Opportunities for Action
Prayer-Study-Act-e-bulletin for July 6, 2020 has several action ideas.
More action opportunities to be added regularly…
Sign the Hibakusha Petition for the Elimination of Nuclear Weapons
Sign the Petition Against Nuclear Testing
Pax Christi International’s Appeal to the Catholic Church to recommit to Gospel nonviolence
Sign the Petition: “I want to let world leaders know that I demand a nuclear free world.”
Tell Congress: put#PeopleOverPentagon
Upcoming Virtual Events & Webinars
FILM: On July 31, at 8:30pm (CDT), All Souls Church will host the viewing of the film, “Pictures From A Hiroshima Schoolyard” over Zoom and Livestream it over YouTube. After the film, there will be time for conversation and reflection. For more information contact Melvin Hardy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 1
The Ribbon International, NY, will host a global online event, the 75th Anniversary of the Nuclear Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, on August 1, at 10:00am (EDT). The virtual commemoration aims to share messages of peace with audiences from different cities. Join the Zoom gathering. For more information contact Mari at August5MP@gmail.com.
The Monterey Peace and Justice Center, CA, will host a Webinar: Hibakusha: Past and Present, a talk by Dr. David T. Yamada on August 1, from 6:00 – 8:00pm (PDT). Register at: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_qhoVzU9HQsGck8S3o0EXRQ — For more information contact email@example.com.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 6
FILM: On August 6 starting at 7:00pm (EST), the 39th annual National Capital Area Hiroshima Commemoration will feature, “Lost Generation,” a documentary about the destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Following the film, Leslie Susan, author of Choosing Life, will discuss how her father, Herbert Sussan, directed the filming of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945 and 46 and spent the remainder of his life trying to get the footage released. Register at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIvc-CpqDgrHtTkQN_Td2VWxybzCDqLZbBB. For more information contact John Steinbach at firstname.lastname@example.org or (703) 822-3485.
INTERNATIONAL CONCERT: On August 6 from 3:00 – 5:30pm (EST), The People’s Music Network (PMN) will present an International Concert to Ban Nuclear Weapons Now. Tune into the Live Broadcast via PMN’s Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/Peoples.Music.Network/live/. For more information contact Luci Murphy at email@example.com and Storm at firstname.lastname@example.org. Invite your family and friends to join this online musical event for progressive culture. Share this event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/705207820041966.
John Dear will host the 75th Anniversary Hiroshima Day One-Hour Online Commemoration will be held on August 6. The virtual event will begin at 5:00pm (PDT). Dr. Ira Helfand, one of the leaders of International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, will speak on the need to work harder than ever to build a global grassroots movement to abolish nuclear weapons. Learn more about the Webinar by contacting: email@example.com. (https://paceebene.org/hiroshimaday2020
The 26th Anniversary of the Annual Sadako Day of Peace will be live streamed on August 6, 6:00 – 7:00pm (PDT). Toshiharu Kano will speak about what it means to be a hibakusha, lessons learned from that fateful day and how the lessons apply to many of the challenges facing the global community. There will be time to reflect and to listen to live poetry and music. For more information contact: The Nuclear Age Peace Foundation at (805) 965-3443. (https://www.wagingpeace.org/sadako2020/).
FRIDAY, AUGUST 7
Pace e Bene will host a live online nonviolence training, Soul Force: From Spirit to Street, on August 7, from 3:00 – 6:00pm (MDT).Participants will gain practical skills, heart-centered awareness and courageous strength to navigate conflict in their lives and the world around them. Get your tickets ($20). For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (510) 268-8765. (https://mango-round-83ep.squarespace.com/cnvconference2020)
SATURDAY, AUGUST 8
August 8, Noon to 1:00pm (EDT): Pax Christi USA and the Peace Ribbon Coalition invite you to join The Peace Ribbon Vision Continues as we virtually commemorate Hiroshima/Nagasaki Days and express our enduring, tangible hope for a nuclear-free future. View Ribbon segments from around the world, and bring your own! Come and share “what you cannot bear to think of lost forever in a nuclear war.” To join go to https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81894855654 (Meeting ID 818 9485 5654). The gathering will also be live-streamed on the Peace Ribbon Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ThePeaceRibbon/live/. Download the program at this link. For more information contact Sister Dianna at email@example.com – (202) 604-4478 or Andrea firstname.lastname@example.org – (240) 409-7176.
