75th Anniversary Hiroshima Day
Online Commemoration Including
An Hour With Campaign Nonviolence
Join Us August 6 and 9, 2020
For An Online Commemoration of the Bombings of
Hiroshima and Nagasaki
75 years later, we are badly off course in efforts to honor the plea of the hibakusha and end the nuclear threat.
75 years later, nuclear weapons are still here. They will be used again, unless we change the system.
75 years later, and nuclear survivors are still here, still resisting, and need our help to continue their fight.
Compensation for exposed civilians
Never resume nuclear testing
Extend New START
No First Use
Restore Medicaid to Citizens from the Marshall Islands
No Sole Authority
Stop Investing in a New Nuclear Arms Race
The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons
Don’t Miss Nuclear Watch New Mexico
CALLING FOR THE ABOLITION OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS
AUGUST 6, 2020, 8 P.M. EASTERN / 5 P.M. PACIFIC
Hosted by the New Mexico 75th Anniversary of Hiroshima/Nagasaki Committee and Pace e Bene
For the last three and a half years, the New Mexico 75th anniversary Committee, with Pace e Bene, has been planning national in person vigils with great national and local speakers for August 6 and 9, 2020 at Los Alamos, New Mexico. Because of COVID-19, we have moved everything to a one-hour online event to commemorate Hiroshima and Nagasaki. And we have joined many others.
This part of the online commemoration will begin 8 p.m. Eastern /5 p.m. Pacific, on Thursday evening, August 6, 2020. It will be hosted by Rev. John Dear, who has helped lead annual Hiroshima day peace vigils for the last nearly twenty years at Los Alamos.
We will begin this program with an opening blessing from Evelyn Naranjo of Pueblo de San Ildefonso. Then we will hear from Jay Coghlan of Nukewatch.org on the history of the Los Alamos labs, where the bomb was designed and fabricated, and how it continues to play the leading role in the creation of most U.S. nuclear weapons since then. Then we will hear a reflection of commemoration, remembrance and recommitment by Roshi Joan Halifax, longtime peacemaker and founder of Upaya Zen Center in Santa Fe.
The keynoter speaker will be Dr. Ira Helfand, one of the leaders of ICANW, the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, who will explain why we need to work harder then ever to build a global grassroots movement to abolish nuclear weapons. Then Archbishop John Wester, of the Archdiocese of Santa Fe, NM, will speak about nuclear weapons and offer a blessing. John will close the call at the end of the hour.
This is event is organized by Pace e Bene Nonviolence Service and part of the online Campaign Nonviolence National Conference August 6-8, 2020. Be sure to join our August 7 & 8 events as well. Learn more and register here!
Jay Coghlan, Executive Director
Scott Kovac, Research Director
Sophie Stroud, Digital Content Manager and Youth Specialist