Japanese American Historical Plaza (Waterfront Park at NW Naito Parkway and Couch Street in Portland)



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Past Events

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 from 6-7pm
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.
Thursday, August 6, 2015 from 6-8pm
Oregon Physicians For Social Responsibility and partner organizations are planning a memorial event to mark the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The event will feature speakers and performers, including Portland Taiko, and will provide opportunities for attendees to get involved in efforts to abolish nuclear weapons. This event is free and open to the public, and we encourage you to invite your friends, family and colleagues to join us in remembering Hiroshima and Nagasaki and working for a nuclear-free future. Event sponsors include Oregon PSR, American Friends Service Committee, APANO, First Unitarian Church Peace Action Group, Interfaith Council of Greater Portland, Japanese Ancestral Society of Portland, Jubitz Family Foundation War Prevention Initiative, KBOO, Multnomah Meeting of Friends, Oregon Buddhist Society, Oregon Hiroshima Club, Portland JACL, Portland Japanese Garden Society, Tom Dwyer Automotive Service, United Nations Association Portland Chapter, and Veterans for Peace Chapter 72.