Women Transforming

Our Nuclear Legacy

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Mentoring Session One - Inaugural Session

"Awakening to Action: 

Claiming Our Seat at the Table

to Eliminate Nuclear Weapons"

United Nations Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons
Saturday, September 26, 2020
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Pacific Time 
Via Zoom 

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Opening Blessing

  • Hawaiian Cultural Practitioner Kumu Hula Puna Dawson will offer a blessing for peace and the elimination of nuclear weapons

Welcome & Gratitude to Women Who Inspired Project

  • Cynthia Lazaroff honors: Aida Akim-Escriva, Mahina Alexander, Aletta Gonzales, Kayko Tamaki and many, many more!

  • Filmmaker Kayko Tamaki shares her story of awakening through music and the film she is making about her journey to Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Mentor Presenters:

  • Kehkashan Basu, United Nations Human Rights Champion, Founder-President, Green Hope Foundation, Winner, International Children's Peace Prize

  • Marzhan Nurzhan, Coordinator, Parliamentarians for Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament for CIS Countries, Outreach/Education Coordinator for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Youth Group


  • Mary Olson, Founder, Gender Radiation Impact Project

  • Jessica Sleight, Program Director, Global Zero

  • Natalia Zhurina, Research Officer, Agency for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in Latin America and the Caribbean, Coordinator, Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Youth Group

Closing Remarks:

  • Ambassador Elayne Whyte Gomez, who served as President of the United Nations Conference that Negotiated the Historic Treaty to Prohibit Nuclear Weapons in 2017

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We are all in this together!