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GZ Hiroshima/Nagasaki Weekend

August 7, 2016 - August 9, 2016

Ground Zero Center’s weekend of events commemorating the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki takes place from August 7th through August 9th this year.

The weekend officially begins on the morning of Sunday, August 7th and will include a demonstration at one of the entrance gates to the Bangor Trident base on August 8th, and a peace flotilla on Hood Canal adjacent to the Bangor base on August 9th. The peace flotilla will be accompanied by the historic boat The Golden Rule.

See the full schedule below.

Email your questions to info@gzcenter.org.



-Set up at GZ grounds

6:00-9:00 PM  Hiroshima to Hope, Green Lake Park, Seattle


8:30 Those who will participate in the 9:00 AM Eucharist will gather and walk to the Bangor Main Gate.

9:00  Eucharist at Bangor Main Gate, led by Steve Kelly, SJ (ALL are welcome)

9:00  Gather at Ground Zero Center, and light breakfast

10:00  Welcome, weekend schedule, chore sign-up and pass the hat news and updates from David, Glen, and committees; also updates on Peace Pagoda and Golden Rule

11:30-12:30  Nonviolence Training

12:30-1:30  Lunch

1:30-3:30  Sidewalk vigil at Target (Kitsap Mall); Letter and email contacts to decision-makers

4:00-5:00  Planning 8/8 morning action

5:30-6:30  Dinner

7:00  Music by Tom Rawson and Ellen Van der Hoeven

8:00-9:00  Discussion and social time—early bed  (Possible overnight vigil at gate)


5:00  Wake-up and quick breakfast

6:00  Gathering Circle, Nonviolence pledge

6:30-8:30  Arrive at gate; vigil and actions

9:00  Return to GZ, circle and debrief

930-11:00  Rest & relaxation  -Meet with Bangor security folks

11:00  Brunch

12:30  Helen Jaccard and Gerry Condon, The Golden Rule

1:30  Planning for 8/9 Boats By Bangor

3:30  Move kayaks, set up on King Spit beach for Tuesday “Boats By Bangor”

5:00  Dinner

7:00  Music by Hank ‘n’ Claire

8:30  Movie or discussion of book, The Voyage of the Golden Rule

TUESDAY, AUG. 9  (Actual times dependent on tides)

9:00  Breakfast

9:30  Carpool to King Spit

10:30-3:30  BOATS BY BANGOR

3:30  Barbecue on beach

5:30  Return to Ground Zero, depart

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