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ACTION ALERT: Remember Hiroshima and Nagasaki; Global Actions to Abolish Nuclear Arms


August 5, 2018
Abolition 2000 & The Global Coalition to Abolish Nuclear Weapons & The Basel Peace Office

The risk of a nuclear war by accident, miscalculation or intent has risen due to unstable leaders and unresolved tensions. August 6 and 9 are the 73rd anniversaries of the nuclear bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. According to the 'Doomsday Clock' the world is just '2 Minutes to Midnight', the closest we have been to nuclear war since the height of the Cold War. Global gatherings will remember the holocausts of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Please raise your voice and make a difference by abolishing nuclear weapons.

http://www.abolition2000.org/en/

ACTION ALERT:
Remember Hiroshima and Nagasaki;
Abolish Nuclear Arms



Why This Is Important
Global Coalition to Abolish Nuclear Weapons

(August 4, 2018) -- The risk of a nuclear war by accident, miscalculation or intent has risen due to unstable leaders and unresolved tensions. According to the 'Doomsday Clock' the world is just '2 Minutes to Midnight', the closest we have been to nuclear war since the height of the Cold War.

In 2017 the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution to hold a High Level Conference (like a Summit) in 2018 for nuclear disarmament. The conference would increase political, media and public pressure to prohibit and prevent any use of nuclear weapons, and to undertake measures to reduce and eliminate nuclear weapons globally.

However, manipulation and pressure by the nuclear-armed States might prevent this conference from proceeding. You can help keep the UN on track for nuclear abolition.

ACTION: Add your name and share this petition. UNFOLD ZERO will forward this to Foreign Ministers, UN ambassadors and the President of the UN General Assembly before the UN makes its decision on the High Level Conference in October 2018.

For more information visit www.unfoldzero.org



Hiroshima and Nagasaki Days --
Events around the World

Basel Peace Office

August 6 and 9 are the 73rd anniversaries of the nuclear bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. We encourage you to join an event or take action for nuclear abolition on these days.

Join an event or list your event
Over 200 events around the world are listed on the Abolition 2000 calendar of events for Hiroshima and Nagasaki Days.
* Check if there is an event near you.
* If you are holding an event that is not listed, please let us know and we can add it.
Support the UN High-Level Conference
The United Nations was supposed to hold a High-Level Conference on Nuclear Disarmament in May 2018. However, the conference was postponed. And now, pro-nuclear forces are trying to scuttle it completely.

The High-Level Conference could build more signatures for the new Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, as well as advancing initiatives to prevent the use of nuclear weapons and move the nuclear-armed States to nuclear disarmament.
* Sign the Avaaz petition United Nations: Step up for nuclear abolition

THE PETITION:
"The United Nations (UN) needs to take stronger action to prevent the use of nuclear weapons and to achieve a nuclear-weapons-free world. We call on governments to suport the UN High Level Conference (Summit) on Nuclear Disarmament. Don't let it be cancelled under pressure from pro-nuclear forces."

* Send a letter to your government (Prime Minister, Foreign Minister, UN Ambassador).
* H.E. Mrs. Nikki R. Haley -- USUNPolFax@state.gov
* H.E. Robert Wood -- WoodRA3@state.gov

For more information see United Nations: Step up for Nuclear Abolition.

Other Actions for Hiroshima and Nagasaki Days
Basel Peace Office has produced a 2018 Nuclear Remembrance and Action Week Guide which includes 10 actions for Hiroshima and Nagasaki Days -- including supporting the UN High-Level Conference, folding an origami crane, and ideas for events.

We wish you all the best for your Hiroshima or Nagasaki Day action/event.

Yours in peace
The Basel Peace Office
A proud member of Abolition 2000, the global network to eliminate nuclear weapons

Copyright 2018 Basel Peace Office, All rights reserved.


Nuclear Remembrance and Action Week, August 6-9, 2018
Take action for nuclear abolition
on the 73rd anniversaries of the
nuclear bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki


1. Join a local Hiroshima or Nagasaki Day event
There are events happening around the world. Visit Hiroshima and Nagasaki Day events to see if there is an event near you.

