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The Vow from Hiroshima: A Documentary Portrait plus Q&A with Setsuko Thurlow
March 6, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Presented by the National Association of Japanese Canadians (NAJC).
This event will be co-MC’d by Associate Professor Izumi Sakamoto.
To mark the week surrounding International Women’s Day NAJC honours Setsuko Thurlow C.M., founder of Japanese Family Services in Toronto and former Toronto NAJC Board member. This is the first event in NAJC’s 2022 Online Anniversary Human Rights Series.
“The Vow From Hiroshima is an intimate portrait of Setsuko Thurlow, a passionate, 90-year-old survivor of the atomic bomb in Hiroshima. Her moving story is told through the lens of her growing friendship with a second generation survivor, Mitchie Takeuchi.”
Setsuko Thurlow is a graduate of the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, earning a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree. As a survivor of the bombing of Hiroshima in 1945, she knows first-hand the devastating effects of nuclear warfare.
Ms.Thurlow has worked tirelessly to campaign against nuclear weapons and is a leading figure in its movement, playing a key role to push the United Nations to adopt a landmark treaty outlawing nuclear weapons. She is a Member of the Order of Canada and the recipient of numerous other awards and honours. In 2017, Ms. Thurlow accepted the Nobel Peace Prizeon behalf of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN).