Convention on Cluster Munitions EIF: August 2010


Students hold "Beat the Drum" banner in front of Morgantown City Hall

WVCBL: West Virginia Campaign to Ban Landmines and Cluster Bombs/PSALM: Proud Students Against Landmines and Cluster Bombs joined campaigners around the world to “drum up” support through a range of actions aimed celebrating the
Cluster Bomb Ban Entry Into Force and raising awareness about the need to sign the treaty. Events in the City of Morgantown and the state of West Virginia during the month of August include awareness days, art installations, drumming circles and banners displayed throughout our city.

On August 3rd “Cluster Bomb/Landmine Awareness Week ” and the work of PSALM/WVCBL was recognized by City Council and presented with a City Proclamation by Morgantown Mayor, Bill Byrne. The proclamation encourages our national leaders to ban landmines and cluster munitions. On August 14th, PSALM/WVCBL joined campaigners around the globe and hosted drummers and musicians for a “Beat the Drum” event at the Monongalia Art Center to raise awareness about the Convention on Cluster Munitions and to celebrate the ENTRY INTO FORCE of the CCM as of August 1st.

USA...don't walk away...ban cluster bombs!

A slide presentation about the need to ban cluster munitions, landmines and their victims was projected on the side of the Mon Art Center as part of a student art project to raise awareness. The slides included artworks by students in PSALM. The slideshow was shown at night in various locations in our community.

Community Slideshow
Community Slideshow

One comment

  1. Amy Wieloh-Darmelio says:

    What a great cause. We are supporting “lend your leg”

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