For the 32nd year, the Hiroshima-Nagasaki Commemoration Committee will remember the atomic bombings of Japan on August 6 and August 9, 1945, that killed more than 200,000 people. It has been 70 years since these awful events occurred. Other organizations involved in the commemorations are the Baltimore Quaker Peace and Justice Committee of Homewood and Stony Run Meetings, Chesapeake Physicians for Social Responsibility (Chesapeake PSR), Crabshell Alliance and Pledge of Resistance-Baltimore.
HIROSHIMA COMMEMORATION on Sunday, August 7, 2016 at 33rd & N. Charles Streets
5:30 PM Demonstrate against Johns Hopkins University’s weapons contracts, including research on killer drones; commemorate the atomic bombing of Hiroshima; and remember Fukushima, Japan.
6:30 PM March to the Homewood Friends Meetinghouse, 3107 N. Charles Street. Joseph Byrne, of Baltimore’s Jonah House, will perform some dulcimer music, and David Eberhardt, of the Baltimore Four, will do some poetry. Toshiyuki Mimaki, a Hiroshima hibakusha (atomic bomb survivor), will join us to call on the nations of the world to abolish nuclear weapons so that the tragedy of Hiroshima and Nagasaki is never repeated. The hibakushas' greatest fear is that when they are gone, the memory of Hiroshima and Nagasaki will disappear, and nuclear weapons will be used again, this time threatening life itself.
8 PM Enjoy dinner at Niwana Restaurant, 3 E. 33rd Street, with our Japanese guest.
NAGASAKI COMMEMORATION on Tuesday, August 9, 2016 at Homewood Friends Meeting, 3107 N. Charles Street
5:30 PM Savor a potluck dinner with members of the peace and justice community. David Eberhardt will again share some poetry, and there may be some music in the room.
7 PM Gun violence in the United States is unrelenting. Firmin DeBrabander, a professor of philosophy at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), author of Do Guns Make Us Free?, will offer some possible solutions to the gun violence epidemic.
HIROSHIMA-NAGASAKI COMMEMORATION COMMITTEE, 325 East 25th St., Baltimore, MD 21218. Phone: (410) 366-1637 Email: mobuszewski [at] verizon.net.
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For more information, read: The Big Boom: Nukes and NATO - We May Be at a Greater Risk of Nuclear Catastrophe Than During the Cold War
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