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Remembering Hiroshima and Nagasaki: A Candlelight Vigil for Peace and Global Nuclear Disarmament

chain reaction photo cropPlease join PSR-LA, Interfaith Communities United for Justice and Peace, International Health & Epidemiology Research Center, Office of the Americas, Palisadians for Peace, and Pax Christi So Cal on Tuesday, August 9th for a candlelight vigil to remember the 71st anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and renew our commitment to a world free from nuclear weapons.

Tuesday, August 9th, 7PM – 8PM
at the Chain Reaction Peace Sculpture
Main Street, 1800 block, at the Santa Monica Civic Center

(Parking is available in the lot at 1821 Main Street (closest), or in the structure at 333 Civic Center Drive. $5 for all day parking.)

On August 6, 1945, the United States dropped the first atomic bomb over Hiroshima, Japan, killing 130,000 people. Three days later, a second bomb exploded over Nagasaki, killing 70,000. Hibakusha, survivors of the bombing, continue to suffer from cancer and other illnesses from radiation exposure.

Today there are more than 15,000 nuclear weapons throughout the world, most of which are more powerful than the bombs that devastated Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Rather than fulfulling international obligations to disarm, the U.S. and other countries are rebuilding their arsenals, making us less safe and diverting millions of dollars from critical human needs in the process.

In today’s increasingly dangerous world, it is imperative that we redouble our efforts to eliminate all nuclear weapons. Please join us on August 9th to remember Hiroshima and Nagasaki and help grow the movement for a safer, healthier world.

For more information, contact Denise Duffield at dduffield@psr-la.org or at 213-689-9170 ext. 104.