Join us on Monday, August 6th at the Japanese American Historical Plaza (NW Naito Parkway and Couch Street) in Portland in remembering the victims of the August 6th and August 9th, 1945 atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, learning about the impacts of nuclear weapons testing in the Pacific Islands, and taking action for nuclear disarmament.
Speakers will discuss the lasting cultural and human health impacts of decades of nuclear weapons testing in the Pacific Islands, recent developments in the nuclear weapons situation between the United States and North Korea, the toxic cycle of nuclear weapons production, and more.
This event, which is free and open to the public, will also feature musical performances, including taiko drumming ensemble Unit Souzou, dance, and opportunities for YOU to take action.
The event will be followed by Children Remember: Nuclear Stories Through Memories, Relationships, and Art exhibit, organized by artist Yukiyo Kawano, across the street at the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine (75 NW Couch Street) beginning at 7:15 PM.
Event co-sponsors include: Oregon PSR, Living Islands, Metanoia Peace Community, Peace and Justice Works Iraq Affinity Group, Portland JACL, Oregon Hiroshima Club, Oregon Marshallese Community, Oregon Bikini Association, Veterans for Peace Chapter 72, Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, and more (coming soon).
We look forward to seeing you on August 6th!
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