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Ideas and education

"Ten Years and Counting: Our Fukushima Journey - A Conversation with Chiho Kaneko and Norma Field" (Webinar): Conversation with two women with close ties to Fukushima. Chiho Kaneko and Norma Field will share their perspectives on the 'distortions' inherent in the accident's ongoing environmental, social and economic impacts in an attempt to clarify the Fukushima reality and lessons it contains. The Japanese government's focus on an eventual summer Olympics in Tokyo despite the need for rebuilding and on-going radiation concerns is a contentious topic in and outside of Japan. 4-5:30 p.m. Offered by the Windham World Affairs Council. 3/11/2021 marked 10 years since an earthquake and tsunami touched off three nuclear meltdowns and multiple hydrogen explosions at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in Japan, an ongoing nuclear disaster some scientists say will continue for the next 100 years. Moderated by Lissa Weinman, WWAC board member/citizen appointee to the VT Yankee Nuclear Decommissioning Citizens Advisory Panel. Free. Zoom. Register: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_4v4WJJOmSYa6DVAvKNtPog.

"Age of Acrimony: How Americans Fought to Fix Their Democracy, 1865-1915" (via Zoom) : Protest and dissent are an integral part of American political and cultural identity. Join us this winter for virtual webinars devoted to exploring vibrant, lesser-known histories of American activism including the radical abolition movement of the 19th century, how women of color transformed the women's suffrage movement, and the raucous electoral politics of the post-Civil War era. 2-3 p.m. Presented by Jonathan Grinspan, National Museum of American History, Washington D.C. This 2021 Virtual Winter Lecture Series webinar, part of Speaking Up: "Histories of American Protest and Activism," will be recorded and available to registrants for viewing for two weeks after the live event. Free. Webinar. Link sent to registrants prior to event. Register: zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_4eJ8JhtvSc2UsQkgsZ2M7g.

Well-being

The Compassionate Friends of Brattleboro (Online): We are a national self-help organization for families who have had a child die. Meetings are for all families regardless of race, religious orientation, economic background, or the cause and age of the child at death, from pre-birth up. We welcome immediate family members including adult siblings. 2-4 p.m. Meetings are held every other Sunday. Free. Online. Information: To participate, contact Bev Miller: 802-251-5598, bevermont@gmail.com.

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