For the 31st 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 70 years since these awful events occurred. Other organizations involved in the commemorations are Baltimore Quaker Peace and Justice Committee of Homewood and Stony Run Meetings, Chesapeake Physicians for Social Responsibility, Crabshell Alliance and Pledge of Resistance-Baltimore.
HIROSHIMA COMMEMORATION on Thursday, August 6, 2015 at 33rd & N. Charles Streets
5:30 PM Demonstrate against Johns Hopkins University’s weapons contracts, including research on killer drones, commemorate the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, and remember the nuclear energy disaster at Fukushima, Japan.
6:30 PM March to the Bufano Sculpture Garden on John Hopkins University Homewood campus. Hiroshima Hibakusha guests, Mr. Goro Matsuyana, and Ms. Takako Chiba, will elaborate on their experiences with the atomic bombing. Ms. Yukie Ikebe , instructor of the "Heartful Chorus," will guide her 10 member group. The chorus will sing a cappella.
8 PM Enjoy dinner at Niwana Restaurant, 3 E. 33rd Street, with our Japanese guests.
NAGASAKI COMMEMORATION on Sunday, August 9, 2015 at Homewood Friends Meeting, 3107 N. Charles Street
6 PM Savor a potluck dinner with members of the peace and justice community.
7 PM The eyes of the world were on Baltimore after the death of Freddie Gray. His death ignited a movement to seek positive social change. Speaking on this issue will be Ralph Moore, a civil rights icon. Ralph has spent his adult life trying to provide employment opportunities for Baltimore’s poor with a special focus on children.
After Ralph’s address, there will be a Q & A. Then participants can share through verse, poetry or song how to cure the ill of poverty in Baltimore. The suggestions will be sent to the mayor and the City Council.
HIROSHIMA-NAGASAKI COMMEMORATION COMMITTEE
325 East 25th St., Baltimore, MD 21218 Ph: 410-366-1637 Email: mobuszewski [at] verizon.net