Commemorate the 77th anniversary of Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings

August 04, 2022 | by Admin

Commemorate the 77th anniversary of Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings

Many among our California-Nevada faith family will be joining commemorations of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings early this month.  Here are just two of the events happening in our region.

Making the Unthinkable Impossible: A virtual rally and action for nuclear disarmament
Two virtual events are being planned for commemorating the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. On August 6th at 9 a.m PT the virtual event commemorating Hiroshima will take place, and on August 9th at 9 a.m. PT the virtual event commemorating Nagasaki will take place.

Planning groups for these events include Asian Americans for Peace & Justice, Ecumenical Peace Institute, Livermore Conversion Project, No Nukes Action Committee, SF Bay Physicians for Social Responsibility, Tri-Valley Cares, Western States Legal Foundation and Women's International League for Peace and Freedom. 

Speakers and musicians include Daniel Ellsberg, the Pentagon planner and whistleblower; Nobu Hanaoka, a Nagasaki survivor; Natalia Mironova, Russian peace and democracy activist and Marylia Kelly, Livermore Nuclear Weapons Lab watchdog.

Click here to view the events live or see the recordings post events.

The Human Rights Coalition of the Central Valley (HRCCV) hosts two live events

will be hosting two events remembering the 2 bombings.  On August 6th, the Hiroshima bombing will be commemorated at Fresno State Peace Garden, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. PT. On Tuesday August 9th, the Nagasaki bombing will be commemorated at the Shinzen Friendship Garden from 10:30 a.m. until 12 noon PT.

The Human Rights Coalition also invites participants to take part in a 3 day fast in advance of the two events. They share, " We gather in solidarity to commemorate the 77th anniversary of those who died, who continue to suffer, and in the hope for peace and justice. You are invited to join us for a three day fast* starting at 8:00am on August 6 to 11:00am on August 9. We fast to affirm our commitment to nonviolence, peace, justice and to move forward the elimination of nuclear weapons and war as a tool of foreign policy. *Fasting is the abstinence of food for a certain amount of time. It is a purposeful act of liberation through discipline and inspiration toward centeredness. It has historical, political, religious, and spiritual significance. We welcome each participant to individually explore and define how they will fast – what they will abstain from - during this commemoration."

For more information, please contact (559) 270-7041 OR (559) 801-8189.

Click here to visit the Human Rights Coalition of Central Valley website.
Click here to visit their Facebook page.