Join us online for a unique 75th anniversary Hiroshima Day rally.
We'll begin with a moment of silence at 8:15 AM, when the first atomic bomb was used in war by the United States against the people of Hiroshima.
This event is free, and all people of good will are invited to participate. Circle your calendar today. Check www.trivalleycares.org before the event to obtain the link. You will be able to simply click the link on our website and participate.
Background: Tri-Valley CAREs and colleagues from Northern California peace and justice groups annually host a rally, march and nonviolent direct action to abolish nuclear weapons at 8 a.m. at the gates of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. This year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are moving the event online.
Our program: Expect great speakers and musicians for this 75th anniversary rally and commemoration. Expect also some action footage of Livermore Lab, one of two locations where all U.S. nuclear weapons are designed.
Our event, and your participation in it, will stand with the A-bomb survivors, known as Hibakusha, as they continue to appeal for a world free of nuclear weapons based on their fervent hope that “no one shall ever again suffer as we have.”
Our event will look at the decision to use the bomb on this special anniversary, and we will address current nuclear weapons policy, including the new warheads being developed today. Together, in word and song, we will also celebrate the joys of taking collective action for peace, justice and our Earth.
In this 75th anniversary year, Tri-Valley CAREs has joined with nonprofits across the country to highlight and deepen activism for change. We chose the hashtag #StillHere to note nuclear weapons are still here, but so are we…
“We are a coalition of anti-nuclear activists representing a variety of organizations nationwide. We share the common goals of ridding the world of the risk of nuclear weapons, and bringing justice to the communities affected by nuclear weapons testing, production and use. We came together specifically to honor nuclear survivors as we acknowledge that in the 75th year of the nuclear age, survivors and the weapons are still here.”
This national collaboration has enabled two full days of online commemorative events, beginning with our rally on August 6 at 8 AM Pacific Time — and continuing with fresh programming throughout the day on August 6 and August 9, when the U.S used an atomic bomb on the people of Nagasaki. You will find lots of information and resources you can use at www.HiroshimaNagasaki75.org. Check it out.