About 50 people came out yesterday for an event commemorating the 68th anniversary of Nagasaki Day. The event was held in McConnell Hall (the science building) at Smith College an irony that did not go unnoticed.
The event was organized by Nuke Free Future who started the evening inviting people to sign the petition calling on Obama to abolish nuclear weapons.
The night started off with a viewing of The Medical Consequences of Nuclear War a film by Ira Helfand which detailed the nuclear holocaust that would follow the use of another atomic weapon.
We heard from speakers Francis Crowe and Anna Gyorgy author of No Nukes. The floor was opened up to hear from members of the audience. We ended the evening with a graphic description of the hours following the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and a moment of silence.
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