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Please note: Many events have been cancelled, postponed or moved online due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please check with local organizers to confirm events and follow local safety guidelines if attending events in person.

Film Screening: In the Dark of the Valley @ Laemmle Town Center 5, Encino, CA
Aug 5 @ 7:00 pm

In the Dark of the Valley, a feature film about the Santa Susana Field Laboratory, a former nuclear and rocket-engine testing site near Los Angeles, will screen at the Los Angeles Diversity Film Festival on August 5th and the Phoenix Film Festival on August 20-22. The film is an in-depth exploration into the site’s long history of cover-ups and negligence by site owners Boeing, NASA, and the Department of Energy. It also tells the harrowing story of how a community of mothers, led by Melissa Bumstead, have dealt with the struggles of childhood cancer and their new found life of environmental advocacy, and features Dr. Bob Dodge and Denise Dufflied of PSR-Los Angeles.

Tickets are $12 and can be purchased here

Nuclear Weapons & Climate Change (Tri-Valley CAREs) @ Livermore, CA
Aug 6 @ 9:00 am – Aug 9 @ 10:00 am
Shine a Light, Stop the Hate, Lower the Heat

August 6 & 9, 9 am Pacific each day

Featuring speakers and musicians. Hybrid event – some virtual and a small presence at the Livermore Nuclear Weapons Lab in the SF Bay area.

Sponsor: Tri-Valley CAREs

Sadako Peace Day @ Westmont College, Santa Barbara, CA
Aug 6 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Program with poetry reading, live music and time for reflection.

Sponsor: Nuclear Age Peace Foundation

Seventeenth Annual Hiroshima-Nagasaki Remembrance and Peace Lantern Ceremony (WILPF Monterey County) @ Lovers Point Beach Cove, Pacific Grove, CA
Aug 7 @ 7:00 pm

Lantern Making and Release; Music and poetry reading

Organized and sponsored by:
Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) Monterey County Branch

Co-sponsored by:
Monterey Peace and Justice Center (MPJC)
Monterey Peninsula Religious Society of Friends (Quakers)
Peace Coalition of Monterey County (PCMC)
Veterans For Peace, Chapter 46