ICAN was co-founded by Lima East resident Professor Tilman Ruff from Melbourne University.
ICAN are the current Nobel Peace laureate, who were awarded this honour last year for their work on pushing the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, making the greatest weapons of mass destruction illegal and paving the way towards full nuclear disarmament.
In September the treaty will tour from Melbourne to Canberra by bicycle in an effort to raise awareness among smaller towns and urge our government to sign the treaty as a matter of urgency.
Benalla is a major stop on the tour on Sept 6-7, where there will be an exhibition at BPACC at the request of Mayor Don Firth and MP Cathy McGowan. All local residents are welcome to attend the exhibition for a chance to share in the campaign. An event will be held from 6 - 7 pm on Friday 7 September from 6-7 pm (refer poster).
For support along the way, ICAN are reaching out to community/peace groups and organisations for food and shelter. Any food donations will go a long way in supporting an altering group of 5-20 riders.
Lavanya Pant is the Project Coordinator for the Nobel Peace Ride 2018 and is organising all the logistics for the ride. If you are able to offer support or have suggestions please contact Lavanya on 0468490768 or email Lavanya Pant, firstname.lastname@example.org.
More details are on the ICAN Facebook Events page, https://www.facebook.com/events/1246449445492082/.
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