Thinking about a world without nucluear weapons on Hiroshima Day

Today the 6th of August is the 69th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima.

Mayors for Peace was an initiative born out of this horrible event. The City of Fremantle joined Mayors for Peace around a decade ago as part of a push from cities around the world to work to make sure nuclear disarmament is front and centre of the global agenda. There are now over 6000 member cities and Fremantle recently became a lead city in Western Australia.

This September the City of Fremantle will host WA’s first Mayor’s for Peace conference and all the community will be invited to part of this event.

The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN); the Australian Red Cross; the Medical Association for the Prevention of War and Hiroshima survivor Junko Morimito will join us at this special event

Before the conference everyone is invited to the Fremantle Peace Walk which will take place on International Peace Day Sunday 21 September 2014.

The following day the public are also invited from join us at 1pm on Monday the 22nd of September at the City of Fremantle Reception Room where Junko will give her testimony describing her experience as a 13yo in Hiroshima when the Atomic Bomb went off. Pencil it into your diary. More information to come.


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One Response to Thinking about a world without nucluear weapons on Hiroshima Day

  1. Colin Nichol says:

    Let’s not forget Nagasaki as well ..

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