Nagasaki Day Observance and Philly Anti-War ‘REACH-OUT’ to Support the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons
August 9 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
On August 9, 1945, three days after the atomic incineration of Hiroshima, the U.S. dropped its second nuclear bomb, code-named “Fat Man”, on Nagasaki, Japan, killing an estimated 40,000 people, and thousands more from the delayed effects of radiation poisoning. Often called the “forgotten nuclear city”, Nagasaki, at the time, was the largest Christian population throughout all of Asia. Ground zero for the second bombing was the St. Mary’s Urakami Cathedral.
The time has come to abolish nuclear nuclear weapons.
On July 7, 2017 –- following a decade of advocacy by International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) and its partners -– an overwhelming majority of the world’s nations adopted a landmark global agreement to ban all nuclear weapons, known officially as the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, http://www.icanw.org/the-treaty .
All nine nuclear armed nations abstained from the treaty’s adoption. The United States along with Russia possesses 90% of existing nuclear weapons.
August 9, 4p.m., west side Phila. City Hall, 15th & Market Sts. (City Hall side) Nagasaki Day ‘Reach-Out’ to Abolish Nuclear Weapons.
Join the first public demonstration in Philadelphia to support the UN Treaty.
After a solemn remembrance of the bombing of Nagasaki, including with readings, large banners, Hiroshima-Nagasaki pictorials, and bell-tolling, there will be a reading of appropriate sections of this visionary U.N. treaty.
Join the world’s fight against nuclear weapons! http://www.nuclearban.us/
“Therefore Choose Life, so that you and your children may live.”
– Book of Deuteronomy