Ron Faust, poet, heard Japanese-Americans say on Aug. 7, “We should never build another nuclear weapon.” He wrote a warning: “As long as we are stuck (with the world having 13,000 nukes), We will shorten the time of the Doomsday Clock.”
Echoes. Hope. Two hands. These came into play at our annual observance Aug. 7, “Remembering Hiroshima & Nagasaki: Never Again!”
Atsuki Mori, from Osaka, Japan, now a nurse living in Warrensburg, MO, tells of her grandmother’s bravery and her grandmother’s fiance’s nephew who became an anti-nuke activist in ICAN.
Hiroko Komiya, raised near Tokyo, Japan, speaks of a childhood friend of hers whose mother died of leukemia, a result of radiation from the bombing of Hiroshima.
Please come Sunday, Aug. 7, to our PeaceWorks annual Hiroshima/Nagasaki Remembrance. We’ll park at 6:30 pm on Prospect near Mo. Hwy. 150. We’ll take a shuttle to our 7 pm rally site, the entry to the nuclear-weapon parts plant, the KC National Security Campus, 14510 Botts Rd., Kansas City MO.
This year’s annual Hiroshima/Nagasaki Remembrance had two key elements—a walk and a program—and a hearty gathering of more than 50 peace folks.
On Aug. 8, PeaceWorks-KC members and others gathered in memory of the nuclear bombings, and of the lives lost and forever altered 76 years ago.
Keiko Baker shares—for the first time in public—her memories from living in Japan in 1945 and the impact of the Nagasaki bomb on her and her family.
Hiroko Komiya tells of her fourth-grade friend whose mother died from exposure to radiation in the 1945 bombing of Hiroshima.
We'll have both a walk and a rally Aug. 8, starting at 7 p.m. We’ll begin our one-mile walk at Prospect Ave. and Mo. Hwy. 150, going past the National Security Campus buildings where 80 percent of the US non-nuclear parts for nuclear weapons are made or ordered. Then, at the NSC entry at 14510 Botts Rd., KC MO, we’ll hold a rally.