[pjw] EVENT: 70th Hiroshima Day commemoration, Thursday August 6, 6 PM

Peace and Justice Works pjw at pjw.info
Tue Jul 28 17:11:10 EDT 2015

Greetings PJW supporters

Last week five of us went out in the blazing heat and posted about 250 
flyers for the "Zones Project," showing what would happen if a nuclear 
blast hit downtown Portland. The posters include an inset promoting this 
year's Hiroshima/Nagasaki commemoration, 70 years after the only wartime 
atomic blasts, being coordinated by Oregon Physicians for Social 
Responsibilty, and cosponsored by PJW among others. The full announcement 
for that event, taking place next Thursday, August 6 at 6 PM at the 
Japanese American Historical Plaza, is below.

That information and links to the Zones Project page and other related 
events can be found at:

PSR is talking about coorindinating another day of postering, but if you 
want to just pick up some posters to put up in your neighborhood-- 
especially if you live north of Lombard, between E 83rd & 145th, between 
West 75th and 137th, or in Tigard, Vancouver or Lake Oswego (Zones 5 & 6) 
please arrange to come by the PJW office (in inner SE) and grab some 
posters! We have a limited number here but can make more; right now 
they're not in an accessible space but I can put them out for those who 
are willing to make some rounds.

dan handelman
--Peace and Justice Works
    PO Box 42456
    Portland, OR   97242
    (503) 236-3065
    pjw at pjw.info

---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Wed, 15 Jul 2015 19:52:38 -0400 (EDT)
From: Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility <info at oregonpsr.org>
Subject: 70 Years After Hiroshima & Nagasaki: The Ever-Present Nuclear 

Oregon PSR and our community partners invite you to join us for the annual 
commemoration of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki on 
Thursday, August 6th, 2015 beginning at 6:00 PM at the Japanese American 
Historical Plaza at Waterfront Park in downtown Portland.

The year's memorial event, which marks the 70th anniversary of the 
bombings, is titled 70 Years After Hiroshima & Nagasaki: The Ever-Present 
Nuclear Threat. We will use this momentous anniversary both to acknowledge 
and remember the victims of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and as an opportunity 
to educate participants about the current dangers of nuclear weapons. We 
will discuss the movement to abolish these expensive, dangerous and 
inherently immoral weapons and provide opportunities for YOU to take 
action to ensure that nuclear weapons are never used again.

We are asking for your financial support to produce and to promote these 
memorial and educational events. Your generous donation will help us to 
inform and engage new activists in Oregon PSR's work for a nuclear-free 

We've got an exciting line-up this year, including speakers with direct 
experience of nuclear weapons, including the perspective of Marshall 
Islanders whose lands were ravaged by years of nuclear weapons testing. 
Along with emcee Polo Catalani, the event will feature performances by 
Portland Taiko, Tomodachi Chorus, and Sahomi Tachibana's traditional 
Japanese dance group.

We are also sponsoring and organizing a number of related events, 
including Poets Respond to the Nuclear Age 70 Years After Hiroshima and 
Nagasaki, a poetry event at Concordia University on August 1st featuring 
Oregon Poet Laureate Peter Sears, Kathleen Flenniken, Leah Stenson and 
others, and The Zones Project, an interactive walk and bike ride (on July 
19th and again on August 1st) that seeks to bring a sense of the scope of 
destruction and death at Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Visit our website or 
contact us at 503-274-2720 or info at oregonpsr.org for more information.

We look forward to seeing you on August 6th.

In peace and health,

Kelly Campbell, Executive Director

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