Panel Discussion: 7.30pm Thursday 20th June, 2002
The Physics Room
L2 209 Tuam St
Topic: 'Constructing Defence: the
relationship between public opinion and nuclear ideology in New
Why do the governments of many developed countries not represent
their public's opposition to nuclear armament? How did New Zealand
manage to turn grass-roots opposition to nuclear weaponry into public
A panel discussion at The Physics Room will address these questions
this Thursday, June 20th, as part of the exhibition, Bombs
Away, currently running at The Physics Room.
The panel, consisting of Dr Kate Dewes, a pioneer of the World
Court Project that led to the ruling that the threat or use of nuclear
weapons was illegal in 1996, Veronica Meduna, journalist with a
focus on science and environmental issues, and Commander Robert
Green, retired from the British Royal Navy. When serving in the
Navy, Green navigated aircraft equipped with nuclear arms, targeted
on Russia. He is now an anti-nuclear campaigner.
The panel discussion, entitled: Constructing Defence: the relationship
between public opinion and nuclear ideology in New Zealand is open
to the public, with free admission. It will start at 7.30pm on Thursday
20th June, at The Physics Room, L2, 209 Tuam Street Christchurch.
Bombs Away is an exhibition of five New Zealand artists: Megan
Adams, Tony de Lautour, Fiona Jack, Jo Randerson and Richard Reddaway,
who have created work in response to films promoting the testing
of atomic bombs from pro-nuclear nations. Exhibition curator and
panel chair Sophie Jerram, says that the exhibition and forum intend
to examine the operation of propaganda
surrounding nuclear arms.
Bombs Away has been funded by the Peace and Disarmament Education
Trust - set up with funds provided by the French government after
the sinking of the Rainbow Warrior. The exhibition is supported
by the Center for Land Use
Interpretation, the Stealth Foundation and the Christchurch Peace
Foundation. The Physics Room receives major funding from Creative
New Zealand/Toi Aotearoa.
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