Women Transforming Our Nuclear Legacy Session One - Inaugural Session: "Awakening to Action: Claiming Our Seat at the Table to Eliminate Nuclear Weapons"

September 26, 2020

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM PST

Opening Blessing

  • Hawaiian Cultural Practitioner Kumu Hula Puna Dawson offers 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