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Des Moines mayor calls for new priorities at Hiroshima observance

The United States needs a budget that takes care of its people and needs to push for a nuclear test ban, according to Frank Cownie, Mayor of Des Moines.

Cownie spoke at an observance of the 70th anniversary of Hiroshima-Nagasaki, organized by Catholic Peace Ministry, WILPF, AFSC and others. The event was held at the Japanese Bell on the State Capitol grounds. (In this 9-minute audio, Mayor Cownie is introduced by Erika McCroskey, Director of Catholic Peace Ministry.)

Hiroshima-Nagasaki Observance

Thursday, August 6, 2015 - 7:30pm
Des Moines Hiroshima observance 2014

Speaking at the 2014 Hiroshima-Nagasaki event in Des Moines are Sherry Hutchison, left, a member of Des Moines Valley Friends Meeting, and Erika McCroskey, Executive Director of Catholic Peace Ministry.

Photo: AFSC / Kathleen McQuillen

I Live in Fear Screening

Tuesday, August 5, 2014 - 10:00pm to Wednesday, August 6, 2014 - 1:00am

Calling for the abolition of nuclear weapons

Photo: AFSC / Scilla Wahrhaftig

The film shows the corrosive effects of fear and anxiety in Japan from the threat of nuclear attack through one family's tragic story


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