[pjw] EVENT REMINDER: "Remembering Hiroshima & Nagasaki, Building Toward Nuclear Justice", Mon 8/8 6 PM

Peace and Justice Works pjw at pjw.info
Fri Aug 5 17:10:57 EDT 2022

Hi again IAG supporters

As noted previously, the Iraq Affinity Group is a cosponsor of this year's 
Hiroshima/Nagasaki memorial, coming up on Monday at 6 PM.

We made a flyer using Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility's social 
media design:


Hou can find more info on their website at


As noted in their email, there is an in-person event (COVID vaccinations
required) as well as a livestream on facebook at


I have PSR's event announcment, below, with a new paragraph they shared 
recently tying the situation in Ukraine to nuclear threats.

I think a few folks from our group are planning to be there either in 
person or virtually. How about you?

dan handelman
peace and justice works iraq affinity group

---------- Forwarded message ----------

Dear Friend,

We hope that you will join Oregon PSR and our many community partners on 
Monday, August 8th at 6:00 PM (PST) at the Japanese American Historical 
Plaza (NW Naito Parkway & Couch Street on the Portland waterfront) for the 
annual Portland-area memorial to the victims of the atomic bombings of 
Hiroshima and Nagasaki, where we will honor the lives lost to nuclear 
weapons and renew our commitment to building toward nuclear justice.

  <https://www.oregonpsr.org/2022_hiroshima_and_nagasaki_memorial_event> As 
current events such as the war in Ukraine remind us, the existence of 
nuclear weapons remains a very real and existential risk to all life on 
our planet. Momentum is growing to create a nuclear-free future as the 
majority of countries have come together to create the Treaty on the 
Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) which would make nuclear weapons 
illegal under international law. There is continued growing support within 
the US to support the treaty. The most recent victory being very close to 
home in Milwaukie OR. On August 2nd, 2022 the city council passed a 
resolution declaring the city's opposition to nuclear weapons and urging 
the US federal government to sign the TPNW.

We are thrilled to announce a truly stellar lineup of performances this 
year including LaRhonda Steeleand the Grace Gospel Quartet; Portland Taiko 
drummers; Tsubaki Buyo Doukoukai traditional Japanese dancers; a 
Marshallese youth dance troupe; and a sing-along with Hiru Gohan Group.

Our speakers will include longtime nuclear justice activist and Walla 
Walla Tribal Member Cathy Sampson-Kruse and third generation hibakusha 
(atomic bomb survivor) and artist Yukiyo Kawano. We'll also honor two 
movement elders, hibakusha Michiko Kornhauser and atomic veteran Harvey 
Thorstad, with a special award. The event will be hosted by Jess Gasper of 
the Oregon Marshallese Community Association. We'll pause to mark the 
exact moment (7:02 PM) when the bomb made with plutonium processed at the 
Hanford Nuclear Reservation on the Columbia River was dropped on Nagasaki 
and we'll provide opportunities for our audience members to take action 
for nuclear justice.

All who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 are welcome to join us in 
person at this free, outdoor, all-ages event which will include ASL 
interpretation. For those unable to join us in person, the memorial will 
also be livestreamed on Oregon PSR's Facebook page 

Show your support for nuclear justice with a donation to support this 
important work today. <https://www.oregonpsr.org/donate>

Thank you to all of our event cosponsors who make this memorial possible:

American Friends Service Committee, Coalition of Communities of Color, 
Columbia Riverkeeper, Doctors for Camp Closure (Oregon Chapter), Epworth 
United Methodist Church, First Unitarian Church of Portland Peace Action 
Group, Health Care for All Oregon, Japanese American Museum of Oregon, 
KBOO Public Radio, Latino Network, Living Earth, Multnomah County 
Democrats, Multnomah Meeting of Friends, National Association of Atomic 
Veterans, One Sunny Day Initiatives, OPAL Environmental Justice Oregon, 
Oregon Hiroshima Club, Oregon Jewish Museum & Center for Holocaust 
Education, Oregon Marshallese Community Association, Peace and Justice 
Works Iraq Affinity Group, The Peace House, PeaceVoice, Portland Central 
America Solidarity Committee (PCASC), Portland JACL, Portland Japanese 
Garden, Seeding Justice, Union of Concerned Scientists, Vanport Mosaic, 
and Veterans for Peace Chapter 72.

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