On the evening of August 6, the anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, we invite you to attend Hope for the Earth: Canada, Sign the Ban Treaty.
Peace activists and dynamic artists will highlight the importance of Canada's joining the growing number of nations signing the Ban Treaty, and how we can contribute to the elimination of nuclear weapons.This event will include esteemed speakers, musical performances, Mayoral Proclamations and a lantern ceremony.
Speakers and performers include:
Setsuko Thurlow is a Hiroshima survivor and co-recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize on behalf of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, ICAN, for its work in achieving the 2017 UN nuclear ban treaty.
Kehkashan Basu is a UN Human Rights Champion; iconic youth leader; global influencer; and peace and sustainability campaigner for nuclear disarmament, the environment, and human rights.
Ron Korb is a Grammy nominated and multi-award-winning flautist. Playing a wide variety of indigenous woodwinds from around the world, his compositions evoke imagery of diverse cultural traditions. Erin Hunt is the Program Manager at Mines Action Canada, an expert in humanitarian disarmament, victim assistance, and Canadian disarmament policy, and a contributor to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons. Nathaniel Erskine-Smith is the Member of Parliament for Beaches-East York and a vocal advocate for the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons and why Canada should sign the Treaty.