International Nuclear Disarmament Exhibition At Cohuna Library
Gannawarra Shire Council is hosting the international nuclear disarmament exhibition From a Culture of Violence to a Culture of Peace: Transforming the Human Spirit until Saturday 30 October at the Cohuna Branch Library, King Edward Street, Cohuna.
The exhibition is being presented by the Gannawarra Shire Council through the Mayors for Peace member councils as part of a national exhibition tour throughout Australia in 2010.
Mayor Cr Keith den Houting said Council was pleased to host the exhibition within the Shire.
“The aim of the exhibition is to raise awareness of the need for peace and is a message for our time,” he said.
Soka Gakkai International (SGI), a worldwide lay Buddhist association, created the exhibition in 2007. Mayors for Peace in Australia have partnered with SGI Australia, the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons and the Australian Conservation Council to organise the national Australian exhibition tour.
Mayors for Peace is a global network of over 3,500 local governments led by the Mayor of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, who use their collective voice to advocate for peace and nuclear disarmament. In Australia the network is involved in international lobbying for nuclear disarmament, as well as promoting member councils to undertake local peace initiatives. There are
currently 56 member councils in Australia.
For more information about the exhibit ring the Cohuna Branch Library on 5456 2124 MON & Wed 12-5pm, TUES 1-6pm, THURS 12.30-2.30pm, FRI 10am-2pm and SAT 10am-12noon. For more information visit www.mayorsforpeace.org, or to upload your plea to free the world of nuclear weapons please visit www.millionpleas.com.
Posted on 18/10/2010 by Nerida Dye