October 10, 90

Vol. 06 , No. 03   


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Our Valuable Planet
HELEN CALDICOTT
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 17, 1990

An Australian native, Dr. Helen Caldicott first came to international prominence during the accident at the Three-Mile Island nuclear power facility. Her book, Nuclear Madness (1990), had just been published, released at a chillingly appropriate time. Since then Dr. Caldicott has become one of the most outspoken activists for environmental hygiene in the 20th century.

Physicians for Social Responsibility, an organization of which Caldicott was a founding member, was awarded the 1985 Nobel Peace Prize for its work to end the Soviet/American nuclear arms race. However, as the threat of superpower conflict and nuclear war are relegated to the back burner of public concern, Dr. Caldicott continues her fight for the environment through grass roots activism. Her focus now turns to ozone layer depletion and the greenhouse effect.

In addition to Nuclear Madness (1990), Dr. Caldicott's works include the 1984 publication, Missile Envy, and the 1982 Academy Award-winning film, If You Love This Planet.

Please join us at 7:00 p.m. for what promises to be an insightful and motivating lecture titled "Our Valuable Planet." If you would like to join us at the 5:30 reception and 6:00 dinner, please return the reservation coupon.