Remembering Hiroshima, Imagining Peace links art and activism as we work to prevent nuclear war. We also address the consequences of nuclear energy, in light of the meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. Our programs are designed to reflect on the past while imagining the future by encouraging engagement and hope.
Please join us for the following events to commemorate the 68th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima:
Joyce Wagner, who is a member of Iraq Veterans Against the War in Pittsburgh and is an artist, will speak on the dangers of both nuclear weapons and nuclear energy in light of the proposed repeal of Article 9 of Japan’s peace constitution and the on-going consequences of the meltdown at the Fukushima Daichi plant. Her return from the National Assembly for Peace and Democracy in Japan coincides with the anniversary of the bombing in Hiroshima. Following her presentation, there will be an exchange via Skpe with peace activists in Kobe, Japan, as they gather on the actual date of the bombing of Hiroshima on August 6. Learn first-hand about the Japanese movement for peace and working towards a nuclear-free world. You can download the event flier here. (Photo above by Heather Mull, City Paper, Aug. 18, 2012).
- September: Please continue to check this website for more activities in September during the International Week of Peace in conjunction with Carnegie Mellon University.