Remembering Hiroshima and Nagasaki July 21, 2023

Lanterns on Green Lake in Seattle, WA
Photo: Martha Brice

Once again this year, community activists across the country are planning a wide variety of events to remember the atomic attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, 78 years ago on August 6 and 9. These events are all about remembering the horrific humanitarian impact of these weapons, bolstering the “nuclear taboo” that has so far prevented further nuclear attacks, and giving voice to the global movement to stigmatize, prohibit and eliminate all nuclear weapons. Given current events and the release of Christopher Nolan’s blockbuster film Oppenheimer, these messages are needed now more than ever.

Intrepid PSR Nuclear Weapons Abolition Program intern Orlando Bell has been compiling PSR’s all-inclusive calendar of Hiroshima and Nagasaki commemoration events (in-person and virtual) across 16 states. It’s an excellent resource for local organizers to express solidarity with like-minded people working toward the same goals.  

There are many different ways to commemorate these tragedies, so consult the calendar to find an event near you, and share this link with others:

Hiroshima/Nagasaki, never again!

PSR is a partner organization in #CranesForOurFuture.

More information on the atomic attacks is here.

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