2. Support the UN High-Level Conference
The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) decided to hold a High-Level Conference on Nuclear Disarmament in 2018 to advance effective measures for nuclear disarmament and pave the way for the elimination of nuclear weapons through a global treaty. However, the pro-nuclear states prevented the conference from being held this year. (See Nuclear Weapon States' Long Arm Seen Behind Deferral of Landmark UN Conference)

In October the UN will decide whether to re-schedule the event for next year, or drop it altogether. Help ensure that the UN is not blocked from holding this important event to achieve a nuclear-weapon-free world. Call on your government to support the UN High Level Conference when the UNGA makes its decision this October.
For more information visit www.unfoldzero.org or contact info@pnnd.org.

3. Divestfromnuclearweapons
Money makes the world go around. The corporations manufacturing nuclear weapons are fueling the nuclear arms race for their own financial gain. They actively lobby their parliaments and governments to continue allocating the funds to nuclear weapons. And they support think tanks and other public initiatives to promote the 'need' for nuclear weapons maintenance, modernization or expansion.

You can help curb the power of the nuclear weapons corporations by encouraging your university, church, city, bank or government to divest from them. For more information visit www.nuclearweaponsmoney.org or contact info@nuclearweaponsmoney.org.

4. Fold an origami crane
It is believed that folding 1,000 origami cranes brings one a peaceful and healthy life. Following the nuclear bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945, origami crane folding became an action for peace and nuclear abolition, particularly for young people.

This arose from the story of Sadako Sasaki, a child at the time of the nuclear bombing of Hiroshima. Sadako contracted leukaemia from the radioactive fallout. She tried to make 1000 cranes but passed away before she could finish. Her classmates finished the 1000 cranes for her, and then made crane making their message for peace. They raised funds for a memorial to Sadako in the Hiroshima Peace Park. Origami crane making is now taught in schools around the world.

Action: Organise a crane-making workshop at your local school, youth group, workplace or place of worship.

Resources:
*
* The story of Sadako and the 1000 origami cranes
* The Peace Crane Project

Join the International Fast for nuclear abolition
Every year, an International Fast is held in several countries worldwide between Hiroshima and Nagasaki days (6th-9th August). The fast takes place in sorrow and in commemoration of the 300,000 deaths at the atomic bombings of Japan. The fast is supported by organisations around the world including the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND). Fast by yourself, set up a group of fasters, or join one of the groups fasting in France, Germany, New Zealand, Togo, United Kingdom or USA.
Contact Marc Morgan, Dominique Lalanne or Angie Zelter.

6. Endorse the Hibakusha Appeal for the Elimination of Nuclear Weapons
In April 2016, Hidankyo, the Japan Confederation of A and H Bomb Sufferers Organizations, launched an appeal for the total elimination of nuclear weapons. The appeal, which was co-sponsored by the Korean and US associations of Atomic Bomb Victims and supported by Gensuikyo, calls on all governments to conclude a treaty to prohibit and eliminate nuclear weapons, i.e. a nuclear weapons convention. People around the world are invited to endorse the appeal.
Click here to see the appeal. Send your endorsement to Hidankyo

7. Organise a prayer vigil or church service
Religious and faith-based communities can reflect on the morality of nuclear weapons, the role that ethics can play to abolish nuclear weapons, and the peace-making power of religious leadership and action.

Actions:
* Organise a special service at your church, mosque, synagogue, temple or other place of worship.
* Endorse the Joint statement of religious leaders and legislators for a nuclear-weapon-free world. See

Resources:
* Nuclear Disarmament for Religious Leaders and Communities. Available in Arabic, English, German, Japanese and Spanish).

8. Engage your legislator / parliamentarian
Parliamentarians play a key role in determining government policy regarding nuclear abolition. They are able to ask questions in parliament (to which governments have to reply), propose motions, release joint statements and organise events.

Over 800 parliamentarians from across the political spectrum have joined Parliamentarians for Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament (PNND) in order to enhance their impact globally. The Inter Parliamentary Union, a body of over 160 parliaments, has adopted a resolution (by consensus) calling on parliaments to work with governments to eliminate the role of nuclear weapons in security doctrines and negotiate a nuclear weapons convention.
Actions:
* Invite your legislator/parliamentarian to join PNND;
* Ask your legislator/parliamentarian to call on your government to support the UN High-Level Conference on Nuclear Disarmament

Resources:
* PNND: Visit www.pnnd.org. Contact info@pnnd.org
* Parliamentary Action Plan for a Nuclear-Weapon-Free World.

