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No More Nagasakis: A Commemoration

When: Thursday, August 9, 2018, 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • Boston
“Article 9 Comes to America” 
David Rothauser, documentary filmmaker, recently completed a film about Hiroshima/Nagasaki.. We will show an excerpt of “Article 9”. 
 
“The Imperative of Nuclear Disarmament” 
Elaine Scarry, author of “Thermonuclear Monarchy: Choosing Between Democracy and Doom”, is Professor of Aesthetics and General Theory of Value at Harvard University.
 
“On Abolition” 
Sofia Wolman, Musician and student at Harvard Divinity School.
 
— Music by Dean Stevens and Sofia Wolman — 
 

 
73 years ago today, the US dropped atomic bombs on Nagasaki, It is 48 years since the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty took effect, and almost one year since the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) opened for signing.  Yet the five original nuclear weapons states, led by the United States, have not signed the TPNW, nor followed through on their commitments to abolish nuclear weapons,.
 
After threatening North Korea with “fire and fury”, President Trump held a summit meeting with Chairman Kim Jong-un, but much work remains to resolve the nuclear crisis with North Korea and bring peace to the Korean peninsula
 
It is the United States’ 6,500 nuclear warheads, and the other nuclear powers, that pose an imminent threat to humanity.  The President can launch a civilization-destroying nuclear war on his sole authority.
 
 Sponsored by Community Church of Boston and Massachusetts Peace Action

Community Church of Boston is located at 565 Boylston St. Boston (Copley Sq.) 

info@communitychurchofboston.org, www.communitychurchofboston.org

Small elevator, wheelchair accessible.

 

CCB is located near the Orange line-Back Bay or the Green line-Copley T Stops. On Street Parking & at Back Bay Parking Garage, 199 Clarendon Street. Discount Vouchers available for parking in the garage.

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