Peace and Planet originated as a working group of Abolition 2000, a global network to eliminate nuclear weapons.
Global Wave 2015 was an international action in which activists and public officials engaged in a symbolic “wave goodbye” to nuclear weapons, symbolizing the impending end of the nuclear era.
In 2016, Unfold Zero coordinated a worldwide “Chain Reaction” of peace in protest of the the immorality and dangers of nuclear weapons.
March 13-April 26: The 14th Annual Walk for a New Spring will visit communities in nine states and the District of Columbia, raising awareness of the risks of nuclear weapons and encouraging people to come to NYC for Peace and the Planet Mobilization. Flyer available here.
April 12: Peace Boat sets sail on its 87th Global Peace Voyage. On board will be a team of ‘child-survivors’ – elderly Hibakusha who were children when their cities were struck. As part of two major projects of the 2020 Vision Campaign has arranged for “I was her age” receptions in a dozen of ports and cities along the way around the world.
April 19: Join the Peace & Planet team and NYC community and environmental organizers, Times Up! for Prop- and Banner-Making + BBQ for the Peace & Planet Mobilization.
April 25: Join the Peace & Planet team and NYC community and environmental organizers, Times Up! for Prop- and Banner-Making + BBQ for the Peace & Planet Mobilization.
April 27: Join hundreds of activists from Japan for the No Nukes Women’s Forum
April 30: Stories From Atomic Bomb Survivors: Hibakusha Speak
May 14: Peace & Planet and Global Wave
June 25: Shattering Silos: Building Connections Between Peace and Disarmament, Social, Economic and Racial Justice and Climate Change Movements – A workshop sponsored by Peace & Planet at the US Social Forum
Identify and to explore ways to build alliances and collaborations between nuclear disarmament, justice, environmental and peace movements.
June 13 – August 16: Hiroshima-Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Exhibition and Programming
In commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the attacks, this powerful show will include 20 artifacts collected from the debris of the 1945 atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki as well as 6 large folding screens that depict the horrors of the event. The 1995 Nobel Peace Prize nominees, Iri and Toshi Maruki, created a total of 15 screens over 32 years from 1950. This exhibition, made possible by the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and the Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, is meant to deepen understanding of the damage wrought by nuclear weapons and inspire peace in the 21st century. This exhibition will also feature Hiroshima Children’s Drawings from All Souls Church Unitarian created in the 20th century. These drawings present a story of hope and reconciliation.
The American University Art Museum (4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC)
July 13: “The Story of Transform Now Ploughshares and the Oak Ridge Environmental Peace Alliance in 2012” with Sister Megan Rice of Order of the Holy Child
7pm; Goddard-Riverside Community Center (593 Columbus Avenue (88th St.), Manhattan)
Commemorations of #70Years since the U.S. A-Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
September 21: International Day for Peace