Global Peace Exhibit Offers 12 Viewpoints on Nuclear Weapons, Aug. 14-24 at SGI-USA Las Vegas Buddhist Center
“For A World Free From Nuclear Weapons,” a global peace exhibit that examines nuclear weapons issues from 12 different perspectives, makes its Southern Nevada debut, Aug. 14- 24, 2017, SGI-USA Las Vegas Buddhist Center, 2725 Charleston Blvd., Las Vegas. Opening night festivities take place Mon. Aug. 14, 6 pm – 9pm. The Exhibit is open 6 pm – 9 pm Mon-Fri.; and 10 am – 3 pm Sat.-Sun. Admission is free and open to the public for the entire ten-day run.
“For A World Free From Nuclear Weapons” was co-created by Soka Gakkai International (SGI), a Buddhist association for peace, culture and education with 12 million members in 192 countries and territories; and the Geneva-based International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), a global civil society coalition of more than 100 countries working to inspire and persuade nations to initiate and support negotiations for a permanent ban on nuclear weapons.
The SGI-ICAN Exhibit seeks to develop understanding around the nuclear weapons issue from Humanitarian, Environmental, Medical, Economic, Human Rights, Energy, Scientific, Political, Spiritual, Gender, Generational, and Security perspectives.
The Las Vegas presentation follows on the heels of the passing of The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. the first legally-binding international agreement among more than 120 countries to ban and eventually eliminate nuclear weapons—despite a boycott by all nuclear-armed nations.
The Exhibit was launched in Hiroshima in August 2012 at the World Congress of the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW) and has been shown at various international venues, including the 2015 Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) Review Conference and two Conferences on the Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons held in Oslo, Norway.