Hibakusha Stories teams up with the Radiance Project
The Radiance Project has been invited to New York, May 2012 to team up with Hibakusha Stories to spread awareness about nuclear destruction and to bring hope to New York City high school students.
Hibakusha are people who are still alive today who survived the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945. “Many Hibakusha have dedicated their lives to peace and although they are growing old, they continue to work for nuclear disarmament. They tell their stories in order to help people understand the true reality of nuclear weapons. It is a rare opportunity and an important responsibility to learn about the effects of nuclear weapons by listening to Hibakusha testimonies.”
Along with hearing the stories of these amazing survivors of atomic bombings, the students will be asked to create art projects and become direct lineage carriers of one of the most important stories of the twentieth century. Using spinning gratitude we will work to shift the consciousness around this deadly nuclear energy to transform it creating world peace.
Today, nine nations have approximately 26,000 nuclear weapons. The effects of a nuclear explosion include shock waves and blast, heat, fire and radiation. Radioactive elements from nuclear warfare and nuclear power plants last up to 24,000 years, putting future generations at risk of developing cancer, other serious health issues, and genetic mutations.
Another effect of radiation that is rarely spoken about is the shame, self hatred, self-loathing, self-annihilation and internal psychological destruction caused by the energy of the radiation. When this energy gets in your body, it takes over and it eats away at your core.
The goal of both the Hibakusha Stories and the Radiance Project is to bring awareness of the threat of nuclear energy to all life on earth, and to provide tools to create a peaceful and sustainable future.
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