Peace Action Maine's Mission:
We are a voice of education and a center for people committed to disarmament and creative responses to conflict.

Peace Action Maine's Mission:
We are a voice of education and a center for people committed to disarmament and creative responses to conflict.

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We* invite you to our* commemorative event.  Saturday August 8, Payson Park 2-3 PM.
"We are part of a group of organizations and individuals working together:
--to mark the anniversaries of the nuclear attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki and the Trinity nuclear test.
--to highlight the voices of those affected by nuclear weapons: the hibakusha, downwind communities, nuclear workers, uranium workers, military personnel, and their families who were exposed to harmful and sometimes deadly levels of ionizing radiation and other toxins.
--to press our leaders to take the actions necessary to ensure nuclear weapons are never used again
--to negotiate in good faith the global elimination of these most devastating weapons of mass destruction."
"Survivors, cities, and front-line communities persevere, embody and practice resilience, and fight for a safer, livable, and just world through their resistance. At the same time, the weapons remain as well and continue to threaten our global community."

Our event features a self-guided tour of commemorative photo panels memorial of the atomic bombing; and includes distribution of paper cranes and requests for petition signatures and calls to legislators.  Join us! Please WEAR A MASK, and maintain at least 6 ft social distance at all times.  Also, for your health & comfort, bring large quantities of cold water, a hat or umbrella and a blanket or lawn chair. There is ample space to spread out. Location is near the Bay side of the park, just off Baxter Blvd, parking is available on the left as you enter the park– or in the lot located to the right, past the grassy triangle area where we will be.   Map of park location here. (FMI: Denny Dreher-   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.(207)286-9747)

#stillhere, #75years to honor survivors of nuclear weapons use. #2020PeaceWave. 2020 posters of Nuclear Weapon Arsenals.
*Peace Action Maine, Pax Christi Maine, Maine Veterans for Peace, WILPF-Maine, PeaceWorks.

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Past Events

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2020 Peace Worker Award: Individual Recognized

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