Hiroshima and Nagasaki remembrance program at UH-MC

Melinda Clarke, a writer, speaker and teacher who has lived and worked many years in Hiroshima and interviewed more than 50 atomic-bombing survivors in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, will speak on long-term peace building through international friendship at the 2014 Hiroshima and

Nagasaki remembrance program Wednesday at University of Hawaii Maui College.

The event will start with origami peace-crane-making at 5:30 in the Pilina Building multipurpose room and continue at 6 p.m. with performances by Maui Taiko drummers, koto musicians and Yosakoi dancers.

While in Hiroshima, Clarke had a business called International House and facilitated many exchanges. She has worked with the Radiation Effects Research Foundation, the Quakers’ Society of Friends, U.S.-China People’s Friendship Association and many other peace groups and has lectured and taught in China at Shanxi University and in the U.S. in Washington, D.C., and at the University of Pennsylvania.

The program is free and open to the public. A special cold tea and other refreshments will be served after the program.

Sponsors are the UH Maui College Peace Club and the Hiroshima/Nagasaki Commemoration Committee.

For more information, visit