*Update: If you are outside of the San Francisco Bay Area, check out this calendar to find a Hiroshima/Nagasaki commemoration event near you.
August 6th is the 66th anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombing of Hiroshima. It is only by remembering the past that we can ensure our mistakes are never repeated.
Join me on Saturday, August 6th to remember the victims of nuclear weapons, and call attention to the danger nuclear material poses to our planet. Our keynote speaker, Dr. Arjun Makhijani, is a world-renowned nuclear expert who will draw the deep connections between nuclear weapons and nuclear power in light of this year’s tragic events at the Fukushima nuclear power plant. Also, we’ll have live music, Taiko drummers and a live video chat with bomb survivors from Japan.
The event will be held outside of Livermore Laboratory, one of the two labs responsible for designing and developing nuclear warheads.
What: “From Hiroshima to Fukushima to Livermore: Confronting the Two-Headed Dragon of Nuclear Weapons and Nuclear Power”
When: Saturday, August 6
6:00pm – Peace Festival
6:30pm – Program begins
Where: William Payne Park, Vasco Rd. and Patterson Pass Rd., Livermore, CA
Program: Peace Festival with vegetarian food from Food Not Bombs; Nuclear expert Dr. Arjun Makhijani; live music from award-winning musical duo Emma’s Revolution, Taiko drummers and Kaylah Marin; A video chat with atomic bomb survivors live from Japan.