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The Threat of Nuclear War and what we can do to prevent it

Bill Durston, MD, an activist for the prevention of nuclear war and of gun violence, will give the keynote talk, “The Threat of Nuclear War – and what we can do to prevent it,” at Maui’s annual commemoration of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki on Sunday, August 5.  The free, public event will be held at the Okinawa Cultural Center, 688 Nukuwai Place, Wailuku (across from the Sack and Save and McDonalds corner, Eha St.). Dr. Durston co-founded the Sacramento Chapter of Physicians for Social Responsibility in 2003 and has served both as president of PSR/Sacramento and as a member of the national PSR Board of Directors, the US affiliate of the 1985 Nobel Peace Prize winning International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War.  He is also co-founder and current president of the national organization Americans Against Gun Violence.

 A performance by Maui Taiko will start the program at 5:15 pm.  Attendees coming earlier can learn and make origami peace cranes, beginning at 4:30 pm.  Also featured are koto musicians Mika Inaba and Koko Wolbe and a choir of Marshall Islanders.  Tea and refreshments will be served to all afterward.

 The inter-faith and inter-cultural program is sponsored by the Hiroshima/Nagasaki Remembrance Committee, the Wailuku Jodo Mission, the Iao United Church of Christ, Rissho Kosei Kai, Maui Seasons for Peace and Maui Peace Action.


Date: Sunday, August 5th, 2018

Time: 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Cost: Free, public invited.

Categories: Concerts / Music, Cultural / Ethnic, FREE, Non-Profit Community Event


Maui Okinawa Cultural Center

688 Nukuwai Place

Wailuku, HI USA 96793

Island Area: Central Maui


Website: http://

Location Specifics: 688 Nukuwai Pl., Wailuku across from the Sack and Save/MacDonald's shopping center, Eha St.


Contact: The Hiroshima/Nagasaki Remembrance Committee

Phone: 808-205-4067

Website: www.mauipeace.org

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