Join Oregon PSR and our community partners for these upcoming events:

Learn more about Oregon PSR's upcoming events here, or visit our Facebook and Twitter pages for more information.

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to make in-person meetings and events a potential public health risk, many meetings and events are switching to webinars and other online meetings. Here are some webinars organized by Oregon PSR's community partner organizations that you might find useful and informative (please note that these online events are not organized by Oregon PSR).

*Please note: In order to limit our staff members' and volunteers' exposure and potential transmission of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), events organized and co-sponsored by Oregon PSR are subject to change and/or cancellation. Please contact us if you have questions or concerns regarding an upcoming event.

  • Friday, August 06, 2021 at 06:00 PM

    Hiroshima & Nagasaki Memorial Ceremony & We Hold Sacred Exhibit

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    Oregon PSR and our community partner organizations have begun planning the annual Portland-area memorial of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, which this year will be held on Friday, August 6th beginning at 6:00 PM at the Japanese American Historical Plaza at Waterfront Park in downtown Portland (NW Naito Parkway & Couch Street).

    In response to the ongoing pandemic, this year’s event will be a little different. It will include a brief ceremonial gathering at the Japanese American Historical Plaza featuring Rev. Eisei Ikenaga of Portland’s Nichiren Buddhist Temple. Following the remembrance ceremony, we will walk about two blocks to the Japanese American Museum of Oregon Annex (121 NW 2nd Avenue) for an exhibit called We Hold Sacred curated by Oregon PSR Advisory Board members Chisao Hata and Yukiyo Kawano.

    We invite those who are fully vaccinated to join us in person on the evening of August 6th. Please note that attendance at both the ceremony at the Japanese American Historical Plaza and the exhibit opening at the Japanese American Museum of Oregon Annex will be limited. We also request that all attendees wear protective face masks during the exhibit.

    Please RSVP below so that we have an idea of how many will attend. We will livestream the ceremony on our YouTube page for those who are not fully vaccinated or prefer to join from home.

    Our work for a future free from the threat of nuclear weapons and nuclear war depends on your generous financial support. Please donate today!

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    Chisao Hata and Yukiyo Kawano have co-created the We Hold Sacred exhibit at the Japanese American Museum of Oregon Annex, formerly known as the Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center, in Portland's historic Old Town. This neighborhood was once known as Nihonmachi, or Japantown, before its erasure resulting from Executive Order 9066, which established the American concentration camps that held over 120,000 people of Japanese ancestry and Japanese-American citizens between 1942 and 1946.

    At this historically significant location, and in commemoration of the 76th anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, We Hold Sacred explores the history of anti-nuclear activism through art and memory and by uplifting the historic nuclear justice movements led by people of color. This exhibit asks us "to renew our commitment to Mother Earth, ecological unity, and the interdependence of all species" in accordance with the 1st Principle of the Preamble of the 1991 People of Color Environmental Leadership Summit).

    We Hold Sacred opens on Friday, August 6th at 6:30 PM, immediately following our memorial ceremony at the nearby Japanese American Historical Plaza, and remains open until 8 PM. The exhibit will also be open for visitors on Saturday, August 7th and Sunday, August 8th from noon until 3:00 PM.

    Learn more about the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, nuclear weapons, and the movement for nuclear justice.
  • Friday, August 06, 2021 at 06:30 PM through August 09, 2021

    We Hold Sacred Exhibit

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    Oregon PSR Advisory Board members Chisao Hata and Yukiyo Kawano have co-created the We Hold Sacred exhibit at the Japanese American Museum of Oregon Annex, formerly known as the Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center, in Portland's historic Old Town. This neighborhood was once known as Nihonmachi, or Japantown, before its erasure resulting from Executive Order 9066, which established the American concentration camps that held over 120,000 people of Japanese ancestry and Japanese-American citizens between 1942 and 1946.

    At this historically significant location, and in commemoration of the 76th anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, We Hold Sacred explores the history of anti-nuclear activism through art and memory and by uplifting the historic nuclear justice movements led by people of color. This exhibit asks us "to renew our commitment to Mother Earth, ecological unity, and the interdependence of all species" in accordance with the 1st Principle of the Preamble of the 1991 People of Color Environmental Leadership Summit).

    We Hold Sacred opens on Friday, August 6th at 6:30 PM, immediately following our 6:00 PM memorial ceremony at the nearby Japanese American Historical Plaza, and remains open until 8 PM. The exhibit will also be open for visitors on Saturday, August 7th and Sunday, August 8th from noon until 3:00 PM.

    We invite those who are fully vaccinated to join us in person on the evening of August 6th, but space is limited, so please RSVP today. If you are unable to join us for the exhibit opening following our memorial ceremony, please visit on August 7th or 8th between noon and 3:00 PM. We also request that all attendees wear protective face masks during the exhibit.

    Learn more about the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, nuclear weapons, and the movement for nuclear justice.