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Boston Remembers Hiroshima and Nagasaki: Moving from Violence to Unity
August 6, 2014 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Please join us for the 2nd annual memorial procession to take action in building a non-violent world free of the atrocities of nuclear weapons, militarism, and oppression.
This year, we will bring together music, dance and talks to commemorate the 69th year of the Hiroshima & Nagasaki tragedies. Almost 7 decades later, it’s time to fund jobs in Boston’s communities, not militarism and violence! Let’s show that there is a connection between violence in the community and the mass destruction caused by these weapons.
Assembly and Invocation:
First Church in Boston, Berkeley & Marlborough Streets
Procession through Public Garden, Boston Common, past State House
Ceremony at Boston City Hall Plaza
Tina Chery, Louis D. Brown Peace Institute
Elaine Scarry, author, Thermonuclear Monarchy
Anna Baker, Pilgrim Coalition
Charles Yancey, Boston City Councillor
“Soran Bushi” Japanese Dancers
Music by Evan Greer and John Loretz
Remembrance and action to build a non-violent world free of the atrocities of nuclear weapons
Our keynote speaker will be Tina Chery, President and CEO of the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute. After her oldest son passed away due to gun violence, she founded this institute to educate and outreach to the families of homicide victims. She subsequently developed the Peace Curriculum with the aim of creating a safe environment for young people. Integrating classroom discussions and community service with an emphasis on peace and peacemaking, this curriculum is an effective intervention for reducing juvenile crime.
Massachusetts Peace Action initiated this event; Dorchester People for Peace helped bring it to Boston. The First Church in Boston generously opened its doors and embraced Boston Remembers Hiroshima & Nagasaki.
Sponsors: Massachusetts Peace Action, Dorchester People for Peace, First Church in Boston,
American Friends Service Committee, Arlington Street Church Social Justice Committee, Arlington UJP,
Bikes Not Bombs, Boston Mobilization, Cape Codders for Peace & Justice, Cape Downwinders,
Leverett Peace Pagoda, Massachusetts Senior Action (Cambridge chapter), Newton Dialogues on Peace & War,
On Behalf of Planet Earth, Pax Christi Boston, Pilgrim Coalition,
United for Justice with Peace, Veterans for Peace/Smedley Butler Brigade,
Women’s International League for Peace & Freedom – Boston Branch
See more Hiroshima Week Events in the Boston Area
contact: Massachusetts Peace Action, 11 Garden St, Cambridge, MA 02138 · www.masspeaceaction.org · 617-354-2169