DC 2018 Nagasaki Candlelight Vigil at the White House with Hibakusha & Downwinder Testimonies August 8

Start: Wednesday, August 08, 2018 9:45 PM

End: Wednesday, August 08, 201811:00 PM

Nagasaki Candlelight Vigil Wednesday, August 8, 9:45 pm White House (Lafayette Park) Moment’s Silence at 10:02, sharing of thoughts for peace.

Candlelight Vigil Contact Mel Hardy 202-321-6727 melvin.hardy@gmail.com

Contact Kio Kanda 702-922-8514 ktkanda@gmail.com

For the past 37 years, the Hiroshima/Nagasaki Peace Committee of the National Capital Area has been organizing for the abolition of nuclear weapons and power, and in support of nuclear victims. We believe that if the world is to avoid repeating the horrors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, we must strive to keep alive the memory of the bombings. This August we again will commemorate the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

Unfortunately we will not have Hibakusha guests this August. Instead, this summer we welcome Reverend William H. Lamar IV, Senior Pastor at Metropolitan AME Church and an activist in the New Poor People’s Campaign. Reverend Lamar was recently arrested at the Supreme Court protesting against unjust voting laws. He will speak about the links between the issues of racism, poverty, militarism, and ecological devastation and the threat of nuclear annihilation.

Reverend Lamar will be joined by Martin Fleck, program director for the Physicians for Social responsibility Nuclear Weapons Abolition Program, and by Diane A’Arrigo, Radioactive Waste Project Director at the Nuclear Information & Resource Service. They will discuss current issues concerning nuclear power and nuclear weapons

The public schedule is listed below. Please make every effort to attend one of the Commemoration activities, and please forward this announcement as widely as possible.

This August John Steinbach will represent the Hiroshima Nagasaki Peace Committee at the World Conference Against A & H Bombs in Hiroshima and Nagasaki

The website of The Hiroshima/Nagasaki Peace Committee of the National Capital Area is located on the Web at http://hiroshimapeacecommittee.net. John’s speech will be posted on the website.

[Image is Santana Miyazake's painting of HN Committee co-founder Louise Franklin-Ramirez, who died on Nagasaki Day 2003 at the age of 98.]

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