Thursday, July 31, 2008

Hiroshima Day

From Sisters of the Road (see link on sidebar)

Sisters is proud to co-sponsor Hiroshima Day, marking the anniversary of the August, 1945 nuclear attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Please join us Wednesday August 6th, 2008, from 6:00-7:00pm at the Japanese American Historical Plaza, Waterfront Park (NW Naito & Couch).

Each year this event, held by Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) recalls this history with reflections, music, and a call to action. In doing so, they hope to prevent such a grave mistake from happening again. Please click here and follow the Peace and Security link to learn more about the event and/or the bombings - the Children of the Atomic Bomb website also has important information.

The event features music from Portland Taiko and the Portland Gay Men’s Chorus. Featured speakers are Tom Carpenter, executive director of Hanford Challenge; award-winning poet and Friends of William Stafford board member Paulann Petersen; Dr. Charles Grossman, founding board member or Oregon PSR; Mikio Ohgushi from Dharma Rain Zen Center; Mayor Tom Potter; and Pamela Vergun, contributor/ editor of A Dimly Burning Wick: Memoir from the Ruins of Hiroshima. SGI-USA Buddhists will host a ceremonial shrine to invite attendees to honor victims’ memories throughout the evening.
And here is the rest of it.


: JustaDog said...

Do you also have a Pearl Harbor Day to mark the anniversary of the Japanese sneak attack on our peaceful fleet on a lazy Sunday morning?

Oregonian37 said...

Whew! For a minute there I thought I'd lost my troll! Thanks for stoppin by dog.:)

brenda said...

All I can say is...LMAO

Diane J Standiford said...

justadog, another countries sneak attack is horrible, ours are all deserving of songs, parades and celebrations...wars are funny that way. Ha ha