[pjw] EVENT REMINDER: Hiroshima/Nagasaki memorial 2019 tomorrow Aug 6, 6 PM
Peace and Justice Works
pjw at pjw.info
Mon Aug 5 20:25:00 EDT 2019
Hi again Iraq Affinity Group supporters.
Between last Tuesday when I sent out the announcement for this year's
Hiroshima / Nagasaki Memorial event (happening tomorrow!) and today,
Oregon PSR added time on the agenda for Rep. Earl Blumenauer to speak from
the stage. Rep. Blumenauer has been doing good work on nuclear weapons
issues which is why he was invited. PJW raised the concern that his record
isn't perfect on all progressive issues, including trade issues, but
recognizes his presence at this event is about the one issue of the day--
ending the scourge of nuclear weapons.
See some of you tomorrow!
peace and justice works iraq affinity group
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Date: Wed, 24 Jul 2019 16:28:40
From: Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility <info at oregonpsr.org>
To: Peace and Justice Works <pjw at pjw.info>
Subject: Join Us on Tuesday, August 6th for The Unequal Impacts of Nuclear
Weapons: Hiroshima & Nagasaki Memorial 2019
We hope that you will plan to join us on Tuesday, August 6th, 6:00 - 7:00 PM?at
the Japanese American Historical Plaza (NW Naito Parkway and Couch Street on
the Portland waterfront) for the annual Portland-area Hiroshima and Nagasaki
memorial event. This year's event, The Unequal Impacts of Nuclear Weapons:
Hiroshima & Nagasaki Memorial 2019,
will explore the disproportionate impacts that nuclear weapons have on women,
children, indigenous communities, and communities of color.
Michiko Kornhauser, a hibakusha (atomic bomb survivor), will discuss her
first-hand experiences as a young girl living near Hiroshima during and
subsequent to the August 6th, 1945 bombing. Patricia Hoover, a Hanford
Downwinder, will speak on the lasting health impacts of radioactive
contamination that resulted from decades of nuclear weapons production at the
Hanford Nuclear Reservation on the Columbia River near Richland, Washington.
Our event emcee will be Kurt Ikeda, Education Manager at the Oregon Nikkei
Endowment. Andrea Cano, Clinical and Palliative Care Chaplain with Providence
Health & Services, will provide our opening event invocation. We will also be
joined by Native American poet and storyteller Ed Edmo, who will offer an
opening land acknowledgement statement. Special thanks to Andrew Tolman, who
will provide American Sign Language interpretation for this event.
The August 6th memorial event will also build upon our recent success in
putting Oregon on record in support of the United Nations' Nuclear Weapons Ban
Treaty and urging Congress to lead a global effort to reduce the threat of
nuclear war. Introduced at the request of Oregon PSR, Senate Joint Memorial 5
calls out the injustice and harm that nuclear weapons have caused through the
bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, uranium mining on indigenous lands, weapons
testing in the Pacific Islands, and contamination of our own region from the
Hanford Nuclear Reservation. The passage of this historic legislation, which
was supported by 31 organizations around the state, makes Oregon the second
state in the nation to join this growing movement of local governments to
support the Ban Treaty.
This event is free and open to the public, and donations are gratefully
Please mark your calendars and plan to join us on Tuesday, August 6th in
remembering the victims of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki,
learning more about the unequal impacts of nuclear weapons, and taking action
for a nuclear-free future.
This event is co-sponsored by Oregon PSR, Multnomah Meeting of Friends, Oregon
Hiroshima Club, Oregon Nikkei Endowment, Peace and Justice Works Iraq Affinity
Group, Portland JACL, Portland Pearl Rotary, Veterans for Peace Chapter 72, and
Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, among others. Special
thanks to our media sponsor, KBOO Community Radio.
Download the event flyer and help us spread the word!
Join and share this event on Facebook!
We look forward to seeing you on August 6th!
Sean Tenney, Associate Director
Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility
1020 SW Taylor Street, Suite 275
Portland, OR 97205
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