Writer, journalist, activist and playwright Mary Dickson is a downwinder who has spent decades writing and speaking about the human cost of U.S. nuclear testing. Her play, Exposed, which premiered in Salt Lake City and has had subsequent staged readings across Utah, in Eugene, Oregon, Walnut Creek, California and elsewhere, was nominated for the Steinberg Award for Best New Play Produced Outside New York. She most recently was a featured speaker at the National Virtual Event, “Still Here: 75 Years of Shared Nuclear Legacy,” commemorating the 75th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. In 2015 she delivered two addresses to the International Conference on Victims of Nuclear Weapons held in Hiroshima, Japan. She has testified at hearings, written op-eds and articles, spoken at universities and colleges, and participated in symposia across the country. The Alliance for Nuclear Accountability has recognized her for her lifetime work on behalf of downwinders.
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