2020 Schedule and Appeal

Dear Friends,

For the past 38 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 plan a full schedule of events. Our featured event is a virtual program on August featuring the documentary Lost Generation. Speakers include Leslie Sussan, Professor Peter Kuznick and Dennis Nelson

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

To help defray costs, checks should be made out to The Hiroshima Nagasaki Peace Committee and mailed to 7615 Lake Drive, Manassas, VA 20111.

2020 75th National Capital Anniversary Hiroshima Nagasaki Calendar

  • On August 5, the annual “Candlelight Vigil” will be held at All Souls Unitarian Church (1500 Harvard St NW, Washington, D.C.) starting at 7pm sharp. Candles will be lit at 7:15pm, the exact time of the detonation in Hiroshima. Gather at the front steps on 16th We will gather at 6:45.

For more information contact Mel Hardy at melvin.hardy@gmail.com.

  • On August 6, TheHiroshima-Nagasaki Commemoration Committee, Baltimore Nonviolence Center and other partnering organizations will hold its “36th Annual Hiroshima & Nagasaki Commemorations,” Baltimore MD (33rd Street & North Charles Street), from 5:00 – 6:30pm (EST). Attendees will gather adjacent to Johns Hopkins University, the #1 nuclear weapons contractor among educational institutions. Bring signs, banners, peace ribbons and other artwork to condemn the research being done on nuclear weapons and call for the ratification of the UN Ban Treaty. For more information contact Max Obuszewski at mobuszewski2001@comcast.net or (410) 323-1607.
  • On August 6, the 39th annual National Capital Area Hiroshima Virtual Commemoration will feature,“Lost Generation,” a color documentary about the destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Following the film, Leslie Susan, author of Choosing Life, will discuss how her father, Herbert Sussan, directed the filming of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945 and 46 and spent the remainder of his life trying to get the footage released. Professor Peter Kuznick and Dennis Nelson, a Downwinder, will join the discussion. To register for the virtual event visit https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIvc-CpqDgrHtTkQN_Td2VWxybzCDqLZbBB

For more information contact John Steinbach at johnsteinbach1@version.net or (703) 822-3485.

  • On August 8, an in-person “Peace Ribbon” event to commemorate the 75thAnniversary of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings will be held at the Capitol Reflecting Pool between 2nd & 3rd Streets NW Starting at noon. Those planning to attend are invited to bring peace ribbons and other signs. (TBA). Attendance limited to 50 and registration is required. Contact Andrea Norouzi at (andibonita@gmail.com)

To  register go to <https://ssl.charityweb.net/thepeaceribbon/event/ribbon75.htm>

  • On August 8, an in-person “Candlelight Vigil” will be held at Liberty Plaza (17thand G Streets, NW), Washington, D.C., on August 8, at 8:00pm (EST). Those planning to attend are encouraged to bring candles, peace ribbons or other signs. For more information contact Mel Hardy at hardy@gmail.com.
  • On August 9, at 1:00pm (EST), a Vigil and Procession will be held in Baltimore, MD. Those interested are invited to walk or drive from Homewood Friends, meeting up at Charles Street to Stoney Run Friends. For more information contact Max Obuszewski atmobuszewski2001@comcast.net or (410) 323-1607.
  • Webinar, Aug. 9, 7 p.m “A Discussion on the Connections Between Black Lives Matter and the Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki,” presented by Vince Intondi. Registration required.Register at <https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIvcOusrTwuH9NuHTVm9PUr_odmD_Lb4w_O>

Vincent Intondi, author of  African Americans Against the Bomb: Nuclear Weapons, Colonialism, and the Black Freedom Movement, is an Associate Professor of History and Director of the Institute for Race, Justice & Civic Engagement at Montgomery College in Takoma Park, Maryland.  He holds a PhD in history from American University.

Special Event Co-Sponsored By The HN Peace Committee

July 25, 1pm- A Webinar What Every Global Citizen Needs to Know About the Decision to A-Bomb Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Four historians, Gar Alperovitz, Martin Sherwin, Kai Bird, and Peter Kuznick, each of whom has written extensively on the topic, will discuss the documentary evidence and assess the current state of knowledge about the bombings in a webinar open to people from around the world. Internationally acclaimed poet Carolyn Forché will moderate. A question and answer period will follow the presentations.

Date: July 25, 2020

Time: 1pm EST



For more information, contact Peter Kuznick pkuznick@aol.com or

Glenn Marcus dcguy614@aol.com.




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