[pjw] EVENT (reminder): 2018 Hiroshima/Nagasaki Memorial Mon 6 PM

Peace and Justice Works pjw at pjw.info
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 
website, below.

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 

dan handelman
peace and justice works iraq affinity group

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
    Pacific Islands.

    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

    Join and share this event through Facebook.

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