List of 30th Anniversary Events

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These lists provide details for events planned by ICJB and their supporters, split up by geographic region. Also included are events related to the release of “Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain,” a feature film that focuses on the disaster. The film is being released in the US & India in November/December.

Interested in visiting Bhopal for the anniversary? Read our open invitation.

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Events in India

Events in North America

Events in Europe

Events in Rest of Asia

Global Events

 

Events in India

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Day(s), Time, Details

All times are in the time zone of the location where that event takes place.

ICJB India – Bhopal September 18th Bhopal survivors, direct action at Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister’s house. Women survivors of the disaster will be chaining themselves to the fence of the Chief Minister’s House.
ICJB India – Bhopal September 18th Survivors’ Organisations announce beginning of direct action campaign leading up to the 30th anniversary date.
ICJB India – Bhopal October/November TBC indefinite Bhopal Survivors Fast Survivors of Bhopal Disaster will embark on an indefinite fast demanding that Central Government pursue the ‘curative petition’ that seeks to redress the ‘gross inadequacy’ (Indian Govt’ official position) of the 1989 settlement.
OTHER Singapore October 3rd-November 30th Bhopal’s Second Disaster photo exhibition by Alex Masi. Singapore International Photography Festival
ICJB India – Bhopal November 12th Criminal Case Hearing, Bhopal Chief Judicial Magistrate’s Court. Dow’s wholly owned subsidiary Union Carbide Corporation (UCC) is wanted on CRIMINAL charges of ‘culpable homicide not amounting to murder’ and is a ‘proclaimed absconder’ from Indian justice. Dow has total control of UCC but has not produced UCC in court. A summons has been issued to Dow requiring it attend court on November 12. Dow will be required to explain why UCC has repeatedly ignored court summons in the ongoing criminal case. Audrey Gaughran, Amnesty International’s Director for Global Issues, recently said: “The time has come for Dow to appear in an Indian court and account for the failure of its wholly-owned subsidiary, Union Carbide, to respond to the criminal charges against it.”
Prayer for Rain Event India – Bhopal, Delhi, Mumbai December 1st- 7th Prayer for Rain, INDIA release. Bhopal, Open Air Screening for Bhopal Disaster survivors (with Martin Sheen) on December 3rd with concert from Canadian band AutoRickshaw. Mumbai, Screening/ Premier  (with Martin Sheen). New Delhi, Screening/ Gala Event/ Charity Auction paintings  (with Martin Sheen).Contact: Ravi Walia & Sahara Group: walia_ravi@hotmail.com
ICJB India – Bhopal, Delhi December 1st– 7th Trades Union Deputation to Bhopal. Representatives of various UK trades unions will be visiting Bhopal for a program of commemorative and relationship building events. Including: Meetings with representatives of survivors’ organisations; visit to the remains of the Union Carbide factory; meeting with former workers Union Carbide factory workers; visits to neighbourhood communities including those affected by the contaminated water; visits to our two, innovative centres which were established by disaster survivors and funded by the Bhopal Medical Appeal (Chingari Trust children’s rehabilitation centre; and Sambhavna Trust health care clinic); meeting in New Delhi with leaders of India’s central trades union congresses (INTUC, AITUC, CITU, HMS, IFTU) and those of the New Trade Union Initiatives in India (NTUI); A joint statement will be released for the 30th anniversary of the disaster. Current delegates include representatives from Unison, Unite, CWU, Community, UCU, STUC disabled workers committee, Edinburgh TUC and Hazards campaign.
ICJB India – Bhopal December 1st– 7th Other visiting delegates in Bhopal. Various other organizations will be in attendance including Amnesty International, Rotary Peace Fellows, others TBC
ICJB India – Bhopal Nov. 30th – Dec. 3rd 30th Anniversary Events in Bhopal, India. Rallies, marches, candlelit vigils, torchlight parade and effigy burnings. Exact details and timings TBC. Includes Prayer for Rain open-air screening & concert.

