Hiroshima-Nagasaki August 2020

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Calendar of Events

Saturday, August 1, 6 pm – 8 pm PDT: Japanese Americans, Hibakusha, and Nuclear Weapons: Linking Past and Present, with David Yamada, Larry Oda, and Arlington “Arly” La Mica

Saturday, August 8, 7 pm – 9 pm PDT:  75th Annual Hiroshima-Nagasaki Remembrance and Virtual Peace Lantern Ceremony, Reverend Jay Shinseki (Opening Prayer), Larry Oda (Story of Sadako and the Thousand Cranes), Arly La Mica (Keynote Speaker), Carole Erickson (Peace Lantern Ceremony Invocation), Video Retrospective of Past Peace Lantern Ceremonies at Lovers Point Cove in Pacific Grove, California (produced by Wes White), and Beverly Bean (Emcee)

Saturday, August 15, 3 pm – 5 pm PDT: Alternative Facts: The Lies of Executive Order 9066 and Community Workshop.  Panelists:  Gary Fujii, Sandy Lydon, and Larry Oda.  Moderator: JT Mason

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

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

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This is a project of Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, Monterey County Branch.  WILPF has been working for a Nuclear Free Future even before the United Nations was founded in 1945.  The glaring inequalities that developed over the past 75 years have finally been exposed for all to see during the 2020 Coronavirus pandemic. The need for world peace and international cooperation is more pressing than ever. The questions are: who will prevail and how can WE prevail on the side of peace and freedom?  Visit WILPF-US’s DISARM/END-WARS webpage to view their interactive 1945 timeline for the United Nations and the Atomic Bomb.


Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, Monterey County Branch
Monterey Peninsula Friends Meeting (Quakers)
Peace Coalition of Monterey County
Japanese American Citizens League of Monterey Peninsula
National Coalition Building Institute- Monterey County (NCBI)

Veterans for Peace, Chapter #46
Whites for Racial Equity
Monterey Peace and Justice Center


Downloadable flyer for printing and sharing


We are part of a worldwide coalition of over 165 organizations working together specifically to honor survivors of the atomic bombings –  the “Hibakusha”, who are #StillHere.  On this 75th Anniversary global commemoration, we will gather our communities together for events throughout the month of August 2020.  We will commit to actions to eliminate the global nuclear threat, which is also, unfortunately, #StillHere. To learn about other local and national commemorative events, to hear the stories of the survivors, and to find actions that you can take, visit www.hiroshimanagasaki75.org