Thursday, July 30, 2015

[SDCPJ] Fwd: [prcsd] Week of special events

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August each year is Nuclear Free Future Month, but this year is extra notable because it is the 70th anniversary of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Additionally, San Diego is where the Veterans for Peace are holding their 30th annual convention from Aug 5th-9th.

The Peace Resource Center will be one of a handful of local organizations tabling at the convention. If you'd like to volunteer to help at our table, please contact us ASAP at volunteer@prcsd.org

Below are some special * FREE PUBLIC * events we'd like to highlight...
( which also are posted at prcsd.org/calendar )


** SAT AUG 2nd -- "Golden Rule" Peace Boat 
Estimate 2pm at Shelter Island

The recently restored peace boat, the "Golden Rule" is presently sailing south from Northern California and will arrive in San Diego at 2 PM, Sunday, August 2nd, to be involved in the 30th Annual Convention of the Veterans For Peace in San Diego. The public and press are invited to the arrival of the Golden Rule, to be held at 2 PM on Shelter Island, at Slip #28 of the Harbor Police Public Dock at the south end of Shelter Island. Detailed information on this amazing peace boat can be found at: www.vfpgoldenruleproject.org
 
Directions to the event:  Proceeding from Rosecrans Drive on Shelter Island Drive, drive south (right turn at the circle) and proceed to the very south end of Shelter Island (about a mile), where the Harbor Police and Fire Department are located in a cul-de-sac.  At the Harbor Police parking area, look for the tall tower with the red and white insignia, which is the entrance to the Harbor Police Public Dock.  The Golden Rule will be the first boat on the right side of the ramp, in Slip #28. Parking on Shelter Island is FREE but very limited and drivers with passengers should drop them off at the boat before returning to the roadway to look for free street or public lot parking.


** Wed. Aug 5th ** TWO events

8/5 @ 4-5pm -- Yokohama Friendship Bell Ceremony
1402 Shelter Island Dr. San Diego, CA 92106
at same moment rung in Japan for Hiroshima, where it's August 6th

SD-WISH "Peace & Humanity Day" invites you to join on the beautiful Shelter Island for an afternoon of commemoration as we gong the Friendship Bell to celebrate 70 years of freedom from nuclear weapon usage and send our WISH for eternal peace. Community members and leaders share their messages of dedication to peace, understanding and tolerance. (Note: UN declared "International Day of Peace" is celebrated annually Sept 21st)

8/5 @ 7:30 PM -- Film "Pictures from a Hiroshima Schoolyard" 
in the Regency Ballroom at Town and Country Resort
500 Hotel Circle North, San Diego, CA  92108
Free admission – Hotel Parking is $8
A collection of surprisingly joyful drawings created by school children living among the ruins of Hiroshima in 1947 becomes the heart and soul of this true, inspiring story about an exchange of gifts between American and Japanese children after a devastating war.  (82 minutes)


** Thur. Aug. 6th @ 7:30 PM -- Panel discussion 
"Peace At Home, Peace Abroad"
(What is the relationship between U.S. foreign and domestic policies?)

at the First Unitarian Universalist Church of San Diego
4190 Front Street, San Diego, CA 92103
Free admission and free limited church parking

A panel discussion will be facilitated by Dylan Jason Ratigan, New York Times best-selling author and former host of the MSNBC Dylan Ratigan Show.  Panelists will include  Nadia Keilani, lawyer, peace activist, member of the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee and of the Arab-American Advisory Committee to the City of San Diego Chief of Police;  Kim Moore, public speaker, advocate, mentor, social entrepreneur, activist, change agent and Black Lives Matter organizer;  Pedro Rios, Program Director American Friends Service Committee, San Diego; and Michael T. McPhearson, Executive Director of Veterans For Peace and Co-chair of the Saint Louis Don't Shoot Coalition.  


** Fri. Aug. 7th @ 6:00-8:45 PM -- Floating of Paper Lanterns

1825 Strand Way Coronado, CA 92118
at Community Pool, 100 yards south of Council Chamber just beyond Community Center. Public parking available on the City Hall property and street parking available along Silver Strand Blvd.

Adopting a traditional Japanese ceremony tōrō nagashi (tōrō means "lantern" and nagashi means "cruise, flow"), we celebrate peace and humanity by floating paper lanterns with written messages to the world as a hope or WISH for global peace and well-being. 

We invite guests to write messages on paper lanterns and enjoy a relaxing San Diego evening at the waterside Coronado City Council Chambers patio along with light food, refreshments, origami, exhibits, presentations, and live music – a wonderful experience to gather and celebrate with fellow community members and leaders. You can make and float your very own paper lantern (materials will be supplied for free) and you're welcome to take it home with you at the end of the evening. Yukata are welcome! ... Free and All ages welcome.


** Sun. Aug. 9th @ 10 AM -- Ceremony/Panel
at Joan Kroc Peace and Justice Center
USD, 5998 Alcalá Park San Diego, CA 92110
Free (if needed, request parking pass at kiosk)

The convention will end with a formal Reconciliation Ceremony, where a panel of international dignitaries will discuss their journeys to personal reconciliation, and explain the ways their experiences have helped to light a positive way forward for others, including victims of war and injustice, both at home and abroad.  

Panelists will include:  Dr. Akiko Mikamo, founding president of the US-Japan Psychological Services;  Dr. Thao Ha, Vietnamese refugee and professor of Sociology at Mira Costa College;  Le Ly Hayslip, Vietnamese-American author, philanthropist, peace activist, and speaker; Claude Anshin Thomas, American Zen Buddhist monk and Vietnam War veteran;  Sylvia Aurora, descendent from the Choctaw and Cherokee nations, nurse practitioner and philanthropist;  Peter Andrew, who will provide music for the event.  (Note:  Photo press will be limited to outside portion of the event .... inside will be paper and pen only, please). 
 
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