11 Days of Global Unity Disarmament
Alice Slater is the New York Director of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, a non-profit advocacy group that seeks to eliminate nuclear weapons. Slater is also a co-founder of Abolition 2000, a global network working for a treaty to eliminate nuclear weapons and a phase out of nuclear power. She serves on the Advisory Boards of the Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space, and on the Rideau Institute. She is a member of the Coordinating Committees of World Beyond War, working to make the end of war on the planet an idea whose time has come, and the People’s Climate Movement, NY, working for 100% renewable energy by 2030 in New York. She is a member of the Green Shadow Cabinet and serves as its Secretary of Sustainability. In addition, Slater, an attorney, has served as a member of the New York City Bar Association’s Committee on International Affairs and as a United Nations NGO representative where she has organized many conferences and roundtables at the UN on nuclear and environmental issues. She is also the author of numerous articles and op-eds on these subjects, and has frequently discussed her views on disarmament in local and national media.
Dr. Helen Mary Caldicott is an Australian physician, author, and anti-nuclear advocate who has founded several associations dedicated to opposing the use of nuclear power, depleted uranium munitions, nuclear weapons, nuclear weapons proliferation, war and military action in general. She hosts a weekly radio program, If You Love This Planet. She founded the Cystic Fibrosis Clinic at the Adelaide Children’s Hospital, the Women’s Action for Nuclear Disarmament (WAND) and STAR (Standing for Truth About Radiation) Foundation on Long Island. She has been President of Physicians for Social Responsibility and has received many prizes and awards for her work, including the Lannan Foundation’s 2003 Prize for Cultural Freedom and twenty one honorary doctoral degrees. She was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. She has been the subject of several films, including Eight Minutes to Midnight, nominated for an Academy Award, If You Love This Planet, which won the Academy Award for best documentary in 1982, and Helen’s War: Portrait of a Dissident, recipient of the Australian Film Institute Awards for Best Direction (Documentary) 2004, and the Sydney Film Festival Dendy Award for Best Documentary in 2004. In addition, she is author of many books including Crisis Without End and in 2009 she was designated a Women's History Month Honoree by the National Women's History Project.