Calendar and Events

April 10, 2024, 12:00-1:00 p.m. MST–In-person Talk: Who Are the Downwinders and Why Do They Matter?

Upcoming event: Mark your calendars! On April 10, 2024, I will be giving a talk, “Who are the Downwinders, and Why Do They Matter?” at Eastern New Mexico, University Ruidoso, New Mexico from 12:00-12:45 with a Q&A period following.  The campus is located at 709 Mechem Drive, Ruidoso, NM 88345.

Hope to see you there!

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Jeanne Lyet Gassman (photo credit: Christopher Barr Productions)

April 26, 2024 at 6:00 p.m. MST–Zoom Presentation: Who Are the Downwinders and Why Do They Matter?

Virtual talk at the National Museum of Nuclear Science and History by Jeanne Lyet Gassman

New Mexico has a long history with the atomic bomb. Join us virtually for an exclusive event featuring author Jeanne Lyet Gassman, as she addresses the long-term consequences of nuclear testing after Trinity. 

Don’t miss this opportunity to hear the story of the downwinders (people who contracted cancer from exposure to radioactive fallout and radiation) and their ongoing struggle for justice and compensation. Reserve your virtual seat now and be a part of this thought-provoking event that promises to deepen your understanding of one of history’s most pivotal moments.

This event is $10 to attend virtually for non-members, and Museum members can attend for $5. Advance registration is required to attend. Members can receive a $5.00 discount by contacting the membership associate. 

Please email us if you have any questions. 

This event is virtual only. It will be held via Zoom, not at the Nuclear Museum.

Jeanne Lyet Gassman’s first novel, Blood of a Stone (Tuscany Press) received an Independent Publishers Book Award in 2015. Additional honors for Ms. Gassman include grants and fellowships from the New Mexico Writers’ Foundation, Ragdale, and the Arizona Commission for the Arts, as well as nominations for a Pushcart Prize and Best Small Fictions. Ms. Gassman’s work has appeared in numerous literary magazines and her current novel about a family of downwinders is on submission to publishers.

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