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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
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
Sponsor: Merrimack Valley People for Peace
Sponsor: Waltham Concerned Citizens
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
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.