Since 2008, Peace Boat has invited Hibakusha (atomic bomb survivors) of Hiroshima and Nagasaki to participate in the “Global Voyage for a Nuclear-Free World: Peace Boat Hibakusha Project.” As part of the onboard educational program, Dr. Kathleen Sullivan has been our signature guest speaker, devoting herself to spreading the message of peace for a nuclear free world as the Peace Boat travels around the globe together with Hibakusha, visiting more than twenty countries during each three month voyage.
As a local initiative in New York, Dr. Kathleen Sullivan also is the co-founder and Director of Hibakusha Stories, a non-profit organization that works in schools throughout New York to arrange for survivors of the Nagasaki and Hiroshima atomic bombings to share their testimonies with students, UN officials and concerned citizens.
This spring, the Hibakusha Stories program will take place in New York from April 28 – May 8, 2014, which coincides with the United Nations Preparatory Committee for the NPT Review conference. As a fundraiser to help support the educational activities of the Hibakusha Stories program, there will be a benefit dinner taking place on Saturday, May 3rd for those who are interested in learning more about the program and helping to support a nuclear free future.
Please join us for a special evening to benefit Youth Arts New York’s Hibakusha Stories Initiative.
There will be a silent auction, delicious food, a live musical performance, great company and more.
This unique program, in its 6th year, will do its last round of school visits in May 2015, so we encourage you to join us for an evening with this very special community we have co-created. If you are unable to attend, please consider a tax-deductible donation to:
Youth Arts New York, PO Box 363 Old Chelsea Station, New York, NY 10113
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
Space is limited. Hope to see you soon!