Western Connections presents Dr. Polly Myers: Nuclear Fears and Anti-Nuclear Protest in the Pacific Northwest
Skagitonians Against Nuclear Power Plant Records, Center for Pacific Northwest Studies, Heritage Resources
Village Books and Western Washington University Libraries are pleased to present Western Connections, a brown bag speaker series highlighting the expertise of WWU faculty and staff. The next presenter in the series will be Dr. Polly Myers, a History Instructor at Western and 2012-2013 James W. Scott Senior Fellow for WWU Libraries’ Heritage Resources Department. Dr. Myers will talk about how people in the Pacific Northwest responded to the potential dangers of the nuclear age. Topics covered will include the institution of civil defense programs, debates over a proposed nuclear power plant in the Skagit Valley, and reactions to Boeing’s production of cruise missiles. Bring your lunch and join us at Village Books on Tuesday, June 11th between noon and 1:00 p.m. for this engaging presentation and discussion.