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Posted by on Aug 5, 2015 in General News

TORONTO NOBEL PEACE PRIZE NOMINEE ADDRESSES THE WORLD

August 5, 2015 For Immediate Release:

2015 Nobel Peace Prize nominee, Torontonian Setsuko Thurlow, will broadcast her message of peace around the world. A retired social worker with the Toronto District School Board, Ms. Thurlow is a Hibakusha, a survivor of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima on August 6, 1945. A member of the Order of Canada, Ms. Thurlow shares her experiences to put a voice and a face to the powerful, destructive force of nuclear weapons. As an international peace activist, Ms. Thurlow has addressed the 2015 Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) Review Conference at the United Nations as well as the Humanitarian Consequences of Nuclear Weapons conferences in Mexico and Vienna.

The Hiroshima/ Nagasaki Day Coalition (HNDC) is proud of the vital contribution Setsuko Thurlow continues to perform in the name of nuclear abolition. This year, Setsuko will return to Hiroshima to mark the 70th Anniversary of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and speak to a gathering of thousands.
Toronto will participate in this international event with “Ground Zero to Global Zero: Hope After 70 Years” presented by Toronto’s Hiroshima/ Nagasaki Day Coalition (HNDC) on Thursday August 6th at the Church of the Holy Trinity. The event is free and open to the public, with community tables at 4:30 pm and the commemoration ceremony starting at 6:30 pm.

On her return from Hiroshima, Ms. Thurlow and the HNDC will host an event at Queen’s Park on September 22, 2015 to mark the 70th Anniversary of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and continue the quest for nuclear abolition. Ms. Thurlow will be available for interviews on September 21, 2015 (UN International Day of Peace).

 

Contact: Sandra Ruch, hiroshimaday@gmail.com