August 6 and 9 mark the 78th anniversary of the nuclear bombings of the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The war in Ukraine, as well as this summer’s blockbuster movie Oppenheimer, have made many Americans aware of the existential threat of nuclear weapons. Join us as we remember their first victims and reflect on how we can together work for a world without nuclear weapons. Cities around the US are hosting commemorations of this important day with prayers, reflections, and appeals for peace. Come be a part of what is happening in Worcester.
Sunday, August 6: 7:30-8:30 p.m.
Worcester’s Peace Park
(located at the corner of Winslow and Pleasant Streets)
The evening’s program includes a modest lantern ceremony. Children very much welcome. Co-sponsored by the Center and the SS. Francis and Therese Catholic Worker.