From MD Peace Action

Many foreign policy experts believe that the risk of nuclear war today is higher than it was even during the Cuban Missile Crisis—and in 1962 we came perilously close to destroying life on earth as we know it.

As part of our advocacy to move the world back from the brink, we annually remember when the world first used nuclear weapons: the 1945 bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.  They remind us of why we must abolish nuclear weapons.

We invite you to join us for one or more local commemorative events this year, to join us in recommitting to the struggle to dismantle these omnicidal weapons.

Listed below are both virtual and in-person events in the metro DC area to which you are invited.

In-Person Events:

Saturday, Aug. 6, 3-4 pm:

Protest the weapons contractor that receives more money for nuclear weapons development than any other corporation: Northrop Grumman, 973 Elkridge Landing Road, Linthicum Heights (near BWI). 

Monday, Aug. 8, 9:45-10:30 pm:

Candlelight Vigil at the White House.

Tuesday, Aug. 9, 4-5 pm:

Protest the #1 nuclear weapons contractor among educational institutions, Johns Hopkins University.  North Charles St. and 33rd St., Baltimore.

Zoom Events:

Friday, Aug. 5, 7-8 pm:

Topic:  Metro Washington Virtual Hiroshima Peace Commemoration.  Click here to join.

Saturday, Aug. 6, 7:30-9 pm:

Topic:  U.S. Nuclear Weapons in Europe. Click here to join.

Tuesday, Aug. 9, 7:30-9 pm:

Topic:  A Tutorial–the Movement to Rid the World of Nuclear Weapons.  Click here to join.

Reply to this email if you need additional information about any of these events, and please share this email with friends and neighbors.  Deepen your commitment to ridding the earth of nuclear weapons by commemorating the atrocities committed by the U.S. in Japan in 1945.

In solidarity,

Jean Athey

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