Remembering Hiroshima & Nagasaki: From Despair to Hope

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9 Aug 2017 - 18:00

Portland, OR

Remembering Hiroshima & Nagasaki: From Despair to Hope

Wednesday 9 August, 6 pm

Japanese American Historical Plaza, Waterfront Park at Couch St. Organized by Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility and its community partners, including WILPF-Portland, this year’s memorial will again honor lives lost on August 6 and 9, 1945, when the United States dropped nuclear bombs on these two Japanese cities. We will explore the humanitarian risks posed by possession of nuclear weapons and the July 7, 2017, adoption of a treaty that bans such weapons. Limited chair seating provided; consider bringing a lawn chair or blanket. The event emcee will be Polo Catalani, Oregon PSR Associate Director Sean Tenney will speak, Portland Taiko will perform. At about 7 pm the audience will be invited to proceed together across Naito Parkway to the University of Oregon building at 70 NW Couch St. for an art exhibit called Suspended Moment and a butoh dance performance led by artist Yukio Kawano.

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