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Nuclear free NZ – poster exhibition

Nuclear free NZ – poster exhibition and sustainable architecture student project

The Nuclear Free New Zealand Peacemaker poster exhibition celebrates 30 years of a nuclear free New Zealand in collaboration with the Sustainable Architecture Student Project. The exhibition is being hosted by the Victoria University of Wellington School of Architecture, where it is open to the public until Wednesday 26th July. The Peace Poster Collection is the legacy of Larry Ross, Founder of the NZ Nuclear Free Zone Committee and Peacemaking Association 1981-2007. The exhibition includes a celebration event chaired by Joy Dunsheath, President of the United Nations Association of New Zealand, featuring key note speakers Dr Rod Alley from Peace Foundation New Zealand and Laurie Ross from New Zealand Nuclear Free Peacemaking.

Dr Rod Alley currently serves as Vice President of the New Zealand Institute of International Affairs. As a former Associate Professor of Politics at Victoria University of Wellington, Dr Alley has published widely on disarmament, New Zealand’s foreign relations and Pacific Affairs, as well as human rights. Dr Alley has served as a member of the Public Advisory Committee on Disarmament and remains involved in nuclear disarmament through the Peace Foundation New Zealand.

Laurie Ross is the founder and coordinator of the NZ Nuclear Free Peacemaker Project, and has been active in the international peace movement throughout her life, including experience representing New Zealand at a Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty Committee meeting with the UN in Geneva, and the International Peace Conference in Prague in 1987.

The exhibition and event is being sponsored by the Peace & Disarmament Education Trust, Victoria University of Wellington, and the United Nations Association of New Zealand.

The celebration event is at 1pm Wednesday the 26thJuly and will be held at the location of the exhibition - Victoria University of Wellington School of Architecture, 139 Vivian Street, Wellington.

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