CGNK Director Joám Evans Pim has been invited as this year’s keynote speaker at the Hiroshima/Nagasaki Remembrance event hosted in Maui by the Hiroshima/Nagasaki Commemoration Committee, Aloha in Action, Maui Peace Action and other civil society groups in the island. Maui’s annual commemoration program remembering Hiroshima and Nagasaki will be held this year on Sunday, August 7, at the historic Lahaina Jodo Mission, 12 Ala Moana St., Lahaina. The title of the key-note intervention is “Preventing Nuclear War from a Nonkilling Perspective”.
The free, public program will start at 5:00 pm and include music, interfaith prayers for peace and tea and refreshments afterward by the beach. Everyone is invited, and attendees may come at 4:30 to learn and make origami cranes. Lei’ohu Ryder will present “Aloha in Action” and Maui Taiko and vocal and koto musicians will also perform.
In relation to this event, Joám Evans was also interviewed by Chris Vandercook in Hawaii Public Radio’s “The Conversation”on Aug. 4. The full program can be heard here: