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Youth Peace Week

August 3 - August 9

Youth Peace Week is from August 3rd to 9th 2020. Originally established in New Zealand as Schools Peace Week with the support of the New Zealand government, the week has spread to other countries. This year it has been broadened to Youth Peace Week as it only suits schools in the Southern Hemisphere (schools in […]

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USA events for Hiroshima/Nagasaki 75th commemoration

August 6 - August 9
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Physicians for Social Responsibility has compiled a calendar of US commemorative events for the 75th anniversay of Hiroshima and Nagasaki nuclear bombings. HiroshimaNagasaki75, a group of USA organizations and individuals, has placed them on a map of events.

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Hiroshima and Nagasaki CND exhibition and UK Events

August 6 - August 9

The Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (UK) has produced an online Hiroshima and Nagasaki exhibition which includes history of the nuclear bombings, discussion on the real reasons for the bombs being dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, testimony from atom bomb survivors, photos and art from the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, information on origami crane making - […]

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Nuclear Remembrance days: 75th anniversary of Hiroshima and Nagasaki nuclear bombings

August 6 - August 9

2020 marks the 75th anniversary of the detonation of nuclear bombs during World War II in Hiroshima (August 6) and Nagasaki (August 9). There will be official commemoration ceremonies in Hiroshima and Nagasaki organised by these cities, was well as actions and events organised by civil society in Japan and around the world. Due to […]

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Ongoing

International Fast

August 6 @ 8:15 am - August 9 @ 11:00 am UTC+0

Every year since 1984, a small group of peace campaigners from France and Germany have fasted from August 6 until 9 in commemoration of the nuclear bombings and to call for the global abolition of nuclear weapons. In recent years, they have been joined by fasters in the Ivory Coast, New Zealand, UK and USA.. […]

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Peace Wave 2020

August 6 @ 8:15 am - August 9 @ 11:00 am JST

From August 6 at 8:15am, the time that the nuclear bomb was detonated over Hiroshima, until August 9 at 11:02am, the time the nuclear bomb was detonated over Nagasaki, peace activists around the world will undertake individual and/or group actions as part of a ‘Peace Wave’. You can join the peace wave by undertaking your […]

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10:00 am

World Conference against A & H Bombs

August 9 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm JST

Every year Gensuikyo (the Japan Council against Atomic and Hydrogen Bombs) holds a world conference against A and H Bombs in Japan in conjunction with the commemorations of Hiroshima and Nagasaki Days. The theme for the conference this year is “With the Hibakusha, Let Us Achieve a Nuclear Weapon-free, Peaceful and Just World - for […]

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10:30 am

Peace Bell at Heiden – Henri Dunant Museum

August 9 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am CEST
Henri Dunant Museum, Heiden, Asylstrasse 2
Heiden, 9410 Switzerland
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A Nagasaki Day commemoration event at the Nagasaki Peace Bell which stands in front of the Henri Dunant Museum in Heiden, Switzerland The Peace Bell is one of five copies of the Angelus bells from the Urakami Cathedral in Nagasak. The church was destoryed in the atomic blast of August 9, 1945, but one of […]

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11:00 am

Nagasaki Day official ceremony Nagasaki City

August 9 @ 11:00 am - 12:15 pm JST
Nagasaki Peace Park, 9 Matsuyamamachi
Nagasaki, 852-8118 Japan
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The Nagasaki Peace Memorial Ceremony is held on August 9th every year in memory of the victims of the second atomic bomb, at the Nagasaki Peace Park near to the location where the bomb was dropped in the Matsuyama neighbourhood. The ceremony is attended by family members of the victims along with many other Nagasaki […]

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2:00 pm

#stillhere: 75 years of shared nuclear legacy

August 9 @ 2:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT

A two day event (August 6 and August 9) organised by #stillhere. #stillhere is a group of USA organizations and individuals working together to mark the anniversaries of the nuclear attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki and the Trinity nuclear test.  #stillhere highlights the voices of those affected by nuclear weapons: the hibakusha, downwind communities, nuclear […]

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2:30 pm

The Nuclear Story – Pax Christi New York Hiroshima/Nagasaki Memorial event

August 9 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm EDT

This webinar will be a combination of text on "The Nuclear Story" from its origin to today accompanied by a slide show of related photos. It will also include some music by Bud Courtney and Anthony Donovan and we will conclude with the ringing of a gong 75 times in observance of the 75th anniversary […]

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5:00 pm

The Black Sun: marking 75 years since the first atomic bomb

August 9 @ 5:00 pm - 6:15 pm BST

This 90 minute BBC radio program of poetry, readings and music marks 75 years since the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki on the 6th and 9th August 1945, and explores the fallout from that world-defining moment in poetry, prose and music. Readers Iain Glenn and Kae Alexander (who was born in Kobe in Japan) […]

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