Hiroshima, Nagasaki, and Hanford: A Tragic Connection

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Community Event

Aug 20136
6:00p.m. - 8:00p.m.

Japanese American Historical Plaza
2 NW Naito Pkwy
Portland, Oregon, 97209
United States

A commemoration of the nuclear bombings
from Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility
at the Japanese American Historical Plaza in Portland
Tuesday, August 6, 2013, 6pm

This year's event from Oregon PSR will commemorate the lives lost at Hiroshima and Nagasaki while exploring our region's inextricable relationship to the bombings. The plutonium used in the "Fat Man" weapon, which killed so many tens of thousands at Nagasaki, was created at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation near Richland, WA, which sits on the Columbia River just a few hours east of Portland. The commemoration will feature speakers who will explore Hanford's connection to the bombing of Nagasaki and performances by Portland Taiko and Satori Men's Chorus.

Following the event at the Plaza, please join us at the Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center for a special evening viewing of our two art exhibitionsBlack Rain: Memories, Histories, Places, Bodies and Shadows. Oregon PSR will lead a ceremonial walk from the Plaza to the Legacy Center. A special performance by Black Rain's Yukiyo Kawano, Portland resident and a third generation hibakusha (nuclear bomb survivor), will question the legacy of the nuclear era. Attendees can also step into the Shadow Box, a custom-designed camera-less photo booth built to create images that evoke the shadows left by victims of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. For more information on this event, go to www.psr.org/chapters/oregon or www.oregonnikkei.org.

Oregon Nikkei Endowment/Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center
121 NW 2nd Ave.
Portland, OR  97209
www.oregonnikkei.org

 

Oregon_Nikkei . Last modified Jul 17 2013 4:29 p.m.


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