When: Tuesday August 6
Time: 7.00 for 7.30 Free Entry
Where: Blackrock Civic Hall
Corner Balcombe Rd and College Gr, Black Rock VIC 3193
Parking Available. For Public Transport: take a train to Sandringham Station and catch 922 or 600 bus to Balcombe Road and Ebden Avenue and then walk 140 m to the corner of College Grove & Balcombe Road.
- Commemorate Hiroshima and Nagasaki
- Understand Australia’s position on the UN treaty to ban nuclear weapons
- Learn about the effects of nuclear weapons in Central Australia and the Pacific
Dimity has campaigned for years to see the abolition of nuclear weapons and is one of the founders of ICAN, the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons. Today the Melbourne-born campaign is a coalition of non-governmental organisations in one hundred countries. In 2017 ICAN became the first Australian organisation to win the Nobel Peace Prize.
JD Mittmann is Curator and Manager of Collections at Burrinja, the Dandenong Ranges Cultural Centre in Upwey. He has developed and toured the award-winning art exhibition Black Mist Burnt Country – Testing the Bomb: Maralinga and Australian Art which was presented at ten public galleries and museums across Australia from 2016-2019, including the National Museum of Australia in Canberra. JD Mittmann has a background in journalism, film-making and arts management. He is currently the chair of the Board of Management at Bundoora Homestead Arts Centre and since 2018 board member of the Public Galleries
Association Victoria (PGAV).
Hiromi Ikeda is a Social Work post-graduate student at the University of Melbourne but grew up in the city of Kure, which is about 25 km away from Hiroshima city. She is a third generation Hibakusha- the name given to those people affected by nuclear bombings. . Her great grandfather and grandfather on her mother’s side were victims of the nuclear bomb, although her grandfather survived until the age of 70. Her grandmother on her father’s side, who passed away early this year, often recalled seeing the cloud of the bomb beyond mountains.