Helen Caldicott, MD to Receive the 4th Annual Haas Award for International Peace & Social Justice

NUCLEAR SKIES: A Vision for a Nuclear-Free World

Thursday, March 29, 2012 at the WHYY studios in downtown Philadelphia, Helen Caldicott, MD will be honored for her lifetime dedication to creating a world free of the threat of nuclear weapons. Her tireless education around the globe, her aggressive advocacy and her practice of reminding us of the deleterious health effects of a nuclear explosion have been an inspiration to us all. Dr Caldicott, a pediatrician, is the former president of Physicians for Social Responsibility, co-recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, together with the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War.

Dr. Caldicott will be joined in dialog by Trudy Rubin, Foreign Affairs Columnist for The Philadelphia Inquirer, where both parties will contribute to an energized discussion concerning “A Vision for a Nuclear-Free World” and what will it take to end conflict and insure peace and security around the globe in our lifetime and for generations to come.

The 1st Annual Eisendrath Award for Youth Advocacy in Nuclear Disarmament will be presented in honor of Craig Eisendrath, PhD, co-founder and chairman of Project for Nuclear Awareness, to a person between the age of 18–29 who has exhibited a commitment to achieving a peaceful world, free from the threat of nuclear weapons.

This program is presented by Project for Nuclear Awareness and Physicians for Social Responsibility who share a commitment to a peaceful, nuclear weapons free world. Through our combined efforts, we have a unique opportunity to promote alternatives to violence both in our local and global communities. This event is co-sponsored by WHYY.

Dr. Caldicott will host a private reception for students at 5pm and the event will be from 5:30 to 8:30pm with dialog, discussion, award ceremonies and dinner.

Register on-line at www.ProjectForNuclearAwareness.org