The Natural History Museums of Los Angeles County and the Los Angeles Times will present a discussion with journalists, scholars, activists and community leaders at the Natural History Museum about nuclear contamination and climate change in the Marshall Islands from 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 16. The event is free.
Attendees will also be able to view “Godzilla: A Living Atomic Bomb,” an exhibition case that focuses on the real-life nuclear tests carried out on Bikini Atoll that inspired the monster, which is on display on the second floor of NHM through April 19, as well as special collections from the museum’s anthropology department.
The United States detonated 67 nuclear bombs in the Marshall Islands between 1946 and 1958, resulting in the exile of entire communities from their homelands, radioactive contamination, sickened people and the beginnings of a shared history of mistrust and betrayal.
Evening LA Times reporter Susanne Rust will facilitate a conversation surrounding the past, present and future of the Marshalls with NHMLAC curator and anthropologist Amy Gusick, University of Washington anthropologist and Marshall Islands Nuclear Commissioner Holly Barker, UC Berkeley legal scholar Autumn Bordner, and Marshallese community coordinator Kelani Silk.
The National History Museum is located at 900 Exhibition Blvd. For information, nhm.org/latalks.
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