Lessons From Nagasaki

4 August 2020, 10:31 PM
Lessons From Nagasaki

This flyer was designed by Green Hope Foundation Founder Kehkashan Basu to highlight the Nagasaki Hypocenter Cenotaph, which depicts the hypocenter of the blast. The plants are Black Locust (Robinia pseudoacacia), a species that survived the atomic bombing of Nagasaki.

Voices for a World Free of Nuclear Weapons, a URI Multiregion member group, invites you to attend a special virtual gathering featuring stories from Nagasaki. Amb. Thomas Graham will describe the events of Aug 9, 1945, when the atomic bomb fell on the city. Barbara Newsome and Jon Ramer will share their father's stories. Louisa Hext will share the message of Sachiko Yasui, a survivor of that bomb.

Youth leaders Kehkashan Basu, Vincent Leong, Skyler Oberst, and Issac Thomas will add their voices and share additional ways to participate. Stay tuned for interfaith prayers from URI President and Founder The Rt. Rev. William E. Swing, Swamini Adiyananda Saraswati of the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance, and President of the Global Security Institute Jonathan Granoff. Dot Maver, Founder of the National Peace Academy, will present a Global Silent Minute in commemoration of the atrocities committed 75 years ago.

To join:

"Lessons from Nagasaki"
Saturday, Aug 8 at 7 pm EDT
Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82302880768

Following this webinar will be the 8 pm showing of the 75th Commemorative Remembrance of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Learn more about this event here.