We are less than a month away from the 75th anniversaries of Hiroshima and Nagasaki's deadly atomic bombings. Nuclear Free Schools was built around the idea of education, and education is a tool to instruct current and future generations about a myriad of things. Just like folktales, myths, and other fantastical stories have been passed down through generations, so shall the real world testimonies of those affected by nuclear weapons--by their development, their testing, and their use in conflict.
We at Nuclear Free Schools recognize the power in story-telling, in immortalizing what is morally correct for a just and free world, one free of nuclear threats. We want this space to serve as more than just an archive of our students' many adventures, but as a platform for you to jump into action. We believe that to change globally, one must inspire locally, and in today's highly interconnected world, physical distance is no longer a barrier. We must all join hands and charge forward armed with knowledge, and demonstrate our passion for understanding, tolerance, and peace.
Having said that, Nuclear Free Schools is a proud partner of the #StillHere campaign to pressure the United States into ending its menacing nuclear posture and restoring communities impacted by nuclear weapons.
This month we will be hard at work sharing about the diverse stories of those affected, and if you'd like to be involved and commemorate the 75th anniversaries of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, please stay tuned for updates and check out HiroshimaNagasaki75.org to learn more about our partners and movement.
Thank you for being here, and we hope you can join us moving forward.