9. Engage your mayor and city council
Over 7000 cities are members of Mayors for Peace, which is led by the Mayor of Hiroshima. See www.mayorsforpeace.org.
Actions:
* Organise a commemoration event at your city council or at a suitable site in your city (Peace Garden, Peace memorial....). Invite the mayor to speak. Present the Hiroshima Peace Declaration which will be released on August 6;
* Ask your city council to adopt a motion honouring the 73rd anniversary of the nuclear bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and supporting the call for the total abolition of nuclear weapons.
* Ask your city council to divest city funds from nuclear weapons corporations. See www.nuclearweaponsmoney.org

10. Hold a film/video event
Organise a nuclear disarmament film event. Documentaries include Nuclear Savage and Where the Wind Blew. Movies include The Man Who Saved the World, Thirteen Days (based on the Cuban Missile Crisis), Crimson Tide and The Peacemaker.
Contact info@pnnd.org for information and assistance with screening
Where the Wind Blew or The Man who Saved the World.


Events Around the World to Commemorate the
Nuclear Bombing of Hiroshima (August 6, 1945)
and Nagasaki (August 9, 1945)
and to call for the abolition of nuclear weapons.


For action and event ideas see 2018 Nuclear Remembrance and Action Week Guide. To have your event listed, please contact info@baselpeaceoffice.org

Australia
Sydney. August 16. 1pm -- 3pm. We are not afraid. Hiroshima and Nagasaki Day commemoration discussion with Joseph Gerson, anti-nuclear activist from USA. Exodus Foundation, 180 Liverpool Road, Ashfield. Contact Jan de Voogd or Denis Doherty

Austria
Vienna. August 6. 6pm -- 9pm. Hiroshima Day Commemoration Walk. Start at Stephansplatz and end with lantern ceremony at the pond in front of the Church of St. Karl. Contact Vienna Peace Movement / Hiroshima Group Vienna.

Canada
Toronto. August 6. 6:30pm. Two Minutes to Midnight: Time to Ban the Bomb. Toronto City Hall Peace Garden.

Victoria, BC. August 9. 7pm -- 9pm. Wake UP! It's Two Minutes to Midnight! Band Shelter Beacon Hill Park. Organizer's website

Czech Republic
Prague. August 7. 6pm-9pm. Walk to commemorate HIroshima Day, Nagasaki Day and International Day for Youth. Guided walk to some of the peace sites on the Prague Peace Trail. Starts at Přemysl Pitter's Milíč House and finishes at Letna Beer Garden. Contact PragueVision/PNND.

Denmark
Esbjerg. August 6. 8pm. Hiroshima event: Esbjerg. Heerup Garden. Organizer's website

Germany
Commemorations in more than 50 cities. For a list of the cities and events in Germany, please see Netzwerk Friedenskooperative (Network of the German Peace Movement) events calendar. Contact Netzwerk Friedenskooperative.

Special #3DnukeMissile events. Interactive art installation depicting threat of nuclear weapons and actions to prevent nuclear war.

Nettetal-Breyell. August 5. 17.00. Lamberti-Platz, Contact Matthias Engelke

Krefeld, August 6. 17:00. Friedensplatz. Contact Ingrid Vogel
Japan
Hiroshima. August 5. 5pm-9pm. A summer evening of prayer and peace. A peace walk to soe Hiroshima shrines with performances. Higashi-ku, Hiroshima-shi,Hiroshima-ken. English flyer.

Hiroshima. August 6. 8am-9am. Peace Memorial Ceremony. Peace Memorial Park. 1-2 Nakajima-cho, Naka-ku, Hiroshima-shi.

Hiroshima. August 6. 6pm-10pm. Lantern floating ceremony. Motoyasu River. 1-1 Nakajima-cho, Naka-ku, Hiroshima-shi.

Hiroshima. August 6. 6pm -- 1am. Summer of Love. Local DJs and musicians commemorate Aug 6th at this free outdoor party. Hanover Koen Park, Motomachi, Naka-ku, Hiroshima-shi.

Nagasaki. August 9. 11:00-12:00. Nagasaki Peace Memorial Ceremony. Nagasaki Peace Park.

