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From July 4–6, SGI-Sweden organized the showing of the anti-nuclear weapons exhibition “Everything You Treasure—For a World Free From Nuclear Weapons” (EYT), jointly created by SGI and the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), during Almedalen Week 2014. Held in Visby on the island of Gotland, Almedalen Week is Sweden’s largest annual forum for politics. Organized by the political parties of Sweden and the Municipality of Gotland, the forum, which features some 3,000 seminars, brings together politicians, journalists, NGOs and other organizations with the aim of debating social issues in an atmosphere of openness and democracy.
This was the fourth year that SGI-Sweden participated in the event. Dr. Leonore Wide, Vice President of Swedish Physicians Against Nuclear Arms (SLMK), the Swedish affiliate of International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear war, spoke on the importance of making nuclear weapons illegal.
Many of the viewers were impressed by the rich content of the exhibition. One student viewer commented that it was the most educational event she had attended during the week.
[Adapted from a report from SGI-Sweden and the June 17, 2014, issue of Seikyo Shimbun, Soka Gakkai, Japan; photos courtesy of SGI-Sweden]
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