PSALM: PROUD STUDENTS AGAINST LANDMINES and CLUSTER BOMBS/WVCBL: West Virginia Campaign to Ban Landmines and Cluster Bombs are students and citizens committed to educating the public about the devastation caused by landmines and cluster munitions and the indiscriminate nature of these weapons leading to the destruction of innocent life after wartime hostilities have ceased. On August 1st, along with campaigners around the world, we celebrated the first anniversary of entry into force of the Convention on Cluster Munitions. Our celebration included began with an art exhibit, “EVERY STEP YOU TAKE” at ZENCLAY GALLERY in Morgantown, West Virginia, USA. The exhibit consists of photographs that commemorate the community of international campaigns to ban these weapons and the incredible human spirit of the survivors.
- Zoran Panic of Landmine-Survivor Initiatives BiH-Sitting Volleyball
PSALM students set up displays to educate the public about the need for the United States to “JOIN THE TEAM” of countries the world over who have banned landmines and cluster bombs. Local and state leaders, elected officials, community dignitaries and media were invited. Students hosted information tables and sign up for campaign supporters.
Special candles were lit to honor the memory of cluster munitions/landmine victims around the world and the victims of the recent attacks in Norway. Opening reception food consisted of Lebanese food to honor the Meeting of States Parties to CCM which will be held in Beirut, Lebanon in September.
WVCBL/PSALM wish to thank ZEN GALLERY, all WVCBL/PSALM students and supporters and CMC/ICBL campaigners for photographs of survivor athletic events held in countries around the world to add to our exhibit.