Tokyo, Hiroshima and Nagasaki. August 2 -- August 9. International Conference: For a Nuclear Weapon-Free, Peaceful and Just World. Contact email

New Zealand (Aotearoa)
National events: Youth Peace Week. August 5-11. Contact peaceweek@peacefoundation.org.nz

Auckland. August 5. 5pm. Hiroshima /Nagasaki commemoration. Wintergardens, Auckland Domain. Contact: Ruth Coombes

Auckland, August 5. 1pm -- 4pm. Opening of Tumanako! (Maori for Hope), Children's art works for a peaceful world exhibitions to commemorate Hiroshima Day. Auckland University of Technology. Exhibition continues at until 11 August, then at Takapuna Library 12 August -- 25 August and SGINZ Ellerslie Centre 26 August. Contact Jimi Wallace, Soka Gakkai International New Zealand.

Christchurch. August 5. 11am. Remember Hiroshima and Nagasaki. World Peace Bell, Botanic Gardens. Contact phone 021 210 7184

Dunedin. Monday, 6 August -- Hiroshima commemoration: Hiroshima Day will be commemorated with a ceremony featuring O-Taiko Drummers, readings and music -- all welcome. Starts at 10.30am, at the Otago Museum Peace Pole. Organised by the National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies.

Hutt City. Sunday 19 August, 2pm. Opening of Tumanako! (Maori for Hope), Children's art works for a peaceful world exhibitions to commemorate Hiroshima Day. Petone Central School Hall. Exhibition then continues until 8 September at Petone Library. Contact Jimi Wallace, Soka Gakkai International New Zealand.

Timaru, Saturday 4 August, 10:30am. Opening of Tumanako! (Maori for Hope), Children's art works for a peaceful world exhibitions to commemorate Hiroshima Day. Timaru Library. Contact Jimi Wallace, Soka Gakkai International New Zealand.

Wellington. Sunday 5 August, 1:30pm. Opening of Tumanako! (Maori for Hope), Children's art works for a peaceful world exhibitions to commemorate Hiroshima Day.The Wharewhaka. Exhibition then continues until 25 August at the Central Library. Contact Jimi Wallace, Soka Gakkai International New Zealand.

Wellington, Sunday, 5 August -- Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombing commemoration, from 10am to 11.30am, at the Peace Flame Garden (city side of Rose Garden), Wellington Botanic Garden, or in the nearby Tropical Begonia House, if it's raining. Organised by Richard Tingey, more information is available at https://hdwn.webs.com

Whakatane. August 5. Opening of Tumanako! (Maori for Hope), Children's art works for a peaceful world exhibitions to commemorate Hiroshima Day. Contact Jimi Wallace, Soka Gakkai International New Zealand.

Switzerland
Heiden. August 9. Ceremony in memory of the Nagasaki bomb. Peace Bell by the Dunant Museum, 9410 Heiden.

United Kingdom
England

Aylesford, August 6. 8:15 -- 9pm. Annual remembrance of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The Friars, Aylesford. Aylesford ME20.

Bradford. August 6. 12noon -- 1pm. Hiroshima Day -- Bradford. Hiroshima Memorial, Norfolk Gardens
Bradford. Contact Yorkshire Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament.

Chester. August 6. 8pm -- 10pm. Hiroshima event: Chester. The Groves. Contact CND Chester

Chichester. August 8. 10am -- 2pm. Hiroshima / Nagasaki day event. Contact Sue Adeyemo

Coventry. August 6. 18:00-19:00. Hiroshima Day Commemoration. Conventry Cathedral. Contact David Fish.

Cumbria. August 6. 9:30am -- 3:30pm. Hiroshima Day of Events. The Dock Museum. Contact Irene Sanderson

Derby. August 1 -- 30. Unforegettable Fire. Exhibition of paintings and writings by survivors of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima. Opening event with Kate Hudson on 1 August at Friends Meeting House, St Helen's Street, 7- 9pm. Then exhibition and events throughout August.

Finchley, August 11. 11am. Annual Hiroshima and Nagasaki commemoration ceremony. Victoria Park, Ballards Lane, Finchley. Contact Charles Wicksteed

Greenwich. August 6. 6pm -- 9pm. Hiroshima peace picnic: Greenwich. Peace Garden. Contact CND Sydenham & Forest Hill

Hastings. August 6. 9pm (approx). Lantern Floating Ceremony. Boating Lake, Alexandra Park. Organised by Hastings Agaist War.

