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Nanjing Massacre Commemorative Day Event – 南京大屠杀纪念日活动 Saturday December 9, 2017 4-6pm

RE: Nanjing Massacre Commemorative Day Event

Dear Community Leader:

I am writing to formally invite you to a very significant event for the Chinese community in the Greater Toronto Area in commemorating the Nanjing Massacre.

On December 13th 2017, we will mark the 80th anniversary of the Nanjing Massacre when 300,000 Chinese victims lost their lives during World War Two. The Japanese Imperial army captured the former Chinese capital of city of Nanjing and, in the six weeks that followed, the occupying soldiers committed severe acts of mass murder and violence against innocent civilians. I join with the Chinese Canadian community in remembering the victims of this genocide and pray they are at peace.

As a Member of Parliament, I fought for human rights around the world and visited the sites of many man-made and natural disasters. To mention a few, I was one of the MPs responsible for the recognition of the Armenian Genocide in the Canadian Parliament, as well as the atrocities against humanity on the Halabja and Anfal campaigns against the Kurds by Saddam Hussein inIraq.

Similarly, as a City Councillor, I recently placed Motions for the recognition of the Pontian
Greek Genocide, the 100th commemoration of the Armenian Genocide, and the Nanjing
Massacre.

To acknowledge the 80th anniversary of the Nanjing Massacre I am hosting, with my Provincial counterpart Soo Wong M.P.P and the assistance and participation of ALPHA Education under the leadership of Dr. Joseph Wong, a Nanjing Massacre Commemorative Day Event with members of the Chinese community in Scarborough on Saturday, December 9, 2017. This will also feature a presentation by renowned Professor Hung Cheng from MIT, author of the book “Nanjing Never Cries.” I would be honoured to have your presence on this day. Please see below for more details.

As we reflect on what transpired in Nanjing, it is our duty to prevent such crimes against humanity from being committed in the future. It is through our collective remembrance that steps can be taken to make sure that no society ever sees such unspeakable acts again.

Nanjing Massacre Commemorative Day Event

Saturday, December 9, 2017

4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

(memorial begins at 4:30 PM)

Scarborough Civic Centre

Main Floor Rotunda
150 Borough Drive, Scarborough, Ontario

Please circulate this invite to other members of your community and stakeholders.

If you have any questions, please contact my office directly by phone at (416) 392-1374 or by e-mail at jim@karygiannis.net.

RE:南京大屠杀纪念日活动

亲爱的社区领袖:

我诚意邀请您参加大多伦多地区对华人社区很重要的南京大屠杀纪念活动。

2017年12月13日,是南京大屠杀80周年,当中约有三十万中国受害者失去生命。南京大屠杀是指日本帝国军队占领了当时中国的首都南京市,并在接下来的六个星期内,对进行了大规模屠杀的暴行,其中大部份是无辜平民。我希望和加拿大华裔社区一起悼念这次种族屠杀的受害者,并祝祷他们得到安息。

作为国会议员,我在世界各地争取人权,并到访了许多经历了人为和自然灾害的地方。我是其中一位负责促使加拿大议会对亚美尼亚种族灭绝确认的议员; 也曾反对当时伊拉克领袖侯赛因在哈拉布贾和安法尔术遗反库尔德人的人权。同样地,作为市议员,我最近提出议案确认希腊大屠杀、亚美尼亚种族灭绝100周年纪念,以及南京大屠杀。

为纪念南京大屠杀80周年,我将与省议员黄素梅MPP Soo Wong一起举办南京大屠杀纪念日活动。在王裕佳医生積極推动的慈善教育机构史维会教育中心ALPHA Education 的協助和参与下,南京大屠杀纪念日活动将于2017年12月9日(星期六)在史嘉保举行。此外,活动将会有“南京不哭”作者、麻省理工学院著名教授郑洪教授的演讲。希望阁下能够出席是次活动。请参阅下面的细节。

当我们反思南京发生的事情时,我们有责任防止这种危害人类的罪行再次发生。通过我们的集体回忆,我们可以采取行动,确保这种难以言喻的行为不再出现。

南京大屠杀纪念日活动

2017年12月9日星期六

4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

(纪念仪式下午四点半开始)

Scarborough Civic Centre

Main Floor Rotunda
150 Borough Drive, Scarborough, Ontario

请将此邀请信发给您的社区和其他相关成员。

如果您有任何问题,请致电(416)392-1374 或通过电子邮件 jim@karygiannis.net 与我的办公室联系。

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