Observance of the 75th Anniversary of the Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
Thursday, August 6th at 7:30 pm – Film screening and discussion of new documentary, The Vow From Hiroshima
Sunday, August 9th at 3:00 pm – 75th Anniversary Observance with words, images, music, poetry, lights, meditation and inspiration
In the interest of public health, these events will be held virtually, on Zoom (details soon). 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!