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"An Afternoon with the Author"
The Nisei Veterans Memorial Center is proud to announce its August “An Afternoon with the Author” ZOOM talk on Saturday, August 8 2020 at 1:30pm. Author Melinda Clarke will share the backstory to her book “Waymakers for Peace: Hiroshima and Nagasaki Survivors Speak”. Ms. Clarke spent several years in Japan interviewing Hibakusha (A-bomb survivors) in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, often times in secret, due to the taboo put upon the topic by the government of Japan. CLICK HERE to WATCH "An Afternoon with the Author: Melinda Clarke"
The talk will also include a showing of the documentary “Lost Generation”.
“Lost Generation” contains footage confiscated by the U.S. Occupation Forces after the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945. The enactment of the Freedom of Information Act in 1976 allowed for the movie footage and photographs to become available for purchase and in 1980 Messrs. Tsutomu Iwakura and Kazumitsu Aihara formed the “10 Feet Movement”. With the help of NHK and a civil campaign of citizens from all over Japan sending in 3,000YEN per person, the men purchased 100,000 feet of footage and photos that were later used in three different movies. Ms. Clarke was gifted those films while she was conducting interviews of A-bomb survivors.
NVMC’s “An Afternoon With The Author” invites fiction and non-fiction writers from around Hawaii and the mainland into our homes. By means of ZOOM, the Center will host a different author each month to talk about their work, the story behind the story, and their personal journey while writing their book.
The West Suburban Faith-based Peace Coalition announces 2018 Peace Essay Contest Winner
DATE: Monday, Aug. 27, 2018
Location: Abbington Distinctive Banquets
3S002 Route 53 (corner of Route 53 and Butterfield Road)
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
On Aug. 27, 1928, U.S. Secretary of State Frank Kellogg and French Foreign Minister Aristide Briand signed a pact outlawing war. Fifteen nations signed the pact that day. Eventually, an additional 47 signatories joined them.
To help publicize this little-known fact promoting universal peace, WSFPC sponsors an annual Peace Essay Contest.
Please join us at this awards luncheon as a way to show your support for this positive peace initiative and to commemorate the date of its signing.
Featured speaker will be Melinda Clarke, the 2017 winner of the Peace Essay Contest. Clarke’s program includes a film about the bombing of Hiroshima on Aug. 6, 1945, and her interviews with some Hiroshima survivors.
You may reserve tickets by emailing us at the Peace Desk, email@example.com, or by phoning us at (630) 510-8500, ext 104 by Monday, Aug. 20, 2018. Checks for the $35.00 cost may be sent to us at 213 S Wheaton, Wheaton, IL 60187. You may also make your payment at the door.
West Suburban Faith-based Peace Coalition • 213 S. Wheaton Ave., Wheaton, IL 60187
(630) 510 – 8500, ext. 104 • www.faithpeace.org
Date: Saturday, August 4, 2018
Location: Nisei Veterans Memorial Center (1 Go For Broke Place, Kahului, HI)
In Remembrance of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
The Nisei Veterans Memorial Center (NVMC) announces a showing of the documentary “Lost Generation” and talk by author Melinda Clarke on Saturday, August 4, 2018 at 1:30pm in honor of Hiroshima and Nagasaki Remembrance Days . The event will take place at the Oceanview Maui Adult Day Care Center on the Nisei Veterans Memorial Center campus in Kahului. The event is free and open to the public, but reservations are required due to space limitation. The movie includes some graphic war-time footage – viewer discretion is advised. Please call 244-6862 for reservations and more information or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Lost Generation” contains footage taken by the U.S. Occupation Forces after the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945. The enactment of the Freedom of Information Act in 1976 allowed for the movie footage and photographs to become available for purchase and in 1980 Messrs. Tsutomu Iwakura and Kazumitsu Aihara formed the “10 Feet Movement”. With the help of NHK and a civil campaign of citizens from all over Japan sending in 3,000YEN per person, the men purchased 100,000 feet of footage and photos that were later used in three different movies. Ms. Clarke was gifted those films while she was conducting interviews of A-bomb survivors in Japan in the early 1980s.
Melinda Clarke is an accidental activist who began marching to her own tune after the Three Mile Island incident in 1979. Having lived in Japan in 1964, she had a calling to move back in the 1980s and began recording the Hiroshima and Nagasaki survivors’ stories. Her worldview shifted and it wasn’t long before she became a passionate advocate for peace. Ms. Clarke inspires others to live a life of peace and purpose and recently walked the Shikoku Pilgrimage (900 miles). Her talk “Journey Toward Peace” will touch upon her A-bomb survivor interviews and what we as everyday citizens can do to promote peace and end war.
NVMC’s mission is to ignite the potential in people by inspiring them to find the hero in themselves through the legacy of the Nisei Veterans.
The Nisei Veterans Memorial Center is a non-profit organization that aspires to a world where people act selflessly for the greater good. NVMC owns and manages an intergenerational campus on Go For Broke Place in Kahului that serves as a home for Kansha Preschool, Maui Adult Day Care Center’s Oceanview facility, the Stanley Izumigawa Pavilion and the NVMC Education Center. To learn more, visit www.nvmc.org.
For more information contact:
Office: 808/ 244-6862
email@example.com or visit www.nvmc.org