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Remember Hiroshima & Nagasaki, Create a Nuclear-Free Future

August 6, 2010
Portland, Oregon

Please join us for "Remember Hiroshima & Nagasaki, Create a Nuclear-Free Future", an event commemorating the 65th anniversary of the atomic bombings of these two Japanese cities. We will have special guest speakers, music, art, dance, and a chance for you to get involved in creating a nuclear-free future!

What: Remember Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Create a Nuclear-Free Future

When: Friday, August 6, 2010. Main program from 6:00 until 7:00pm. Music and dance by Universal Zulu Nation to follow from 7:00 until 9:00pm.

Where: Japanese American Historical Plaza, Waterfront Park (NW Naito Parkway and Couch Street), Portland, Oregon.

Speakers:

  • Michiko Kornhauser, atomic bomb survivor (hibakusha)
  • Representative Jules Kopel-Bailey, Oregon House, District 42
  • Danny Hall, Soka Gakkai International-USA Buddhist Association
  • Frances Storrs, MD, Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility
  • Moderated by: Ronault "Polo" Catalani, City of Portland Office of Human Relations

Performances by:

  • Live Free Odaiko Taiko Drums
  • Chisao Hata and Polo Catalani
  • Rocket One and Universal Zulu Nation

Activities: 

  • Learn to fold origami cranes, symbol of peace
  • Write to elected officials for nuclear disarmament
  • Get involved with cosponsoring organizations

Please download the flyer for the event and help us spread the word!

 

Resources

  • Nuclear Famine: A Billion People at Risk Report

    Newly generated data on the decline in agricultural production that would follow a limited, regional nuclear war in South Asia support the concern that more than one billion people would be in danger of starvation. Epidemic disease and further conflict spawned by such a famine would put additional hundreds of millions at risk. Read more »

  • Don't Bank on the Bomb Report

    Don’t Bank on the Bomb is the first major global report on the financing of companies that manufacture, modernize and maintain nuclear weapons and their delivery vehicles. It identifies more than 300 banks, insurance companies, pension funds and asset managers from 30 countries that invest significantly in 20 major nuclear weapons producers. Read more »