75 Years Since the Nuclear Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki - We Remember August 06, 2020 at 2:00pm - 3:30pm Eastern Time (US & Canada) Online Ottawa, ON Canada Contact person: Canadian Network to Abolish Nuclear Weapons
The Canadian Network to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (CNANW) will host a virtual event on 6 August from 2:00 to 3:30 EDT to honour the victims of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and to consider new action to help rid the world of nuclear weapons.
Ms. Setsuko Thurlow O.C. - who, as a 13 year old girl survived the bombing of Hiroshima and became a lifelong activist for nuclear abolition. In 2017, Ms. Thurlow, with Ms. Beatrice Fihn, co-accepted the Nobel Peace Prize awarded to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons for its work in advancing negotiation of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons;
The Honourable Douglas Roche, O.C. - former Senator, Ambassador for Disarmament and, among many other things, founding Chair of the CNANW;
Mr. Alain Dondainaz - Head of Mission to Canada of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC);
Ms. Peggy Mason, former Ambassador for Disarmament and current President of the Rideau Institute;
Ms. Ray Acheson - Director of Reaching Critical Will, the disarmament programme of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF);
Mr. Cesar Jaramillo - Executive Director of Project Ploughshares;
Professor Michel Duguay - former Coordinator of the Let's Move Quebec Out of Nuclear movement and, more recently, has written extensively about genomics and the essential unity of humanity
Moderator: Earl Turcotte - Chair of the CNANW
The event will end with a ceremonial ringing of a bell 75 times to mark each year since the bombs were dropped.
We hope that you join us on this solemn anniversary. Expect to leave inspired and more determined than ever to relegate nuclear weapons to the dustbin of history!