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Senzatomica Events in Rome

A child viewing the exhibition [© SGI-Italy]

On March 10, as part of the SGI-Italy antinuclear weapons campaign Senzatomica, the multimedia exhibition "From a Culture of Violence to a Culture of Peace: Toward a World Free From Nuclear Weapons" opened at La Pelanda in Rome. The opening ceremony was attended by dignitaries including Nicola Zingaretti, president of Lazio Region, Rome Mayor Ignazio Marino, and Father Marco Gnavi, representative of Cardinal Agostino Vallini, Vicar General of the Diocese of Rome.

Leading up to the event, SGI-Italy members in Rome organized various events such as presentations on disarmament in libraries and at schools, promotion corners at theaters and flashmobs throughout the city.

A series of videos connecting the campaign for disarmament to a deeply personal concurrent struggle for positive change, or "internal disarmament," helped promote the exhibition. Videos of the interviews and flashmobs and other information in Italian can be viewed at