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60th Anniversary of the Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

April 6, 2006


There are a variety of events scheduled around the nation to recognize the 60th anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Here are just a few...

 


"Wings of Peace"

Atomic Bombings' 60th Anniversary Art Exhibit

July 30 - August 30, 2005

San Francisco, California


Art addressing peace, nuclear energy, the legacy of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and World War II will be on display for this special exhibit in Japantown, July 30 through August 30, 2005. For more information on the visiting the exhibit, or contributing art to the exhibit, please contact the National Japanese American Historical Society, 1684 Post Street, San Francisco, CA 94115. You can call them at (415) 921-5007, or email them at njahs@njahs.org.


Many Stories, One Vision for a Nuclear Free World

August 4-7, 2005

Las Vegas, Nevada


August 2005 marks the 60th anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Urged on by the Hibukasha – the survivors of the first nuclear attacks – the mayors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki have called for “A Year of Remembrance and Action for a Nuclear Weapons Free World.” To honor this call, Pax Christi USA and the Nevada Desert Experience have joined together to sponsor “Many Stories, One Vision for a Nuclear Free World,” a national conference and public witness at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas and the Nevada Test Site, from August 4-7, 2005. As we mark this anniversary, we come together to not only remember the victims of the world’s first nuclear attacks, but to challenge the dangerous moves made by the Bush administration toward new nuclear weapons production and testing. We invite you to join in this important and timely gathering of peacemakers from across a broad spectrum of interfaith, ecumenical and secular activists committed to stopping renewed nuclear weapons testing, and challenge directly the global U.S. militarism that today drives our nation's policies.


Featured speakers at the conference include Dave Robinson, Executive Director of Pax Christi USA; Rabbi Arthur Waskow, Director of The Shalom Center; Janet Chisholm, Coordinator of Nonviolence Training for the Fellowship of Reconciliation; Bishop Steven Charleston, Native American Episcopal Bishop and Dean of the Episcopal Divinity School; Frida Berrigan, Senior Research Associate at the World Policy Institute; and Fr. John Dear, S.J., a Jesuit priest and author of more than 20 books on peace and justice. Workshop presentations during the conference will be led by representatives from Physicians for Social Responsibility, the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, Citizen Alert, the Institute for Energy and Environmental Research, the Lawyers Committee on Nuclear Policy, and Western States Legal Foundation, among others. Topics covered will include “International Law and the Military,” “Nuclear Weapons and the Environment: National and Global Impacts,” “Nuclear Weapons and the University,” “Indigenous Life and Lands Poisoned by Nuclear Weapons,” and many more.


Together, during this weekend when we remember the massive devastation wrought by the first nuclear weapons on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, we join with millions of people throughout the world to call for an end to nuclear war and nuclear proliferation, and to shed light on the dangerous full scope of U.S. nuclear weapons policy today. For more information on the “Many Stories, One Vision for a Nuclear Free World” conference and witness, including a downloadable registration form, please visit www.paxchristiusa.org. You can also contact Pax Christi USA by phone at 814-453-4955, ext. 221 to request more information.


"Little Boy"

Presented by the YS Kids Playhouse


August 5-9, 2005

Yellow Springs and Dayton, Ohio


Join the cast of the Yellow Springs Kids Playhouse as they present this "sci-fi ode to future peace and the joys of being human!" Presented in collaboration with the Dayton International Peace Museum, the show will run at 7:30 p.m. on August 5, 6, & 7 at the Antioch Theater, Yellow Springs, Ohio, and at 7:30 p.m. on August 8 & 9 at the Dayton Play House, Dayton, Ohio. For reservations and information, please call (937) 767-1030.


No More Hiroshimas!

No More Nagasakis!


August 6 and 9 National Days of Remembrance and Action

Sponsored by Abolition Now!


Join with people at four central U.S. nuclear weapons sites in major actions calling for an end to the development and production of nuclear warheads. Activities will recognize the devastation caused by nuclear weapons and memorialize the many victims of bomb production at every step - from uranium mining to design, to production, to testing and use. Join the global majority to say NO! to militarism, war and oppression, and YES! to nonviolence, justice an a more secure world for all.


August 4-7, Nevada Test Site, University of Nevada, Nevada

"Many Stories, One Vision for a Nuclear Free World"


For a full description, see above.


August 6 at Livermore Nuclear Weapons Lab, Livermore, California

"Seeds of Change"


Celebrate the vision of a nuclear free world with music, a dinner rally, and a candlelight march. For more information, contact Tri-Valley CAREs.


August 6 at Los Alamos Nuclear Weapons Lab, Los Alamos, New Mexico

"Hiroshima, 60 Years: It Started Here - Let's Stop it Here!"


Join them for a teach-in, sunflower pagean, workshops, music, candle ritual, meditation, and more. For more information, contact Los Alamos Study Group, Pax Christi New Mexico, or Upaya Zen Center.


August 6 at Y-12 Nuclear Facility, Oak Ridge, Tennessee

"Stop the Bombs!"


Join them for a remembrance/names ceremony, peace march, rally, direct action, and a peace lantern ceremony. For more information, contact Oak Ridge Environmental Peace Alliance.


August 9 Across the Nation

"Remember the Bombing of Nagasaki"


The Western States Legal Foundation is calling for candlelight vigils to be held at city halls in communities across the country. In addition, they encourage people to organize readings, lantern lighting ceremonies, shadow projects, and more. In support of the Mayors for Peace, WSLF is calling on local groups to invite their Mayors to participate in the vigils and read out proclamations. For more information, contact WSLF.


Peace Resource Center 30th Anniversary:

Celebrating the Legacy of Barbara Reynolds


Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Wilmington College, Ohio