Kingston. August 6. Kingston Peace Council Hiroshima Day Commemoration. Assemble at Canbury Gardens on the Kingston river bank. Bring white flowers to cast onto the water in remembrance of those who died, and candles to illuminate the path beside the river.

Leceister. August 6. 8am -- 11am. Remembering Hiroshima. Haymarket Clock Tower. Contact CND Midlands UK

Leeds. August 9. 10:30 -- 11:40. Leeds UK Hiroshima Nagasaki 73nd anniversary. Park Square, off the Headrow, near Leeds Town Hall. Contact Yorkshire CND.

Lewisham. August 9. 1:30pm -- 3:30pm. Nagasaki event: Lewisham. Desmond Tutu Peace Garden. Contact CND Sydenham & Forest

Liverpool. August 6. 11am -- 12noon. Liverpool remembers Hiroshima and Nagasaki. St John's Gardens, St John's Ln. Liverpool. Contact Merseyside CND.

London. August 6, 10am -- August 9, 9pm. Hiroshima and Nagasaki Anniversaries. Westminster Cathedral. Contact Pax Christi

London. August 6. 12pm onwards. Hiroshima Day ceremony. Tavistock Square. Opened by the Mayor of Camden. Organised by the London Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament.

London. August 9. 18:30 onwards. Commemoration of the life and witness of Blessed Franz Jagerstatter at crypt chapel, Ambrosden Avenue, behind Westminster Cathedral, followed by peace walk to the Peace Pagoda for a Nagasaki Day commemoration. Organised by the London Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament.

London. August 4 -- August 9. A series of events in different London boroughs organised by local groups of the London Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, including in Bromley (August 4 and 9), Kingston (August 6), Sydenham and Forest Hill (August 6 and 9) and Wimbledon (August 6).

London. August 6. 6:30pm -- 9pm. Film screening of The Man Who Saved the World. Friends House 173 Euston Road.

Manchester. August 6. 10-11 am. Manchester Hiroshima Day event. Readings, poetry, a minute's silence, creative workshops to fold Hiroshima paper cranes and Manchester bees. Living Worlds Gallery, Manchester Museum, Manchester University, Oxford Rd. Contact Sean Morris, Manchester City Council.

Romford. August 6. 7pm-8:15pm. Remember Hiroshima Commemoration. St Edward the Confessor RC Church, Park End Rd, Romford.

Salisbury. August 6. 8:45pm -- 9:45pm. Hiroshima Candle Float: Salisbury. Fisherton Bridge. Contact D Sealey

Sheffield. August 4. 12:30 -- 13:30. Remembering Hiroshima & Nagasaki -- Sheffield. Sheffield Peace Gardens, Pinstone Street, Sheffield. Contact Sheffiled Creative Action for Peace.

South Hampton. August 5. Hiroshima Day commemoration. Cobden Bridge. Contact D Hoadley

Winchester. August 5. 12noon -- 13:00. Silent vigil outside Winchester cathedral. Contact Winchester Quakers.

Woolwich. August 6. 6pm -- 7pm. Hiroshima event: Woolwich. Peace Street. Contact CND Sydenham & Forest Hill

Scotland
Dunbar. August 6. 11;15am -- 12:15pm. Hiroshima Memorial Service. St. Anne's Episcopal and Methodist Church, Westgate, Dunbar. Contact Rev David Mumford.

Edinburgh. August 6. 6pm. Edinburgh Hiroshima Commemoration. The Mound. Bordering Princes Street, Edinburgh. Contact Edinburgh CND.

Glasgow. August 7. 12:30pm -- 2pm. Nuclear Ban Tour Street Stall. Donald Dewar statue. Contact Scottish CND -- Flavia Tudoreanu

Irvine. August 9. 3:30pm -- 4:30pm. Street Stall. Bridgegate Irvine. Contact CND Ayrshire -- Arthur West

Irvine. August 9. 4:50pm. Gathering and making of giant Peace Symbol at Irvine Beach. Harbour Arts Centre. Contact CND Ayrshire -- Arthur West

Kilmarnock. August 6. 12:30pm -- 1:30pm. Street Stall. The Cross Kilmarnock. Contact CND Ayrshire -- Arthur West.

Kilmarnock. August 6. 5:30pm -- 6pm. Gathering at Dower House. Dean Country Park. Contact CND Ayrshire -- Arthur West.

