Remembering Hiroshima & Nagasaki: From Despair to Hope

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The year’s memorial event, Remembering Hiroshima & Nagasaki: From Despair to Hope, will honor the victims of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, highlight the current state of nuclear weapons and national and international efforts to abolish these morally unacceptable weapons, and provide opportunities for those present to get more involved and to take action for a world liberated from the dangers of nuclear weapons.

Oregon PSR Associate Director Sean Tenney will speak regarding the persistent threat of nuclear weapons, as well as some of the significant progress being made here in Oregon and at the international level, including United Nations’ efforts to pass a humanitarian ban on nuclear weapons, which would make their production and use illegal under international law. Human rights activist and writer Polo Catalani will be our event emcee, and we will be treated to a musical performance by Portland Taiko. Immediately following the event, we will proceed to the University of Oregon Portland campus building across the street for a nuclear weapons-themed art exhibition and butoh dance performance led by artist and performer Yukio Kawano.