Jim Albertini keynote speaker at atomic bombing remembrance

Jim Albertini, a longtime organic farmer and activist for justice, peace and the environment, will be the keynote speaker at “Sowing the Seeds of Peace,” Maui’s annual Hiroshima and Nagasaki remembrance at 6 p.m. Monday.

The free, public program will take place in the University of Hawaii Maui College Pilina multipurpose room. It also will feature performances by Maui Taiko and koto musicians.

People who arrive at 5:30 p.m. will have the opportunity to learn how to make origami peace cranes. Refreshments will be served after the program.

Albertini’s talk is on “Hiroshima, Fukushima and the Global Crisis of Violence – Where Do We Go From Here?”

He is the co-author of two books – “The Dark Side of Paradise – Hawaii in a Nuclear World” and “Hawaii Journeys in Nonviolence.” He is also a founding member of Malu ‘Aina Center for Nonviolent Education & Action in Kurtistown on the Big Island.

Sponsors of the program are the UH Maui College Peace Club and the Hiroshima/Nagasaki Commemoration Committee, a coalition of Maui faith communities, organizations and individuals.