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Remembering Hiroshima and Nagasaki: A memorial for all the victims of the nuclear age
Sunday, August 5, 2007 - 7:30pm to Sunday, August 5, 2007 - 9:30pm
Hiroshima Day marks the anniversary of the nuclear attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, August 6th and 9th, 1945. Those two bombs killed over 200,000 people. Each year we remember the victims with reflections, music, and a call to action. The Administration has plans for increasing U.S. nuclear weapons programs, and we urgently need to remind Oregonians and our lawmakers of the horrific consequences of nuclear weapons. We cannot let the memory of Hiroshima fade and allow our leaders to make this grave mistake again.

Music by Northwest Tibetan Cultural Association Chanters, Larry Tyrrell playing Shakuhachi and Aurora Chorus.

The memorial program will be followed by a twilight performance by Harmos, with opportunities for the audience to participate.

HARMOS- the human flag project was created as a Hiroshima Day memorial, is a way we will come together in a ceremony for peace. Create a Peace Flag, Hold a light for hope, Listen, watch, harvest creative energy and continue to work for peace.

When: Sunday, August 5th, 2007
Time: 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Where: Japanese American Historical Plaza
Waterfront Park in Portland, NW Naito Parkway at Couch Street, Portland, OR
Cost: The event is free and open to the public

Seating is on the grass; bring a blanket or chair.

The Harmos Project is created and coordinated by Chisao Hata, Lbm Queng, Kestrel Gates, Slomo and Ping Khaw and funded by RACC, Multnomah County Cultural Coalition and Metro North Portland Enhancement.

For more information please visit www.oregonpsr.org and www.harmospdx.org

Co-Sponsors (to-date): Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility, Harmos-the human flag project, Hiroshima Club, Japanese American Citizens League, Multnomah County Cultural Coalition, Oregon Cultural Trust, Portland Branch of WILPF - Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, American Friends Service Committee, Metanoia Peace Community, Hanford Watch and Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon.