NO MORE HIBAKUSHA
EXHIBITION: NO MORE HIBAKUSHA!
A FUTURE WITHOUT NUCLEAR WEAPONS
Japan is a country with a terrible nuclear history (Hiroshima, Nagasaki, Fukushima). Young peopleare now living with the legacy of these disasters, as will future generations. There is not only the health issue but also the discrimination against people who survived the atomic bombings (Hibakusha).
The Leuven Peace Movement and Pax Christi Flanders invited young Japanese artists and Japanese students to make artworks for this exhibition: the topic is eHow young people see a future without nuclear weaponsf. How do young Japanese people experience their history? How do they regard nuclear weapons today?
PEACE PULPIT: COMMEMORATION HIROSHIMA & NAGASAKI - eBeware of Sciencef by Els de Groen.
Els calls on people to beware of science. And to question the things we know but do not understand well enough to calculate the consequences.
On August 6 and 9 ,1945, the Japanese cities Hiroshima and Nagasaki were destroyed completely by nuclear bombs. In the following years we have seen a worldwide nuclear arms race. Thirty years after the end of the Cold War, more than 13.000 nuclear weapons are still a threatto billions of people. U.S./NATO nuclear weapons are also stored on Belgian territory. Nuclearweapons are immoral and illegal. Time for change!
The Sint-Michiels Peace Churchhas a clear commitment to work on peace and justice; it has been a long tradition of the church. This year Els de Groen, from the Netherlands, will climb the pulpit. With her expertise on radiation levels and the effects on human beings, she will speak to the audience at 15h.
AUDIO TOUR/WALK: eCRACK THE CODEf
LINKS WITH NUCLEAR WEAPONS IN LEUVEN
This walk through center of Leuven takes you to places with surprising stories about nuclear weapons; famous voices from Leuven tell you the stories.
There is also a surprisetreasure hunt for children. eDismantle the nuclear bombf and eLook to a future without nuclear weapons in your own town! e
VIGIL IN SILENCE - TOGETHER WITH WOMEN IN BLACK
We commemorate the many victims of the nuclear bombings on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945.We call for nonviolent action for a world without nuclearweapons and demand the Belgiangovernmenttosign the UN Treaty for the Prohibition of NuclearWeapons (TPNW)
This program has been devised and developed by the Peace Movementof Leuven together with Pax Christi Flanders. With support from the City of Leuven and the St. Michiels Peace Church.