Peace Wave 2021
Peace Wave 2021 Newsletter
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Peace Wave 2021 Newsletter
Vol. 1, July 25, 2021
2021 World Conference against Atomic and Hydrogen Bombs: “With the Hibakusha, Let Us Achieve a Nuclear Weapon-free, Peaceful and Just World - for the Future of the Humankind and Our Planet”
The 2021 World Conference against A and H Bombs this year will be held online/in-person from August 2 to 9, where the representatives of world anti-nuclear peace movements and non-nuclear governments will join to discuss the way forward to achieve a nuclear weapon-free world, building on the entry into force of the TPNW in January. You will also have a chance to listen to the testimonies of the Hibakusha of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and learn the inhuman consequences of the Atomic bombing in 1945.
Peace Wave Actions planned around the world:
Audrey van Ryn, International Fast for Peace, Auckland, August 6-9
I am a participant in nuclear-free New Zealand/Aotearoa in the International Fast for Peace and probably the only person in my country taking part, as I have done for several years. I am not doing any special activities, just fasting for four days. The participants of the fast are all in communication / solidarity with one another.
Peace Memorial Events to remember Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Manila
This year’s activity maintains the long-term vision to allow the Japanese Garden to serve as a Peace Memorial that links to Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan. The activity is a space and time for people-to-people understanding – a place for conversations and activities that foster peaceful relations between Japanese and Filipinos based on values of trust, justice and mutual respect. It is a space for people-to-people sharing of art and culture. Additionally, it is also a moment to update ourselves as a nation as to where and how we stand in terms of the global peace issue.
August 6 program starting at 8:00 am includes peace messages by the Japanese and EU Ambassadors, representatives of Department of Tourism and NPDC, video message by Hiroshima Hibakusha, Peace mural presentation by AG Saño and artists and more. August 9 program starts at 9:30 am and features music p resentations, ecumenical prayer ceremony and the lantern floating in addition to speeches/messages.
Special seminar, Peace Museum exhibition and webinars, August 6-9
(1) Seminar “Nuclear Weapon Free World with Special Reference to India and Pakistan”, in Nagpur, India from 4.00 pm to 6.00 pm on August 6. (2) No More Hiroshima: No More Nagasaki: Peace Museum. Open to Public from 8.00 am to 7.00 pm in Nagpur, from 6 to 9 August; (3) All India Webinar: Remembering Hiroshima & Nagasaki 6 and 9 August 2021. All India Webinar; (4) “Why Nuclear Weapons must be banned” Seminar in Hyderabad, on 8 August.
Photographic Exhibition of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Kupiškis
From August 5 to 10, 2021, the photos donated by Gensuikyo will be presented in Kupiškis City Library to all city residents and guests and Kupiškis Rotary members. (Depending on the situation of the Corona virus in Lithuania, the date of the event may be changed.)
There will be a memorial for the victims of the military and economic usage of nuclear materials on the 6th of August 2021, starting at 18:00, at the Stephansplatz in the first district of Vienna. The event is hosted by the Hiroshima Group Vienna, the Viennese Peace Movement and Pax Christi Vienna, as well as OMEGA/IPPNW and the International Fellowship of Reconciliation. We are collecting statements as a symbol of international solidarity calling for the abolition of these inhumane weapons of mass destruction. A horrendous amount of funding is used for the enlargement and modernisation of nuclear weapons arsenals and armament, but these funds could be used in our fight against hunger, for the betterment of health care and education, as well as cultural and environmental matters. Send your message against nuclear weapons, armament and war to: email@example.com. They will be published online at www.hiroshima.at, or in peace publications.
Commemoration to honour the memory of the victims of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and Nagasaki and the nuclear tests, and to call for global nuclear disarmament by Collectif Parc Hibakusha, Mons
Time/Place: Saturday 7 August, 14:00-17:00 at Hibakusha Park Plaine de Nimy
Campus, Av. du Champ de Mars à 5000 Mons. The program includes an exhibition,
videos, presentation of the Hibakusha Park project in development and of the
professionals, teachers and students.The Hibakusha Collective is composed of
people and associations collaborating in the realization and the durability of the new
Hibakusha Park within the Nimy Plain Campus at the University of Mons in Belgium.
This park, initiated in 1989 by Pierre Piérart (UMons), is a place of remembrance and
a plea for the elimination of nuclear weapons in the world.
The anniversary of nuclear weapons being dropped on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945 is commemorated across the world. CND is encouraging our supporters to join an international grassroots action that will allow people – wherever they are – to join together in one action.
Global waves of anti-nuclear peace actions will sweep the globe between August 2-9, marking the commemorative week of Hiroshima/Nagasaki Days and the 2021 World Conference against A and H Bombs. CND is encouraging actions at 11am (UK time) on the morning of August 6th. How can you join in?
Contact: Sara Medi Jones, firstname.lastname@example.org
Time/Place: Friday, August 06, 2021 • 7:00 PM ET
Peace activists and dynamic artists will highlight the importance of Canada’s joining the growing number of nations signing the Ban Treaty, and how we can contribute to the elimination of nuclear weapons. This event will include esteemed speakers, musical performances, Mayoral Proclamations and a lantern ceremony.
Speakers and performers include Setsuko Thurlow, Kehkashan Basu, Ron Korb, Erin Hunt and Nathaniel Erskine-Smith.