Date Time (IST) Event Location
Nov 30- Dec 1 (Sun/Mon) 11am-9pm Mela of the alternatives Iqbal Maidan, Bhopal
Dec 1 (Mon) 6pm-9pm Drum Out Dow Ritual Condemnation Iqbal Maidan
Dec 2 (Tues) 11am-4pm National Solidarity Meet Iqbal Maidan
Dec 2 (Tues) 4pm-5pm International Trade Union Delegation-Solidarity Event Iqbal Maidan
Dec 2 (Tues) 5pm-6pm Street Theatre & Music Iqbal Maidan
Dec 2 (Tues) 6:30pm -10pm Torch Rally & Homage to the Dead Iqbal Maidan to Union Carbide Factory
Dec 3 (Wed) 12pm-3: 30pm 30th anniversary Rally & Public Meeting Bharat Talkies Crossing to Union Carbide Factory
Dec 3 (Wed) 6pm-10pm Film Screening & Music Concert by Canadian band called Autorickshaw Location to be decided

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Events in North America

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All times are in the time zone of the location where that event takes place.

ICJB Supporters Various Locations Various Dates, Various Times 30 screenings of film “Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain” with after-film conversation and vigil. More information coming soon. Contact: Renu Pariyadath (ICJB/AID) renu.pariyadath[at]gmail[dot]com
Prayer for Rain Event USA – NYC September 18th “Bhopal: A Prayer For Rain” screening at the UN General Assembly with Martin Sheen, Kal Penn, Sting (who has written the song in credits) UN representatives, Dignitaries, and media. Followed by drinks and dinner at the UN.
Prayer for Rain Event USA – Florida October 10th Prayer for Rain Screening, The Millennium Campus Conference, Florida. With: Nicholas Kristof, Kristin Davis, Dr. Paul Farmer, Dr. Sakena Yacoobi, the heads of the Peace Corps and UNICEF USA.  (http://www.mcc2014.org/) – Mischa Barton (‘Prayer for Rain’ star) will be awarded the Global Generation Award at screening.  Previous GGA Winners include US Secretary of State John Kerry, 2011 Nobel Peace Prize winner Leymah Gbowee, and fashion designer Kenneth Cole.
Prayer for Rain Event USA – Los Angeles, CA October 11th Hollywood Foreign Press Association Screening, Los Angeles Screening: HFPA (Real-D) Theatre. Followed by dinner for HFPA members. Contact PR: Nadia Branson Thomas@nbronson.com
Beyond Holistic USA – Berkeley, CAwalib(artwork by Ronman Ng)
October 17-December 7th “We All Live in Bhopal: Commemorating 30 years of the Carbide Disaster.” A series of events being held in and around Berkeley, California. Visit www.weallliveinbhopal.org for the most up-to-date information and details. Contact: Jayshree Chander, WALIBhopal1984[at]gmail[dot]com
Prayer for Rain Event USA – NYC November 5th-7th New York City. November 5th: Prayer for Rain Celebrity screening, NYC (with Martin Sheen). November 6th: Prayer for Rain Celebrity screening, NYC. November 7th: Prayer for Rain Opening, NYC The Village East theater. Contact: marian.koltai@pmkbnc.com Contact distributor: daniel@revolvergroup.com
The Auto Rickshaw Trio, Amnesty Int’l., ICJB Canada – Toronto November 9th Toronto. Fundraising concert at Small World Music Centre. Doors at 7:30pm, show at 8pm. Purchase tickets here. Contact: Reena Shadaan (ICJB) reena.shadaan[at]gmail[dot]com http://smallworldmusic.com/shows/autorickshaw-trio/
Prayer for Rain Event USA – St Louis, MO November 13th -23rd Prayer for Rain Screenings, St Louis International Film Festival. 2 screenings (Dates TBC) Contact: chris@cinemastlouis.org
Prayer for Rain Event USA – Los Angeles, CA November 14th Prayer for Rain Opening, Los Angeles (with Martin Sheen). Contact PR, for the release, PMK BNC in NY: marian.koltai@pmkbnc.com Contact distributor: daniel@revolvergroup.com
Amnesty Int’l. & ICJB Canada – Toronto November 29th Banner March through Downtown TorontoYonge & Dundas Square, Contact: Ellen Shifrin (Amnesty Int.) ellenshifrin[at]gmail[dot]com, Reena Shadaan (ICJB) reena.shadaan[at]gmail[dot]com
Assist Bhopal USA – Milwaukee December 3rd Fundraising Dinner and Screening of Assist Bhopal, a documentary by high school student Megan Dogra and dinner at the Bollywood Grill. 7pm, $40, all proceeds go to the Chingari Trust in Bhopal. RSVP at assistbhopal@gmail.com.
ICJB Supporters North America December 3rd Throughout North America – 30 People to Fast for 30 Hours on the 30th Anniversary and will raise $30, $300, or $3,000 for the campaign. Interested in fasting for Bhopal? Sign up here! https://www.bhopal.net/30-fasters-for-justice-in-bhopal-december-3-2014/
Bay Area Drama Company USA – Bay Area, CA
December 3-14th Performance of Rahul Varma’s play “Bhopal” at the Sunnyvale Theatre & Lohman Theatre, Foothill College (Bay Area, CA) Contact: sindu@bayareadrama.company http://www.bayareadrama.company/upcoming

