Baltimore Nagasaki Commemoration

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9 Aug 2017 - 17:30

Baltimore, MD

BALTIMORE NAGASAKI 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.

NAGASAKI COMMEMORATION on Wednesday, August 9, 2017

5:30 PM Demonstrate at 33rd & N. Charles Streets against Johns Hopkins University’s weapons contracts, including research on killer drones, commemorate the atomic bombing of Nagasaki, and remember Fukushima, Japan.

6:30 PM March to the Homewood Friends Meetinghouse, 3107 N. Charles Street

7 PM John Steinbach and Kio Kanda of the Hiroshima/Nagasaki Peace Committee of the National Capital Area will share some remarks.  Then, with the help of a translator, a Korean Hibakusha, Ms. Jon Sung Lee, will address the group. Ms. Lee was 12 years old when she experienced the Hiroshima bombing. Her family were part of the large Korean community in Hiroshima forced to work in Japan during WW2. She entered Hiroshima three days after the bombing.

Also speaking with be Sister Megan Rice of the Transform Now Plowshares.  She engaged with Greg Boertje-Obed and Mike Walli in a remarkable Plowshares disarmament at the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge, TN. The accomplished musician David Sawyer will perform. 

8:30 PM Enjoy dinner at Niwana Restaurant, 3 E. 33rd Street, with our Korean guest.

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