Events that Promote "Peace and Conflict Prevention/Resolution"

 
One of the focal points of The Rotary Foundation is “Peace and conflict prevention/resolution.” The Rotary Club of West Seneca would like to invite you to consider these two events:
 
 
One of the focal points of The Rotary Foundation is “Peace and conflict prevention/resolution.” The Rotary Club of West Seneca would like to invite you to consider these two events:
 
Please join the WNY Peace Center, Indigenous Women’s Initiatives, the Interfaith Peace Network, and other local groups to remember the US nuclear bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan, 70 years ago - on August 6 and August 9 respectively - with two local events. Current nuclear threats will also be illuminated.
On August 6th, at 7PM at 1272 Delaware Ave., the WNY Peace Center will sponsor a presentation by Lawrence Wittner on "How Peace Activists Saved the World from Nuclear War". Mr. Wittner, renown author, is a Professor of History emeritus at SUNY Albany, and past president of the Peace History Society. He has convened the Peace History Commission of the International Peace Research Association, and is on the national board of Peace Action, the largest grass roots peace organization in the country. He will be introduced by Jim Anderson, the local Peace Action president.
On August 9th at 7pm at the Buffalo History Museum, the Indigenous Women’s Initiative and the WNYPC will host a program commemorating the 70th Anniversary of the US bombing of Hiroshima/Nagasaki, Japan. Speakers and dessert by Oliver’s will be followed at dusk, 8-8:30PM, with an interfaith gathering fostering peace and remembrance, and then Toro nagashi, the floating of lanterns on the lake at the Japanese Gardens behind the History Museum. The lanterns were decorated by children and youth of the Seneca language program as well as by the children of Camp Peaceprints.

For more info, please contact Agnes Williams (716-949-2619); nyawehskanoh@gmail.com or Vicki Ross (716-884-0582); victoryross9@gmail.com).