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Durston to speak at commemoration event

By Staff | Aug 2, 2018

WAILUKU – Dr. Bill Durston, an activist for the prevention of nuclear war and of gun violence, will give the keynote talk, titled “The Threat of Nuclear War And what we can do to prevent it,” on Sunday, Aug. 5, at Maui’s annual commemoration of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

The free, public event will be held at the Okinawa Cultural Center at 688 Nukuwai Place in Wailuku at the corner of Eha Street and Waiehu Beach Road.

Dr. Durston is involved with Physicians for Social Responsibility and Americans Against Gun Violence.

A performance by Maui Taiko will start the program at 5:15 p.m. Attendees coming earlier can learn to make origami peace cranes beginning at 4:30 p.m.

Also featured are koto musicians Mika Inaba and Koko Wolbe and a choir of Marshall Islanders. Tea and refreshments will be served to all after the program.