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Events in Europe

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All times are in the time zone of the location where that event takes place.

OTHER Netherlands August 31st-October 26th Bhopal’s Second Disaster photo exhibition by Alex MasiNoordelicht PhotoFestival, the Netherlands.
OTHER Germany September 16th-24th Bhopal’s Second Disaster photo exhibition by Alex Masi Photokina Fair, Cologne.
OTHER Germany September 21st (Embargoed until 06:00 CET 21st Sept) Dow Chemical ‘Wins’ BLACK PLANET AWARD International Ethecon Awards 2014: 
Black Planet Award to Andrew Liveris and James M. Ringler of DOW CHEMICAL. The Black Planet Award unmasks those individuals who trample on morality and ethics and willingly sacrifice the planet on the altar of profit and power.
Bhopal Medical Appeal UK – London November 17th-December 17th #BhopalFacing30 Photo exhibition, Amnesty International Human Rights Action Centre, Shoreditch, London.
OTHER UK – London November 19th Book Launch #BhopalFacing30 Housman’s Radical Bookshop, London.Launch of book with speakers: Francesca Moore (authour), Colin Toogood (Bhopal Medical Appeal).
Bhopal Medical Appeal UK – London November 21st Gala Event with London Assembly Member Navin Shah, ‘London Living Room’, City Hall. Plus launch of City Hall showing of #BhopalFacing30 (showing Nov 21-28) Speakers from Amnesty International (plus other high profile speakers TBC)
OTHER UK – Leeds November 26th-December 7th Conference plus Raghu Rai photo exhibition, The Tetley, Leeds. The Reframing Disaster exhibition and conference focuses on the politics of remembering, commemorating and supporting the long-term recovery in relation to global disasters. The exhibition at The Tetley will present the work of world-renowned Magnum photographer Raghu Rai, the first to document the Bhopal disaster in 1984.
Bhopal Medical Appeal UK – Brighton November 28th Music for Bhopal 30th Anniversary Concert, Brighton Unitarian Church. An evening of classical music, and readings to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Bhopal gas disaster. Hosted by the Bhopal Medical Appeal.
Bhopal Medical Appeal UK – London December 1st from 18:30-20:30 ‘Globalisation Series’ At Brunei Gallery, SOAS, University of London. Lecture: “Globalization since Bhopal: three decades of disaster.”Hosted by Bhopal Medical Appeal, featuring speakers: Dr.Vandana Shiva & Ravi Rajan. Contact: Colin Toogood (BMA) ColinToogood[at]bhopal[dot]org
Amnesty Int’l. Germany – Berlin
December 2nd – 3rd Candlelit Vigil at US and Indian Embassies in Berlin. http://www.amnesty-tub.de/ Contact: Michael Gottlob (Amnesty Int.) michael.gottlob[at]gmail[dot]com

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Events in Rest of Asia

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All times are in the time zone of the location where that event takes place.

OTHER Japan November 2nd “Generation Gas: Thirty Years On From The World’s Worst Industrial Disaster” with Bhopali Film Screening and Q&A with Bhopali survivor-activist, Sanjay Verma from 13:00-14:30 at Okinawa Christian University (Okinawa, Japan) Contact:Peter Simpson, tshebe[at]gmail[dot]com
OTHER Singapore October 3rd-November 30th Bhopal’s Second Disaster photo exhibition by Alex Masi. Singapore International Photography Festival

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Global Events

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All times are in the time zone of the location where that event takes place.

OTHER Global December 10th Write for Rights (Amnesty Int.) http://www.writeathon.ca/index.php/cases/india-communities-of-bhopal/, Contact: ttp://www.writeathon.ca/index.php/sign-up-now/
ICJB Global Ongoing Send postcards to political prisoner, Jeremy Hammond

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