Mark Your Calendar for These Upcoming Events


Every fourth Thursday of the month*, Oregon WAND explores a compelling topic in depth with special features, guest speakers, and presentations. All Oregon WAND programs 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 2016

July 24 – August 9, 2016

2016 Pacific Northwest Interfaith Peace Walk

Picasso Peace Dove
The annual Pacific Northwest Interfaith Peace Walk begins in Salem, Oregon, and culminates at the Ground Zero Center in Bangor, Washington. Sponsored by Nipponzan Myohoji Buddhist Order, Catholic Worker of Tacoma, Ground Zero Center for Nonviolent Action for Peace and many others, this miles long walk focus on hope and prayer for peace and a nuclear-free world. It offers participants an opportunity to learn more about the wisdom of Buddha, Jesus, and the spirits of our ancestors.

Date: Sunday, July 24 through Tuesday August 9, 2016
About the Walk: 2016 Pacific Northwest Interfaith Peace Walk – Schedule and Route



August 6, 2016

Bike Around the Bomb

Photo: Global Zero UO

Eugene’s second annual Bike Around the Bomb event will commemorate the 71st anniversary of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The 13-mile route around the city of Eugene will represent the circumference of a nuclear blast similar to Nagasaki. The event helps draw attention to the continuing strong public support for the elimination of nuclear weapons.

Date:Saturday, August 6, 2016
Time: 10:30 am speaker & presentations; 11:05 am ride begins
Location: Monroe Park, Broadway and Monroe Streets, Eugene.
More Information: Bike Around the Bomb Facebook Page
Sponsor:Global Zero University of Oregon


August 6, 2016

Hiroshima & Nagasaki Commemoration

LuminariaRemembering and honoring the victims of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan. Help commemorate the 71st anniversary with drumming by Eugene Taiko, traditional Japanese Obon dancing, and singing by the Yujim Gakuen Childrens Peace Choir. The event ends at dusk with the solemn floating of the luminaries and traditional music by Koto master Mitsuki Dazai.

Date:Saturday, August 6, 2016
Time: 7:30 pm
Location: Alton Baker Park