Ban School

BACK TO SCHOOL!

The nuclear-armed states are talking big and spending up with no intention to disarm. The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons provides a pathway out of this mess, and it’s up to us to get our governments on board.

Ban School is for anyone in Australia and the Pacific who wants to learn more about this movement and be part of history in the making.

Enrol in the full program or pick and choose your classes.

While ban school is free, we invite you to help us cover costs by chipping in for Ban School here.

CLASS 1: ALL ABOUT THE BAN, 28 JUNE

MONDAY 28 JUNE AT 5-6:30pm AEST / 7-8:30pm PACIFIC

What motivated this movement? What does the Treaty actually contain? What is the Pacific’s role in shaping the treaty, and what are the obligations to support victims and remediate impacted environments all about?

TIM WRIGHT, ICAN Treaty Coordinator, Tim knows the TPNW like the back of his hand.

BONNIE DOCHERTY, International Human Rights Clinic, Harvard Law School. Bonnie is excited about the positive obligations contained in the TPNW and she will tell us why.

VANESSA GRIFFEN, Fijian/Australian activist and founding member of the Nuclear Free and Independent Pacific movement.

CLASS 2: RESISTANCE IS FOREVER, 19 JULY

MONDAY 19 JULY AT 5-6:30pm AEST / 7-8:30pm PACIFIC

The land and bodies of First Nations people in Australia and the Pacific carry the damage and devastation of decades of nuclear testing. Far from being silent victims, First Nations people have fought back. This session will dive into this rich and living history of resistance.

TALEI LUSCIA MANGIONI, Fijian-Italian PhD candidate at the School of Culture, History and Language at the Australian National University.

AUNTY SUE COLEMAN-HASELDINE, Kokatha elder and nuclear test survivor from Ceduna, South Australia.

Speakers TBA.

CLASS 3: HOW TO END NUCLEAR DETERRENCE AND INFLUENCE PEOPLE, 9 AUGUST

MONDAY 9 AUGUST AT 5-6:30pm AEST / 7-8:30pm PACIFIC

Nuclear deterrence is getting in the way. It’s a theory, it’s an idea, yet it is deeply entrenched in our minds, dissociated from the reality of these weapons, and is blocking the path to disarmament. We’ll learn about the origin story of the deterrence concept and how to dismantle it.

DIMITY HAWKINS AM, One of the co-founders of ICAN, Dimity is a long term activist and academic with a passion for nuclear disarmament, accountability and justice. She’s also a wannabe artist.

Ass. Prof. MARIANNE HANSON, Dr Marianne Hanson is Associate Professor of International Relations at the University of Queensland and an ICAN Australia board member.

Facilitation: GEM ROMULD, Director of ICAN Australia, she wants to set us free from the deterrence deadlock.

CLASS 4: BANNING THE BOMB, SMASHING THE PATRIARCHY, 28 AUGUST

SATURDAY 28 AUGUST AT 12-1:30pm AEST / 2-3:30pm PACIFIC

Director of Reaching Critical Will, Ray Acheson, and former Senator and ICAN Ambassador, Scott Ludlam, know how to fight for a better world. They will share insights, tactics and stories from their new books; “Banning the Bomb, Smashing the Patriarchy” and “Full Circle”.

RAY ACHESON

SCOTT LUDLAM

Facilitation: DIMITY HAWKINS AM and DAVE SWEENEY

CLASS 5: THE ROAD TO A NUCLEAR FREE FUTURE, 20 SEPTEMBER

MONDAY 20 SEPTEMBER AT 5-6:30pm AEST / 7-8:30pm PACIFIC

Now we know what we’re talking about, let’s take a look at the status quo and look ahead to map the movement that wins. We’ll talk political advocacy, local government, superannuation funds, education, direct action and more.

We’ve got strategy, ideas and tenacity, we just need you.

QUIT NUKES- NUCLEAR WEAPON FREE FINANCE

DARYL LE CORNU

Speakers TBA.