2nd Wednesdays | American Missiles and the Mysteries of the Marshall Islands: A Talk by Ron Tanner

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Award-winning writer Ron Tanner offers a stunning slide show and talk about life in Micronesia, the mid-Pacific islands where he used to live. These islands happen to be the home of America’s anti–ballistic missile test site now and where the U.S. tested its nuclear bombs in the 1950s. The islands offer not only breathtaking beauty but also a lesson in globalization and the effects of a rapidly rising ocean. Ron will explain why it’s important for all of us to know about this fascinating scatter of islands and the people who inhabit them. His latest novel, Missile Paradise, takes place in these islands. Check out the trailer!