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Hiroshima and Nagasaki Remembrance - Peace Vigil

When: Saturday, August 6, 2016, 10:30 am to 11:30 am
Where: Arlington Center • Intersection Mass. Ave. and Medford Street • near Starbucks • Arlington

Please join Arlington United for Justice with Peace for our monthly vigil on August 6 from 10:30-11:30 am in Arlington Center.  We will remember the U.S. atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945 and protest the ongoing wars/gun violence.

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Boston Remembers: Hiroshima - Nagasaki - Ferguson - Orlando

When: Tuesday, August 9, 2016, 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Where: First Church, Boston • 66 Marborough Street • (procession to Boston Common) • Boston

Stop gun violence! Stop racialized police violence! Stop preparing for nuclear war!

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Helen Caldicott: Courting Armageddon

When: Thursday, June 23, 2016, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Where: First Church in Cambridge, Jewett Auditorium • 11 Garden St • Harvard T • Cambridge

Building a World Free of Weapons of Mass Destruction: A House Party

When: Thursday, June 2, 2016, 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Where: Private Home • Brattle St • Cambridge

Upping the Nuclear Weapons Ante: Modernizing Doomsday

When: Sunday, June 5, 2016, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Where: Grace Episcopal Church • 76 Eldredge Street • Newton Corner

"Upping the Nuclear Weapons Ante: Modernizing Doomsday" will be the subject of a presentation and discussion sponsored by Newton Dialogues on Peace and War on Sunday, June 5 at 7:00PM.  Few know that the US administration is making plans to spend approximately $1 Trillion over the next 30 years to modernize and upgrade our arsenal of nuclear weapons and delivery systems, at a time when we should be seeking to rid the world of nuclear weapons.

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Free film screening: "Atomic Cafe"

When: Thursday, June 16, 2016, 6:30 pm to 10:00 pm
Where: UPandOUT • 243 Broadway • corner of Broadway & Windsor; entrance on Windsor • Cambridge

Atomic CafeOne of the defining documentaries of the 20th century, The Atomic Cafe offers a darkly humorous glimpse into mid-century America, an era rife with paranoia, anxiety, and misapprehension. Whimsical and yet razor-sharp, this timeless classic illuminates the often comic paradoxes of American life in the Atomic Age, while also exhibiting a genuine nostalgia for an earlier and more innocent nation.

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How the US Nuclear Weapons Modernization Program Is Increasing the Chances of Accidental Nuclear War with Russia

When: Thursday, February 25, 2016, 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Where: Harvard University, CGIS South • 1730 Cambridge St • Belfer Room • Cambridge

Theodore Postol

Speaker: Theodore Postol, Professor Emeritus of Science, Technology, and National Security Policy Massachusetts Institu

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Elaine Scarry: Democracy and Nuclear Weapons Cannot Co-Exist

When: Thursday, February 25, 2016, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Where: Central Square Library • 45 Pearl Street • Central T • Cambridge

This will be the final talk in the series accompanying the Remembering Hiroshima and Nagasaki: Working for a Nuclear Weapons-Free World exhibit. Her talk will build from her recent book Thermonuclear Monarchy: Choosing Between Democracy and Doom and from her recent speaking engagements in Hiroshima.

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Ward Wilson: The Realist Case for Eliminating Nuclear Weapons

When: Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Where: Central Square Library • 45 Pearl Street • Central T • Cambridge

The second series of   the Remembering Hiroshima series, sponsored by Massachusetts Peace Action, American Friends  Service  Committee, and Global Zero.

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Hillary Chute: Graphic Novels and the Trauma of Hiroshima & Nagasaki

When: Thursday, February 18, 2016, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Where: Central Square Library • 45 Pearl Street • Central T • Cambridge

Massachusetts Peace Action and American Friends Service Committee presents,  the third series of the Remembering Hiroshima Series, featuring  Hillary  Chute. 

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Joseph Gerson: Hibakusha and their Quest for a Nuclear Weapons-Free World

When: Tuesday, February 9, 2016, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Where: Central Square Library • 45 Pearl Street • Central T • Cambridge

Massachusetts Peace Action and American Friends Service Committee invite you to the first of a series of talks on Remembering Hiroshima! The first talk is based on Hibakusha and their quest for a nuclear weapon-free world. Hibakusha is the word coined by the Japanese for those who survived the atomic bombs. The word Hibakusha literally translates to bomb-affected-people.

Joseph Gerson, Director of AFSC’s Peace & Economic Security program is the author of With Hiroshima Eyes and Empire and the Bomb. He has worked closely with Hibakusha, the witness/ survivors of A- & H- bombs detonations in Japan and other nations for three decades. His talk will include photos of these courageous women and men, excerpts of their testimonies, and descriptions of their work for a nuclear weapons-free world.

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Film: “Containment”: The dangers of storing nuclear waste

When: Thursday, February 4, 2016, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Where: Central Square Library • 45 Pearl St • Central T • Cambridge

Reducing the Dangers of Nuclear War

When: Saturday, April 2, 2016, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Where: MIT Room 34-101 • 50 Vassar St • Kendall T • Cambridge

Saturday, April 2, 9am - 5pm

MIT Building 34, 50 Vassar St., Cambridge

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Building Peace and Justice– Now More than Ever: Massachusetts Peace Action 2016 Annual Meeting

When: Saturday, March 12, 2016, 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Where: First Church in Cambridge - Jewett Auditorium • 11 Garden St • Harvard T • Cambridge

Remembering Hiroshima: Working for a Nuclear Weapons Free World

When: Monday, February 1, 2016, 9:00 am to Monday, February 29, 2016, 5:00 pm
Where: Central Square Library • 45 Pearl St • Central T • Cambridge

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