Hiroshima/ Nagasaki memorial events in DC area, Aug. 3 -9

NATIONAL CAPITAL AREA 2019 HIROSHIMA NAGASAKI SCHEDULE

NATIONAL CAPITAL AREA 2019 HIROSHIMA NAGASAKI SCHEDULE
NATIONAL CAPITAL AREA 2019 HIROSHIMA NAGASAKI SCHEDULE – Photo credit

SATURDAY, AUGUST 3, 5:00 TO 7:00PM
Reception for Ms. Kodama
The Eaton Hotel
1201 K St NW, Washington, DC 20005 

SUNDAY, AUGUST 4 at 10:15AM (Church Service) 11:30 (Full testimony)
All Souls Unitarian Church
1500 Harvard Street NW (at 16th St)
Washington DC 20009

Ms. Kodama will give testimony to the devastating effects of war and the promise of peace.
 
MONDAY, AUGUST 5 at 6:45PM
Metro Washington Hiroshima Peace Commemoration
St. Stephen’s & the Incarnation Church 
1525 Newton St. 
Washington, DC 20015
There will be a moment’s silence at 7:15pm to commemorate the Hiroshima catastrophe. 
 
TUESDAY, AUGUST 6 at 6:30PM
Baltimore Hiroshima/Nagasaki Commemoration (Vigil for disarmament 5:00pm at 33rd & Charles St.)
Homewood Friends Meeting House 
3107 N Charles St 
Baltimore, MD 21218
Sponsored by Baltimore Hiroshima-Nagasaki Commemoration Committee.
 
THURSDAY, AUGUST 8 at 9:45PM
Nagasaki Candlelight Vigil
Lafayette Park across from the White House 
Moment’s Silence at 10:02, sharing of thoughts for peace.
 
FRIDAY, AUGUST 9  at 7:00PM
Frederick Hiroshima/Nagasaki Commemoration with Hibakusha Testimony
Evangelical Reformed United Church of Christ 
15 West Church St. 
Frederick, MD 21701 
Sponsored by Frederick Women in Black  wibfrederick@gmail.com
 
The Hiroshima/Nagasaki Peace Committee of the National Capital Area  <hiroshimapeacecommittee.net>
Contact John Steinbach 703-822-3485  < johnsteinbach1@verizon.net >
Japanese: Kio Kanda 703-922-8514  <ktkand@gmail.com>
Dear Friends,

For the past 38 years, the Hiroshima/Nagasaki Peace Committee of the National Capital Area has been organizing for the abolition of nuclear weapons and power and in support of nuclear victims. We believe that if the world is to avoid repeating the horrors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, we must strive to keep alive the memory of the bombings.  The atomic bombings serve as a warning to humanity of the genocidal nature of nuclear weapons, and the pressing need for international agreements for their abolishment. We link our work for nuclear disarmament with our opposition to militarism, oppression, social injustice, and environmental degradation. 

This summer we welcome Ms. Michiko Kodama ( 児玉道子 ) , 82, a survivor of the Hiroshima bombing (Hibakusha). Ms. Kodama was born on January 29, 1938. At age 7, she experienced the Hiroshima atomic bombing. She is presently Assistant Secretary General of the Japan Confederation of A-and H-Bomb Sufferers Organizations (Nihon Hidankyo). She will testify about her A-bomb experience and appeal for the abolition of nuclear weapons. We are very fortunate this year to welcome a Hibakusha old enough to have real memories of the horrors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Most of those Hibakusha old enough to remember can no longer make the arduous trip….

To help defray the costs of Ms. Kodama’s visit, checks should be made out to The Hiroshima Nagasaki Peace Committee and mailed to 7615 Lake Drive, Manassas, VA 20111
 

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