August 6th and 9th: Remembering the nuclear weapons victims of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
August 6th and 9th are the 64th anniversaries of the US atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, where an estimated 200,000 people were killed. Grassroots groups around the country will be gathering next week to remember the victims of these nuclear weapons attacks and to highlight the need for achieving a nuclear weapons free world. Help show public support for the elimination of nuclear weapons and remember the victims of nuclear weapons by attending an event in your area. Peace Action has a list of events nationwide. Search to see what events are taking place near you by clicking here. If your organization is holding an event, you can list it online by registering your event here.
For those of you in the Bay Area, Peace Action West is joining with the American Friends Service Committee, Ecumenical Peace Institute/CALC, Tri-Valley CAREs, Western States Legal Foundation, and the Women’s International League of Peace and Freedom in organizing an event at the Livermore nuclear weapons lab. Please join us:
We Must Disarm: A Nuclear Free Future by 2020
Thursday, August 6th at 7:30 AM
Meet at the corner of Vasco Rd. and Patterson Pass Rd., Livermore
Featuring remarks by Andrew Lichterman and Marylia Kelley, music, and nonviolent acts of witness