Paisley. August 6. 5pm. Renfrewshire CND Hiroshima Commemoration. Barshaw Park Peace Garden, 6 Blairmore Ave, Paisley Contact Renfrewshire CND.

Rutherglen. August 5. 3pm. Origami cranse to remember Hiroshima. At the Peace Tree, opposite the Town Hall on Rutherglen Main Street and adjacent to St Columbkilles Church. Contact Susan Martin

Stirling. August 5. 3pm. Stirling CND Hiroshima & Nagasaki Commemoration. Peace Garden, Pullar Park, Bridge of Allan. Contact Stirling CND.

USA
Albany, NY. August 6. 11am. Reading of John Hershey's Hiroshima. Townsend Park, Albany. Contact Dan Wilcox.

Andover, MA. August 6. 7pm, Hiroshima/Nagasaki vigil, in front of Old Town Hall, 20 Main St. Contact Merrimack Valley People for Peace. Email Brian

Arcata, CA. August 11. 9am -- 9:30pm. Lantern Floating Ceremony to remember Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Klopp Lake.

Arlington, MA. August 4. 10:30am. Nuclear Disarmament: Remember Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Arlington Center. Contact email

Avon, NY. August 15. 7:30pm. Annual Genesee Valley Citizens for Peace Hiroshima/Nagasaki Candlelight Vigil. Avon traffic circle, Routes 5 & 20, Avon. Contact Dr. Arnold Matlin or Suzanne Blackburn ph (585)245-1649.

Ballston Spa, NY. August 8. Nuclear Holocaust Peace Pilgrims. Walk through West Milton, NY (Kenneth A. Kesselring Site) to Saratoga Springs, NY. Contact Neighbors Walking for Peace.

Baltimore, MD. August 6. 5pm. Hiroshima Commemoration. 33rd & N. Charles Streets. Contact email

Baltimore, MD. August 9. 6pm Nagasaki Commemoration. Outside Homewood Friends Meetinghouse, 3107 N. Charles Street. Then 8:30pm dinner at Niwana Restaurant, 3 E. 33rd Street -- RSVP to Max Obuszewski

Boston MA. August 8. 7pm, Free concert at the Hatch Shell on the Esplanade recognizing the Physicians for Social Responsibility.

Boston, MA. August 9. 7pm, No More Nagasakis: A Commemoration, Community Church of Boston. Contact Cole Harrison, Massachusetts Peace Action.

Brattleboro, VT. August 6. Nuclear Holocaust Peace Pilgrims. Walk to Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant. Contact Neighbors Walking for Peace.

Brooklyn, NY. August 4. 1:30 -- 3pm. Abolish Nuclear Weapons Bay Ridge Brooklyn event. Assemble 4th Ave. between 96th and 97th Sts. March to 4th ave and Shore road for a vigil. Contact Peace Action Bay Ridge.

Brunswick ME. August 4. 10am -- 3pm. "Imagine a World Without Nuclear Weapons". PeaceWorks 14th Annual Peace Fair. Brunswick Mall. Includes prelude film series and guest appearance by Sister Megan Rice. The Nuns, The Priests, and The Bombs. Contact PeaceWorks Brunswick.

Burlington, VT. August 3, 2pm -- August 9, 11am. Remembering Hiroshima and Nagasaki: No More Hibakusha. King Street Youth Center. Contact Marguerite Adelman

Cambridge, MA. August 5. 11:45am -- 1pm. Remembering Hiroshima and Nagasaki: Welcoming Momentum for Peace in Korea. Cambridge Common. Contact email

Cambridge, MA. August 6. 7pm. Community reading of Thomas Merton's "Original Child Bomb". Friends Meeting at Cambridge. Contact John Bach

Chapel Hill, NC. August 9. 5:30pm -- 8:00pm. Nagasaki Day Event in Chapel Hill -- "The Coming War with China". Chapel Hill Public Library.

Columbia, SC. August 5. 2pm-5pm. Columbia Friends Meeting and Carolina Peace Resource Center's Remembrance. South Carolina State Museum in Columbia.

