Gather to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the nuclear bombing of Hiroshima and to call for the abolition of all nuclear weapons. We will gather in the small park where the two rivers join in downtown Providence. The park is accessed from the Steeple Street Bridge.
This day reminds us that only through remembrance and action can we build a non-violent world free of the atrocities of nuclear weapons.
Sponsored by American Friends service Committee, Massachusetts Peace Action, New England Peace Pagoda, the City of Cambridge, Harvard Square Business Association, Memory Productions, and Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom.
AFSC is proud to have arranged the display of the Hibakusha art of Junko Kayashige at Harvard University this October.
When the Atomic Bomb was dropped on Hiroshima City on August 6, 1945, Junko Kayashige had just entered elementary school. A Hiroshima City native, she was in a home one mile from where the A-bomb hit. Kayashige survived, badly injured, but lost several close members of her family.
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