Peace Boat’s Speaking Tour 2018









Peace Boat’s Speaking Tour 2018
Australia from 24 January – 6 February 2018

Making Waves is a speaking tour featuring nuclear survivors from Japan and Australia, travelling aboard the Peace Boat’s voyage to Australia. On its worldwide tour, events, meetings and media opportunities take place in five cities. The Tour is a collaboration between Peace Boat and the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN).

The Peace Boat will be at Port Adelaide on January 29.

Making Waves will explore:
▪ The devastating humanitarian consequences of the use and testing of nuclear weapons, particularly on Indigenous people
▪ The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons
▪ The role of Japanese and Australian civil society in building momentum for their Governments to reject nuclear weapons and join the treaty
▪ The impact of Australian uranium exports on the people of Fukushima in the wake of the 2011 nuclear disaster
The Peace Boat’s “Making Waves” speaking tour will bring stories of survival and discuss strategies to end the nuclear age.
Speakers: The following speakers will travel aboard Peace Boat and participate in Making Waves.
▪ Miyake Nobuo, survivor of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima
▪ Hasegawa Hanako and Hasegawa Kenichi, former dairy farmers evacuated from Itate village, Fukushima
▪ Karina Lester, Yankunytjatjara-Anangu second-generation nuclear test survivor
▪ Scott Ludlam, former federal Senator and ICAN Ambassador
▪ Akira Kawasaki, Peace Boat Executive Committee
▪ Gem Romuld, Outreach Coordinator, ICAN Australia

When: Monday 29 January, 6-7:30pm
Where: Gallery Yampu, 1 Jenkins St, Birkenhead
Free event. Register here.

Download the full text here

The Peace Foundation urges its members and supporters to attend this event and to keep up the pressure on the Australian Government to sign the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons was awarded the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize for its role in achieving the Treaty. ICAN was founded in Melbourne in 2007 and is now focused on increasing public and political support for nations to join the treaty to ban nuclear weapons.