From Hiroshima To Hope Every August 6th….VFP92 summer picnic
On Friday, August 6, candle-lit lanterns will once again float across Green Lake at From Hiroshima to Hope, Seattle’s annual peace event honoring the victims of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and all victims of war and violence. This August marks the 76th anniversary of the atomic bombings and the 79th anniversary of Executive Order 1066, which led to the incarceration of Japanese Americans on the U.S. West Coast. The event, held on Green Lake’s northwest shore, begins at 6:30 PM, and concludes with a lantern floating ceremony.
The family program includes speaker, Seattle Times columnist Naomi Ishisaka; emcee and poet, Larry Matsuda; cellist and activist Ebony Miranda; musical performer Lacey Stevenson Warrior; and the popular Japanese-American drum performance group, Seattle Kokon Taiko.
The public event is free. Donations are welcome, on-site, or in advance here.
The event will take place just south of the Bathhouse, on Green Lake’s NW shore, West Green Lake Drive North and Stone Ave North.
COVID safety protocols will be followed… https://fromhiroshimatohope.org/event-2/
This year Veterans For Peace– Seattle will hold our summer picnic at the same location at 4 pm prior to participating in the “Hiroshima To Hope” main event