Sunday, August 5, 4 pm to 5:30 pm

Why Remember Hiroshima and Nagasaki?

The sanctuary during “Why Remember Hiroshima and Nagasaki?”

The program opened with the music of pianist David Jones and the Japanese-American jazz ensemble WaFoo. Art was used to retell the story of the A-bomb survivors. Father Liam O’Dougherty of Our Lady of Good Counsel reflected on his work in Nagasaki, four decades after the bombing.

Japanese-American jazz ensemble, WaFoo
Father Liam O’Dougherty

A dramatic skit highlighted how the nuclear age affects New Yorkers still living under the threat of nuclear weapons and nuclear power plant accidents.

The program concluded with a Native American drumming ceremony and a talk about the Medicine Wheel with the Guardians of Ancestral Wisdom in the churchyard.

Light refreshments were served and participants were invited to learn more at information tables and displays. Sponsored by Peace Action of Staten Island and the Unitarian Church of Staten Island.

The event was free and open to the public.

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