Helen Caldicott is an amazing woman and inspiring speaker.  She's coming to Madison for a free talk on Tuesday.  If you've never heard her, or even heard of her, don't miss this rare opportunity. ? Details: "If You Love This Planet: A Plan to Save the Earth" Tuesday, April 17, 7:30-9 PM, Mosse Humanities Building, Room 3650, (455 N. Park St., Madison). Public lecture by former Physicians for Social Responsibility national president and Nobel Prize nominee, Dr. Helen Caldicott. Sponsored by UW-Madison, Dept. of Sociology and PSR Wisconsin.   This event is FREE and open to the public.      She is president of The Helen Caldicott Foundation/; and served as national president of  Physicians for Social Responsibility, 1978-83.   Dr. Caldicott has devoted the last 38 years to an international campaign to educate the public about the threats to human survival in the nuclear age and the changes in human behavior that will be needed to stop environmental destruction.   Born in Australia, Dr. Caldicott worked as a pediatrician at the Children's Hospital Medical Center in Boston. In the late 1970s and early 1980s - a time when 'winnable nuclear war' was considered a serious US policy option - Dr. Caldicott travelled across the world giving speeches, TV and radio appearances, and writing articles and books. Her unremitting efforts contributed greatly to activating the public and to bringing about changes in nuclear policy in the US and around the world.   More recently she has continued to oppose nuclear weapons, nuclear power, and other threats to the earth -- like global warming -- by speaking, writing and working with many organizations. She was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize and the Smithsonian has named Dr Caldicott as one of the most influential women of the 20th Century.   She is the author of several books including Nuclear Madness: What You Can Do (Revised Edition), W.W. Norton, New York, 1994; Nuclear Power Is Not the Answer, The New Press, New York, 2006.  Her most recent book is If You Love This Planet, W.W. Norton, New York, revised and updated 2009.   An op ed column in today's Capital Times will give you a taste of what she's all about:  Link
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