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Join us for Out of the Shadows: Remembering Hiroshima and Nagasaki, our 2012 commemoration of the nuclear bombings of these two Japanese cities in August of 1945. This year's event marks the 50th anniversary of groups in Portland commemorating this unforgettable tragedy. We will have guest speakers, performers, activities, and opportunities for YOU to get involved in making sure that nuclear weapons are never used again.
When: Monday, August 6th, 2012 beginning at 6 PM
Where: Japanese American Historical Plaza (Portland Waterfront at NW Naito Parkway & Couch Street)
This event is free and open to the public.
As part of our annual commemoration of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, please also plan to join us for The Shadow Project, a public art project chalking outlines of human bodies on sidewalks in the week leading up to August 6th to honor the lives lost and to encourage Portlanders to work for a world free of nuclear weapons. To learn more about how you can get involved with The Shadow Project, please contact us today. For Shadow Project volunteers, download quarter-sheet flyers and a copy of the Shadow Project permit.
This event is cosponsored by Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility, Alliance for Democracy, American Friends Service Committee, American Iranian Friendship Council, Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon, First Unitarian Peace Action Committee, Greenpeace, Humanists of Greater Portland, Japanese Ancestral Society, Japanese Garden Society, KBOO Radio, Multnomah Monthly Meeting of Friends, No Nukes Northwest, Oregon Buddhist Temple, Oregon Hiroshima Club, Peace and Justice Works Iraq Affinity Group, Peace House, Portland JACL, Portland Japanese Garden, Portland Peaceful Response Coalition, Regional Arts and Culture Council, SGI-USA Buddhists, Sisters of the Road, Tom Dwyer Automotive, Vancouver for Peace, Veterans for Peace Chapter 72, and Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom
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