75 Years of Nuclear Terror
August 6 – 9, 2020
Many events that were planned are going virtual this year. Follow the links below for details and watch for updates in our emails.
Hiroshima-Nagasaki Exhibit — in person, not virtual
Sunday, August 9
Noon to 5 pm
Temperance Plaza, Tompkins Square Park
(just east of Avenue A and St. Marks Place)
Join us as we stand against nuclear weapons on this 75th anniversary of the U.S. bombing of Nagasaki. On display will be a 20-panel exhibit chronicling the history of the nuclear arms race, the connection with nuclear power, historic demonstrations against nuclear weapons and power, and what can be done to prevent this on-going deadly menace from becoming a worldwide cataclysm. Stop by and check it out (no speakers or program; just the exhibit on display for passers-by).
For more information, email nycWRL@nycwarresisters.org or call 718-768-7306
You can view the exhibit online here.
The Ribbon 2020: Tangible Hope for No Nuclear War – virtual
DATE: Saturday, August 1, 2020 (flyer)
TIME: 10 am
Meeting ID: 895 2225 2817
By telephone: 646-558-8656, then enter Meeting ID
Create your ribbon. See more info at: https://theribboninternational.org
On August 1st 2020, commemorating the 75th Anniversary of the nuclear bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, The Ribbon International will gather together on Zoom. We plan to share the photos and videos of Ribbons (cloth panels), and messages from the speakers. Please join us, and share the link with your friends and colleagues who might be interested in joining the Ribbon 2020 Memorial Event on Zoom. If you have a Ribbon, please be ready to show it to your camera during the Panel Display session.
Hiroshima Nagasaki 75th Virtual Commemoration – virtual
Manhattan Project for a Nuclear Free World
Aug 5, 2020
9:30 AM Eastern Time) – August 5, 10:30PM in Japan
We will hold a peace event via Zoom on August 5 to commemorate Hiroshima and Nagasaki (instead of holding a in-person peace gathering in front of the Consulate). We plan to share a message of peace with audience from different cities. The following is a link to the registration of the event. Please join us if you can. Please also share the following with your friends and colleagues who might be interested in joining the Zoom event.
Register in advance for this meeting:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
STATEN ISLAND: Staten Island Commemorates the 75th Anniversary of Hiroshima Nagasaki
11:00am-12:00pm Sunday, August 9th
Summer forum with readings about the atom bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and the 75-year history of Nuclear Weapons. Sponsored by Peace Action and the Unitarian Church of Staten Island.
Facebook Live Stream: https://www.facebook.com/uucsi
Peace Action NY State has many events posted on their website
Annual Hiroshima-Nagasaki Memorial – virtual
Pax Christi Metro New York
Sunday, August 9
2:30 to 4 PM
Please join Pax Christi Metro New York for our Hiroshima/Nagasaki Memorial on Sunday, August 9th, at 2:30 PM. This will be a Zoom webinar. We ask you to register with the information below.
This webinar will be a combination of text on “The Nuclear Story” from its origin to today accompanied by a slide show of related photos. It will also include some music by Bud Courtney and Anthony Donovan and we will conclude with the ringing of a gong 75 times in observance of the 75th anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
Register in advance for this webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Kls62DLAS4-em_TN9Mo9Xg
For more information, contact Pax Christi Metro New York at 212-420-0250 or firstname.lastname@example.org
AUGUST 6th – virtual
THE PRIEST’S TALE is an adaptation by actor/playwright Michael Mears of one of the survivor’s accounts from John Hersey’s classic book HIROSHIMA.
Father Wilhelm was a German Jesuit priest living in Hiroshima at the time of the first atomic bombing. His account is a compelling and clear-eyed description of his experiences that day and in the subsequent months and years – told with compassion and warmth. On August 6, the 75th anniversary of the Hiroshima bomb, Michael Mears will perform this story with live violin accompaniment by Chihiro Ono at 2:30 pm EDT (7:30 pm UK time; duration approx. 55 mins.) at https://vimeo.com/438259377 or https://www.facebook.com/events/934559037019595/
AUGUST 9th – virtual
THE DOCTOR’S TALE is an edited version by actor/playwright Michael Mears of NAGASAKI 1945, an account by a young doctor, Tatsuichiro Akizuki, working in a small hospital in Nagasaki at the time of the second atomic bomb, detailing how he and his small staff, with very limited supplies, survived that day and the following weeks. At 2:30 pm EDT (7:30 pm UK time; duration approx. 75 minutes) on August 9th, the 75th anniversary of the Nagasaki bomb, Japanese actor Leo Ashizawa will give a livestreamed reading of this story with support from Michael Mears and live musical accompaniment by Chihiro Ono.