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Silent Vigil in Remembrance of Hiroshima

Silent vigil in remembrance of the first strike use of nuclear weapons against Hiroshima, Japan

Veterans Memorial Park, 700 Cushman Street

Thursday, 6 August 2020, at 12:00 noon

On August 6 seventy-five years ago the United States dropped the first atomic bomb to ever be used in warfare on the civilian population of Hiroshima, Japan. This ultimate result of the Manhattan Project ushered in the atomic age, where humanity became capable of destroying itself. Join us at noon for a silent vigil to commemorate this tragic loss of life and to contemplate the continuing threat that the world’s arsenals of nuclear weapons hold for life on earth.

Hiroshima, August 1945

 

Masks and social distancing appreciated.

Before noon August 6, 1945 1,700 m from the hypocenter Hirano-machi. On a road leading to Miyuki Bridge. Drawn by Fujita Makiko (20 at time of bombing, 49 at time of drawing)

Organized by Veterans For Peace Chapter 100 in Juneau, the Alaska Peace Center, and North Star Veterans For Peace Chapter 146 (Fairbanks).

The drawing to the right is from the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum’s collection of artwork by hibakusha (atom bomb survivors) decades after the explosion. Following are the artist’s notes about his drawing: “I clearly remember this scene where students were walking while helping their teacher; they were holding the arms of the teacher from both sides and saying to him, ‘Hold on please.’ The students’ conditions were more pitiful than the teacher who was somehow wearing clothes, but he was blinded.”

Many people are familiar with the story of “Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes” by Eleanor Coerr. This story inspired the profoundly moving song “Cranes Over Hiroshima” written and sung by Fred Small.

Monthly Meeting Thursday, May 7, 2020, 7:00 pm

Our monthly meeting will be held via Zoom at 7:00 pm on Thursday evening, May 7, 2020. The agenda is here.

If you have trouble with Zoom or need more info, contact Alan Batten via email or at 907-488-3205

Potluck and Movie Feb 28, 2020

Potluck and Community

Alaska Peace Center Office

3535 College Road, Suite 203

6:00 to 8:30 pm, 27 February 2020

The movie “Lighter thanOrange” was made in 2015 and consists of a number of interviews of Vietnamese soldiers talking about their experiences during the “American War” and dealing with the effects of Agent Orange afterward. Or, we’ll watch another of our numerous movie choices, as decided by attendees. Potluck at 6:00, movie starts at 7:00.

 

Alaska Peace Center Meeting 5 March 2020

APC Monthly Meeting

8:30 am (that’s morning!!) Thursday, March 5

APC Office, 3535 College Road Suite 203

All welcome! Shall we work to get our local governments to join the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons? Many cities worldwide, including Anchorage here in Alaska, have done so.

 

AK Peace Ctr meeting Sunday, January 5, 7:00pm (rescheduled from original meeting time)

You’re invited!

Help us plan and educate about peace, justice, and sustainability.  All welcome.

Bell and doves

At our first meeting of 2020, rescheduled to Sunday, January 5th, starting at 7:00 pm at the Alaska Peace Center office (shared with our associate Fairbanks Open Radio, KWRK-LP 90.9FM), 3535 College Rd, suite 203 above Fuji restaurant. We will be planning our parts in Earth Day 50 and in Point Hope – Alaska’s Youth Congress For the Global Elimination of Nuclear Weapons, possible films & presentations, our 8th Annual Peace Feast and more.

Join us; bring your ideas and energy.  For more information email info@alaskapeace.org or call Heather at 907-479-0981.

Alternatives to Violence basic workshop, December 6-8, 2019

Alternatives to Violence, Basic Workshop

December 6-8, 2019

Fairbanks Reentry Coalition, 400 Cushman Street

Alternatives to Violence Project – USA (AVP) workshops use the shared experience of both participants and facilitators to examine how injustice, prejudice, frustration and anger can lead to aggressive behavior and violence. We explore our innate power to respond in new and creative ways.

Three Day Workshop:

  • Friday, December 6: 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
  • Saturday, December 7: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Sunday, December 8: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

This beginning basic training will present conflict resolution skills through experiential learning exercises and practice with the goal of helping Direct Service providers and community members to think about and make choices to reduce conflicts in work and everyday settings. There will be 18 Contact Hours associated with this training.

Cost: $75

Contact: Carrie Farr, 907-750-1049

For more information and to register click here.

Fairbanks Advocacy Team Workshop Th. 9-26-19

Fairbanks Advocacy Workshop (free)

Join us for a Friends Committee on National Legislation Introduction to Advocacy Workshop (FCNL). Come and learn strategic and effective advocacy tools to promote peace and justice, and be part of creating a local grassroots advocacy team in Fairbanks. At the workshop, you will also learn about the 2019 FCNL Advocacy Team campaign to repeal the 2001 and 2002 Authorizations for the Use of Military Force (AUMF) that have been used by three presidents to justify endless wars. This Introduction to Advocacy Workshop features FCNL Advocacy Teams Trainer Sarah Freeman-Woolpert. The workshop will run from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM with a potluck at 5:30. For more information, view or download the flyer, or contact sarahfw@fcnl.org.

Register using this link: https://act.fcnl.org/event/advocacy-teams/1098/

Co-sponsored by Chena Ridge Friends Meeting, Alaska Peace Center, and Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Fairbanks.

Peace Center meeting, Thursday Sep 5, 2019 at 5:30

Please Join us at the APC Office at 5:30 pm on Thursday to help plan activities supporting peace, justice and sustainability for the coming year.

The office is at 3535 College Road, upstairs over the Fuji Restaurant. The stairs share an external door with the restaurant. All are welcome.

Come see us at the Fair!

Come Visit Our Booth in the Borealis Pavilion!

We’re in one of the center aisles near the east end, not far from the League of Women Voters. The Borealis Pavilion is the large blue building on the left as one enters through the Blue Gate at the east end of the Fairgrounds. The Fair is open from noon to 10 pm, Friday, August 2 through Sunday, August 11.

APC 2018 TV Fair Booth

Suzanne and Carrie at the Alaska Peace Center booth at the 2018 Fair

Discussions, Peace Peas, Peace Is A Lifesaver, Bumper Stickers, Buttons, War Is A Racket, KWRK-LP swag, and more!

If you are interested in volunteering for a shift at the booth (which gets you a free day pass), contact info@alaskapeace.org.

We look forward to seeing you there!