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Anniversary of Contrast: the 75th Year of UN Founding and Atomic Bombings

When: Thursday, August 6, 2020, 9:00 am to Sunday, August 9, 2020, 5:00 pm
Where: Newton Free Library (Main Branch) • Homer St. and Walnut St. • Newton

The Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) is reflecting on two of the most pivotal events in world history on their 75th anniversaries: the founding of the United Nations and the dropping of A-bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in an 11 sign lawn exhibit on the Walnut street side of the Newton Free Library from August 6 to 9.  

The exhibit presents several perspectives on the hopes people and organizations held, in 1945, for the future of a global organization committed to maintaining world peace.  The exhibit ends with the Sadako Sasaki story and peace cranes near the library Peace Garden. 

You might want to bring a seat.

The exhibit is based on a timeline of events created by three WILPF members and posted on wilpfus.org under the Disarm committee. 

 

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