2020 Events for the 75th Anniversary
Thanks to everyone who made these events possible and who joined us on August 5 and 9.
See below for links to some of our events and those around the globe that are still available on the web.
Events on Wednesday, August 5: Watch Party & Dialogue with Japan
Watch Party: The Beginning of the End of Nuclear Weapons is an award-winning documentary recounting the history and devastation of the bomb and the resulting anti-nuclear movement. Following activist groups and the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (which won the Nobel Prize for Peace in 2017), the film demonstrates the power of citizen action.
Watch the film on YouTube.
Hiroshima Day in Japan: We had a dynamic conversation about nuclear issues with faculty, students, and activists at Kobe University, Japan, and Guam. Professor Ronni Alexander organized the event. See her "Popoki Peace Project" newsletter.
Events on Sunday, August 9: Atomic Dialogues
In collaboration with ecoartspace, Remembering Hiroshima, Imagining Peace (RHIP) presented both artistic and scientific dialogues on our atomic legacies. Since that fateful day when the first nuclear bombs were used on a civilian population, artists have responded through a wide range of media.
Patricia Watts, founder of ecoartspace, began the program with an overview of artists and artworks addressing nuclear issues.
Ann Rosenthal, artist and RHIP board member, presented Infinity City, her decade-long collaboration with Stephen Moore, which explores living in the shadow of the bomb. The artists’ nuclear pilgrimage took them to key historic sites in the development of the bomb, including Tinian Island in Micronesia, Japan, and the U.S.
Patricia DeMarco, PhD, has a doctorate in biology and has spent a 30-year career in energy and environmental policy. She reviewed the legacy of the bomb and alternatives to nuclear energy and waste, drawing on her recent book Pathways to Our Sustainable Future.
Etsuko Ichikawa is an artist, filmmaker, and activist who was born and raised in Tokyo. She showed and discussed her performances and films that poetically engage with vitrification technology, which transforms radioactive waste into glass.