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April 24th: The Vow From Hiroshima

The Joanna Macy Center for Resilience and Regeneration is proud to announce a special event in honor of Earth Justice Day. On April 24, 2024, at Naropa University's Performing Arts Center from 12-1:30pm MT, a film screening and discussion featuring the film’s writer and producer, Mitchie Takeuchi.

"The Vow From Hiroshima" is a poignant documentary that delves into the life of Setsuko Thurlow, a remarkable survivor of the atomic bomb in Hiroshima. At just 13 years old when the bomb devastated her city in 1945, Setsuko's harrowing experience is vividly captured in this intimate portrait. The film chronicles her enduring friendship with second-generation survivor Mitchie Takeuchi, offering a moving narrative of resilience and determination.

Setsuko's story is one of tragedy and triumph, as she recalls being pulled from a burning building after the bomb's impact, unable to save her 27 classmates who perished in the flames. This pivotal moment shaped her lifelong commitment to ensuring that no one else would suffer the same horrific fate.

Through decades of tireless activism, Setsuko's journey culminates in a powerful milestone - the realization of her dream with the establishment of a Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW). Join us for an enlightening afternoon as we explore the legacy of courage and advocacy embodied by Setsuko Thurlow.

This event will feature a Q&A with the film’s writer and producer Mitchie Takeuchi.

Learn more about the film at


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