“Fukushima, Rocky Flats, and The Myth of Absolute Safety: When Governments or Corporations Put Our Health at Risk”
Sacramento State ONE BOOK PROGRAM's author's day will feature KRISTEN IVERSEN,
author of Full Body Burden: Growing Up in the Nuclear Shadow of Rocky Flats. Kristen Iversen will read from and discuss her award-winning book, Full Body Burden: Growing Up in the Nuclear Shadow of Rocky Flats, a book of memoir and investigative journalism that describes her experience of growing up next to—and eventually working at—one of the most contaminated nuclear sites in the country. She will also discuss the history of the plant itself, including a dramatic FBI raid, a controversial grand jury, and ongoing litigation and controversy. What are the environmental, cultural, and historical legacies of U.S. nuclear policy? What do citizens need to know?
University Union Ballroom.
7 pm: Community reading, lecture and Q&A by the author.
8 pm: Book signing.
Free event. All ages permitted. No alcohol sold or permitted at venue. Sign language interpreter provided.
Day is hosted by Sacramento State’s One Book Program. Co-sponsored with
Sacramento State University, Hornet
Bookstore, UNIQUE Programs, University Enterprises, Inc., and the Chien Hu Institute/Department of Physics.