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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.

Hiroshima to Concord: Community Reflects on Nuclear Threat

By the bank of the Merrimack River in Concord on Hiroshima Day, several dozen people paused for a ceremony remembering the casualties of the atomic bombing seventy years ago.

The ceremony followed a discussion held at the downtown campus of New England College in which participants reflected on the dawn of the nuclear age and the continued nuclear peril faced by the world. 

Hiroshima-Nagasaki Observance

Thursday, August 6, 2015 - 7:30pm

Des Moines Hiroshima observance 2014

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.

The Annual Hiroshima/Nagasaki Observance will be held at the Japanese Bell, on the Capitol Grounds  in Des Moines on Thursday, August 6th, at 7:30 PM.  This year marks the 70th Anniversary of the USA atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.  The theme for the program is, “Hiroshima/Nagasaki: 70 Years Later: The Fate of the Earth.”  Bring flowers to lay at the Bell, and for your comfort, a lawn chair.  Rain site is Wesley UMC, 800 E. 12th Street.


Hiroshima Day Vigil August 6

Thursday, August 6, 2015 - 7:30pm - 8:30pm

Hiroshima vigil

Hiroshima vigil

Hiroshima Vigil

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.   We will light luminaria, read the words of Japanese Hibakusha, sing and share silence. 

I Live in Fear Screening

Tuesday, August 5, 2014 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Remembering Hiroshima, Imagining Peace

Calling for the abolition of nuclear weapons

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

Film "Hibakusha, Our Life To Live," followed by a panel discussion with filmmaker David Rothauser.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013 - 7:00pm

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.

The Hiroshima Art of Junko Kayashige

The Hiroshima Art of Junko Kayashige.

The Hiroshima Art of Junko Kayashige


The painting "Faces" by Junko Kayashige

Watch the slideshow: The Hiroshima Art of Junko Kayashige  

Junko Kayashige Artist Statement

I am a Hibakusha [A-Bomb witness/victim]. When I was six years old, the A-bomb was dropped. I saw the B-29 bomber above my head as was 1.3 kilometers (1 mile) from the

Kayashige Artist Statement

Junko Kayashige's Artist Statement

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