Pam Solo helped produce the booklet “Local Hazard, Global Threat” and was a key organizer for the 1978 demonstration at Rocky Flats, before it turned into an act of extended civil disobedience. As a staff member of the American Friends Service Committee, she worked on making Rocky Flats the focus of national attention–emblematic of the military industrial complex–while creating a web of relationships in the home community. In this interview, Solo follows the step-by-step progression of education, activism, and strategy that first brought Rocky Flats to the public’s attention and then to an international stage of peace discussions. She talks about specific people, politicians, and organizations; critical negotiations and tensions; and leveraged opportunities.
This interview is part of a series of interviews about the Rocky Flats nuclear weapons plant.
Listen to CD and view transcript at Carnegie Branch Library.