The Nuclear Age Peace Foundation’s 32nd Annual Evening for Peace took place on October 25 in Santa Barbara, California. The Foundation presented its Distinguished Peace Leadership Award to Setsuko Thurlow, a survivor of the U.S. atomic bombing of Hiroshima and an outspoken advocate for the abolition of nuclear weapons.



Photos of the event

Introductory remarks by NAPF President David Krieger

Acceptance speech by Setsuko Thurlow

Interview with Ms. Thurlow on KCLU radio

Interview with Ms. Thurlow in the Santa Barbara Independent

Article in CASA Magazine (on page 4)

Setsuko Thurlow

Setsuko ThurlowSetsuko was thirteen years old the day the United States dropped an atomic bomb on her hometown, Hiroshima.

“How do you describe a Hell on Earth?” she asks. “Within that single flash of light, my beloved Hiroshima became a place of desolation, with heaps of rubble, skeletons and blackened corpses everywhere.”

She has chosen to make it her life’s mission to tell the story of what happened that day so that “…no human being should ever have to repeat our experience of the inhumane, immoral and cruel atomic bombing.”

Click here to learn more about NAPF’s 2015 Distinguished Peace Leader, Setsuko Thurlow.

Evening for Peace Sponsors

NAPF is very grateful to the following people who made the 2015 Evening for Peace possible.

Architect of Peace
Sherry Melchiorre

Patrons of Peace
Adelaide Gomer
Jamal and Saida Hamdani

Advocate for Peace
Lessie Nixon Schontzler
Ted Turner

Student Sponsors
Santa Barbara Foundation
Diandra de Morrell Douglas
Brook Hart
Sue Hawes
Maryan Schall
Dan Smith and Lucinda Lee
Mr. and Mrs. Roland Bryan
Santa Barbara City College
Ann and Jeff Frank

Friends of Peace
Julius and Linda Bernet
Jill and Ron Dexter
Carole and Ron Fox
Dr. and Mrs. Jimmy Hara
Leonard and Patricia Rubinstein
Joan Travis

Dinner Committee
Jill Dexter, Chair
Adrianne Davis
Suzan Garner
Sherry Melchiorre
Anne Schowe

Partners in Peace
Janna and Chuck Abraham
Alma Rosa Winery & Vineyards
Gary Atkins Sound Systems
Boone Printing & Graphics
Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore
Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson
Bob Noysui Sedivy