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Houses for Peace: Exploring the Legacy of Floyd Schmoe
Houses for Peace: Exploring the Legacy of Floyd Schmoe
WhenSunday, Jan 13, 2019, 2 – 4 p.m.
Campus locationKane Hall (KNE)
Campus roomKane Hall 120
Event typesLectures/Seminars, Screenings, Special Events
Event sponsors
  • NHK
  • UW American Ethnic Studies
  • University Libraries
  • Consulate General of Japan
  • Nisei Veterans Committee / Nisei Veterans Committee Foundation
  • Hiroshima Club of Seattle
  • JACL Seattle Chapter
  • Japan-America Society of the State of Washington
  • Holocaust Center for Humanity

This NHK documentary film centers on how Floyd Schmoe, a Quaker and lifelong pacifist, organized a diverse interracial/interfaith team of American and Japanese volunteers on a mission of peace to build houses for families who survived the World War II atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

Immediately following the screening, Jean Walkinshaw, one of the volunteers who built houses in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and the program’s directors, Ms.Jun YOTSUMOTO and Ms.Kumiko OGOSHI TAKAI of NHK WORLD-JAPAN will discuss the documentary and take questions from the audience.

The screening is free and open to the public.

View a short trailer / preview of the film (0:32 on YouTube)

For more information, contact UW American Ethnic Studies

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