Observance of the 75th Anniversary of the Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
Thursday, August 6th at 7:00 pm – Film screening and discussion of new documentary, The Vow From Hiroshima – details soon
Sunday, August 9th at 3:00 pm – 75th Anniversary Observance with words, images, music, poetry, lights, meditation and inspiration – register here
In the interest of public health, events will be held virtually, on Zoom. All are welcome.
On August 6th, 1945, a small nuclear weapon was dropped on Hiroshima, Japan. A second bomb exploded over Nagasaki on August 9th. At least 129,000 to 226,000 people were killed, with half dying slow deaths from burns, radiation, other injuries, and malnutrition.* Today, with modern weapons, even a limited nuclear war could plunge us all into a “nuclear winter” far more catastrophic than any pandemic. The U.S. government is now modernizing its nuclear arsenal at a cost of $1 Trillion over 30 years.**
- We declare that nuclear weapons must never be used again.
- We resolve to rid the world of the threat of nuclear war.
- We will work for all nations to sign the U.N. Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons and for the ultimate banning of nuclear weapons.
- We will pressure our elected representatives to de-fund nuclear weapons and use those funds to make life better for all.
It’s up to us!