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Everything You Treasure: For a World Free From Nuclear Weapons

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Exhibition panels on wall

Six of the panels from the current exhibition

Nuclear weapons are a continuing and direct threat to all that we collectively and individually treasure. They impact us in ways ranging from humanitarian, environmental and economic to medical, generational and spiritual. We ourselves are the solution to the abolition of nuclear weapons which provides an opportunity to transform society, win over violence and establish a culture of peace. LMU’s SGI Student Club is hosting an exhibition in the library of 40 panels that depict various aspects of this threat and proposes solutions for a world free from nuclear weapons.

This exhibition examines the historical realities of nuclear weapons use and their existence as a continuing threat to human security and sustainability—a safe and secure life for all. Viewers are invited to reflect on what is most important to them and the need to protect this from nuclear weapons. It examines the nuclear weapons issue from 12 perspectives: Humanitarian, Environmental, Medical, Economic, Human Rights, Energy, Scientific, Political, Spiritual, Gender, Generational and Security. Finally, it presents an overview of disarmament achievements. Highlighting that we ourselves are the solution, viewers are invited to share their personal commitment for action toward a nuclear-weapon-free world and the realization of an international treaty to prohibit nuclear weapons.

The exhibition will be on display throughout levels 1-2 until February 23, 2018. In addition, the SGI Student Club is hosting the following events:

  • Opening Reception (Thursday, Jan. 11 at 8:00 p.m.): William Hannon Library, Von der Ahe Family Suite, 3rd Floor
  • Interfaith Dialogue (Saturday, Feb. 3 at 11:00 a.m.): University Hall Suite 2518
  • Closing Reception (Thursday, Feb. 22 at 8:00 p.m.): William Hannon Library, Von der Ahe Family Suite, 3rd Floor

For more information about the exhibition or the events listed above, please contact the SGI Student Club’s faculty sponsor, Paige Asawa.