Please pass the word on the event below to stand in solidarity with Micronesians on this 60th anniversary of “Bravo” and nuclear horror from U.S. 67 atomic & hydrogen bomb tests in the Marshall Islands. Mahalo.
The event is confirmed! This Saturday, March 1st, from 5 to 7 pm, in the sanctuary of the United Community Church, 1110 Kinoole St., Hilo, HI 96720 (Tel. 935-8416), (The Chinese-looking church on Mohouli St.).
This is the 60th anniversary of the Bravo test, the test of the H-Bomb on Bikini Atoll on March 1, 1954. The strength was 1,000 times the strength of the A-bomb dropped on Hiroshima. The fallout affected all of the Marshall Island, especially people living on Rongelap and Utrik atolls. This event is organized by three pastors and two Councilmen. Pastors of Rev. Roney Joel, recently come to Hilo to pastor the Hilo Marshallese UCC which worships at the United Community Church on Saunday afternoons at 3 pm, Rev. Glann Lokebol of the Marshallese Free Gospel Church, and myself. The two Councilmen who are presently in East Hawaii are Councilman Biten Leer of Bikini. and Councilman Bajinjea Abija of Rongelap. We will be joined by Rev. Maize Luke of the Marshallese Assembly of God Church.
The program so far: 1) begin with a short worship led by four pastors, 2) showing of DVD on Bravo and the 67 atomic and nuclear tests. 3) Sharing of personal stories by the two councilman, the story of Bikini atoll and the story of Rogelap atoll, 4) Marshallese hymn sung by the people. We will have material in English for people to learn more about the history. The sharing will probably be in Marshallese with some translation.
Please help to spread the word! Let people know of this event! The injustices of the H-bomb test done knowingly that human beings would be affected (and can be tested), have not been corrected. Learn about this history and help us find a just solution.
Aloha and God bless,
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