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Announcement :: Human Rights
Hiroshima and Nagasaki Week: Building Peace with North Korea, Iran, and Russia - Aug 3 - 9
03 Aug 2018
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Hiroshima/ Nagasaki Week Calendar
Friday, August 3, 12 noon – 5pm, Government Center, Boston – Outreach at Massachusetts Green Fest – join Massachusetts Peace Action as we reach out with petitions, literature and our Nuclear Globe.


Walpole vigil 2017



Walpole peace vigil

Saturday, August 4, 10:00 am, Walpole Common – Remember Hiroshima & Nagasaki: The Time to Ban Nuclear Weapons is Now, a peace vigil sponsored by the Walpole Peace and Justice Group.

Saturday, August 4, 10:30am, Arlington Center – Remember Hiroshima and Nagasaki – Peace Vigil, sponsored by Arlington UJP.

Saturday August 4, 1pm, Hanscom Air Force Base, Lincoln – Nuclear Holocaust Peace Pilgrims. Join the monks and nuns of the Grafton Peace Pagoda at Hanscom Air Force Base and for the other events on their walk for nuclear disarmament.

Sunday, August 5-12, Amherst to Leverett – Peace Walk with the monks and nuns of the Grafton Peace Pagoda followed by Hiroshima Ceremony, then continuing on to Vermont Yankee, Bennington, Saratoga Springs, Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory, concluding with Grafton on August 12.

Sunday, August 5, 11:45 am, Cambridge Common – Remembering Hiroshima and Nagasaki – Welcoming Momentum for Peace in Korea. Outdoor gathering after church.

Hiroshima / Nagasaki CommemorationSunday, August 5, 7:00 pm, Easthampton – Hiroshima/ Nagasaki Commemoration. Music by Mountain River Taiko, Jayme Winell of Flame n’ Peach, and free ice cream. Sponsored by the Resistance Center for Peace & Justice. Nashwannuck Pond.


Hiroshima-Nagasaki Peace Memorial



Hiroshima-Nagasaki Peace Memorial performers

Sunday, August 5, 7:30 pm, Cambridge – Hiroshima-Nagasaki Peace Memorial with theater, music, and arts, featuring an original theatrical production, hula kahiko, Hibakusha Monologue (world premiere), “Message of Peace”, music dedication and paper lantern “Ceremony of Peace”. First Church in Cambridge, 11 Garden St., produced by Actors Refuge Repertory Theatre.

Sunday, August 5, 7:30 pm, Watertown – Remembering Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Silent vigil, music and testimonials, launching of candle boats. Remember the nuclear attack, recommit to the Iran nuclear deal, and support a nuclear free Korean peninsula. Watertown Citizens for Peace, Justice and the Environment.

Original Child Bomb
Monday, August 6, 7:30 am, Waltham – Waltham Concerned Citizens will vigil at the corner of Main and Moody Streets on Waltham Common. For more info, people can email info (at) walthamconcernedcitizens.org.


Monday, August 6, 7pm, Andover — Hiroshima/Nagasaki vigil, in front of Old Town Hall, 20 Main St. Sponsored by Merrimack Valley People for Peace.



Monday, August 6, 7pm, Cambridge Friends Meeting: Community reading of Thomas Merton’s “Original Child Bomb”, then proceed to the Charles River to float candles.


Nagasaki wave


Japanese nuclear disarmament protesters, UN, 2015
Wednesday, August 8, 7pm, Boston – Free concert at the Hatch Shell on the Esplanade recognizing the Physicians for Social Responsibility.

Thursday, August 9, 7pm, Community Church of Boston: No More Nagasakis: A Commemoration, with talks by Elaine Scarry and Sofia Wolman, film by David Rothauser, and music by Dean Stevens and Sofia.

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