"Never Again!" Hiroshima-Nagasaki 68th Anniversary Commemoration
|Scene from our 2012 Hiroshima Peace Gathering|
All members of the mid-Missouri community are invited to attend a Gathering for Peace to be held Saturday, August 3 at the Gordon Shelter of Columbia's Stephens Lake Park. This family-oriented, free event will include a potluck picnic, music, speakers and the floating of commemorative lanterns.
The gathering is in observance of the sixty-eighth anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and provides the opportunity for us to renew a shared commitment to create a future free of the threat of nuclear annihilation. Moreover, we come together to articulate the sort of world we are working to attain. This includes ending the permanent war and the creation of a Peace Economy that addresses our Real Security needs by investing in people and the infrastructure to create a sustainable, workable future for all.
Participants will gather at the park beginning at 6:00 p.m. for a potluck picnic and lantern making. Music will be provided by Trina Brunk and Friends. The commemorative program begins at 8 p.m. and will include talks by peace educator, Dr. Bill Wickersham and Eduardo Crespi, Executive Director of Centro Latino. Lanterns will be floated at 9 p.m. This event is sponsored by Mid-Missouri Peaceworks. For more information please call 573-875-0539.