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Canadian Abolition Network event for 75th anniversary of Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings

August 6, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm EDT

The Canadian Network to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (CNANW) will host this virtual event to honour the victims of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings and to consider new action to help rid the world of nuclear weapons.

Moderator: Earl Turcotte – Chair of CNANW

Featured Speakers : 

The Honourable Douglas Roche, O.C. – former Senator, Ambassador for Disarmament, founding Chair of Parliamentarians for Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament and founding Chair of CNANW;

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;

Ms. Peggy Mason, former Ambassador for Disarmament and current President of the Rideau Institute;

Mr. Alain Dondainaz – Head of Mission to Canada of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC);

Ms. Ray Acheson – Director of Reaching Critical Will, the disarmament programme of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom;

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.

Following brief presentations, there will be discussion on the way forward toward a nuclear weapons free world.  The event will end with a ceremonial ringing of a bell 75 times to mark each year since the bombs were dropped.

For free registration, please click here.


Canadian Network to Abolish Nuclear Weapons
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