75 years of Remembering Hiroshima & Nagasaki Events Across the Valley: Easthampton
August 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
August 6 and 9, 2020, mark the 75th anniversary of the devastating, racist and unnecessary atomic bombing of two Japanese cities, resulting in the immediate deaths of between 129,000 and 226,000 people, with many dying later from radiation exposure. In Japan and around the world, this entry into the atomic age will be remembered with calls for nuclear disarmament and international support for the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.
In Western Mass. several events are being planned. While reflective and physically safe, they will express our solidarity with the remaining Hibakusha survivors, and call for a phase-out of nuclear weapons, as we make connections and demands for justice relevant to this time.
August 6, 7:30PM in Turners Falls (Hiroshima Day)
Peskeomskut Park, Ave, walk to Gill-Montague Bridge
August 8, 11AM in Greenfield
Presence at weekly Peace Vigil on Town Common
August 9, 7PM in Easthampton (Nagasaki Day)
Meet at Library, walk to Nashawannuck Pond for 7:30 event
Please wear a face covering and maintain safe distancing! Bring your own candles and lighters for the solidarity vigil.
Sponsored by Traprock Center for Peace & Justice, FCCPR Peace Task Force, New England Peace Pagoda, Resistance Center for Peace and Justice, Nuclear and Carbon Free Future Coalition, NuclearBan.US, Interfatih Center of Franklin Country.
For more info, email contact@theresistancecenter.