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Speaking Tour 2018

The Japanese and Australian Governments have not yet signed the new Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, claiming instead to be protected by the nuclear weapons of the United States. In both nations, powerful civil society movements are demanding their leaders reject these weapons of mass destruction and abide by the new international legal norm.

The people of Japan and Australia have experienced the impacts of the nuclear fuel chain, from the tragic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, to nuclear testing on Aboriginal land in Western and South Australia, uranium mining and radioactive contamination following the Fukushima reactor melt-down.

Making Waves is a speaking tour featuring nuclear survivors from Japan and Australia, travelling aboard Peace Boat’s voyage to Australia from 24 January – 6 February 2018.

Public events, meetings and media opportunities will take place in five cities. The Tour is a collaboration between Peace Boat and the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, in connection with local organisations in each city.

Making Waves tour brief

 

Program

+ Fremantle

Thursday 25 January 12-2pm

Foley Hall, Mouat St (between High St and Croke St) at Notre Dame University

Free event. Register here.

Speakers:

  • Welcome to country: Dr Noel Nannup, Noongar elder
  • Miyake Nobuo, survivor of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima

  • Hasegawa Kenichi, former dairy farmer from Fukushima

  • Karina Lester, second-generation nuclear test survivor

  • Scott Ludlam, ICAN Ambassador

  • Professor Carmen Lawrence, Conservation Council of WA

  • Yoshioka Tatsuya – Director of Peace Boat

  • MC: Adrian Glamorgan

Hosted by Mayors for Peace, the Western Australian Nuclear Free Alliance, Conservation Council of Western Australia, City of Fremantle, Peace Boat and ICAN.

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+ Adelaide

Monday 29 January 6-7:30pm

Gallery Yampu, 1 Jenkins St, Birkenhead

Free event. Register here.

Speakers:

  • Tanaka Terumi, survivor of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki
  • Hasegawa Kenichi, former dairy farmer from Fukushima
  • Glenn Wingfield, Kokatha
  • Mima Smart, chairperson of the Yalata community
  • Sue Coleman-Haseldine, Kokatha
  • Scott Ludlam, ICAN Ambassador
  • MC: Cat Beaton, Conservation Council of South Australia.

Hosted by Peace Boat, Conservation Council of SA and ICAN.

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+ Melbourne

Thursday 1 February 6-8pm

The Cube, ACMI

Free event. Register here.

Speakers:

  • Tanaka Terumi, survivor of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki
  • Hasegawa Hanako, former dairy farmer from Fukushima
  • Karina Lester, second-generation nuclear test survivor
  • Scott Ludlam, ICAN Ambassador
  • MC: Dave Sweeney, Australian Conservation Foundation

Hosted by Peace Boat, the Australian Conservation Foundation and ICAN, in collaboration with the Sustainable Living Festival.

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+ Hobart

Friday 2 February 12:30-2pm

Parliament Lawns, Salamanca Place. In the event of wet weather, we will move the event into Parliament House.

Free event. Register here.

Speakers:

  • Senator Lisa Singh
  • Tanaka Terumi, atomic bomb survivor from Nagasaki
  • Hasegawa Kenichi, former dairy farmer from Fukushima
  • Karina Lester, second-generation nuclear test survivor
  • Scott Ludlam, ICAN Ambassador
  • MC: Leanne Minshull, The Australia Institute.

Hosted by Peace Boat, the Australia Institute, the Medical Association for Prevention of War and ICAN.

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+ Sydney

Monday 5 February

PROTEST: SIGN THE NUCLEAR WEAPON BAN TREATY at 12:30pm, on the corner of Bent St and O’Connell St, Sydney CBD, in view of the Australian and Japanese Government offices.

Protest speakers:

  • Tanaka Terumi, atomic bomb survivor from Nagasaki
  • Karina Lester, second-generation nuclear test survivor
  • Akira Kawasaki, Peace Boat
  • Ray Acheson, Reaching Critical Will
  • Tilman Ruff, ICAN
  • MC: Dave Sweeney, Australian Conservation Foundation

PUBLIC FORUM and PERFORMANCES at 6-8pm, Redfern Community Centre

Redfern Community Centre, Redfern

Free event. Register here.

Forum speakers:

  • Tanaka Terumi, atomic bomb survivor from Nagasaki
  • Hasegawa Hanako, former dairy farmer from Fukushima
  • Karina Lester, second-generation nuclear test survivor
  • Zac Wone, Maritime Union of Australia
  • Scott Ludlam, ICAN Ambassador
  • MC: Nat Wasley, Beyond Nuclear Initiative
  • Performers: Gosyu Kariyushi Kai and more TBA

Hosted by Peace Boat, Uranium Free NSW and ICAN.

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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

 

Speakers

The following speakers will travel aboard Peace Boat and participate in Making Waves. The agenda will vary in each city with the addition of local speakers.

  • Miyake Nobuo, survivor of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima
  • Tanaka Terumi, survivor of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki
  • 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

 

Supporting organisations

  • The Australia Institute
  • Australian Conservation Foundation
  • City of Fremantle
  • Conservation Council of South Australia
  • Conservation Council of Western Australia
  • Graham F. Smith Peace Foundation
  • Hiroshima Day Committee – Sydney
  • Maritime Union of Australia
  • Mayors for Peace
  • People for Nuclear Disarmament
  • Western Australian Nuclear Free Alliance
  • Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, Australia
  • Uranium Free NSW

Thanks to Blush Design Agency for donating the design work.

 

About Peace Boat

Peace Boat is a Japan-based international non-governmental and non-profit organization that works to promote peace, human rights, equal and sustainable development and respect for the environment.

Peace Boat carries out its main activities through a chartered passenger ship that travels the world on peace voyages. The ship creates a neutral, mobile space and enables people to engage across borders in dialogue and mutual cooperation at sea, and in the ports that we visit.

 

About ICAN

The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons is a campaign coalition consisting of partner organisations in 100 countries. ICAN was awarded the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize for our work to raise awareness of the catastrophic humanitarian consequences of nuclear weapons and our role in achieving the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.

ICAN was founded in Melbourne in 2007 and is now focused on growing public and political support for nations to join the nuclear weapon ban treaty, as a crucial step towards the total elimination of nuclear weapons.

 


  • aiweiwei

    “Let’s act up! Ban nuclear weapons completely and unconditionally.”

    Ai Weiwei Artist and activist

  • sheen

    “If Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr were alive today, they would be part of ICAN.”

    Martin Sheen Actor and activist

  • bankimoon

    “I salute ICAN for working with such commitment and creativity.”

    Ban Ki-moon Former UN chief

  • yokoono

    “We can do it together. With your help, our voice will be made still stronger. Imagine peace.”

    Yoko Ono Artist

  • jodywilliams

    “Governments say a nuclear weapons ban is unlikely. Don’t believe it. They said the same about a mine ban treaty.”

    Jody Williams Nobel laureate

  • desmondtutu

    “With your support, we can take ICAN its full distance – all the way to zero nuclear weapons.”

    Desmond Tutu Nobel laureate

  • herbiehancock

    “Because I cannot tolerate these appalling weapons, I whole-heartedly support ICAN.”

    Herbie Hancock Jazz musician

  • dalailama

    “I can imagine a world without nuclear weapons, and I support ICAN.”

    Dalai Lama Nobel laureate