Columbus, OH. July 30. 7pm -- late. Concert to commemorate Hiroshima and to honor peace activists. Columbus State Workforce Development Building. Contact Mark Stansbery

Des Moines, IA. August 6. 7pm. Hiroshima Nagasaki Event in Des Moines. Japanese Bell at the State Capital Complex. Contact Linda Lemons

Des Moines, IA. August 6 -- August 9. Hiroshima Nagasaki Vigil. St. Ambrose Cathedral 607 High St. Contact Gil Landolt

Easthampton, MA. August 5. 7pm -- 8:30pm. The World We Want: Hiroshima and Nagasaki -- Never Again! Nashawannuck Pond.
Greenfield, MA. August 6 to August 9, Hiroshima to Nagasaki 4 Day Vigil: Greenfield Common. Contact

Harrisburg, PA. August 5. 7pm. Candles on the Water. Market Square Presbyterian Church. Contact H.A. Penner

Kansas City, MO. August 6. 6:30pm. Remember Hiroshima, Nagasaki bombings and recommit to nuke-free world NOW. Loose Park lagoon. Contact Peace Works Kansas City

King of Prussia, PA. August 6, 12pm. Hiroshima Day. PA -- Lockheed Martin, Mall & Goddard Boulevards (behind the King of Prussia Mall).

Lexington, MA. August 4. 1pm-3pm. Nuclear Holocaust Peace Pilgrims. Walk from Lexington Battle Green to Hanscom Air Force. Contact Neighbors Walking for Peace.

Livermore, CA. August 4-5. Peace Camp held in conjunction with the August 6 rally and march at Livermore. Sponsored by Tri-Valley CAREs. Flyer for Peace Camp and Rally/March. Contact Scott Yundt.
Livermore, CA. August 6. 8:00 -- 11:00. Rally and March for Nuclear Abolition and Global Survival. Livermore National Laboratory, 7000 East Ave, Livermore, CA. ContactMarylia Kelley.

Livermore, CA. August 6. 8pm. March for Nuclear Abolition and Global Survival. Livermore Lab at Vasco rd. & Patterson Pass rd. Facebook event

Lompoc, CA. August 6. Vanderberg Hiroshima and Nagasaki Day Witness. Lompoc, CA -- Vandenberg Air Force Base (main gate) 747 Nebraska Ave. Contact co-sponsor -- LA Catholic Worker.

Long Island, NY. August 6. 7:30pm. Commemoration of the 73rd Anniversary of the Bombing of Hiroshima. Shelter Rock. Website Long Island Alliance for Peaceful Alternatives

Los Alamos, NM. August 4. 15th Annual Hiroshima Peace Day -- Commemoration and Peace Vigil. Ashley Pond. Contact email

Los Alamos, NM. August 6 -- August 9. International Fast for Nuclear Disarmament. Kansas City. Contact Marc Morgan

Los Angeles, CA. August 5. 73rd Annual Commemoration Service for A-Bomb Victims & Survivors. Koyasan Buddhist Temple.

Los Angeles, CA. August 5. 3:30pm -- 5pm. Hiroshima/Nagasaki public remembrance. At the Chain Reaction Peace Sculpture, Santa Monica Civic Center. Contacts Jerry Rubin and Denise Duffield.

Manhasset, NY. August 6. 7:30pm. Imagine a World Without Nuclear Weapons. Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Shelter Rock: 48 Shelter Rock Rd, Manhasset.

Manhattan, NY. August 3. 12noon -- 1:30pm. New York commemoration of Hiroshima and Nagasaki Days In front of the Consulate General of Japan in New York, 299 Park Avenue, New York, NY (Between 49th and 48th Street). Contact Mari.

Manhattan, NY. August 5. 12noon -- 5pm. Hiroshima Nagasaki vigil and exhibit. Temperance Plaza in Tompkins Square Park: 120 Avenue A, New York. Contact: NYC War Resisters League.

Manhattan, NY. August 5. 5pm -- 8pm. Hiroshima/Nagasaki Memorial Vigil by the Washington Square Park Arch, followed by Interfaith Peace Ceremony to commerate the Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic Bombing. Judson Memorial Church: 55 Washington Square Park South. Contact Buddhist Council New York.

