On Saturday, August 6th join me on Instagram Live from 3-4pm! We’ll be listening to read alouds, making paper cranes, and honoring the 77th anniversary of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bombings.
Between August 5 and 9, we invite you to join thousands around the world in making one small act: Will you fold an origami crane and share it on your social media with the hashtag #CranesForOurFuture?
To learn how, go to: cranesforourfuture.org/fold
Last August, the #CranesForOurFuture campaign inspired thousands of people to mark the Hiroshima and Nagasaki anniversaries, reaching millions worldwide. This August, diplomats from around the world will gather at the United Nations to make progress on reducing nuclear risks. It is more important than ever to show these leaders that we are united around a shared hope for a more joyful, peaceful world.
That’s why, in your #CranesForOurFuture post, we also ask you to share a short message about what a future without nuclear weapons means to you. Is it a more peaceful world for your children or grandchildren? A global system built on mutual respect and not fear and terror? Does that world focus on funding basic needs instead of weapons of war?
Get instructions on how to fold a paper crane and some additional tips here.
The origami crane has become a symbol of peace around the world thanks to Sadako Sasaki, a victim of the Hiroshima atomic bombing who folded more than a thousand paper cranes and was memorialized in the Children’s Monument at the Hiroshima Peace Park. Together, we can honor Sadako and all those who perished 77 years ago in the bombings in Hiroshima and Nagasaki and work for a future where no one faces the threat of a nuclear weapon again.
I hope you’ll commit to joining The Tiny Activist, global and community leaders, and families around the world in folding origami peace cranes and sharing photos of them with your message for a safer world on social media during Peace Weekend, August 5-9.
The power to craft a safer future is truly in our hands. Each crane, taken along with others around the world, will spread our shared vision for a more peaceful world and help make nuclear weapons a relic of the past.
Thanks for everything you do,
Corrie & Lee
P.S. You can find sample social media graphics and copy to help recruit others here: cranesforourfuture.org/social.
Check out the guests for the IG Live!