The United States is on a path to spend $1.7 trillion over the next 30 years rebuilding our entire nuclear weapons arsenal. At the same time, desperately needed social programs are being cut, and communities of color and low-income communities are hurt the most. Racial justice and nuclear weapons issues have been closely tied since the beginning of the nuclear era, but their connections are often lost. Dr. Vincent Intondi, author of African Americans Against the Bomb, takes the stage to examine the intersection of US nuclear weapons policy and the fight for racial equality. He explores the ways that African American activists have been involved in the fight against nuclear weapons—and how racism, colonialism, and inequity have shaped nuclear policy under our current Administration. Join Intondi for a discussion on strategies for action on the issue of nuclear weapons for communities of color and other citizens concerned with social and racial justice.
Vincent Intondi is an Associate Professor of History and Director of the Institute for Race, Justice, and Community Engagement at Montgomery College in Takoma Park, Maryland. He is the author of the book, African Americans Against the Bomb: Nuclear Weapons, Colonialism, and the Black Freedom Movement.
Presented by Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility, The University of Washington Global Health Department, Health Alliance International, and Town Hall Seattle as part of the Civics series