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Lessons from Japan's Nuclear History

  • Greater Victoria Public Library Community Room 735 Broughton Street Victoria Canada (map)

We kick off our fifth year of Food With A Side of Community with a presentation from Michelle:

"Japan has experienced three nuclear disasters, Nagasaki, Hiroshima, and Fukushima. Japan is the only country to experience nuclear bomb attacks in human history.

Growing up in Japan, school taught me how radiation from atomic bombs affected human bodies and nature. On the contrary, my school textbook justified the use of nuclear power plants. I was taught nuclear power plants are safe and necessary to our life. Then, 3.11, a huge earthquake in Northern Japan in 2011 caused the Fukushima explosion.

After the Fukushima explosion, Germany decided to close all nuclear power plants by 2022. However, Japan, a country that has experienced three nuclear disasters still relies on nuclear energy. Prime minister Abe stated that he is planning to increase nuclear power plants for economic growth after Fukushima explosion. What are the gender implications? Can we rely on such a dangerous substance just for our convenience?"

What to expect:
- A conversation about Japan's nuclear history
- Delicious dinner
- Opportunity to connect with other attendees.

This event is part of a monthly dinner series called Food With A Side of Community. Hosted by the Support Network for Indigenous Women & Women of Colour (SNIWWOC). We gather on the first Thursday of every month in the Community Room of the Greater Victoria Public Library. We believe in creating safe spaces for women to heal and connect with each other through food and conversations.

Thank you to the Greater Victoria Public Library for supporting this event.

The venue is wheel-chair accessible. This event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP to let us know you'll be joining us! For dietary restrictions, please contact

We respectfully acknowledge that this event takes place on the unceded territories of the Lekwungen (Chekonein, Chilcowitch, Swengwhung, Kosampsom, Whyomilth, Teechamitsa, Kakyaakan, Songhees, Esquimalt) and W̱SÁNEĆ (SȾÁUTW/Tsawout, W̱JOȽEȽP/Tsartlip, BOḰEĆEN/Pauquachin, WSIḴEM/Tseycum) Peoples.

SNIWWOC is non-profit organization based in Victoria, BC. We advocate for reproductive justice by creating support networks for women using food, art, and education.