08. August 2020 - 16:00 till 19:00
Unitarian Church of Staten Island, New York
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Outdoor Hiroshima Nagasaki 75th Anniversary Photo Exhibit | Saturday, 08. August 2020

Peace Action of Staten Island and the Unitarian Church of Staten Island present:



Outdoor Hiroshima Nagasaki 75th Anniversary Photo Exhibit



As part of a global peace wave of events to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima/Nagasaki, Peace Action of Staten Island and the Unitarian Church of Staten Island are sponsoring a display of photos that depict the devastation by the A-bombing as well as nuclear tests. A timeline of seven and a half decades of nuclear weapons history will also be displayed.



The photos are a gift from local groups of Gensuikyo, the Japanese Council Against Atomic and Hydrogen Bombs. The hope of local Japanese activists is that the photos will help sensitize people to the humanitarian consequences of the use of nuclear weapons, and mobilize world public opinion in favor of creating a nuclear weapon-free world.



75 years have passed since the U.S. dropped atomic bombs on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. It is estimated that the bombs killed 210,000 citizens by the end of 1945 and, over the years, have ruined the health of many of the survivors. The average age of the Hibakusha, or atomic bomb survivors, is now over 82 years old, and many of them are still suffering from terrible health issues. This exhibit honors the memory of those who were killed by the atomic bombings.



The United Nations adopted the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons adopted on July 7, 2017 and the Hibakusha call on all State Governments to join the Treaty and achieve the total elimination of nuclear weapons. To sign their appeal, go to https://www.hiroshimanagasaki75.org/hibakusha-appeal.



It is the conviction of Peace Action and the Unitarian Universalists that nuclear weapons must never be used again against any nation under any circumstances. The message of peace from the survivors (called Hibakusha) to the people of the world is an appeal for all to realize a world free of nuclear weapons.



(Rain Date: August 9, 2020, 3-7PM)



Masks and hand sanitizer will be available. Social distancing will be required.



For more information, contact: Eileen Bardel, email