[pjw] EVENT: Hiroshima/Nagasaki memorial 2019 next Tuesday, Aug 6, 6 PM

Peace and Justice Works pjw at pjw.info
Tue Jul 30 18:41:28 EDT 2019

Hello PJW IAG supporters
The Iraq Affinity Group is once again cosponsoring Oregon Physicians for 
Social Responsibility's Hiroshima/Nagasaki memorial this year. It takes 
place one week from today, on Tuesday August 6 at 6 PM at the Japanese 
American Historical Plaza in Waterfront Park at Couch St. Below is the full 
announcement from Oregon PSR.
We hope to see some of you down there!
dan handelman
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

Dear Friend,

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, 

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 
accepted <https://www.oregonpsr.org/donate>.

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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