2015 Events Marking Hiroshima & Nagasaki 70th Anniversary


Hiroshima Vigils 2015

featuring Morihiko Nakahara of the SC Philharmonic

THURSDAY August 6th 7PM

Columbia Museum of Art, Auditorium

1515 Main St. Columbia, SC

An hour-long reflective vigil marking the 70th anniversary of the dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima and calling for nuclear disarmament.  Featuring a string quartet directed by Morihiko Nakahara of the SC Philharmonic.

Free and open to the public.

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Origami crane making, posters from the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, light refreshments and peace organization tabling inside the Columbia Museum of Art before and after the vigil during First Thursday.


Carolina Peace Resource Center and  Columbia Friends Meeting -Religious Society of Friends (Quakers)

More Hiroshima/Nagasaki Commemorations in North Charleston, Greer, and Rock Hill, SC.  Details here…




Evening of Peace ~Hiroshima/Nagasaki Remembrance

SUNDAY August 9th 6:30PM-9PM

Quarterman Park (The Duck Pond)

1121 South Blvd, N. Charleston, SC

On Nagasaki Day, Aug 9th, join us for an evening devoted to peace in the world and our community.  Children will decorate sections of the sidewalk surrounding the lake while we make floating lanterns. There will be a potluck picnic at 7:00 pm. Groups working for peace and justice will have understanding stations set up around the lake. We’ll have a music and spoken word area. The event will wind up with walks of quiet reflection and conversation around the lake as the floating lanterns illuminate the lake in remembrance of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

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Sponsored by Lowcountry Peace, a local chapter of Carolina Peace





MOVIE: Countdown to Zero… a World Without Nuclear Weapons

THURSDAY August 6th 6PM-8PM

Greer Library

505 Pennsylvania Ave. Greer, SC

Join Upstate Peace on the 70th anniversary of Hiroshima for a special screening of Countdown to Zero.  The documentary “traces the history of the atomic bomb from its origins to the present state of global affairs: nine nations possessing nuclear weapons capabilities with others racing to join them, leaving the world held in a delicate balance that could be shattered by an act of terrorism, failed diplomacy , or a simple accident.The film features an array of important international statesmen. The film makes a compelling case for worldwide nuclear disarmament.”

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Sponsored by Upstate Peace Network, a local chapter of Carolina Peace





Remembering Hiroshima 70 Years On:


Winthrop University, Owens Hall, Room G01

Rock Hill for Peace, co-sponsored by the Political Science Department of Winthrop University and Global Zero-Winthrop, will hold a community speaker event commemorating the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima / Nagasaki, Japan. From the retrospective of this historic first use of nuclear weapons, we will discuss the current Iran nuclear deal and the importance of nuclear non-proliferation. The event will open with a viewing of the acclaimed documentary short film, “Witness to Hiroshima,” followed by discussions from Dr. Chris Van Aller of Winthrop’s Political Science Department, Carolyn Ballard of Rock Hill for Peace and Gabriel Paxton, student coordinator for Global Zero-Winthrop.

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Sponsored by Rock Hill for Peace, Winthrop University-Political Science Department and Global Zero-Rock Hill/Winthrop Chapter


Bike Around the Bomb

SUNDAY Aug 9th

Winthrop University, Ampitheater (off Alumni Dr., Rock Hill, SC)

Join Global Zero on the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombings of Japan as we cycle what would be the edge of a “small” nuclear blast in downtown Rock Hill, SC and call on President Obama to keep his promise to “seek the peace and security of a world without nuclear weapons.

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Sponsored by Global Zero-Rock Hill/Winthrop Chapter



Hiroshima Vigil

THURSDAY Aug 6th, 6:30PM

Augusta Library, 823 Telfair St. Augusta, GA 30901

Please join us for a reflective vigil remembering the 70th anniversary of the dropping of the atomic bomb. Let us work for nuclear disarmament to ensure that the atomic horror is never repeated. Features poster display, short film & panel discussion on importance of peace with Iran.  Free and open to the public.

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Sponsored by the CSRA Peace Alliance, a local chapter of Carolina Peace.



CONTACT David for more details, david@carolinapeace.org




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