Join our community partners in Corvallis for a memorial to the victims of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki on Thursday, August 4th at Corvallis Riverfront Park. This event will feature Oregon PSR Executive Director Kelly Campbell, along with other speakers and performers. The event begins at 6:30 PM with traditional Japanese koto music by Masumi Timson, and the program begins at around 7 PM.
Joe Scott – Language and Culture Bearer, Siletz Tribe, will give a Land Acknowledgment.
Corvallis Mayor Biff Traber – Mayor Traber will read a Mayor’s Peace Declaration.
Kelly Campbell – Executive Director, Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR), founder, September Eleventh Families for Peaceful Tomorrows, and recipient of the 2019 Visionary Leaders Award from National PSR, will share her journey as an anti-nuclear weapons activist.
Pat Hoover – A Hanford Downwinder living with radiation poisoning, will read a work of poetry.
Aleita Hass-Holcombe – Volunteer and activist for the homeless and Director, Corvallis Drop-in Center, will read a statement from June Ikuko Terasaka Moore, a local hibakusha who survived the atomic bombing of Hiroshima.
Seneca Moback – Student, OSU School of History, Philosophy, & Religion, will read the Divest from the War Machine Resolution.
Rev. Matt Gordon - First Christian Church, will lead the Community Affirmation for Peace.
8 PM – Peace Flotilla – A short walk to the Van Buren bridge to watch the lantern-lit Peace Flotilla as it advances down river and passes beneath us . . . an awesome and inspiring sight!
Commemoration sponsors include: Veterans for Peace, Linus Pauling Chapter; Corvallis Divest from the War Machine; Code Pink; World Beyond War; and OSU School of History, Philosophy and Religion, Peace and Justice Strategies Office
Learn more at http://vfpcorvallis.org/.
2 NW 1st St
Corvallis, OR 97333
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