This year is the 70th Anniversary of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan. It is also the year that the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty comes under review in New York. Remembering Hiroshima, Imagining Peace is organizing a delegation to go to New York to join thousands from around the world calling for the elimination of Nuclear Weapons, for deep reductions of military spending to meet human needs, and for measures to reverse the devastation being wrought by climate change.
Several events will be happening in New York April 24th through 26th:
- April 24 – 25 – International Peace and Planet Conference, Cooper Union, NYC
- April 26th – International Rally & March to the United Nations and Peace Festival
- April 26th – Global Peace Wave in cities around the world to ‘Wave Goodbye to Nuclear Weapons. This will be followed by social media.
We will also be giving two of the beautiful Shibori Peace Quilts to members of two Japanese organizations who will be attending the events in NYC. The quilts were produced by the Pittsburgh Children’s Museum Makeshop and were comprised of cotton squares that children dyed through museum workshops RHIP organized to commemorate the 2014 Anniversary (see post below).
Housing and scholarships for bus fare are available.
Please contact Remembering Hiroshima, Imagining Peace if you are interested in going or if you want to be on our mailing list to get information on local events being organized around the anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.