The presidential campaign has highlighted the risks of an unstable individual in control of the massive US nuclear arsenal. This strikes closer to home than many realize. Just 20 miles west of Seattle sit nearly 1,300 nuclear weapons at Kitsap-Bangor Naval Base, many on high alert. 175 miles to the southeast lies the Hanford Nuclear Site where Washingtonians made much of the nuclear material for these weapons -- and where tons of nuclear waste remain. What are the risks? Can the next president reduce them? How can we make sure no one has the sole power to destroy human civilization?
Ploughshares Fund is working to reduce these nuclear threats, at home and around the world. Please join us on November 29 to learn more.
Eric Schlosser, Best-selling author of Fast Food Nation and the thrilling new nuclear history, Command and Control, now made into a gripping American Experience film, and the co-producer of Tribeca Film Festival sensation the bomb
Joe Cirincione, President of Ploughshares Fund, nuclear policy expert, author of Nuclear Nightmares: Securing the World Before it is Too Late
The event will also feature a sneak peek of the bomb, a groundbreaking multimedia installation that premiered at Tribeca Film Festival this spring. Projected 360 degrees onto massive floor to ceiling screens that surrounded the audience, as The Acid performed live in the center, the bomb immersed the audience in the strange, compelling, and unsettling reality of nuclear weapons. We are thrilled to bring a taste of this experience to Seattle.
Cocktail and hors d’oeuvre reception. Business attire.
Special thanks to our Seattle Host Committee
Barbara Cairns - Tom Callaghan - Kathy and George Edwards - Angela and Jeremy Foster - Zoe and Aneal Gadgil - John Hoyt - Ethan Kelly - Ann Krumboltz - Jonathan and Elizabeth Roberts - Gael Tarleton
Titan missile photo by Matt Blaze