Commemoration of the Bombing of Hiroshima
On August 6, 1945, the United States dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan, resulting in estimates of over 200,000 deaths within months of the event. This was the first of two of the only nuclear weapons used on civilians in the world’s history.
Shirley Shimada’s family is from a fishing village outside of Hiroshima. She shares her family’s stories about how bewildered the Japanese people were with the impact of this new munition. (more…)
Our Local Muslim Community – The Impact of 9/11
9/11 has changed the American landscape in a huge way, and it’s impacted the Muslim American community profoundly. Negative stereotypes and intolerance of Muslims have emerged since the tragedy, making uncomfortable interactions a common occurrence for our local Muslim families. Today, we talk about the challenges this community faces and how they’re reaching out to foster conversation and mutual understanding in our region.
- Alam Ali – One of the organizers of the Muslims for Life Blood Drive
- George Delgado – City of Des Moines Chief of Police
Listen to the interview here: KBCS_M+I_20130903_Local Muslim Community
Upcoming Muslims for Peace sponsored Muslims for Life Blood Drive Events are:
- September 4th – 9 am to 3 pm at Seattle City Hall in the Bertha Knight Landes Conference Room(600 Fourth Ave., Seattle, WA, 98104)
- September 7th – 10 am to 4 pm at the Des Moines Public Works Parking Lot (2255 S. 223rd St, Des Moines, WA, 98198)