Atomic Mirror (Port Hueneme, CA)


  • Name:Ms. Pamela Meidell
  • Title:Director

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:Atomic Mirror
  • Address:PO Box 220
    Port Hueneme, CA 93044
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:805-487-8986
  • Main fax:805-487-2124

Organization Web

User Address

  • Address:4225 Saviers Rd., Suite 2
    Oxnard, CA 93033
    United States

User Phone

  • Mobile phone:805-822-8442

User Email


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  • Mission:
  • Atomic Mirror is a small non-profit organization based in Ventura County, California, that believes a peaceful, just and nuclear-free world is possible. Using arts and analysis, we act as a catalyst, working in partnership with artists, students, women, and indigenous peoples from our world’s nuclear sites, to develop initiatives that reveal the hidden stories of the Nuclear Age, reawaken concern about the state of the nuclear world, and create the conditions for a nuclear-free world. Since our founding in 1994, we have organized pilgrimage journeys, curated exhibits, written and presented theatrical performances, produced films, coordinated nuclear disarmament networks and campaigns, and provided trainings to bring people directly affected by the nuclear age face-to-face with decision makers. In the spirit of Mahatma Gandhi’s “experiments in truth”, we aim to find out, by experimenting, what touches people’s hearts, opens their minds, and inspires them to act to create a nuclear-free world.

  • History:
  • Atomic Mirror was formally launched in the summer of 1995, the fiftieth year of the Nuclear Age, with the Atomic Mirror Pilgrimage, retracing the route of the first atomic bombs from New Mexico to Japan in a healing journey. Since 1994, Atomic Mirror has completed and documented pilgrimages to sacred and nuclear sites in three nuclear weapons states: the US, Britain, and France. The stories we heard of people on the front lines of the Nuclear Age inspired us to establish our Testimony Fund, to bring people directly affected by the Nuclear Age face to face with nuclear decision-makers and to international citizen events. To bring these voices to other arenas, we have created multi-media performance pieces on the Nuclear Age.

    In 2006, we brought programs focusing on nuclear issues to two of Europe’s leading arts festivals, inspiring dialogue and action for a nuclear-free world. We annually cosponsor the Joseph Rotblat Memorial Lecture at the Hay Literature Festival in Wales, and three weeks of stand up comedy on nuclear themes at the Edinburgh Festival.

    Since 1995, Atomic Mirror has advocated for nuclear abolition through dialogue with UN diplomats and nuclear decision-makers at meetings of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) and at the First Committee on Disarmament and International Security of the General Assembly. Atomic Mirror is affiliated with the United Nations Department of Public Information and United Nations Office of Disarmament Affairs Education Project. In 1995, we participated as a cofounder in the formation of Abolition 2000, a global network of over 2000 groups working for the abolition of nuclear weapons. We also served as a founding member of the UK Weapons of Mass Destruction Awareness Programme in 2003.

    In Ventura County, Atomic Mirror has developed successful partnerships with local leaders, universities, and organizations, which has created a strong presence in the community and grounded a solid network of support. In 2005, we launched Abolition Now-Ventura County, involving local citizens, representatives of multi-issue organizations, and local elected officials active in the international Abolition Now/Mayors for Peace campaigns. We aimed to raise general awareness of nuclear issues in our county and to engage citizens in local actions and citizen delegations to international nuclear meetings. In 2006, we partnered with California State University Channel Islands to organize Waking Up in the Nuclear Age, an annual event bringing awareness to the campus and neighboring community about the Nuclear Age, featuring people directly affected by the Nuclear Age and people working to create a nuclear free world. Similar educational projects are underway at USC, Oxnard College, Moorpark College, and California Lutheran University. In 2006, we joined a coalition of groups and local leaders seeking health and environmental accountability for the 1959 nuclear meltdown in the Santa Susana Hills.

    We have organized and trained residents of Ventura County, representing various sectors of our community, to attend historic international conferences on nuclear issues and to communicate the hopes and concerns of our central California coastal region to nuclear decision-makers. We sent Ventura County citizen delegations to the 2004 and 2005 Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Conferences at the United Nations, the historic first Nuclear Weapons Free Zone Conference in Mexico City, the 2005 General Conference of the Agency for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in Latin America and the Caribbean in Santiago, Chile, and the 40th Anniversary celebrations of the world’s first nuclear weapons free zone (Latin America and the Caribbean) in Mexico City in 2007. The returning citizen delegates reported back to the community, encouraging us to expand our efforts locally to strengthen the ability of local residents to engage in nuclear issues and to make local connections to global nuclear issues.

