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Published on August 4th, 2015 | by Selma van Oostwaard

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PAX commemorates Hiroshima Day

To commemorate the 70th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima, PAX is bringing together a range of activists, artists, community leaders and more for an afternoon workshop in Utrecht, the Netherlands.

Attendance is free of charge, but registration is required (limited space). For more information or to join the workshop, please contact Selma van Oostwaard: vanoostwaard@paxforpeace.nl or 030-2333346.

70th anniversary of bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
Date | Thursday 6 August 2015
Time | 12.30-13.30h
Location | PAX office, Utrecht, the Netherlands

Programme:
12h30 Welcome by Susi Snyder (Programme Leader Nuclear Disarmament, PAX)
12h40 Words of Mrs R. Nagasaki (representative Embassy of Japan in the Netherlands)
12h45  Words of Mirjam de Bruin (Legal Advisor International Humanitarian Law, Dutch Red Cross)
13h00  Story of the 1000 paper cranes (Yoko Huijs-Watanuki, Foundation for the People Affected by the War in the Pacific)
13h05  Origami workshop by Yoko Huijs-Watanuki
13h30  Closure

 

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About the Author

Selma supports all the disarmament work at PAX with a special emphasis on the No Nukes team. In 2014 she and other PAX disarmament campaigners launched a public campaign in the Netherlands to initiate the creation of national legislation to outlaw nuclear weapons: www.tekentegenkernwapens.nl. One of the result of this national campaign is that a vast majority of the House wants the Netherlands to start working internationally for a nuclear weapons ban.



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