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Hiroshima Nagasaki 75th Anniversary Virtual Event Call for Proposals

As we continue the fight against nuclear war, our coalition of nonprofits from across the United States, bound by the common goal of preventing nuclear war, is excited to host a live virtual event commemorating the 75th anniversary of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. We envision this virtual gathering as a way to shine a spotlight on local events nationwide, to highlight the stories of survivors, to look toward the future of a world free from nuclear threats, and to amplify the voices of activists, experts and others beyond their typical audience. This event will take place regardless of social distancing requirements.

The concept is similar to this year’s Earth Day commemoration (, please check it out to get an understanding of how this event will be conducted). A single video feed — shareable by every organization — will feature live and recorded video of in-person events (where they can be held) and speakers joining from their homes. We hope to feature a variety of peaceful perspectives from Hibakusha, those impacted by nuclear weapons, local peace advocates, artists, arms control experts, intersectional perspectives from other movements, and others. If you have an idea, we welcome you to submit a proposal to be included in the program.

Please bear in mind that the intended audience is in the United States and that we are looking to actively center the voices of those impacted by the nuclear weapons system in our event. We welcome international speakers and those from established organizations/not from frontline communities but ask that they bear this in mind.

Please fill out this form if you would like to be a part of the event as a speaker, to have your local event broadcast, or to do something else entirely. Creativity is welcome.

This will be a two-day event on Thursday, August 6, 2020 and Sunday, August 9, 2020. The exact times are yet to be determined, but will be based on the submissions we receive and the time zones in which people are located. Submissions will be accepted on a rolling basis until July 1, 2020.

If you and/or your event are selected to participate, we will work with you leading up to the event to make sure you understand the technology that will be used, or help pre-record if live streaming is not possible.

As the event develops, we will begin posting information, like featured speakers and a schedule, onto the 75th anniversary website, which is expected to go live in June. On that same site, we also hope to highlight as many local in-person and virtual events as possible, so please keep us abreast of those developments as well.

If you have any questions that are not addressed above or through the questions below, please email Once you submit a proposal, someone will be in touch with you. Details can be hammered out once your proposal is accepted; therefore, please do not email proposal specific questions until someone has reached out first. Please be patient with us; we are a small team, but we are excited to work with you!
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First Name *
Last Name *
Email Address *
Are you affiliated with an organization? *
If yes, what organization?
What day would you like to participate? *
How long will your proposed segment be? *
What do you plan to do during your segment? *
Time zone I will be in on August 6th or 9th *
My segment can be pre-recorded *
If you're affiliated with an organization is it signed on to the joint statement? If no, please read the statement and sign on here, your organization must be signed on to the statement in order for you to participate in this event representing that organization *
In 300 words or less please give a summary of what you would like to talk about at the event. Please include what you will cover, if you have supplemental materials like a slideshow, visual art, etc. We do not need you to submit these materials to us by June 18 — we simply want to have an understanding of what you have in mind. If you want longer than 25 minutes please state why and how long. Bear in mind this event is for a U.S. audience. *
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