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Jan262014

Alfred Meyer, PSR, MI speaking tour, Feb. 12-17: "Nuclear Power: What You Need to Know about Price, Pollution and Proliferation"

Alfred Meyer, PSR national board memberAlfred Meyer, member of the national board of directors of Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR), will present on "Nuclear Power: What You Need to Know about Price, Pollution and Proliferation" at several stops across southern Michigan between Feb. 12 to 17. Please see Alfred Meyer's bio, below.

The speaking tour will be conducted in honor of Dr. Jeffrey Patterson, Past President, PSR, who tragically died, suddenly and unexpectedly, of a heart attack on January 23rd. Please see Beyond Nuclear's In Memoriam.

Beyond Nuclear is honored and privileged to coordinate the tour, as well as co-sponsor it alongside such allies as: Sierra Club; Fountain Street Church; WMU Lee Honors College; WMU Environmental Studies program; WMU Institute of Government and Politics; Michigan Safe Energy Future (both Kalamazoo and South Haven chapters); Don't Waste Michigan; PSR Michigan Chapter; Alliance to Halt Fermi 3; and Coalition for a Nuclear-Free Great Lakes.

Following are the particulars for each stop on the tour. Please print up hard copies of the flier for the event(s) nearest you, and post them in good places, as well as spread the word electronically and to your social media networks!

6:30-8:30pm, Wed., Feb. 12, Chapel, Fountain Street Church, 24 Fountain Street, N.E., Grand Rapids, MI 49503 (flier); free street parking available in area after 5:00 pm, or there is a parking ramp about 3 blocks away at Pearl and Ionia;

7:00pm, Thurs., Feb. 13, WMU, Sangren Hall, Room 1910, Kalamazoo, MI (flier);

6:30-9:00pm, Fri., Feb. 14, Lake Michigan College, Rm. 141, 125 Veterans Blvd., South Haven, MI 49090 (flier);

3:00-5:00pm, Sat., Feb. 15, Ferndale Public Library, 222 E. Nine Mile Rd., Ferndale, MI 48220 (flier);

1:00-3:00pm, Sun., Feb. 16, Ellis Library & Reference Center, 3700 S. Custer Rd., Monroe, MI 48161 (flier; and library e-calendar link, including link to map of library's location);

6:00-7:30pm, Mon., Feb. 17, at the Ecology Center, 339 E. Liberty, Ann Arbor 48104, hosted by Michigan Physicians for Social Responsibility (flier).

Alfred Meyer's bio:

Alfred Meyer is a social activist who serves on the board of directors of Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR), and Co-Chairs the Radiation and Health Committee.  Based in Washington, D.C., PSR is a U.S. non-profit organization that advocates for the public health by addressing policies regarding nuclear weapons, nuclear power, nuclear waste, climate change and toxic chemicals.

Mr. Meyer is active in New York City, networking PSR with other groups and efforts regarding the ongoing nuclear disaster at Fukushima Dai-ichi in Japan, the United Nations’ response to Fukushima, and efforts to close the nearby reactors at Entergy’s Indian Point nuclear power plant on the Hudson.

Additionally, Mr. Meyer is Past-President and Secretary of the board of Friends of Chernobyl Centers U.S., which works with Chernobyl Centers for Psycho-Social Rehabilitation in five Ukrainian communities greatly affected by the Chernobyl nuclear catastrophe, that began on April 26, 1986.  He has visited the community centers and the reactor site in Ukraine.

He has also been the Program Director for the Alliance for Nuclear Accountability in Washington DC, Executive Director of PSR Wisconsin, and Chair of the Wisconsin Network for Peace and Justice.