Hiroshima Nagasaki: Beyond the Shadow of Doubt

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The OMNI Center’s Remembrance
“Beyond a Shadow of a Doubt: From Hiroshima and Nagasaki to Nuclear Zero”
Hiroshima Nagasaki Remembrance
Sunday, August 9, 2015 ~ 7:00 p.m. ~ Fulbright Peace Fountain, University of Arkansas

Each year since the 1960s, The OMNI Center (originally the Peace Organizing Committee, Vietnam era)  presented a respectful ceremony of remembrance marking the tragedy of the historic nuclear bombings at Hiroshima and Nagasaki 70 years ago: August 6 and August 9, 1945.

The annual Hiroshima Nagasaki Remembrance is OMNI’s oldest Peace action (2001). This year’s program will focus on national and international progress and momentum toward nuclear weapons abolition, including the current Marshallese Nuclear Suits presently in the world court.

The Omni Center is proud to be hosting this year’s Remembrance at the University of Arkansas’ Fulbright Peace Fountain. A component of the event program will be dedicated to the international peace and foreign relations legacy of former Arkansas United States Senator J. William Fulbright.

The Event Program includes performances by OMNI friend DAN DEAN, and Kelly and Donna of Still on the Hill.  Speakers include Marshallese Consul Carmen Chong Gum and local peace advocate Bill Williams, with many other friends of peace you’ll love to see again.

Tri Cycle Farms

TricycleThe seed to Tri Cycle Farms was planted when two food insecure and underemployed friends decided to grow a garden. After speaking to 100 people to better understand their personal experience with food insecurity, they began to uncover some startling statistics of a city and county with the third highest rates of food insecurity in the state of Arkansas.

In 2011, Don Bennett, founder of TCF, purchased two acres behind his house and with a coalition of community volunteers, a farm-raising movement began.  In October of 2011, the field was cleared by a volunteer force of a 119. The next day our former mayor tilled the soil and this urban heritage farm was reborn. An endeavor that started with two food insecure individuals has grown to over 1,000 engaged community members. These volunteers and talented collaborators have transformed a vision into an organization with a mission. TCF is a growing community through soil as we steward food awareness, education and empowerment. Our farm raising, event-based approach has drawn regional and state-wide attention as we create a sustainable community urban farm model that can be replicated anywhere.