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.
Your financial support makes it possible for us to organize this annual event and to work year-round to build the movement for a nuclear weapons-free world. Please donate today to support this event and our work for nuclear justice.
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 at the Japanese American Museum of Oregon Annex will be limited. The We Hold Sacred exhibit will also be open on Saturday, August 7th and Sunday, August 8th from noon until 3:00 PM for those unable to join us on August 6th.
Please RSVP 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.
We will use this opportunity to remember the victims of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, as well as those around the world impacted by more than seven decades of nuclear weapons development, testing, dangerous waste storage, and other forms of nuclear injustice, and to engage our attendees in the movement for nuclear justice and disarmament.
Our work for a future free from the threat of nuclear weapons and nuclear war depends on your generous financial support. Please donate today!
Thank you so much for supporting this annual event, and we look forward to having you join us, either in person or online, on August 6th.