Each year the Foundation hosts a public commemoration on or about August 6th to
remember and pay tribute to the victims of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki during WWII and to all innocent victims of war.
The Foundation sponsors this event involving music, poetry and reflection at Sadako Peace Garden
(a special garden created by the Foundation and La Casa de Maria Retreat Center) at the Retreat Center in Montecito, CA.
Annual Frank K. Kelly Lecture on Humanity's Future
This endowed lectureship is named for Frank K. Kelly, a founder and senior vice president of the Foundation. The lecture, focusing on hope and inspiration for a positive future for humanity, is presented annually by a distinguished individual and is subsequently published and distributed by the Foundation. The lecture was inaugurated in 2002 by Frank Kelly himself. In 2003, the lecture was given by Princeton Professor Emeritus and Foundation Board Chair Richard Falk; in 2004, by Body Shop founder and former Board member, Dame Anita Roddick; in 2005, by eminent psychiatrist Robert Jay Lifton; in 2006 by Nobel Peace Laureate Mairead Corrigan Maguire; in 2007 by Jakob von Uexkull, the founder of the Right Livelihood Awards and of the World Future Council; in 2008 by prominent peace educator Colman McCarthy; in 2009 by author and activist Frances Moore Lappé; in 2010 by Ambassador Max Kampelman, former arms control negotiator for President Ronald Reagan; in 2011 by Commander Robert Green (Royal Navy, ret.); and in 2012 by Daniel Ellsberg.
On May 14, 2011, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, winner of the 1984 Nobel Peace Prize, traveled to Santa Barbara to support the work of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, where he has served on the Advisory Council since 1991.