BALTIMORE HIROSHIMA COMMEMORATION

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6 Aug 2017 - 17:30

Baltimore, MD

BALTIMORE HIROSHIMA COMMEMORATION

  For the 33rd year, the Hiroshima-Nagasaki Commemoration Committee will remember the atomic bombings of Japan on August 6 & 9, 1945, which killed more than 200,000 people. It has been 71 years since these awful events occurred. Other organizations involved in the commemorations are the Chesapeake Physicians for Social Responsibility, Crabshell Alliance and Pledge of Resistance-Baltimore.

5:30 PM Outside Homewood Friends Meetinghouse, 3107 N. Charles Street, demonstrate in favor of the treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons: Fifty nations must ratify the Convention to Ban Nuclear Weapons, and ratification begins on September 20.  One hundred and twenty two countries signed on to the convention, but they must take it back to their nations for ratification by whatever means each nation has for ratification. Commemorate Hiroshima.

6:30 PM Inside Homewood Meetinghouse, savor a potluck dinner with members of the peace and justice community. David Eberhardt will again share some poetry, and Joseph Byrne, from Baltimore’s Jonah House, will perform some dulcimer music.

7:15 PM Dr. Gwen DuBois, Chesapeake Physicians for Social Responsibility, will discuss her work in New York City during the gathering at the United Nations to ban nuclear weapons.  A statement will be read from Rev. Dr. Mankekolo Mahlangu-Ngcobo, who will share her thoughts about living in apartheid South Africa.  Rev. Mahlangu-Ngcobo will be in South Africa on August 6 for a Prayer Intercession in Parliament. Note South Africa is the first nuclear nation to end its program. 

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