サーロー節子さんをお招きしてのイベント(8月5日@JCCC)

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サーロー節子さんをお招きしてのイベント(8月5日@JCCC)

Post  JCCC on Tue Jul 24, 2018 10:33 am

皆さま、

8月5日にサーロー節子さんをお招きして行われるイベント の紹介をさせていただきます。 サーロー節子さんは広島の被爆者であり、 トロントに移住されてから長年非核運動に取り組んでおられ、 昨年12月にはICANを代表してノーベル平和賞を受賞されまし た。トロントではソーシャルワーカーとして日系、 その他多数のコミュニティに貢献されてきた方でもあります。

このイベントは、 昨年NHKが作成した節子さんについてのドキュメンタリーを英語 字幕付きで放映し、その後節子さんの講演・ 参加者との質疑応答との形式となっています。 節子さんは自らの活動を通して、 次の世代に考えてもらいことについてお話しされる予定で、 中学生程度以上の年齢のお子様にとっても貴重な体験になると思い ます。ご興味のある方、 詳しくは以下をご覧ください。参加無料ですが、 参加者数確認のため、早めに登録いただければ幸いです。 質問ございましたら 、 直接ご連絡ください(ysorano@gmail.com)。

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Setsuko Thurlow's Quest: A World without Nuclear Weapons
Date: August 5, 2018, 2-4pm
Venue: Japanese Canadian Culture Centre (6 Garamond Court, Toronto, ON M3C 1Z5)

Register at
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/setsuko-thurlows-quest-a-world-without-nuclear-weapons-documentary-screening-and-qa-registration-47008390361
or see Facebook event page

Event Overview
This special event will feature a film screening of NHK documentary Setsuko Thurlow's Quest: A World without Nuclear Weapons, followed by a talk and Q&A with Ms Setsuko Thurlow, a prominent disarmament educator and 2017 Nobel Peace Prize recipient.

The documentary is in Japanese with English subtitles. The event is free and open to the public.

***** Speaker Bio

As a survivor of atomic bombing in Hiroshima, Setsuko Thurlow dedicated her lifetime advocating for a ban on nuclear weapons and educating for peace and nuclear disarmament. Among her various achievements, Ms Thurlow played a pivotal role in the adoption of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons by the United Nations, and was a co-recipient of the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize.

As a peace educator and social worker, Ms Thurlow also made tremendous contributions to the communities in Toronto. After receiving a master's degree in social work at University of Toronto, she founded the Japanese Family Services of Metropolitan Toronto (now Japanese Social Services) and provided leadership within many other multicultural organizations. In 1975, she initiated "Hiroshima Day" in Toronto, which is still marked today, and helped establish the Peace Garden at Toronto City Hall.

*****About the documentary Setsuko Thurlow's Quest: A World without Nuclear Weapons (in Japanese, with English subtitles)
(description taken from NHK World - Japan)

Setsuko Thurlow was 13 when the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima. Horrific scenes of pain and destruction were burned into her memory. She moved to the US and Canada and began to tell the world what had happened in Hiroshima. Her work with the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) overcame resistance from nuclear powers and resulted in the adoption of a UN treaty to ban nuclear weapons. Their efforts earned the group the Nobel Peace Prize. This gripping documentary follows Setsuko's journey from a childhood wracked by war to international recognition.

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