  • Year established:1994
  • Endowment:Unknown


  • Executive / Trustee board size:0
  • Advisory board size:40
  • Staff size:2

Board and Executive Names

  • Board Members / Trustees:
  • Gabino Aguirre, Ph.D. (Santa Paula, California)
    Jennifer Rose Allen (Tampa, Florida)
    Frank Barajas, Ph.D. (Oxnard, California)
    Frank Barnaby, Ph.D. (Oxford, England)
    Andrew Beath (Malibu, California)
    Richard Bloomfield (Saffron Walden, England)
    Tony De Brum (Marshall Islands)
    Greg Freeland, Ph.D. (California)
    Rosa Gascoigne (California)
    Rabbi Lynn Gottlieb (California)
    Tyrone Gunnie (South Africa)
    Xanthe Hall (Germany)
    Edie Hartshorne (California)
    Rosie Houldsworth (Oxford, England)
    Larry Janss (Thousand Oaks, California)
    Pilulaw Khus (Chumash Nation, Morro Bay, California)
    Motarilavoa Hilda Lini (Turaga nation, Pentecost Island, Vanuatu)
    Francis Macy, Ph.D. (Berkeley, California)
    Joanna Macy, Ph.D. (Berkeley, California)
    Roti Make (Papeete, Tahiti, Te Ao Maohi)
    Leslie Merical (Ventura, California)
    Ched Myers (Oak View, California)
    Carol Naughton (Birmingham, England)
    Mayumi Oda (Kona, Hawaii and Japan)
    Carah Ong (Washington DC)
    Will Parrish (Santa Barbara, California)
    Claudia Peterson (St. George, Utah)
    Trisha Pritikin, Esq. (Berkeley, California)
    Maria Carmen Ramirez, Esq. (Oxnard, California)
    Paul Rogers, Ph.D. (Bradford, England)
    Airinne Ryan (Saffron Walden, England)
    Kathy Sanchez (San Ildefonso Pueblo, New Mexico)
    Shigeko Sasamori (Los Angeles, California)
    Susi Snyder (Geneva, Switzerland)
    David Solo (Petaluma, California)
    John Strawn (Puerta Vallarta, Mexico)
    Carlos Vargas, Esq. (San Jose, Costa Rica)
    Marcos Vargas, Ph.D. (Ventura, California)
    Mark Whitney (Santa Barbara, California)
    Clare Yerbury (Saffron Walden, England)

  • Executive Director / President:
  • Pamela Meidell, Director

Staff Names

  • Key Staff:
  • Monika Szymurska, Assistant Director


  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • Tax ID:95-4021351

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IRS Business Master File Information

  • EIN:954021351
  • Sort (Secondary) Name:
  • Care Of Name:
  • Organization Address:20178 ROCKPORT WAY
  • Organization City:MALIBU
  • Organization State:CA
  • Organization Zip:90265-5340
  • Group Exemption Number:0000
  • Subsection Code:03
  • Classification Code(s):1
  • Subsection/Classification Desc.:Charitable Organization
  • Affiliation Code:3
  • Ruling Date:March, 1986
  • Deductibility Code:1
  • Foundation Code:15
  • Foundation Code Desc.:Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public 170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
  • Activity Code(s):560, 603
  • Activity Code Desc.(s):Supplying money, goods or services to the poor, Nonfinancial services of facilities to other organizations
  • Organization Code:1 (Corporation)
  • Exempt Org. Status Code:01 (Unconditional Exemption)
  • Tax Period:December, 2016
  • Filing Requirement Category:01 (990 (all other) or 990EZ return)
  • Accounting Period:December
  • NTEE Code:Q015
  • Asset Amount:$1,969,009
  • Asset Code:6 ($1,000,000 - $4,999,999)
  • Income Amount:$658,119
  • Income Code:5 ($500,000 - $999,999)
  • 990 Revenue Amount:$413,968
  • Last Updated:2/18/2018 11:45:47 am

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