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Learning from Success:Civil Disobedience & Nuclear Power in the NW {today]

History of Social Justice Organizing presents
"Learning from Success:Civil Disobedience & Nuclear Power in the NW "
Peace House, 2116 NE 18th Ave.
TUESDAY
History of Social Justice Organizing presents
"Learning from Success:Civil Disobedience & Nuclear Power in the NW"

featuring Nina Bell Tuesday, May 22, 7pm
Peace House, 2116 NE 18th Ave.

Lecture, Q & A discussion, Free

During the national wave of anti-nuclear protests in the 1970s, Oregon's Trojan Decommissioning Alliance (TDA) was the only group to target an operating nuclear plant for non-violent civil disobedience. Claiming headlines both for its demonstrations and its analysis of Trojan's safety and costs, the work of the TDA was complemented by that of the Coalition for Safe Power, which participated in Nuclear Regulatory Commission licensing proceedings.
The Coalition became Northwest Environmental Advocates (NWEA) in the 1980s. Nina will compare the anti-nuclear movement and Occupy, discuss outreach before and after the internet, and talk about the balance between taking actions outside and within the system.

Nina Bell has been the Executive Director of NWEA since 1985. She was an organizer with TDA while simultaneously representing the public interest in licensing proceedings for numerous nuclear plants in the region. History of Social Justice Organizing is an ongoing series of presentations by activists and scholars on a wide variety of social justice organizing both in Portland and elsewhere.

A program of Occupy History and Our School.
Find upcoming programs at  historyofsocialjustice.wordpress.cominfo@occupyhistory.us occupyhistory.us ourschoolportland.orgwww.facebook.com/historyofsocialjustice

Twitter: @OWS_Historiansview past programs: historyofsocialjustice.wordpress.com/videos-of-past-programs/-- Check out Occupy History occupyhistory.us