Archive for August, 2011

August 7th Join Veterans For Peace at Peace Memorial Park for a No Nukes Rally

August 5, 2011

First, Nancy will be chalking the word “PEACE” in many languages at Peace Memorial Park, starting after 10am Sunday August 7th.

Then, at 12:30pm Veterans For Peace will hold a “No Nukes” rally at the Peace Memorial Park and then march from the park to join the commemorative event at the Japanese American Historical Plaza.

How Can We Create a Nuclear-Free World? Not Another Hiroshima, Nagasaki, or Fukushima
Physicians For Social Responsibility and partner organizations are hosting a commemoration of the nuclear bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
The nuclear disaster at Fukushima will also be a topic with opportunities for everyone to get involved in creating a nuclear free future.
There will be music from The Slants and Portland Taiko and others.
There will be speakers, including Dr. Hideko Tamura Snider, Hiroshima survivor and author of One Sunny Day.
There will be activities, including the making of origami cranes.

The commemoration will be part of the program of the Veterans for Peace National Convention, which is being held in Portland this week.

Japanese-American Historical Plaza (Downtown Portland on the west side of the river just north of the Saturday Market)

Peace Memorial Park (at the north end of the Eastbank Esplanade, just above the Steel Bridge)