Frida Berrigan was five years old at the time of the Three Mile Island disaster, which marks her first memory of a life centered around anti-nuclear activism, as both of her parents, renowned Catholic nuclear activists Liz McAllister and Phil Berrigan, spent most of her childhood in and out of prison for their acts of civil disobedience. Berrigan joins the show to share her story.
Discussed on the show:
- “Nuclear weapons ruined my life, and I wouldn’t have it any other way” (Waging Nonviolence)
- Plowshares movement
- The Doomsday Machine: Confessions of a Nuclear War Planner
- The Nuns, The Priests, and The Bombs
- “The Day After” (IMDb)
- Religious Freedom Restoration Act
- Kings Bay Plowshares
Frida Berrigan is a columnist for Waging Nonviolence and the author of It Runs in the Family: On Being Raised by Radicals and Growing into Rebellious Motherhood. Find her work at Waging Nonviolence.
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