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Hiroshima and Nagasaki remembrance program set

By Staff | Jul 31, 2014

The remembrance program will include performances by Maui Taiko drummers (above), koto musicians and Yosakoi dancers. PHOTO BY MAUI TAIKO.

KAHULUI – Melinda Clarke, a writer, speaker and teacher who lived and worked many years in Hiroshima and interviewed over 50 A-bomb survivors in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, will speak on long-term peace building through international friendship at the 2014 Hiroshima and Nagasaki remembrance program on Wednesday, Aug. 6, at the University of Hawaii Maui College.

While in Hiroshima, Clarke had a business called International House and facilitated many exchanges. She has worked with the Radiation Effects Research Foundation, Quakers’ Society of Friends, U.S.-China People’s Friendship Association and many other peace groups.

Clarke has lectured and taught in China at Shanxi University and in the U.S. in Washington, D.C. and the University of Pennsylvania.

The event held annually on Maui starts with origami peace crane-making at 5:30 p.m. in the Pilina Building multi-purpose room and continues at 6 p.m. with performances by Maui Taiko drummers, koto musicians and Yosakoi dancers.

The program is free and open to the public. A special cold tea and other refreshments will be served after the program.

Sponsors are the U.H. Maui College Peace Club and the Hiroshima/Nagasaki Commemoration Committee.

For more information, visit www.mauipeace.org.