[pjw] EVENT (reminder): 2018 Hiroshima/Nagasaki Memorial Mon 6 PM
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Wed Aug 1 17:49:09 EDT 2018
Hello Peace and Justice Works supporters
The Iraq Affinity Group is an official cosponsor (as usual) of this year's
Hiroshima/Nagasaki Memorial at the Japanese American Historical Plaza,
coordinated by Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility. The
theme this year is "Facing America's Nuclear Legacy: Hiroshima, Nagasaki,
& the Pacific Islands." It's taking place this coming Monday, August 6 at
6 PM. (We sent out information about the event as part of the PJW Update
in early July.)
You can download a flyer for the event from our website here:
There is also information about a related event involving artwork by
Japanese students and a live call to Japan that will be taking place
shortly after the Memorial event ends in the announcement from PSR's
If anyone from PJW can help move around a few kind of heavy objects at the
end of the event, PSR will be borrowing them from us on Monday-- so let me
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Facing America's Nuclear Legacy: Hiroshima, Nagasaki, & the Pacific Islands
Join us on Monday, August 6th at the Japanese American Historical Plaza
(NW Naito Parkway and Couch Street) in Portland in remembering the
victims of the August 6th and August 9th, 1945 atomic bombings of
Hiroshima and Nagasaki, learning about the impacts of nuclear weapons
testing in the Pacific Islands, and taking action for nuclear
Our event host will be Jesse Gasper, Executive Director of the Oregon
Marshallese Community and the Oregon Bikini Association.
An opening invocation will be conducted by Reverend Eisei Ikenaga, head
priest of the Nichiren Buddhist Temple of Portland.
Speakers from the Pacific Islands will discuss the lasting cultural and
human health impacts of decades of nuclear weapons testing in the
Martin Hart-Landsberg, Professor Emeritus of Economics at Lewis and
Clark College and Adjunct Researcher at the Institute for Social
Sciences, Gyeongsang National University, South Korea, will
discuss recent developments in the nuclear weapons situation between
the United States and North Korea.
This event, which is free and open to the public, will also feature
musical performances, including taiko drumming ensemble Unit Souzou,
dance, poetry, and opportunities for YOU to take action.
The event will be followed by Children Remember: Nuclear Stories
Through Memories, Relationships, and Art exhibit, organized by artist
Yukiyo Kawano in collaboration with Oregon PSR Advisory Board member
Chisao Hata, across the street at the Oregon College of Oriental
Medicine (75 NW Couch Street) beginning at 7:15 PM. This event involves
art pieces that resulted from year-long conversations between high
school students living in Hiroshima and atomic bomb survivors
(hibakusha), as well as a live-feed conversation with Keiko Ogura, one
of the hibakusha involved in the project.
Event co-sponsors include: Oregon PSR, Living Islands, Metanoia Peace
Community, Peace and Justice Works Iraq Affinity Group, Portland JACL,
Oregon Hiroshima Club, Oregon Marshallese Community, Oregon Bikini
Association, Veterans for Peace Chapter 72, Women's International
League for Peace and Freedom, and more (coming soon).
We look forward to seeing you on August 6th!
August 06, 2018 at 6pm - 7pm
Japanese American Historical Plaza
NW Naito Parkway and Couch Street
Portland, OR 97209
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