Thursday, August 7, 2014

Pittsburgh City Council issues proclamation to "commend and recognize" Remembering Hiroshima, Imagining Peace.

On August 4, two days before the 69th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, the Pittsburgh City Council issued a proclamation to "commend and recognize the important work of Remembering Hiroshima, Imagining Peace". An excerpt:
WHEREAS, Remembering Hiroshima, Imagining Peace (RHIP), has brought together an impressive coalition of Pittsburgh organizations, institutions and individuals to work toward the elimination of nuclear weapons through education, activism, advocacy and art; and
WHEREAS, the work of RHIP will include peace programming by the Children’s Museum; the screening of I Live in Fear by the Pittsburgh Filmmakers followed by a Skype conversation with peace activists in Japan; a poster exhibit in the City County Building during August; two weeks of peace programming by Carnegie Mellon University; and events leading up to and participation by Pittsburghers in the demonstration for peace in connection with the nuclear non-proliferation conference;
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh recognizes the need to accelerate the reduction of nuclear weapons; and also does hereby commend and recognize the important work of Remembering Hiroshima, Imagining Peace and their advocacy for the need of a reduction of stockpiles and safer handling procedures worldwide as steps toward a world free of nuclear weapons.
The group received a similar honor in 2008, 2010, 2012, and 2013.