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Also 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.

Aug
6
Thu
Witness for Peace and Life at Raytheon @ Cambridge, MA - Raytheon BBN Technologies
Aug 6 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

We will gather at 9am on the public sidewalk in front of Raytheon BBN Technologies for the Witness for Peace and Life. After a period of silent reflection, we will walk around the corner to Raytheon property where there is adequate room to hold a rally, with opportunities to introduce ourselves and offer reflections, meditations, and rousing speeches.

Sponsors: Mass. Peace Action; Campaign for Peace, Disarmament and Common Security, Friends Meeting at Cambridge; International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War – Boston

Envisioning a World Free of Nuclear Weapons @ Cambridge, MA - Longfellow Park
Aug 6 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

6pm: Reading of Thomas Merton’s “Original Child Bomb” @ 5 Longfellow Park.
7pm: Program features speakers, music, and dance at Lower Longfellow Park, including Karlene Griffiths Sekou of Black Lives Matter Boston and Ray Matsumiya of the Oleander Initiative.
8pm: Release Lantern and paper boats on Charles River.

Sponsors: Massachusetts Peace Action; Campaign for Peace, Disarmament, and Common Security; Friends Meeting at Cambridge – Peace and Social Concerns; Greater Boston Physicians for Social Responsibility

Hiroshima/Nagasaki Vigil @ Andover, MA - Old Andover Town Hall
Aug 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Sponsor: Merrimack Valley People for Peace

Hiroshima/Nagasaki Anniversary Peace Vigil @ Waltham, MA - Waltham Common
Aug 6 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Sponsor: Waltham Concerned Citizens

Aug
9
Sun
75 Years Since Hiroshima @ Pittsfield, MA - Park Square
Aug 9 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

There will be a Hiroshima Day Vigil that Thursday from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. on the sidewalk around Park Square in Pittsfield. At 8:15 a.m., there will be 5 minutes of silence. Signs will be provided, or people may bring their own. Can stay for full or part of hour.

Sponsors: Berkshire Citizens for Peace and Justice and Mass Peace Action

Remembering Hiroshima and Nagasaki – 75th Anniversary @ Watertown, MA - Watertown Square
Aug 9 @ 7:30 pm – 8:45 pm

Silent Vigil in Watertown Square followed by music and testimonials. At 8:30pm, launching of candle boats from Watertown Dock.

Sponsors: Watertown Citizens for Peace, Justice and the Environment, New England American Friends Service Committee, Mass Peace Action, and Survival Education Fund, Inc.