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Krieger to speak at Hiroshima and Nagasaki Remembrance program

By Staff | Jul 30, 2015


KAHULUI – David Krieger, founder and president of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, will be the keynote speaker at this year’s annual Hiroshima and Nagasaki Remembrance program on Thursday, Aug. 6, at the University of Hawaii Maui College in the Pilina Building multi-purpose room.

His slide talk is titled “The Nuclear Age at Seventy: The Human Heart and Nuclear Weapons.”

Free and open to the public, the event commemorates the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombing of the two cities in Japan. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for origami peace crane making and viewing displays, with the program starting at 7 p.m.

Dr. Krieger, a leader in the global movement to abolish nuclear weapons and build a more peaceful world, lectures throughout the United States, Europe and Asia on issues of peace, security, international law and the abolition of nuclear weapons. He has received many awards for his work for a more peaceful and nuclear weapons-free world.

Among many other honors and achievements, Dr. Krieger is a founder of Abolition 2000, a global network of over 2,000 organizations and municipalities committed to the total elimination of nuclear weapons. He is a councilor on the World Future Council, which seeks to be a voice for future generations, where he serves as co-chair of the Peace and Disarmament Commission.

He is the author or editor of many studies of peace in the nuclear age. He has written or edited 24 books and hundreds of articles and book chapters.

Also participating in the program are Maui Taiko, Lei’ohu Ryder, Akari Ueoka and Yosakoi dancers, Sendai Japan folk singer Junko Nakagawa and a Micronesian a cappella choir.

Sponsoring the program are the Japanese Cultural Society of Maui, the Maui Peace Education Foundation and the Hiroshima/Nagasaki Commemoration Committee.

Tea and refreshments will be served after the program. For more information, visit www.mauipeace.org.