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Social and Economic Injustices of Coal and Uranium

February 23, 2012
Tucson, Arizona

PSR Arizona will co-sponsor a University of Arizona based workshop on Social and Economic Injustices of Coal and Uranium mining/processing on lands of indigenous peoples.  Film viewings and story telling and Navajo and Hopi speakers around the films "Return of Navajo Boy" and "Power Paths".  These public and university faculty and student events will be followed by teaching by the speakers in classrooms of many related academc programs on campus. 

A special screening of two films that address the social, health, and environmental effects of energy production on Tribal Communities of the Southwest. Followed by a panel discussion with Tribal Elders and energy experts in Arizona.

3-5pm Return of the Navajo Boy
Film Screening and Panel Discussion at School of Music, Crowder Hall
The story of the Cly Family, whose history in pictures reveals an incredible and ongoing struggle with environmental contamination from uranium mining on tribal land in Monument Valley, Utah.

6-9pm Power Paths
Film Screening and Panel Discussion at Center for Creative Photography, Room 108
A unique glimpse into the global energy crisis from the perspective of an intertribal coalition as they fight to transform their local economies by replacing coal mines and smog-belching power plants with renewable energy technologies.

Housing available. Call Barbara Warren at 520-325-3983 for more info.

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