Gather, Remember, Re-Commit
A Candlelight Vigil in memory of Hiroshima, Nagasaki, Fukushima, Chernobyl, and .......
On August 6th, 1945 and August 9th, 1945 the United States dropped nuclear bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
On Tuesday, August 6th, 2013 from 7-9PM at the Town Clock/Collateral Damage Sculpture in downtown Santa Cruz, join with the Peace Community* of Santa Cruz for a Candlelight Vigil for a Nuclear Free Future.
We know that the nuclear weapons and power industries are inextricably linked together - we call for an end to both.
Bring signs, flags, banners, and candles - we will have extras
*cosponsored by the following, a growing list:
People United for Peace of Santa Cruz, Women in Black SC, Santa Cruz Against Drones, CodePink SC, SC Coalition to Bring the Troops Home Now, Pax Christi SC, Peace & Freedom Party SC, Resource Center for Nonviolence, United Nations Assoc. SC, Women's International League for Peace and Freedom SC, Santa Cruz Quaker Meeting,........
For more info about this event: pup [at] skyighway.com
United for Peace and Justice has declared August "Nuclear Free Future Month"
You can receive more info here: http://www.nuclearfreefuture.org/
...and you can sign a petition to the President to eliminate nuclear weapons here: http://www.nuclearfreefuture.org/2013/07/07/tell-president-obama-the-time-is-right-and-the-world-is-ready-to-negotiate-the-elimination-of-nuclear-weapons/
To read more about Hiroshima and Nagasaki and see photos of the effects of the bombings, go here: - WARNING! some of the images are very graphic! http://carienvermaakhistory.wordpress.com/2012/05/20/the-atom-bomb-and-how-it-affected-people/ http://modeducation.blogspot.com/2012/08/today-in-labor-historyaugust-6.html