BALTIMORE HIROSHIMA-NAGASAKI COMMEMORATIONS
For the 34th 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. Other organizations involved in the commemorations are the Baltimore Nonviolence Center, Chesapeake Physicians for Social Responsibility, Prevent Nuclear War Maryland and the Working Group for the Arts of Homewood Friends Meeting.
HIROSHIMA COMMEMORATION on Monday, August 6, 2018
5 PM Commemorate the atomic bombing of Hiroshima by demonstrating at 33rd & N. Charles Streets against Johns Hopkins University’s weapons contracts, including research on killer drones. T
6 PM Savor a potluck dinner with members of the peace and justice community in the basement of Homewood Friends Meetinghouse, 3107 N. Charles Street. Bring a dish to share, and consider reading a poem or performing some music. Remember the work of Dr. Dick Humphrey.
7 PM Hear Jay Levy discuss how Takoma Park, Maryland became a Nuclear Free Zone, and why there is a need for a divestment campaign against corporations profiting from involvement in maintaining the nuclear weapons arsenal. Jay has been chair of the Nuclear Free Takoma Park Committee since 1993, worked for 17 years as the North American information officer for the UN Food and Agriculture Organization and has been a journalist for several media outlets.
On this day, the Baltimore City Council will pass a resolution endorsing the Back From the Brink Campaign. This is a national grassroots campaign seeking to fundamentally change U.S. nuclear weapons policy by laying out five common-sense steps that the United States should take to reform its current policy. Members of Prevent Nuclear War Maryland will ask participants to endorse the campaign.
NAGASAKI COMMEMORATION on Thursday, August 9, 2018
6 PM Commemorate the atomic bombing of Nagasaki outside Homewood Friends Meetinghouse, 3107 N. Charles Street, and demonstrate in favor The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, a global civil society coalition working to promote adherence to and full implementation of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. The campaign helped get 122 countries to sign on to the treaty. Show support for the Kings Bay Plowshares.
7:15 PM Inside Homewood Friends Meetinghouse, hear from Paul Magno, a long-time activist who now lives at Baltimore’s Jonah House. He will provide insight into the legal situation facing the Kings Bay Plowshares, seven Catholic activists, including Elizabeth McAlister, who were arrested at the Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base in St. Mary’s, Georgia on April 4, 2018. They enacted Isaiah’s command to “beat swords into plowshares.” In 1984, Paul was a member of the Pershing Plowshares which did a disarmament action at a Martin Marietta plant in Orlando, Florida. Also to be discussed will be the Back From the Brink Campaign. Remember Dr. Dick Humphrey.
8:30 PM Enjoy dinner at Niwana Restaurant, 3 E. 33rd Street.
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Donations can be sent to the Baltimore Nonviolence Center, 325 E. 25th St., Baltimore, MD 21218. Ph: 410-323-1607; Email: mobuszewski2001 [at] comcast.net. Go to http://baltimorenonviolencecenter.blogspot.com/
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