Remembering Hiroshima Talk Aug. 6

Remembering Hiroshima Talk Aug. 6

(press release, Aug. 2, 2013)

Motoko Huthwaite and Kevin Martin will speak Tuesday evening, August 6, at 7:00 PM at the Royal Oak Public Library, 222 E. Eleven Mile, Royal Oak 48067.  August 6 is the 68th anniversary of the bombing of the city of Hiroshima, Japan.  They are the guests of Ferndale-based Peace Action Michigan.

Ms. Huthwaite was working in Tokyo when the two atomic bombs were dropped in August 1945. She says, “Hiroshima and Nagasaki are still vivid in my memory after 68 years. We who lived and worked HowesLocationin Tokyo were afraid we would be the next target.”

Kevin Martin is the Washington-based Executive Director of Peace Action, America’s largest grassroots organization for peace and disarmament. Kevin has been a guest participant in Hiroshima commemoration programs in Japan. He has appeared on MSNBC, CNN, Fox, and in the New York Times, The Nation Magazine, and the Washington Post. His presentation on Tuesday evening is titled “Money for Jobs, Not for Nukes.”

The public is cordially invited to this annual event held in Metro Detroit each of the last 30-plus years. Reservations are welcomed but not required at Peace Action of Michigan, 248-548-3920, or

To learn more about Peace Action Michigan go to

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