The 69th anniversary of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki is approaching. Nobel laureate in literature Kenzaburo Oe commented: “Like earthquakes, tsunamis, and other natural calamities, the experience of Hiroshima should be etched into human memory: It was even more dramatic a catastrophe than those natural disasters precisely because it was man-made. To repeat the error by exhibiting, through the construction of nuclear reactors, the same disrespect for human life is the worst possible betrayal of the memory of Hiroshima’s victims ”
Remember the victims and reaffirm your aspirations to promote peace and to abandon nuclear energy and weapons. Join San Luis Obispo Mothers for Peace for shared poetry reading and contemplation Aug. 6 at 7 p.m. at Eto Park in San Luis Obispo (Brook Street off South Street, near Higuera Street).