The Mother hiding her face with one hand and carrying her child in the other, weeps for all of us. This is the Memorial Statue honoring the victims of what many call the world’s worst industrial disaster, the explosion in the Union Carbide factory in Bhopal on December 3, 1984. Survivors have been struggling for justice for over 30 years and are now petitioning the White House meet US obligations under Treaty & international law by immediately serving notice upon Dow to attend court in Bhopal on July 13, 2016.
Sign here: Tell the US Government to Stop Shielding Dow Chemical from its Crimes in Bhopal
We all live in Bhopal – please SIGN the PETITION. And please share widely. It’s what Julia Ward Howe, who proclaimed Mother’s Day in 1870 would do.
About the Artist & Sculpture
In 1985, survivors, activists and a Dutch sculptor Ruth Waterman came together to build the first public memorial right outside the Union Carbide factory. Waterman is a Holocaust survivor.
The vivid memories of the traumatic night of the disaster recounted by the survivors shaped the design of the sculpture, and the survivors also helped in building it.
The statue carries the message: No More Bhopal, No More Hiroshima.
Interview with the artist’s son in the Times of India: Ruth wanted to be with Midnight’s Children