Depleted uranium photo exhibition and meeting, Leuven, Belgium
To mark the 100th anniversary of the start of WWI, the Belgian Coalition Stop Uranium Wapens is organising a month long photo exhibition in the city. Leuven suffered particularly badly during WWI, with 1000 houses and buildings purposefully destroyed, 280 civilians executed and thousands made homeless. Such was the destruction that Leuven has been decalared a martyr city of the conflict.
To mark the anniversary, a number of events are being organised, with two, organised by the Coalition and five peace organisations in the city, focusing on DU weapons. The events are supported by the City of Leuven.
On the 2nd of October a panel debate on DU and Iraq's public health crisis will be held, featuring:
Family Al Ali Ibraheim from Bagdad
Anita Lilburn - Swedish Iraqi Solidarity Committee
Dr Henk van der Keur - Laka Foundation
Moderator: Professor Katlijn Malfliet – Catholic University of Leuven
The event will mark the close of a month long photo exhibiton in Leuven library (Rijschoolstraat 4. 3000 Leuven). The exhibition The Human Cost of Uranium Weapons by Japanese photojournalist Naomi Toyoda and features images from several trips to Iraq following the 2003 invasion. The exhibition runs from September 3rd to October 4th.