“Hope for a Better Tomorrow” Art Exhibit & Nuclear-Free Future Awards
Hosted this year by Beyond Nuclear and International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, Germany (IPPNW-DE) in partnership with Nuclear Age Peace Foundation (NAPF) and Reverse the Trend (RTT), the ceremony presents these awards alongside a brief yet poignant art exhibition. All works of art are original creations by youth from countries such as the Marshall Islands, Kiribati, and Solomon Islands. This exhibit draws attention to the intergenerational effects of nuclear testing on populations across the globe, the impacts and exacerbations of these issues caused by climate change, and art’s unique ability to empower youth voices and construct a deeper sense of international solidarity.
Inspired by the World Uranium Hearing in 1992, the Nuclear-Free Future Awards were first presented in 1998 in Salzburg, Austria, and have traveled around the world for 25 years. The Nuclear-Free Future Awards honor individuals and initiatives worldwide that have made a significant contribution toward ridding the world of uranium mining, nuclear weapons, nuclear power, and uranium munitions.
The three activist awards come with a $5,000 prize. The honorary award is a porcelain plate in the blue Delft style, the Dutch windmill replaced by a nuclear reactor with a handwritten dedication on the back. It was created by Mia Grau and Andree Weissert whose vision is that, while traditional Dutch windmills are relics of the past, soon, nuclear reactors will be too.
- Nuclear Age Peace Foundation
- Reverse the Trend
- International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War
- Beyond Nuclear
- The Prospect Hill Foundation
- Peace Boat US
- Marshallese Educational Initiative
- Physicians for Social Responsibility New York
- Bancroft family
- Claus Biegert
- Justine Epstein
- Jeanne Feeney
- Aletta Georgii
- Gabriele and Bruno Herzog-Schröder
- Christopher Hormel
- Susanne Mayer
- Christoph Schwingenstein
- Günter Wippel
- Joan Autiello
Time: 6:00 pm EST