[pjw] EVENT: Hiroshima/Nagasaki memorial online Thurs 8/6 6 PM

Peace and Justice Works pjw at pjw.info
Sun Jul 26 17:57:03 EDT 2020


I want to be sure to clearly delineate that there are TWO upcoming events 
to remember the 75th anniversary of the bombs dropped on Hiroshima and 
Nagasaki. Last Sunday we sent the announcement about the PJW-coordinated 
Friday Rally coming up this week (which I also referenced yesterday).

The below info is about the annual Oregon Physicians for Social 
Responsibility memorial event on Thursday, August 6, which is moving 
online due to the pandemic (so will NOT be at Waterfront Park). The Iraq 
Affinity Group has been involved in the planning for this and is signed on 
as a cosponsor.

The details of the Zoom call are on Oregon PSR's website to help limit the 
participation to folks who actually want to be part of the memorial, PSR 
has asked that people share the link to their web page rather than the 
direct zoom link when promoting the event.


I have re-edited the announcement below for clarity.

dan handelman
peace and justice works iraq affinity group

  ---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Tue, 21 Jul 2020 11:16:08
From: Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility <info at oregonpsr.org>

Dear Friend,

Please mark your calendars and plan to join us on Thursday, August 6th 
beginning at 6:00 PM for 75 Years Later Is Now: Hiroshima, Nagasaki, & 
Ending the Nuclear Threat, an online event honoring the lives lost to 
nuclear weapons and exploring how we can create a world free from the 
threat of these morally unacceptable weapons of indiscriminate mass 

Our guest speakers will include Tricia Pritikin, a Hanford Downwinder, 
legal advocate, and author; Harvey Thorstad, an Atomic Veteran and peace 
activist; and Oregon PSR Advisory Board members Chisao Hata, a Japanese 
American performing artist and community organizer, and Yukiyo Kawano, an 
artist and third-generation hibakusha (atomic bomb survivor). Our event 
emcee will be Kyle Iboshi, an investigative reporter with KGW News.

Our speakers will explore the lasting dangers of nuclear weapons and 
nuclear injustice, discuss the importance of shifting our spending 
priorities away from these weapons and towards safe and resilient 
communities, and let you know how you can get more involved in the growing 
nuclear weapons abolition movement.

Your tax-deductible contribution makes it possible for us to organize this 
annual event and to educate, engage, advocate for a nuclear weapons-free 
world. Please donate today <https://www.oregonpsr.org/donate> to support 
this event and Oregon PSR's nuclear weapons abolition campaign.

Sign the Appeal of the Hibakusha for the Elimination of Nuclear Weapons. 

The hibakusha appeal is a petition created by a group of hibakusha, the 
survivors of the nuclear bombings in Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945. The 
petition calls for the elimination of nuclear weapons, including 
development, funding, testing, use, and threat of use.

This year, on the 75th anniversary of the bombings, supporting this 
international petition is a main ask of Japanese groups for the United 
States. Please join us in supporting this appeal from the survivors of the 
atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

Read the full text of the Appeal of the Hibakusha for the Elimination of 
Nuclear Weapons and sign the appeal today. 

Thank you for taking action by signing the hibakusha appeal, and we look 
forward to having you join us online on August 6th.

In Peace and Health,

Kelly Campbell, Executive Director

Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility
4110 SE Hawthorne Blvd., #758
Portland, OR  97214

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