Saturday, July 25, 2015


An early atomic bomb detonation in Nevada desert. (photo: Getty)

  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 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 will guide the Heartful Chorus, which 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 death of Freddie Gray ignited a movement to seek positive social change.  Speaking on this issue will be Ralph Moore, a civil rights icon who once said “Economic justice is the one [issue] I’ve focused on most over the years. Various issues spill out from that; it’s been housing, it’s been hunger, it’s been education, it’s been jobs and it’s been anti-war.” 

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]

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