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Never Again: Remembering Hiroshima and Nagasaki
Fri August 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
Western Massachusetts Residents to Commemorate the 76th Anniversary of Hiroshima, Nagasaki Bombings
Never Again: Remembering Hiroshima and Nagasaki, 2021
August 6 and 9, 2021, will mark the 76th anniversary of the atomic bombing of two Japanese cities, Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The bombings resulted in the immediate deaths of between 129,000 and 226,000 people, with many thousands 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 Easthampton, Mass., a commemoration event will express solidarity with the remaining Hibakusha survivors, and call for a rapid phase-out of nuclear weapons, with funding for urgent social needs, not weapons of mass destruction.
Speakers will be available for interviews before the events.
FRIDAY AUGUST 6TH, 2021 — Easthampton MA
7:00 p.m. Meet at Emily Williston Library, 9 Park St. Easthampton
7:10 p.m. Peace Walk departs Williston Library for Nashawannuck Pond
7:30 p.m. Peace walkers arrive at Nashawannuck Pond with candles. Peace walk will be followed by reflections, performances, and lantern-floating on the pond.
Mayor Nicole LaChapelle, Easthampton
Myra Lam, The Resistance Center for Peace and Justice
Miranda Groux, The Resistance Center for Peace and Justice
Attendees will also enjoy performances by the Raging Grannies and Robert Jonas, shakuhachi flute player. (Note change of performers.)
This event is sponsored by the Nuclear and Carbon-Free Future Coalition and The Resistance Center for Peace and Justice. Cosponsors include Traprock Center for Peace and Justice, Haydenville Congregational Church, Peace & Justice, and Edwards Church.