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.
Oregon PSR and our community partners are in the process of planning the annual Portland-area memorial to the victims of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, which this year marks the 75th anniversary of this tragic and preventable loss of human life. 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, together, can create a world free from the threat of nuclear weapons.
Our guest speakers will include Tricia Pritkin, a Hanford Downwinder, legal advocate, and author; Harvey Thorstad, an Atomic Veteran and peace activist; Cathy Sampson-Kruse, a nurse, environmental activist, and member of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla; 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 news 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, and empower activism for a nuclear weapons-free world. Please give as generously as you can today to support this important work.
Thank you so much for your support, and we very much look forward to you joining us online on August 6th.