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With Hiroshima Eyes: Exhibit Opening

Tuesday, October 4, 2011 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm

With Hiroshima Eyes

With Hiroshima Eyes

Accouncement for "With Hiroshima Eyes: The Hibakusha Art of Junko Kayashige"

AFSC is proud to have arranged the display of the Hibakusha art of Junko Kayashige at Harvard University this October.

When the Atomic Bomb was dropped on Hiroshima City on August 6, 1945, Junko Kayashige had just entered elementary school. A Hiroshima City native, she was in a home one mile from where the A-bomb hit. Kayashige survived, badly injured, but lost several close members of her family.

World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates

Friday, November 12, 2010 - 9:30am - Sunday, November 14, 2010 - 12:00pm

Nukes turn 65 -- Des Moines urges retirement


By Jeffrey Weiss, Executive Director of Catholic Peace Ministry (CPM)

A crowd of 70 people, representing 20 organizations including CPM and AFSC, assembled at the Japanese Bell on the Iowa State Capitol grounds on August 9, 2010 to observe the 65th anniversary of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The theme this year was "From Hiroshima to a World Free of Nuclear Weapons."

Hiroshima-Nagasaki song leaders in Des Moines 8-9-10

Hiroshima-Nagasaki song leaders in Des Moines 8-9-10

Eloise Cranke and Ann Naffier, both former AFSC staff, join Highway Sigadi, formerly of the Simon Estes Youth Choir from Cape Town, South Africa, in leading songs at the 2010 Hiroshima-Nagasaki commemoration in Des Moines.

Teach Them To Yearn For A Hopeful Future

Ira Harritt

Ira Harritt

Ira Harritt is AFSC's Program Coordinator in Kansas City.

Talk by KC AFSC Program Coordinator, Ira Harritt at KCMO 2010 Hiroshima / Nagasaki Remembrance event

Hiroshima Day

Saturday, August 7, 2010 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Peace Vigil, Action Messages, Music and Candleboat Floating

  • Commemorate the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki 65 years ago on August 6 and 9, 1945
  • Call for the abolition of nuclear weapons
  • Support the START Treaty and the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty

Hiroshima and Nagasaki Commemoration

Monday, August 9, 2010 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm

Mushroom cloud transformed

Mushroom cloud transformed

Mushroom cloud transformed

Join us in asking Congress to sign the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty

Parking is in the parking lot of the Iowa Judicial building on the south side of  Court Ave. The bell is west of that building. The rain site will be Cavalry Baptist Church, 606 East 9th St. Please bring lawn chairs for your comfort during the observance, and flowers for laying at the Japanese Bell.

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