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Taking action on Hiroshima Day

Posted by Elana Simon on August 18, 2017

As the North Korean nuclear flashpoint dominates our headlines, the 72nd anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki reminds us why we must prevent nuclear war. PSR members across the country participated in events to inform community members how to take action to create a world free from nuclear weapons.

PSR's health advocates across the country participated in community events on August 6 and August 9.

PSR Los Angeles
LA PSR staffers Denise Duffield, Martha Arguello, Raquel Mason and Monika Shankar teamed up to participate
in PSR's social media challenge urging Ambassador Nikki Haley to support the nuclear weapons ban treaty.

At the March for Nuclear Abolition and Global Survival, PSR San Francisco Bay Area members
including President Bob Gould, MD marched alongside Daniel Ellsberg and activists from
Tri-Valley CAREs to protest against the nuclear weapons work at the Livermore National Laboratory.

 

Washington PSR joined a crowd of two thousand at Seattle's Greenlake Park to launch
Japanese-style lanterns into the lake in commemoration of the bombing of Hiroshima.

 

Sean Tenney, Associate Director of Oregon PSR, delivered keynote remarks
about disarmament advocacy a community event in Portland titled
Remembering Hiroshima and Nagasaki: From Despair to Hope

In Washington DC, PSR staff attended the annual Hiroshima commemoration where Jon Sung Lee,
a Hiroshima survivor and Dennis Nelson, a nuclear testing 'downwinder' from St. George, Utah,
delivered powerful personal testimony.

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