Every fourth Thursday of the month*, Oregon WAND explores a compelling topic in depth with special features, guest speakers, and presentations. All Oregon WAND events are free and open to the public. Below you’ll find the Monthly Programs marked next to the event date. Oregon WAND Members & Allies: If you know of or are involved in an event that is aligned with the mission of WAND, please send us information about it for consideration in the Upcoming Events. *January-May, September, October, and November (third Thursday due to Thanksgiving; no program in December)
July 26 – August 10, 2015
2015 Pacific Northwest Interfaith Peace Walk
This year marks the 70th anniversary of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.The 2015 Pacific Northwest Interfaith Peace Walk, open to all, is a walking meditation to promote hope and pray for a peaceful, nuclear-free world. This year, the Walk begins in Salem, Oregon, and moves through the Oregon and Washington cities of Portland, Hood River, Richland (Hanford Nuclear Reservation), Chehalis-Centralia, Olympia, Lacey, and Tacoma. The Interfaith Peace Walk offers the opportunity to learn more about the wisdom of the Buddha, Jesus, and the spirits of our ancestors.
Sponsored by Nipponzan Myohoji Buddhist Order, Catholic Worker of Tacoma & Seattle, Ground Zero Center for Nonviolent Action of Peace, Lake Forest Park for Peace, Indian People Organization for Change (California), Interfaith Council of Bainbridge Island & Kitsap, Veterans for Peace, Footprint of Peace (Ohio & Australia)
Dates Sunday, July 26 – Monday, August 10, 2015
Location: Begins in Salem, Oregon
For information: Br. Senji Kanaeda or Br. Gilberto Perez, 206-780-6739 (temple); 206-419-7262, 206-724-7632 (mobile); firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com (email)
August 6, 2015
2015 Hiroshima & Nagasaki Commemoration
A community commemoration on the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima & Nagasaki to remember and honor the victims and say “Never Again”. The event features speakers, Eugene Taiko drumming, traditional Japanese Obon dancing, and the Yujin Gakuen Childrens Peace Choir. At dusk, there will be the floating of luminaries on the duck pond with accompanying music by Koto master Mitsuki Dazai.
Date/Time: Thursday, August 6, 2015 at 6:30 pm
Location: Alton Baker Park, Small Shelter near the park entrance
Sponsors: CALC, Oregon WAND, Justice Not War Coalition, Japanese American Association, Asian Council, Beyond War Northwest.
For information: Contact CALC at 541-485-1755 or firstname.lastname@example.org