2020 Community Candlelight Vigil

Shine a Light for Peace & Justice

The Peace Coalition of Monterey County will hold a candlelight vigil to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki by the United States in 1945.

This community-wide Candlelight Vigil will begin at sunset, 8:08 pm Pacific Time, on Thursday, August 6, 2020.  The lights will shine to honor the victims of the nuclear attacks.  The lights are a visible reminder to the community that nuclear weapons are #StillHere and continue to threaten humanity.
This is a shelter-in-place action. Participate in the vigil by placing an LED candle on your porch, driveway, or in a street-facing window each night, starting on August 6th.  Participants are encouraged to keep the candle lit each night through September 21st, which is the United Nations International Day of Peace.

LED candles will be distributed free at the following locations:

🔸  Monterey Peace and Justice Center, Sat, July 25, and Aug 1, 10 am – 12 noon, curbside in front of the, 1364 Fremont Blvd in Seaside, California

Area Farmers Markets:
🔸  Marina, Sundays on Reservation Rd, 10-12 noon
🔸  Pacific Grove, Mondays on Grand Ave, 3-5 pm
🔸  Monterey, Fridays, Del Monte Center, in front of Chipotle, 9 am-11 am
🔸  Salinas, Oldtown, Saturday, 12 W. Gabilan St., July 25, 9 am-11 am

75 years later, the survivors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki are #StillHere. Unfortunately, so are more than 13,000 nuclear weapons.

Visit https://www.hiroshimanagasaki75.org/events to learn about actions you can take to eliminate nuclear arms.

Visit tinyurl.com/Aug-2020-Remembrance to register for the free Livestream events scheduled throughout the month of August.

All events require preregistration to obtain the Zoom event details.

Saturday, August 1, 6 pm – 8 pm:
Hibakusha: Past and Present, by David Yamada and Larry Oda

Saturday, August 8, 7 pm – 9 pm:
75th Annual Hiroshima-Nagasaki Remembrance and Virtual Peace Lantern Ceremony

Saturday, August 15, 3 pm – 5 pm PDT:
Alternative Facts: The Lies of Executive Order 9066 and Community Workshop

Saturday, August 22, 3 pm – 5 pm:
Recognition & Healing Through Art: A Conversation with Two Artists, Jerry Takigawa and Joe Aki Ouye

Saturday, August 29, 3 pm – 5 pm:
Film & Discussion: The Beginning of the End of Nuclear Weapons, with Joyce Vandevere and Dr. Sharat G. Lin

 Find other actions as part of the global 75th Anniversary Commemoration of Hiroshima-Nagasaki at https://www.hiroshimanagasaki75.org/events