Time/Place: Friday, August 6 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Cornwall and Burrard in Vancouver Centre
Join the Vancouver Peace Council and ILPS organizations including the Just Peace Committee to commemorate the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki by reaffirming our commitment to opposing nuclear weapons and wars of aggression in favor of just peace and negotiations for just peace. Demand that Canada sign the 2017 TPNW and get out of NATO.
Ottawa: Lantern Ceremony, August 6
Time/ Place: Friday August 6, 202, 7:30 PM at 5th Ave. & Queen Elizabeth Driveway along the Rideau Canal
Massachusetts Peace Action calls on people and organizations to initiate or join Hiroshima/Nagasaki commemorative events to build support for nuclear disarmament.
Our events will be held in conjunction with global “Peace Wave 2021” initiated by Gensuikyo in memory of the lives lost in the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Gensuikyo has renewed its the call for the complete elimination of nuclear weapons and urge all nations, including our own, to join the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. For the United States, this also means immediate action to halt the $1.7 Trillion nuclear upgrade and the "Money Pit Missile", calling for a "No First Use" policy, and negotiating a policy of common security with the other nuclear powers especially given the other existential threat, the climate crisis. For details, click the title of each event below or visit here.
Tue August 3, 3:30 pm EDT, August 3 at Lincoln Square, Worcester
Remembrance and Hope – the Journey from Hiroshima to the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) – Zoom online event
Thu August 5 @ 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm EDT at Showa Boston. Register here.
Friday, August 6, from 7:45 to 8:30 a.m., at the corner of Main and Moody Streets
Fri August 6 @ 8:00 am - 8:30 am EDT at First Parish Church
Fri August 6 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am EDT
Fri August 6 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT, at Court Square, Corner of Main Street and Court Street, Springfield, MA
Fri August 6 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm EDT at Friends Meeting at Cambridge
Fri August 6 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
Fri August 6 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT. For details and tickets click here:
Fri August 6 @ 6:30 pm EDT at Nashawannuck Pond
Sun Aug 8 10:00 am EDT. Online zoom event with Q & A.
Sun Aug 8 7:30 pm EDT at Watertown Square
Commemoration of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Avon, NY
This year we will commemorate the H/N atomic bombing on Thursday, August 5th, 7:30 PM, at the Avon Traffic Circle, Routes 5&20 in Avon, NY. It will be the 47th consecutive year in which we have held a commemoration. This is an in-person, not virtual, event. Rain or shine (except for thunderstorms.) Every peaceful person is welcome! (COVID: Of course, anyone who feels more comfortable wearing a mask should wear one. We expect unvaccinated people to wear a mask. We will plan to maintain physical distancing as well. It’s a large traffic circle with plenty of room.)
"From Nuclear Journey of Death to Nuclear Weapons Abolition: Remembering Hiroshima and Nagasaki, August 6 – 9, 1945, Historic Banner and Picture Display, "Laying Down the Law" of UN Nuclear Ban Treaty at Lockheed Martin, U.S. #1 Nuclear Weapons Contractor", August 7, 12 Noon US EST
Hiroshima - Nagasaki Anniversary Remembrance, historic anti-nuclear weapons banner and photo display on hillside in front of Lockheed Martin complex in King of Prussia. The display and vigil will be followed by protest demonstration and nonviolent resistance.
Hiroshima/Nagasaki Commemoration, August 6, 8 and 9 in Columbus, Ohio
Columbus Campaign for Arms Control (CCAC) will host a series of events including public protest, August 6, 2021, concert, August 8, 2021, and teach-in August 9, 2021 in Justice Garden, local church, and local campus. More details to come but first rehearsal of musicians is taking place this weekend. Local composer (David) is writing a new organ piece with some church singers based on the theme of Hiroshima and nuclear disarm, seems to be a powerful work to open with...To close we will have a new work called BEING, a kind of prayer to the peace idea for solo violin played by Devin Copfer. In between these pieces, Paul Strawser will play the revised SARCASMS in a polished state. And I will conclude with the New POSTLUDES with rooms.
Hiroshima/Nagasaki Memorial, Boise, ID
On August 7, 1-3pm MST, at Esther Simplot Pavilion in Boise, Idaho, We will be folding paper cranes and handing out information about the UN Nuclear Ban Treaty
A Call to Action, Remembering Hiroshima and Nagasaki From Testing to Trident to Treaty, August 7-9, Poulsbo, WA
We invite you to join us at Ground Zero Center for Nonviolent Action this August 7th through 9th to remember and to rededicate ourselves to the struggle to abolish nuclear weapons. Ground Zero Center has a unique responsibility as our back yard (just across the fence line) contains the largest operational deployed concentration of nuclear weapons in the U.S. arsenal and is home to eight of the Navy's fourteen Trident ballistic missile submarines. Rachel Hoffman of the Marshallese Women's Association will speak about the injustice of nuclear testing in the Marshall Islands (shared live on Zoom). We will also hear from Tara Villalba, who is with Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility. We will have music by singer/songwriter Tom Rawson, and much more. The culmination of the weekend will be Monday morning's vigil and nonviolent direct action, and flash dance by the Delaney Dancers (all are welcome to join the dance!). For details, please click the link of our event page.
Peace Action New York State: