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Inspired By Our Past, Organizing for Our Future
Sun June 12 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
The Commemoration of the Historic June 12, 1982 Demonstration for Nuclear Disarmament and Human Needs
June 12, 2022 marks the 40th anniversary of the largest peace demonstration in United States history. On this historic day, one million people marched from the United Nations, filled the streets of New York City, and rallied in Central Park to demand an end to the nuclear arms race.
While the June 12th demonstration anchored the efforts, many other important parts of the mobilization occurred before and after that historic day, including the nonviolent civil disobedience actions at each of the five nuclear nations’ missions to the UN on June 14th; a major international conference; an interfaith religious service; and scores of cultural and educational activities.
Throughout these days, people from all over the world spoke with one voice to say “No More Hiroshimas,” paving the way for a future without nuclear weapons. Forty years later, we invite you to join us for a series of virtual events to learn from those who organized the June 12th, 1982 demonstration, as well as current activists who continue to work for the total elimination of nuclear weapons.
For more information visit June 12th Legacy.
12:00-12:15: Opening Remarks
?12:15-1:30: Session 1: Examining the June 12th, 1982 Demonstration
1:40-1:50: Introduction of Concurrent Sessions
1:50-2:50: Concurrent Sessions:
-Race, Class, and Nuclear Weapons: Links in the Same Chain
-It Starts in the Classroom: The Importance of Education in the Nuclear Disarmament Movement
-Climate Change, Nuclear Weapons, and the Future of the Planet
-Art as Activism, Activism Through Art
3:00-3:50: Session 2: Where Do We Go From Here?
3:50-4:00: Closing Remarks
All Times in EST Time Zone
*Co-sponsored by Arms Control Association, Campaign for Peace, Disarmament, and Common Security, Fellowship of Reconciliation, Hibakusha Stories, New Japan Women’s Association, New York City Metro Raging Grannies, North Country Peace Group, Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, Prospect Hill Foundation, Reverse the Trend, Stand With Okinawa NY, Staten Island Women Who March, The Ribbon International, Upper Hudson Peace Action, Veterans for Peace NYC, Chapter 34, World Can’t Wait, Back from the Brink, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, HDGM – Saving the Planet, Saving the People, San Fransisco Bay Physicians for Social Responsibility, Peace Action New York State, Women Cross DMZ, Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), Hiroshima/ Nagasaki Peace Committee of the National, Capital Area, South County Peace Group, Inc., Massachusetts Peace Action, Syracuse Peace Council and Long Island Alliance*