The Monterey Peace and Justice Center, CA, along with partnering organizations, is hosting a Webinar on August 8, at 7:00 pm (PDT): 75th Anniversary Hiroshima-Nagasaki Remembrance and Virtual Peace Lantern Ceremony. Join the virtual event!
Pace e Bene will host a Live Online Conference, on August 8, at 9:00am (MST). An array of speakers from fourteen peace organizations will speak on issues on spirituality of nonviolence; the strategic power of nonviolence; the intersection of race, poverty, war and environment for a nonviolent world; and educating today’s youth in nonviolence. Get your tickets ($50). For more information contact email@example.com or (510) 268-8765. (https://paceebene.org/cnv-2020-conference-schedule)
MONDAY, AUGUST 9
On August 9, at 6:00pm (EDT), atomic bomb survivor Dr. Hideko Tamura Snider founder of One Sunny Day Initiatives, will speak of her childhood experience of the Hiroshima bombing, and life before and after, on Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom-US Webinar. For more information contact Robin Lloyd & Ellen Thomas at firstname.lastname@example.org or (617) 266-0999. https://www.vtwilpfgathering.com/8-9-zoom
A Zoom Gathering, “A Discussion on the Connections Between Black Lives Matter and the Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki,” will be held on the evening of August 9, 7:00 – 8:40pm. Featured speaker, Dr. Vincent Intondi, author of African Americans Against the Bomb: Nuclear Weapons. Colonialism and the Black Freedom Movement, will speak on the intersection of US nuclear weapons policy and racial equality. Register at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIvcOusrTwuH9NuHTVm9PUr_odmD_Lb4w_O. For more information contact Jean Athey at email@example.com.
On August 9, at 7:00pm, (EDT), the Coalition for Peace Action will host a Webinar to commemorate the “75th Anniversary of Hiroshima and Nagasaki Bombings.” Guest speakers will include Shiho Burke, daughter of a Hiroshima survivor and Daniel Ellsberg. For more information contact Rev. Robert Moore at (609) 924-5022. https://www.peacecoalition.org/events/1106-75th-anniversary-of-hiroshima-and-nagasaki-bombings-with-dan-ellsberg.html
FILM: Join International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War on August 9 to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings with a 24-hour screening of the film, The Vow From Hiroshima. The viewing will begin at midnight, (EDT)—the morning of Nagasaki Day. The film is told through the lens of the growing relationship between Setsuko and Mitchie Takeuchi, filmmaker and the daughter of a Hiroshima survivor, who is exploring intergenerational trauma in her own family. Contact Molly McGinty at firstname.lastname@example.org for details on how to access the film on August 9th.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 22
On August 22 at 3:00pm (PT), the Peace Coalition of Monterey County and other peace and justice organizations are hosting the following webinar: Recognition & Healing Through Art: Two Artists in Conversation. Jerry Takigawa and Joe Aki Ouye will present a collection of their artwork and will discuss the stories behind their art. Their art explores the wartime experiences of their respective families and the challenges they faced growing up as Japanese Americans in the U.S. in the 1950s, 60s, and 70s. Their work articulates a view of how Americans view Asian Americans and offers a portal through which the viewer can understand the experiences and the collective injustices. To register click here. For more information contact Catherine Crockett at (831) 899-7322.
To learn of more virtual events, go to: https://www.hiroshimanagasaki75.org/local-events.