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Inspired By Our Past, Organizing for Our Future

The Commemoration of the Historic June 12, 1982 Demonstration for Nuclear Disarmament and Human Needs

Our History and Purpose

June 12, 2022 marks the 40th anniversary of the largest peace demonstration in United States history. On this historic day, one million people marched from the United Nations, filled the streets of New York City, and rallied in Central Park to demand an end to the nuclear arms race.

While the June 12th demonstration anchored the efforts, many other important parts of the mobilization occurred before and after that historic day, including the nonviolent civil disobedience actions at each of the five nuclear nations' missions to the UN on June 14th; a major international conference; an interfaith religious service; and scores of cultural and educational activities.

Throughout these days, people from all over the world spoke with one voice to say "No More Hiroshimas," paving the way for a future without nuclear weapons. Forty years later, we invite you to join us for a series of virtual events to learn from those who organized the June 12th, 1982 demonstration, as well as current activists who continue to work for the total elimination of nuclear weapons. 

June 12, 1982 Media

Check Out These Articles Written About June 12, 1982 Written 40 Years Later.



Arms Control Association
Back from the Brink
Brooklyn for Peace
Campaign for Peace, Disarmament, and Common Security
Chesapeake Physicians for Social Responsibility 
Fellowship of Reconciliation
HDGM- Saving the Planet, Saving the People
Heiwa Peace and Reconciliation Foundation of New York
Hibakusha Stories
Hiroshima/ Nagasaki Peace Committee of the National Capital Area
ICAN The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons
Long Island Alliance
Massachusetts Peace Action
New Japan Women's Association
New Jersey Peace Action
New York City Metro Raging Grannies
North Country Peace Group
Nuclear Age Peace Foundation
Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility
Peace Action 
Peace Action Bay Bridge
Peace Action Maine
Peace Action New York State
Peace Action Wisconsin
Physicians for Social Responsibility
Prospect Hill Foundation
Religious Society of Friends (Quakers)
Reverse the Trend
San Fransisco Bay Physicians for Social Responsibility
South County Peace Group, Inc.
Stand With Okinawa, NY
Staten Island Women Who March
Syracuse Peace Council
The House of The Lord Churches
The Nuclear Resister
The Ribbon International
Union of Concerned Scientists
United for Peace and Justice 
Upper Hudson Peace Action
Veterans for Peace, NYC Chapter 34
War Resisters League
Westchester People's Action Coalition
Western New York Peace Center
Women's International League for Peace and Freedom
Women Cross DMZ
World Beyond War
World Can't Wait

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