February 19 will mark what would have been nuclear whistleblower, Karen Silkwood’s, 71st birthday. Silkwood died in a still mysterious car accident on her way to deliver information to the New York Times about the health and safety of workers at the Kerr-McGee nuclear facility where she worked. Silkwood’s willingness and courage to stand up and speak out against corporate malfeasance resonates strongly today.
On Saturday, February 18, The Nuclear-Free Takoma Park Committee will mark that anniversary with a free screening of the 1983 biographical feature film, Silkwood, starring Meryl Streep, followed by a panel discussion.
The film screens at 7:30pm in the Takoma Park City Auditorium at 7500 Maple Avenue, Takoma Park, MD 20912.
After the film, there will be a panel discussion with Kitty Tucker (founder of Supporters of Karen Silkwood), Howard Kohn (journalist for Rolling Stone’s “The Nuclear Industry's Terrible Power and How It Silenced Karen Silkwood”) and Jodi Eisenberg (DC labor activist and early Silkwood campaigner).
RSPV on facebook here.