The US still has nearly 7,000 nuclear weapons, and they're all in the hands of an unpredictable and antagonistic president who has suggested we should use them today. For those of us who remember the devastation in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, we have a clear message: never again.
Join us for a unique opportunity to hear stories from people whose lives have been changed by the terrible destruction in Hiroshima.
This event will feature:
Yukiyo Kawano, a third generation hibakusha (nuclear bomb survivor) and local artist. Yukiyo's art reflects her personal connections to the bombings in Hiroshima and Nagasaki and our nuclear age.
Fumi Groves, President of the local Hiroshima Club member, incarcerated at a Japanese internment camp, and whose family members died in Hiroshima. Fumi will also introduce a series of recorded interviews from Hiroshima survivors.
Jim Thomas, a life-long peace activist who has traveled to Hiroshima and Nagasaki. From 1982-1983, Jim embarked on a Peace Pilgrimage from the Bangor Naval Base in Washington to Bethlehem, West Bank to protest the threat of nuclear war.
Come learn why anti-nuclear weapons activism is as important today as it was in 1945, and how you can make a difference on this critical issue. You'll have the opportunity to connect with numerous activist groups in the local Washington Coalition to Stop the New Nuclear Arms Race. Yukiyo Kawano's life-size soft sculpture of the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima, Little Boy, will also be on display.
Where: The University of Washington, The HUB, Room 145
When: Tuesday, April 11th, 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Contact us at (206) 462-9238 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Food will be provided at the event.
Sponsored by the University of Washington Global Zero Chapter, Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility, From Hiroshima to Hope, and Earthcare not Warfare.