Coming Events:

Peace Vigil each Monday, 5 - 6 PM at the Four Corners,intersection of Kenwood and Delaware Aves. in Delmar. Bring your sign or use one of ours. Stay for a few minutes or an hour. Let's stand together for peace.  (518) 466-1192 for further information.  



Music

BNP:  Making Music for Peace
Tuesday,  July 21, 7:00 - 9:00pm
Bethlehem Town Hall
445 Delaware Ave, Delmar

 Bring your voices,  guitars, drums, spoons  etc.,  and maybe a snack to share.  We will sing and play along to some of the  wonderful peace songs we all know and love. If you have a favorite peace song, please bring the lyrics/music so we can sing along with you. Information 466-1192.


Film Series Commemorating 70th Anniversary of Atomic  Bombings, and Calls for Nuclear Abolition. This three part films series is sponsored by Upper Hudson Peace Action and Bethlehem Neighbors for Peace. Learn about nuclear weapons and their history and join in to say never again to nuclear weapons. Be part of making a safer world:

Nuclear_Savage

Date TBA,   6:15 – 7:45 pm, Schenectady Public Library, 99 Clinton St. Schenectady, NY Film:  Nuclear Savage.
Featuring recently declassified U.S. government documents, survivor testimony, and unseen archival footage, Nuclear Savage uncovers one of the most troubling chapters in modern American history: how Marshall islanders, considered an uncivilized culture, were deliberately used as human guinea pigs to study the effects of nuclear fallout on human beings. Information:  
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Message  From Hiroshima


Film-  Message from Hiroshima
Wednesday,  August 5,  7:00 - 8:45 pm 
Bethlehem Public Library
451 Delaware Ave., Delmar NY 12054

The film will be shown as part of the Upper Hudson Peace Action film series, remembering the 70th Anniversary of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki Bombings.  Message From Hiroshima (52 minutes, 2015), narrated by George Takei, provides an inside look at life and culture in the city before the first atomic bomb was deployed. Today, where the Hon and Motoyasu rivers meet, stands the Peace Memorial Park - the former location of the Nakajima district,  which once was home to thousands of people and hundreds of businesses.  When the atomic bomb was detonated 2,000 feet above Hiroshima's city  center on August 6, 1945, all of that vanished. Seventy years later,  director Masaaki Tanabe makes it his mission to revive the memory of what once was by interviewing /hibakusha/ (survivors) and former  residents. These heart-wrenching testimonials, along with  computer-generated recreations of restaurants, shoe stores, cinemas, and  the famous Industrial Promotion Hall, takes us deep into the hustle and bustle of a lost culture and people. Japanese, with English subtitles and English narration.  View Trailer.   Co-sponsored by Upper Hudson Peace Action and Bethlehem Neighbors for Peace. Free and open to the public.  Information:  466-1192. 

 
The_Ultimate_Wish

Monday, August 10, 7:00 – 8:45pm, Albany Public Library, 161 Washington Ave., Albany, NY.  Film: The Ultimate Wish.
This film raises profound questions about war, American foreign policy, technological failure, the courage to survive and the importance of taking positive actions to prevent future nuclear disasters. Prime focus is on Sakue Shimohira, age ten and hiding in a Nagasaki shelter when the nuclear bomb dropped on August 9, 1945. In one of the film’s most powerful moments Sakue describes her sister’s suicide ten years after the war ended as "the courage to die." Mrs. Shimohira found "the courage to live" and dedicate her life to abolishing nuclear weapons.  
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