Annual Hiroshima Remembrance Event

Featured Speaker: Kathleen
Burkinshaw, author of The Last Cherry

The daughter of a Hiroshima survivor, Kathleen will present via by zoom.

Date: Sunday, August 6, 2023
Time: 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Location: All Good Books, 743 Harden Street

  • 34th Annual Hiroshima
  • To promote understanding, peace,
    and nuclear awareness.
  • Learn about the history and impact of
    the atomic bombing of Hiroshima.
  • Discover nuclear issues affecting
    South Carolina today.
  • Hiroshima Vigil/Remembrance
  • Columbia Peace Pole Initiative:
    Promoting peace poles and public-art
    peace poles.
  • Books to Schools campaign:
    Providing local schools access to
    The Last Cherry Blossom.
  • Share her mother’s personal story and
    read from The Last Cherry Blossom.
  • Question and answer session.
  • Local poets and singer-songwriters
    share their Hiroshima reflections.
    Featuring poets Miho Kinas, Randy
    Spencer, Al Black and
    singer/songwriters Lang Owen and
    Josh McGill.
  • Refreshments to follow

Each Year, members of Columbia Friends along with the greater Columbia Community organize an event that remembers Hiroshima and the devastating effects of War, while reflecting on the activities needed to build on a commitment to peace. To learn more about this event, or the work of this organizing committee, please contact us at