Media Advisory - Toronto City Hall Hosts Hiroshima/Nagasaki Commemorative Photo Exhibit



    TORONTO, Aug. 5 /CNW/ - The Toronto Hiroshima Day Coalition (THDC) is
honoured to announce that the City of Toronto has been selected to host the
Hiroshima/Nagasaki Photo Exhibit to be held concurrently with 101 cities
across the United States. The unveiling event will be held on August 6th, 2008
at 5:30 PM at the Rotunda, Toronto City Hall.
    THDC is also very pleased to present Setsuko Thurlow, Member of the Order
of Canada and Hibakusha (Hiroshima survivor), who will introduce the atomic
bombing exhibition at Toronto City Hall. "Our goal is to create awareness of
the destructive power of nuclear weapons and the 26,000 armed nuclear weapons
of which are still threatening humanity today," says Thurlow.
    The Hiroshima & Nagasaki Photo Exhibit features before and after
a-bombing photos, details about the proliferation of nuclear weapons, and the
story of human suffering including the health consequences caused by the
devastation of nuclear war. The exhibit also displays emotional drawings and
paintings from dozens of Hibakusha survivors with the message, "never again".
    Mayor Tadatoshi Akiba of Hiroshima will also offer a personal video
greeting to the citizens of Toronto in mutual respect for the decades of work
done by the citizens of Toronto and Hiroshima on global peacebuilding and the
Mayors for Peace campaign.
    The exhibit runs from August 6th to 11th, 2008 and is free to the public.
    THDC is comprised of the following organizations: Veterans Against
Nuclear Arms (VANA), Physicians for Global Survival Canada (PGS), Science for
Peace, Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre (JCCC), Canadian Voice of Women for
Peace (VOW), Canadian Department of Peace Initiative (CDPI), Ontario Older
Women's Network (OWN), and endorsed by the Toronto Interfaith Community. For
the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), please visit
online: www.icanw.org

    INTERVIEW & PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES:

    Hiroshima a-bombing survivors and anti-nuclear weapons experts.





For further information:

For further information: Helen Chilas, National Coordinator with the
Canadian Voice of Women for Peace, via email h-chilas@rogers.com or cell at
(416) 473-8238; Anton Wagner, Toronto Hiroshima Day Coalition, at (416)
863-1209 or email awagner@yorku.ca

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