Hopefully you have had a bit of a break and are ready for an exciting 2018..
We will be kicking off the year with the arrival of the Japanese Peace Boat in Fremantle.. This will be an amazing event and will bring together Traditional Owners, Hiroshima Survivors and Fukushima farmers, along with 100’s of Japanese people.
Please spread the word and we hope to see you at the B sheds on Wednesday the 24th of January as we welcome the Peace Boat with a Whadjuk Noongar smoking ceremony, Welcome To Country, dancers, music and much much more!
PEACE BOAT 96th VOYAGE COMING TO FREMANTLE
Wednesday 24 – Thursday 24 January 2018 | Fremantle Port | a massive 2 days of building a culture of peace around the world
We are excited to announce that this January Fremantle Port, City of Fremantle, International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), Ban Uranium Mining Permanently (BUMP) and Mayors for Peace will host the Japanese Peace Boat on its 96th world voyage. The Peace Boat carries out its main activities through a chartered passenger ship that travels the world on peace voyages. The delegation on board this voyage will be atomic bomb survivors and farmers from Fukushima and joined by around 800 participants from around the world. The ship, as a neutral space beyond borders, becomes a floating peace village, encouraging a sense of community and enabling direct dialogue between those on-board and in the ports they visit. For more information : http://peaceboat.org/english/
WANJOO (Welcome) PEACE BOAT EVENT
Wednesday 24th January, 4pm – 8pm
B-Shed, 1 Peter Hughes drive, Fremantle Port
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1573113079438888/
Come and join us as we welcome the Peace Boat with a Whadjuk Noongar smoking ceremony, Welcome To Country, dancers, music and much much more!
Come and listen to stories by Karina Lester, Maralinga survivor, Miyake Nobuo, Hiroshima atomic bomb survivor, Hasegawa Kenichi, Fukushima farmer and Traditional Owners from uranium mining proposed areas in WA.
Food | Beverages | Family Friendly | Free Event
Click here to purchase limited edition of the very beautiful Kalyu Print to support Martu campaign against Kintyre.
We will also have Hoodies and T.shirts that will be available on the night
If you can’t make it down you can place an order here. email here
MAKING WAVES: stories, survival and strategies to end the nuclear age
Thursday 25th January, 12 – 2pm
Foley Hall, Notre Dame University, Fremantle
Panel Discussion with atomic bomb survivors, Fukushima farmers, Traditional Owners, ICAN Ambassador,
Free event | rsvp: firstname.lastname@example.org
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/974024139418946/
Making Waves features the powerful tales of nuclear survivors from Japan and Australia, traveling aboard Peace Boat’s voyage to Australia from 24 January – 6 February 2018.
The Governments of both countries have not yet signed the new nuclear weapons ban treaty. Inspiring civil society movements are demanding their leaders reject these weapons of mass destruction and abide by the new international legal norm.
– 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
RADIOACTIVE TOUR W.A
Join us on the Radioactive Exposure Tour 2018 and visit WAs four proposed uranium mines – Mulga Rock, Yeelirrie, Wiluna and Kintyre. You’ll meet the communities at the forefront of the fight to keep WA Nuclear free, hear stories about the country you’re passing through and the struggle to protect those places. You can BYO 4×4 or book a seat, come for the whole tour or part of it.
The dates are still tentative but we expect the tour to start on the 9th of March 2018 and finish around the 21st of March 2018.
Stay up to date and register your interest here
YEELIRRIE COURT CASE – ITS NOT TOO LATE TO DONATE
Hopefully we will have a decision soon in favor of protecting Yeelirrie
This is an incredible undertaking by these three strong Tjiwarl women who are trying to protect important cultural heritage sites that are part of the Seven Sisters Dreaming songline.
Take a look at the video and make a donation here
Stay tuned for the 2018 Walkatjurra Walkabout dates
Have a great start to the year and hope to see a lot of you at the upcoming events.
Walkatjurra Walkabout Crew