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2020 Hartford Area Hiroshima/Nagasaki Remembrance: A Shared Call for Nuclear Weapon Abolition

On behalf of the 2020 Hartford Area Hiroshima/Nagasaki Remembrance organizing committee, we would like to thank all of those who participated in this year’s Hartford Area Hiroshima / Nagasaki Remembrance. With the ongoing Covid-19 social distancing rules, we were unsure about how this year’s event would be held, if it could be held at all.

We were fortunate to be able to assemble a team that could utilize appropriate telecommunication technologies and bring topic-appropriate speakers together. Unfortunately, at the last minute widespread power outages across the state required changes and the program was adjusted to reflect those changes.

The resulting program was excellent and we were able to create a YouTube video of our event which can be seen below:

August 6, 2020

A Hartford area tradition for more than 50 years – Hartford Hiroshima/Nagasaki Remembrance

  1. Welcome: From the Annual Hiroshima Remembrance Planning Committee, Eric Stamm, Hope Out Loud
  2. Opening Words: Background on the Abrogation of Treaties and the Dangers of the Nuclear Arms Race, Wayne Coste, Hope Out Loud
  3. Spoken Word, Eric Stamm, Hope Out Loud
  4. Videos:
    a. Moment, and the sound of an atomic bomb explosion
    b. History of the Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki(History Channel )
  5. What this 75th anniversary gathering is about Father David Cinquegrani, of Holy Family in Farmington
  6. Joe Wasserman introduces the send-a letter To Your Member of Congress, Joe Wasserman, No
  7. Environment and nuclear weapons, Sena Wazer, Sunrise Connecticut
  8. Money for people’s needs, Sen Saud Anwar
  9. Memorial Minute , Wayne Coste, Hope Out Loud
  10. Direct people to New Mexico Event (see below) Eric Stamm, Hope Out Loud
  11. Closing, Eric Stamm, Hope Out Loud
  12. Spoken Word, Mary Sanders
  13. Post closing Hope-out-Loud by Kevin and Dave Brown

Hopefully by this time next year the “Doomsday Clock” will have receded a substantial amount from its precarious location so close to midnight.

Sponsored by:

  • Hope Out Loud
  • No/Nukes/No War,
  • UN Association of CT,
  • Veterans for Peace, Connecticut (Chapter 42)
  • Ct Peace and Solidarity Coalition
  • Sunrise Connecticut

Al Marder, New Haven Peace Council, speaks about Nuclear Weapons

75th Anniversary Hiroshima Day Online Commemoration – Calling for the Abolition of Nuclear Weapons

Hosted by the New Mexico 75th Anniversary of Hiroshima/Nagasaki Committee and Pace e Bene Nonviolence Service

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