Thursday, July 31, 2014

Boston Remembers Hiroshima & Nagasaki

Moving from Violence to Unity

Please join us for the 2nd annual memorial procession to take action in building a non-violent world free of the atrocities of nuclear weapons, militarism, and oppression.

 Almost 7 decades later, it's time to fund jobs in Boston's communities, not militarism and violence!

Date: Wednesday, Aug 6th
Time: 3:00pm-5:30pm
Assemble at: First Church in Boston, Marlborough Street at Berkeley Street
Procession to: Boston City Hall Plaza 


Our keynote speaker will be Tina Chery, President and CEO of the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute. After her oldest son passed away due to gun violence, she founded this institute to educate and outreach to the families of homicide victims. She subsequently developed the Peace Curriculum with the aim of creating a safe environment for young people.


Boston City Councillor Charles Yancey will present the City Council's resolution in support of Boston Remembers Hiroshima and Nagasaki.


Also Featuring:


Elaine Scarry, author of "Thermonuclear Monarchy" • Anna Baker, Pilgrim Coalition

"Soran Bushi" Japanese dancers • Aki Yamaguchi, Taiko Drummer

John Loretz, topical folksinger

Evan Greerradical genderqueer folk-punk-mama kicking catchy singalongs for liberation


Massachusetts Peace Action initiated this event; Dorchester People for Peace helped bring it to Boston. The First Church in Boston generously opened its doors and embraced Boston Remembers Hiroshima & Nagasaki

Nuclear Savage - Film Screening and Potluck

U.S. nuclear bomb tests in the Marshall Islands used the islanders as human guinea pigs for three decades to study the effects of nuclera fallout on human beings with devastaing results. Filmmaker Adam Jonas Horowiz tells the story using recently reclassified U.S. government documents, survivor testimony and unseen archival footage.  

This event will also welcome the walkers participating in "Walking for Peace and Non-Violence" from July 30 through August 6, organized by New England Peace Pagoda.

DateTuesday, August 5
Time: 6:00pm-9:30pm
Potluck 6pm; Screening 7pm
Location: First Church in Boston, 66 Marlborough St., Boston

Building a Nuclear Free Future - Watertown

Date: Sunday, Aug 3rd
Time: 5:30pm-9:00pm
5:30pm – Film showing of Hibakusha, Our Life to Live at Grace Vision Church, 80 Mt. Auburn Street, Watertown.  
7:30pm - 9:00pm – Silent March, Music and Testimonials, Candleboats on the Charles River in Watertown Square. 

Shelagh Foreman For peace,
Shelagh Foreman
Program Director

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