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From Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, sent by GVCP member Gloria Osborne.

August 6 and 9 will mark the 75th anniversaries of the U.S. atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Groups around the world will be marking these important anniversaries with events that you don’t want to miss.

 

I’m listing some highlights here, and hope that you will take time to remember our shared past as we work together to achieve a peaceful future.

 

Wednesday 7/22: Earlier today, our friends at the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) and Peace Boat hosted a live tour of the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum. This tour will be available to watch through the end of the day today. I had the opportunity to visit this museum in 2015, and it was one of the most powerful experiences of my life. I highly recommend that you watch this 28-minute tour today.

 

Thursday 7/23: At 7:00 pm Eastern / 4:00 Pacific, ICAN and Peace Boat will stream an exclusive tour of the Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum on ICAN’s Instagram page. Again, this is an outstanding opportunity to go behind the scenes without the carbon footprint and the jet lag. Be sure to tune in to ICAN’s Instagram page on July 23 at 7:00 pm Eastern!

 

Wednesday, August 5: Our friends at May Peace Prevail on Earth International are hosting an online event “Hiroshima Nagasaki 75” on August 5 from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Eastern Time. Speakers will include survivors of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bombings, as well as survivors of the Chernobyl and Fukushima nuclear disasters. You can tune in live at worldpeace.org.  [GVCP will hold it’s 46th annual Hiroshima/Nagasaki Vigil at 7:30 PM at the Avon Traffic Circle, Routes 5&20 in Avon.  Wear a face mask.]

 

Thursday, August 6: The Nuclear Age Peace Foundation’s 26th annual Sadako Peace Day will be streamed online on the NAPF Facebook page at 9:00 pm Eastern / 6:00 pm Pacific. This year’s keynote speaker is Toshiharu Kano, who is perhaps the youngest survivor of the U.S. atomic bombing of Hiroshima. The event will include music, poetry, and reflection. Tune in live at 9:00 pm Eastern on the NAPF Facebook page! A recording will also be available to watch at a later time. More information on this year’s speakers is here.

 

Sunday, August 9: We are excited to announce that a new film, “The Vow From Hiroshima,” featuring Hiroshima survivor and NAPF Advisory Council member Setsuko Thurlow will be available to stream online for free for 24 hours on August 9th. The exact link for streaming is not yet available, but you can find more information right now on the Facebook Event page. I had the opportunity to preview this film a few weeks ago, and I cannot recommend it highly enough.

 

Sincerely,

 

Rick Wayman
CEO
Nuclear Age Peace Foundation

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