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RMI Nuclear Victims Remembrance Day Event > Thu March 18th

March 18, 2021 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm


Republic of the Marshall Islands Nuclear Victims Remembrance Day Event


Thursday, March 18: Marshallese Stories Around the World 5:30 – 7:30 PM

Opening Prayer: Minister Ritok Belton

“Voices: Our Water World on Fire” a video presentation by Brian Cowden

Roundtable Discussion

Speakers: Giff Johnson, Journalist & Editor for the Marshall Islands Journal, Eldon Alik, Arkansas General Consul, Sosy Jibas Maddison, Kili Bikini Ejit Officer in Arkansas; Lucille Brokken, Descendant of Enewetak Survivor Bubu Erine Jitiam

College of the Marshall Islands Nuclear Club

Closing Poem: Nerita Juda, Descendant of King Juda, leader of the people of Bikini

Friday, March 19: Enewetak Cleanup Veterans 5:30 – 7:30 PM PST

Opening Prayer: Ernest T. Davis

Video Presentation from the Enewetak Cleanup Veterans, introduced by Ken Brownell

Statement: Senator Ading

Closing Prayer

Saturday, March 20: Call to Action 1:30 – 4:30 PM PST

Opening Prayer: Rev Telenja David

Enewetak National Anthem

“We Are Actually Here to Save the World,” a video with the late Honorable Ambassador Tony deBrum

COFA Medicaid Restoration Celebration

David Anitok, Co-Founder and Director of COFA Alliance National Network; Dr. Sheldon Riklon, Family Medicine Physician; Statements from US Congressman Rick Larsen and US Senator Ron Wyden

Remarks from Elected Officials

Commissioner Alson Kelen, US Congressman Adam Smith

Discussion and Call to Action: What are the policy issues and solutions that communities are fighting for? How can we support each others goals?

Poem: Selina Leem

Closing Prayer: Rev. Telenja David



March 18, 2021
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm


Virtual Event