Remembering Hiroshima, Imagining Peace
Each year in early August, we mark the anniversaries of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki through events that include receiving a City Council proclamation, an exhibit, and a film screening followed by a Skype session with peace activists across the globe. In addition, we offer programs throughout the year that educate the public and inspire action. Through our events, we hope to communicate a message of peace in a way that is both creative and dynamic. Click on an image for a larger view and more info.
Our 2018 film screening and skype at City of Asylum for the August 5th Anniversary.
Recognizes the need to reduce spending on nuclear weapons to the minimum necessary to assure the safety and security of the existing weapons as they await disabling and dismantling and to redirect those funds to meet the urgent needs of cities.
Annual 13-mile ride representing the zone of destruction that would follow the detonation of a relatively small nuclear weapon if it were to be dropped on downtown Pittsburgh.
Annual film screenings in partnership with Pittsburgh Filmmakers. Titles have included: The Day the Sun Fell (pictured), Hiroshima Mon Amour, Nuclear Savage: The Islands of Secret Project 4.1, The Strangest Dream, and Containment.
Skyping with Japan and Guam following our film screenings to mark the anniversary of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
Tracing each other’s outlines on sidewalks throughout Pittsburgh to remember those who died as a result of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
Art exhibition by Takashi Morizumi, multiple venues throughout Pittsburgh.
Hiroshima-Nagasaki Legacy Exhibit, City County Building. Photographs, graphics, poetry, and artwork, co-sponsored by Veterans for Peace.
Visitors to the Children's Museum made Shibori (Japanese tie-dye) quilt squares that were sewn together to form a quilt. The final quilt was displayed at the Museum and presented to representatives from Hiroshima and Nagasaki to take back to Japan.
Two peace quilts were presented to Shinfujin/The New Japan Women’s Association during the Peace & Planet Conference in NYC. They are displayed at the Shinfujin Headquarters and the Chihiro Art Museum in Azumino, Japan.
For the Conference, we presented "Creative Peacemaking,” describing our peace-making efforts through art, education and activism.
Hosting lectures by artists, writers, and activists, including Dr. Ronni Alexander, Popoki Peace Project; Dr. Joseph Gerson, AFSC; and Filmmaker Pradeep Indulkar,