutes.
“For me XL Dissent is about young people standing together and engaging in a bold act of civil disobedience, and through this, demonstrating our commitment to making this world a more humane, peaceful, and inclusive place to live,” said Matthew, a 20 year old sophomore from Columbia University.
Leslie Sullivan Sachs