2018 / Rotary Community Peace Conference at Aratani Theatre, Little Tokyo, April 14

Rotary Community Peace Conference, April 14, 2018

Waging Peace: Perspectives for Action

What can we do in today’s conflicted world to make a meaningful impact on progress towards peace? Join us to learn from today’s children, who are our future peacemakers, and yesterday’s survivors in an inspiring program.

When: Saturday, April 14, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Place: Japanese American Cultural & Community Center, Aratani Theatre
244 S. San Pedro Street, Los Angeles 90012

There is no parking at JACCC. Use near-by public parking lots.

MC: Mr. Fritz Coleman of KNBC

Admission is free

Program includes:

Glendale Unified School District (GUSD) student presentations of group projects on peace

 Peace speech contest for middle school and high school students (First prize: a trip to Hiroshima)

 Speakers

Hiroshima survivors: PDG Jiro Kawatsuma and Mrs. Kikuko Otake

Japanese-American internees Mr. Bill Shishima and Mrs.June Aochi Berk

Mr. Steven Leeper, first American Chairman of Hiroshima Peace Culture Foundation

Captain D F Pace, Rotary Peace Fellow from Philadelphia Police Department

Yvonne St. John-Dutra, co-founder of Challenge Day

Ann Burroghs, President of JANM/Immediate Past President of Amnesty International USA

Paul Chappell, author & Nuclear Age Peace Foundation Leadership Director

Ms. Farida Fotouhi, author of “Charcoal Girl: Meeting the Ghost of the A-Bomb in 1955 Hiroshima”

 Origami paper crane-making workshop to fold 3,000 cranes for peace organizations in U.S. and Japan

 Hiroshima survivor persimmon tree presentation

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