Martha's Vineyard, MA. August 6. Dawn (6am). Hiroshima Day Marthas Vineyard. Vigil at the Gay Head cliffs in Aquinnah. Contact Bruce Nevin

Minneapolis, MN. August 5. 5:40pm. Hiroshima and Nagasaki time of remembrance. Lyndale Park Peace Garden. Contact email

Niskayuna, NY. August 9. 7am. Nuclear Holocaust Peace Pilgrims. Nagasaki Day Action: Peace Vigil @ Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory (KAPL), Niskayuna, NY followed by walk to Troy, NY Contact Neighbors Walking for Peace.

Oak Ridge, TN. August 4 -9. Never Again: Remembering Hiroshima and Nagasaki. A series of commemoration events. For more information contact Oak Ridge Environmental Peace Alliance

Offutt, NE. August 6. 9am. Hiroshima Day at Offutt AFB. Butler Boulevard. Contact Father Jim

Pacific Grove, CA. August 4. 7pm -- 9pm. Hiroshima-Nagasaki Remembrance Day gathering -- Peace Lantern Ceremony. Lovers Point Beach Cove. Contact email

Petersburg NY. August 11. Hiroshima Nagasaki Day -- 73rd Commemoration Ceremony. Grafton Peace Pagoda, 87 Crandall Rd, Petersburg, NY 12138. Contact Grafton Peace Pagoda +1 (518) 658-9301

Pittsburg, PA. August 5. 5pm. In this Corner of the World. Alphabet city.

Pittsfield, MA, August 2, 7:30 pm, Screening of The Bomb. Unitarian-Universalist Church, 175 Wendell Ave. Contact Berkshire Citizens for Peace and Justice

Pittsfield MA. August 6, 8:00am, Hiroshima Day Vigil, Park Square. Contact Berkshire Citizens for Peace and Justice

Poulsbo, WA. August 4-6. Nuclear Weapons No Deal: Hiroshima and Nagsaki Never Again. Actions on land and water at the Bangor nuclear submarine base and Groundzero Center for Nonviolent Action. Contact info@gzcenter.org. Click here for the event flyer.

Princeton, NJ. August 5. 6pm. Annual Hiroshima Day Commemoration. Hines Plaza. Contact Larry Kane.

Montecito, CA. August 6. Sadako Peace Day 2018. Sadako Peace Garden, La Casa de Maria. Poetry, music and origami crane making in commemoration of Hiroshima Day. Contact Nuclear Age Peace Foundation.

Santa Monica, CA. August 5. 3:30pm -- 5pm. Hiroshima/Nagasaki public remembrance. At the Chain Reaction Peace Sculpture, Santa Monica Civic Center. Contacts Jerry Rubin and Denise Duffield.

Seattle, WA. August 6. 6pm-8:30pm. From Hiroshima to Hope. Green Lake. Contact email

Staten Island, NY. August 5. 11am. Readings from John Hershey's Hiroshima: Annual commemoration of the atomic Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Unitarian Church of Staten Island: 312 Fillmore Street, Staten Island, NY.

Syracuse, NY. August 6. 12:00pm -- 1:00pm (gather at 11:30am) Hiroshima Day Solemn Procession with giant puppets. March from behind City Hall Commons, Syracuse. Contact Diane Swords.

Tucson, AZ. August 4. 4pm -- 6pm. Commemoration of Hiroshima Day. Unitarian Universalist Church. 4831 E 22nd St.

Walpole, MA. August 4, 10:00 am, Walpole Common -- Remember Hiroshima & Nagasaki: The Time to Ban Nuclear Weapons is Now, a peace vigil sponsored by the Walpole Peace and Justice Group.

Waterton, MA. August 5, 7:30 pm, Remembering Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Waterton Square. Contact Watertown Citizens for Peace, Justice & Environment.

Washington, DC. August 5, 6:30pm and August 8, 9:45pm. DC 2018 Hiroshima/Nagasaki Calendar with Hibakusha & Downwinder Testemonies. MLK Jr Memorial and Lafayette Park. Contact Mel Hardy

Washington, DC. August 6, 7am -- August 9, 1pm. Peace Actions in DC in Commemorating the US Nuclear Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and Calling for the Abolition of Nuclear Weapons. Pentagon South Parking Lot. Contact Dorothy Day Catholic Worker

Winsted, CT. August 6. 7:30pm. Candlelight Vigil to Remember Hiroshima. East End Park.
Woodford, VT. August 7. Nuclear Holocaust Peace Pilgrims. Walk through Bennington, VT to Hoosick, NY. Contact Neighbors Walking for Peace.

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