8am-8:30am. Annual AFSC Silent Vigil to remember Hiroshima — on the 65th anniversary of the bombing at 8:15am. Corner of Main and South Prospect Sts., Burlington. 658-1047.
6pm. From Washington to Moscow, 1981 documentary. Almost 30 years ago, at the height of the Cold War between the US and the Soviet Union, hundreds of Vermonters took part in a Peace Walk between Washington and Moscow, Vermont.
One of the liveliest demonstrations during the activist decade of the 80’s, From Washington to Moscow was recorded over the weekend of August 6, 1981, by a batch of Vermont filmmakers, and turned into a documentary by activist George Cullinen. The film won the UNESCO prize at the 1983 Hiroshima International Film Festival in Japan.
Burlington College, 95 North Ave., Burlington, followed by discussion with participants. We will gather to remember, reflect, and renew and revive the movement against nuclear weapons.
7:30pm (approx.), those assembled will walk to City Hall Park to float Japanese candleboats in the fountain. WILPF & Pax Christi Burlington. Info: 862-2949.
August 7, Saturday
7pm. “Nuclear Weapons/Nuclear Power,” a talk by Marc Estrin with slides about the development of the bomb(s), their use in American foreign policy, and their connection to nuclear power. At the Paper Mache Cathedral, Bread & Puppet Theater, Glover, VT. Admission free.
August 9, Monday
11am. Annual Nagasaki Ecumenical Prayer Vigil at the bell tower, Cathedral of Immaculate Conception, corner of Cherry and St. Paul Sts., Burlington. On the 65th anniversary of the bombing at 11:05am. Pax Christi Burlington. Info: 864-3885 or 862-0068.