Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities
On June 6, 7, and 8, 2014
The extraordinary June 6, 1989 FBI and EPA raid on the Rocky Flats nuclear weapons plant was the beginning of the end for that large, nationally important factory just northwest of Arvada, Colorado. The raid preceded the plant’s plutonium production shutdown six months later – an action with local, national, and global impacts. It symbolized a change in U.S. national priorities that began balancing national security policy with environmental protection at a time when the Cold War nuclear arms race had slowed considerably. The Berlin Wall fell in November 1989, the same month Rocky Flats was shut down.
On June 6, 7, and 8, 2014 the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities will host a multifaceted art and humanities event commemorating the 25 th Anniversary of the raid. It will feature an art and history exhibit (including photographs and artifacts from the Rocky Flats plant) and panel discussions focusing on the raid and its consequences, including a grand jury investigation and subsequent disputed settlement of charges involving environmental crimes. Speakers will include former Colorado Governor Roy Romer, former U.S. Representative David Skaggs, former FBI agent Jon Lipsky, and several plant workers, neighbors, activists, and experts. – See more.
This event coincides with the 25 anniversary of the making of the Operation Greenrun II public art project at Rocky Flats.
View the video of the presentation.
See photo stream documentation.
Awareness Raising and Show of Support Planned for Sat July 19 2014. Join Us!, Candelas Glows, June 30, 2014.