Peace Action of Wisconsin will be holding this years event at the Urban Ecology center of Milwaukee to commemorate the 76th anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and renew our commitment to a world free from nuclear weapons and for the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.
Riverland Tent for Lanterns for Peace on Saturday, August 6, 2022, from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM.
WE wat to involve more young people in the movement for world peace and raise awareness about nuclear weapons.
We will have our traditional activities of lantern making by children and adults, folding of Tsuru, origami Peace Cranes, and story-telling about Sadako and the 1000 Peace Cranes she folded as she lay dying of radiation poisoning from the Hiroshima bomb.
There is a space for outdoor activities, which could include a traditional Japanese bon dance- to honor those who died from nuclear weapons. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SfkDBOE2rdU
We will float a few symbolically in a small pond. We have a procession carrying our lighted lanterns at the end.