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.

2021 76th National Capital Anniversary Hiroshima Nagasaki Calendar

  • Dear Friends,

    For the past 40 years, the Hiroshima/Nagasaki Peace Committee 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, due to the Pandemic we will not have Hibakusha guests this August. Instead, we will have a virtual Hiroshima Remembrance on August. Link below <https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82987508264?pwd=OWE4T1diNjZvUG1KM08wZDRVM2wwZz09>

    The August 5th Zoom Remembrance will feature a moment of silence at 7:15pm, followed by a slide show of over 200 photos and documents covering the past 40 years. John Steinbach & Ellen Thomas will describe each slide & time will be given to others to add comments. Among those featured in the photos are Louise Franklin-Ramires. Josephine Butler, Arjun Makhijani, William Thomas, Rick & Michele Tingling-Clemmons, Nia Kuumba, Daniel Ellsberg and many, many more. Those who have participated in our programs over the past 40 years are encouraged to participate and share memories. The meeting will be recorded & posted on the Committee website.

    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.

    The website of The Hiroshima/Nagasaki Peace Committee is located at:  <http://hiroshimapeacecommittee.net> .

    John Steinbach

    2021 Hiroshima/Nagasaki Calendar

    Thursday, August 5, 7:00-9 pm
    Hiroshima Peace Commemoration
    There will be a moment’s silence at 7:15pm to commemorate the Hiroshima catastrophe.
    Zoom Link: Join Zoom Meeting
    <https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82987508264?pwd=OWE4T1diNjZvUG1KM08wZDRVM2wwZz09>

    Sunday, August 8, 9:45 pm
    Nagasaki Candlelight Vigil
    Lafayette Park (Gather at Black Lives Matter Plaza at 16th & H Sts. NW)
    Moment’s Silence at 10:02, sharing of thoughts for peace. Candlelight Vigil

    August 1, 5pm and August 5 10pm
    Pictures From A Hiroshima Schoolyard Airing on MARYLAND PUBLIC TELEVISION. Check your local cable listings!

    August 1 Heiwa Peace Project: Hiroshima Day Sunday, All Souls Virtual Service
    Congregant Mel Hardy and Music Director Jen Hayman collaborate on a service that focuses on All Souls’ relationship with Hiroshima, Japan.
    All Souls Church Unitarian @ 10:30 AM  <all-souls.org>

    August 3, 6:00-7:30pm, Toward a Nuclear Weapons-Free World: Ethics, Social Justice, and Civil Society Activism
    Organized by the UNA-NCA Peace & Security Committee in partnership with the UNA-NCA International Law Committee and All Souls Church, Unitarian of Washington, DC
    Panelists will explore ethical, social justice, and humanitarian considerations of today’s evolving landscape of nuclear nonproliferation and disarmament.
    Featured Speakers:
    René Holbach, Political Affairs Officer, UN Office of Disarmament Affairs (ODA) (Keynote)
    Bruce Knotts, Director, Unitarian Universalist Office (UU), United Nations
    Hiroyo Murayama, Religions for Peace Japan
    Karen Mulhauser, UNA-NCA Past President and UNA-USA Past National Council Chair
    Register here: < https://app.etapestry.com/onlineforms/UnitedNationsAssociationofthe/NW-1.html>

    August 6 & 9
    To commemorate the 76th anniversary of the sinful and criminal U.S. nuclear bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker will hold vigils to which you are invited:
    Friday, Aug. 6: Noon-1 PM @ White House on Pennsylvania Ave.
    Monday, Aug. 9: 7-8 AM @ Pentagon in the designated protest area.
    Contact Art Laffin at <artlaffin@hotmail.com>

    August 6 & 9
    August 6- from 6:30 to 7 PM ET, gather outside Homewood Friends Meetinghouse, 3107 N. Charles St. to call for an end to Johns Hopkins University’s weapons contracts.  The university is the #1 School of Mass Destruction as it receives the largest amount of research dollars for nuclear weapons contracts. Inside Homewood, you must wear a mask and do social distancing.
    August 9- August 9 from 5:30 to 6:30 PM ET, there will be a vigil to commemorate the atomic bombing of Nagasaki, again outside Homewood Friends Meetinghouse. Afterwards, the assembled will go into the meetinghouse. Dr. Gwen DuBois, with Chesapeake Physicians for Social Responsibility and Prevent Nuclear War/ Maryland, will do a presentation on the Back from the Brink campaign, five steps towards the abolition of nuclear weapons. Testimonials and statements condemning nuclear weapons will be read. Finally, some participants will go to Busboys and Poets, 33rd and St. Paul Streets, to break bread and enjoy a community meal. Contact Max at 410-323-1607 or mobuszewski2001 at Comcast dot net.

    Contact Mel Hardy  202-321-6727 melvin.hardy@gmail.com or John Steinbach 703-822-3485 johnsteinbach1@verizon.net

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