- Wednesday, May 15, 2013, 5:00 PM, Jane’s House, 1229 East South Temple, SLC, UT. UCAN Membership Meeting. David Smith, M.D. and Anna Hom M.D. will share their experience of attending the 2013 Oslo Peace Conference. The historic conference sought to address the humanitarian threats of the use of nuclear weapons. The analysis of the impacts of nuclear weapon detonations, the medical and environmental consequences, and the impossibility of providing adequate emergency relief in the aftermath, pushed the assembled nations to look into pursuing a new path towards nuclear abolition.
- Monday, June 24, 2013, 7:00 – 9:00 PM, Jeanne Wagner Theatre at the Rose, 138 W. 300 So., SLC, UT. REYKJAVIK, by Pulitzer Prize Winning Author Richard Rhodes in conjunction with Plan-B Theatre. A staged reading dramatizing the iconic two-day summit in Reykjavik, Iceland in 1986, during which President Reagan (read by Robert Scott Smith) and Mikhail Gorbachev (read by Jason Tatom) debated the total abolition of their countries’ nuclear weapons. Post-show discussion with the author led by Mary Dickson. Details and Free Tickets (required) available at planbtheatre.org.
- Tuesday, July 16, 2013, 6:00 PM, Salt Lake City Library Auditorium, 201 E 400 S, SLC, UT. DR. ATOMIC film screening in conjunction with the Utah Film Center. The opera by the American composer, John Adams with libretto by Peter Sellars is about the making of the first atomic bomb. The work focuses on the great stress and anxiety experienced by those at Los Alamos while the test of the first atomic bomb test, “Trinity” was being prepared.
- Tuesday, August 6, 2013 7:00 PM, Salt Lake City Library Auditorium, 201 E 400 S, SLC, UT. THE MAN WHO SAVED THE WORLD film screening in conjunction with the Utah Film Center. This feature documentary film focuses on Stanislav Petrov, a former lieutenant colonel of the Soviet Air Defence Forces. The film shows how precarious our world has become in the nuclear age, and how our own belief in humanity, a shared belief in each other, is the hope which we must foster in order to survive and thrive.