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Posted by on Jul 28, 2014 in General News

Hiroshima and Nagasaki Commemoration in Toronto August 4th- 10th, 2014

Hiroshima and Nagasaki Commemoration in Toronto August 4th- 10th, 2014

July 28, 2014 For Immediate Release:

Toronto’s Hiroshima Day Coalition presents “FROM DESPAIR TO HOPE: PREVENTING CATASTROPHIC HARM” to mark the 69th anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki on Wednesday August 6, 2014 (Hiroshima Day) at Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto City Hall. The commemoration starts at 6.45 p.m.

This year there will be focus on the renewed hope for nuclear abolition provided by the recent Conferences on the Humanitarian Consequences of Nuclear Weapons, an internationally applauded effort that began in Oslo, Norway to examine the human costs of nuclear weapons and push forward the nuclear disarmament agenda. On August 6th Cesar Jaramillo of Project Ploughshares and Setsuko Thurlow, Atomic Bomb Survivor and International Peace Activist, will speak of their experiences as Canadians at the recent conference in Nayarit, Mexico.

The event will welcome performances by the Yakudo Traditional Japanese Drummers, the Toronto Gospel Church Choir and the Raging Grannies.
August 4th to 10th there will be a HIROSHIMA, NAGASAKI POSTER & SURVIVORS’ ART EXHIBIT at Toronto City Hall in the Rotunda, 100 Queen Street West Daily from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (starting at 10 a.m. on weekends).

The above events are free and open to the public.

For further information, please consult the Hiroshima Day Coalition website
Or contact Vinay at or 416-832-8413.
Dr. Vinay Jindal for the