This opening night feature forum is sure to rock the boat. Travelling on the Peace Boats voyage to Australia, and stopping in Melbourne for one night only, Making Waves tells the compelling stories of nuclear survivors from Japan and Australia. Join us for an exclusive gathering of Japanese Hibakusha survivors from the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, former farmers from Fukushima, Indigenous survivors of nuclear testing in Australia, and the Nobel Peace Prize winners, International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons.
Australia and Japan are connected by the uranium trade. The governments in both countries have not yet signed the new treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. Making Waves is the perfect platform for raising awareness and building a movement for the mission of ending uranium exports and urging Australia and Japan to sign and ratify the Treaty.
The event features Tanaka Terumi, survivor of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki; Hasegawa Kenichi, a former Fukishima farmer; Karina Lester, Yankunytjatjara-Anangu second-generation nuclear test survivor; and Scott Ludlam, former federal Senator and ICAN Ambassador. Come along and learn how you can rock the boat and make Waves of Change.
Tanaka Terumi – Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Survivor
Hasegawa Kenichi & Hanako – Fukushima Dairy Farmers
Karina Lester – Nuclear Test Second-generation Survivor
Scott Ludlam – ICAN Australia Ambassador
Dave Sweeney – National Nuclear Campaigner, Australian Conservation Foundation