Community Benefit Concert "No uranium mining in the Grand Canyon"

SAVE THE DATE: Community Benefit Concert “No uranium mining in the Grand Canyon”  Time: Saturday at 6:00pm – Sunday at 1:00am, Orpheum Theater, 15 W. Aspen St, Flagstaff, AZ. For over 25 years, international uranium mining companies have aggressively pursued uranium at Grand Canyon. The citizens of Arizona need to be informed about the dangers and everlasting health effects caused by uranium mining. Past uranium activity has caused direct health affects to the local Indian Tribes living in and around the Grand Canyon region. For instance, many Navajo families have been diagnosed with many types of cancer due to the abandoned uranium mines located all over the Navajo, Reservation.

Furthermore, the Havasupai Tribe has been fighting proposed uranium mines on the rim of the Grand Canyon, which are located directly above their groundwater source and near their sacred Red Butte for many years. The Tribe has learned about the irreversible contamination that uranium mining can cause to Havasu Creek. For this reason, many non-profit organizations have joined forces with neighboring Tribes and community members to continue the fight for clean water for all humans and animal life whom reside in the Grand Canyon region.

We are proposing a Community Benefit Concert for an evening of networking and uranium education. “If the mine poisons our water, it will be the end of my people,” said Carletta Tilousi, a Tribal Council member working to protect the health and future of her tribe. Promoting awareness to protect the Grand Canyon Watershed is the utmost important reason to host a Community Benefit Concert to promote “life”.

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  2. People and peoples have to stand up against Uranium Mining world wide.

    We have in Brazil also huge environmental and health problems because of two uranium mines. And another mine is in construction. To stop uranium mining and the nuclear industry in Brazil, Latin America and World Wide we are organizing now the 1st International Uranium Film Festival here in Rio de Janeiro (End of May 2011) and in other big cities. The people in Brazil are not informed about the radioactive risks. So we have to do this.

    You are invited to join us. Any help is welcomed! See you in Rio next May 21-28, 2011.

    best regards

    Marcia Gomes de Oliveira

    coordinator uranium film festival

    http://www.uraniumfilmfestival.org

    info@uraniumfilmfestival.org

    • forgottenpeople on April 5, 2011 at 10:28 am said:

      Dear Marcia, Please send us some information and we can write a grant to fund travel to the conference. It is important we share solidarity and our experiences.

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