Mass Peace Action’s Assistant Director Michelle Cunha will travel to Hiroshima and Nagaski August 3-9, 2018. Joining her will be Jerry Ross, member of MAPA’s Nuclear Disarmament working group; Joseph Gerson of the American Friends Service Committee and the Campaign for Peace, Disarmament, and Common Security; and Karlene Griffiths Sekou of Black Lives Matter Boston.
Aug 6th and 9th mark the 73rd anniversary of the United States dropping atomic bombs on both Japanese cities killing over 100,000 people, mostly civilians.
Michelle will speak at two events while in Japan, first on Aug 3 at the International Meeting of the 2018 World Conference against A and H Bombs and second on Aug 9th at the Nagasaki Day Rally. She will be discussing the work she’s been doing to highlight Hanscom AFB’s role in the new nuclear arms race. Jerry will be an active participant in the activities of the week including meeting survivors of the atomic bombs, attending workshops on how to bring nuclear disarmament to the US and the world, and connecting with nuclear disarmament activists from across the globe. Joseph will speak on why the A-bombs were dropped, the chaos of the Trump administration and his administration’s nuclear weapons and war plans, Korea, Iran, and disarmament initiatives.
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