Hiroshima/Nagasaki Peace Commemoration set for Aug. 11

Hiroshima/Nagasaki Peace Commemoration set for Aug. 11


Rockford Urban Ministries will participate in the Hiroshima/Nagasaki Peace Commemoration at 7 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 11, along the Sinnissippi Bike Path just south of the Symbol (south of Auburn Street off Highway 251), Rockford. Rain site will be the Unitarian Universalist Church.

Poet John Bradley will do a reading at the commemoration. His poetry and prose have appeared in Caliban, College English, Exquisite Corpse, Haydens Ferry Review, Ironwood, Key Satch(el), Poetry East, The Prose Poem: An International Journal, Puerto Del Sol, Quarter After Eight, Sonora Review, Sun Dog and other journals. He received an Illinois Arts Council grant and a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship. His book, Love In Idleness: The Poetry of Robert Zingarello, won the Washington Prize. He is editor of Atomic Ghost: Poets Respond to the Nuclear Age, an international poetry anthology, and Learning to Glow: A Nuclear Reader, a collection of essays.

Another guest will be Stephen Schwartz, executive director and publisher of the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, who will talk about nuclear proliferation and its effects on world affairs in the Middle East. We will also hear about the near-nuclear war between India and Pakistan. Songs and poems are welcome!

The program is free and open to the public. The program is co-sponsored by Rockford Peace & Justice Action Committee, the Social Responsibilities Committee of the Unitarian Universalist Church, and Rockford Urban Ministries.

For more information, call Rockford Urban Ministries at (815) 964-7111.

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