On 75 years of Hiroshma-Nagasaki, online events you can participate in

1. Webinar commemorating the 75th Anniversary of Hiroshima and Nagasaki Bombings hosted by the Princeton-based Coalition for Peace Action (CFPA)

Speaker: Dr Daniel Ellsberg, the famed whistleblower who released the Pentagon Papers during Vietnam and early in his career was a US nuclear war planner. His latest book is The Doomsday Machine: Confessions of a Nuclear War Planner.
When: Sunday, 09 August 2020, 07:00 PM, Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Here’s the event page


2. 75 Years: Canada, Nuclear Weapons and the UN Ban Treaty, organized by the Hiroshima/Nagasaki Day Coalition.


– Setsuko Thurlow, who jointly accepted the Nobel Peace Prize on behalf of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons in 2017

– Peace activist and historian Phyllis Creighton, will sketch Canada’s role in creating the atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, its nuclear industry’s reckless endangering of Dene workers, severely impacting the Indigenous community, Canada’s continued sale of uranium and nuclear reactors enabling more countries to become nuclear armed, and its full commitment to NORAD and NATO, both nuclear alliances relying on nuclear weapons.
When: Thursday, August 6 — 7:00-8:30 pm EDT Here’s the event page

3. Online commemoration of the 75th Anniversary of Hiroshima Day, hosted by the New Mexico 75th Anniversary of Hiroshima/Nagasaki Committee and Pace e Bene
When: AUGUST 6, 2020, 8 P.M. EASTERN / 5 P.M. PACIFIC
Here’s the event page

4. ‘Managing Nuclear Memory’: Webinar Panel on 75th Anniversary Commemoration of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, hosted by the Institute of Contemporary Asian Studies (ICAS), Temple University, Japan Campus


– Norma Field is a professor emerita, University of Chicago, Department of East Asian Languages & Civilizations. She is the author of In the Realm of a Dying Emperor: Japan at Century’s End. She is editor and co-translator of Fukushima Radiation: Will You Still Say No Crime Has Been Committed?

– Robert (Bo) Jacobs is a historian of science and technology at the Hiroshima Peace Institute and Graduate School of Peace Studies at Hiroshima City University in Japan researching the history of nuclear technologies. He is the author of The Dragon’s Tale and Nuclear Bodies (forthcoming in 2021 in Yale University Press), and also has been the lead researcher of the Global Hibakusha Project since 2010, conducting field research at radiation affected sites around the world, and,

– Yuki Miyamoto is Associate Professor in the Department of Religious Studies at DePaul. The courses she regularly teaches at DePaul are “The Atom Bomb Discourse” and “The Atomic Age.” She has led two-week study abroad trips to Hiroshima and Nagasaki seven times since 2005. She is the author of Beyond the Mushroom Cloud: Commemoration, Religion, and Responsibility after Hiroshima (2011).

When: on August 7, 10:00am Chicago (CT) | August 8 12:00am Tokyo (JST).
Here’s the event page, and, webinar access link

5. Webinar on the 75th Anniversary of the Bombing of Hiroshima, hosted by Hiroshima Day Sydney
When: August 6, 2020 at 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM UTC+10
Here’s the event page

6. ‘Music of Remembrance’ webinar commemorating the 75th anniversary of Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings
[BROADCAST] Music of Remembrance: Remembering Hiroshima and Nagasaki
Shinji Eshima – August 6th
Ryuichi Sakamoto – Snow Falls
Ryuichi Sakamoto – Passage
Watch the broadcast here
Also join a special webinar on August 6th at 3:00 P.M. PST to hear stories about these works from MOR’s artists, reflections from Consul General of Japan Yoichiro Yamada, and composer Ryuichi Sakamoto.
When: Thu August 6, 2020 3:00pm
Here’s the event page

7. 2020 World Conference against A and H Bombs – “With the Hibakusha, Let Us Achieve a Nuclear Weapon-free, Peaceful and Just World – for the Future of the Humankind and Our Planet”, hosted by the Japan Council against Atomic and Hydrogen Bombs
When: August 6 (Thur) and August 9 (Sun): 10:00-12:30 (JST)
Here’s the event page


8. Peace Wave, organized by Japan Council against Atomic and Hydrogen Bombs. Peace Wave logo (jpg). You are free to adopt and feature the logo in your flyers, banners, infographics, actions, images/movies online or in-person, showing that your activities are part of the global Peace Wave


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