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When: Sunday, August 7th, 2011, 1:00-4:00 pm (with guest speakers from 2:00-3:00 pm)
Where: Japanese American Historical Plaza (Portland Waterfront at NW Naito Parkway & Couch Street)
We are expanding this year’s event, which is free and open to the public, to a 3-hour afternoon fair that will include informational booths, activities and speakers to engage participants in learning about, and taking action for, a world free of both nuclear weapons and nuclear power. The formal program of speakers will be from 2:00-3:00 PM, with live music and other activities running throughout the afternoon. We are excited to announce that popular local bands The Slants and Portland Taiko will be performing, noted peace activist Kathy Kelly will speak, and that the commemoration will be part of the program of the 2011 Veterans for Peace National Convention, which is being held in Portland this year.
Activity booths include:
COSPONSORED BY: Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility, Alliance for Democracy, American Friends Service Committee, Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon, Dharma Rain Zen Center, First Unitarian Peace Action Committee, Greenpeace, Hanford Challenge, KBOO Radio, Living Earth, Metanoia Peace Community, Multnomah Meeting of Friends Peace & Social Concerns Committee, Oregon Hiroshima Club, Oregon Interfaith Power and Light, a project of Ecumenical Ministries, Peace & Justice Works Iraq Affinity Group, Portland Japanese American Citizens League, Portland Japanese Garden, Portland Peaceful Response Coalition, Sierra Club, SGI-Buddhists, Veterans for Peace Chapter 72, Women’s International League for Peace & Freedom, War Resisters League and others.
Invite your friends and family, and plan to join us on the Portland waterfront on August 7th!
To view the press release for this event, please go here.
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