Hiroshima Nagasaki Remembrance Day
Organized by the Stop the Wars Committee, formerly known as the “Nuclear Abolition Sisters”, to remember the tragic bombing of Hiroshima, August 6, and of Nagasaki, August 9, 1945.
This year, the 72nd anniversary of the bombings, LEPOCO is holding 3 actions/events:
Friday, August 4th, 2017, 7 pm: We will screen the film, “Children of Hiroshima,” as part of the First Friday/Popcorn & Politics film series at the LEPOCO Peace Center.
Sunday, August 6th, 2017, 6 pm (Hiroshima Day): Hiroshima-Nagasaki Program of Remembrance: “What Will It Take To Ban the Bomb?”
Gathering at the Unitarian Universalist Church of the Lehigh Valley, 424 Center St., Bethlehem, for the opening of our program.
Weather permitting, we will process to the Tondabayashi Serenity Garden, Church St., (next to the Public Library about a three block walk) for most of the program.
(In the event of inclement weather we will complete the program at the church.)
The program will feature readings, poetry, and music by the LEPOCO Peace Singers.
Wednesday, August 9th, 2017, 6:30-8:00 pm (Nagasaki Day): Leafletting for Nagasaki Day at Musikfest
If you can join this effort please call LEPOCO at 610-691-8730 or arrive by 6:15 pm at the LEPOCO Peace Center, 313 W. 4th St., south Bethlehem. We will walk or ride from the Peace Center to our leafleting location. We will use the “What Could We Do With $54 Billion?” leaflet that we have been distributing at Farmers’ Markets this summer.