​BON-MEMBERS

盆踊り平和祭のミッションは日本の文化「盆踊り」を舞台にしてコミュニティの人々とともに踊り、学び、喜びを分かち合い、不平等とレイシズムの壁を打ち砕いて行くことによって、日米間の相互理解を深め合い、クライメートチェンジ、環境破壊、人権問題などの共通で緊急な問題に対して立ち上がり人間らしいらしのできる平和な未をとも創造して行く過程の一助となることである

"I believe in a peaceful future that can be achieved by creating the world without racism and inequality.  We must learn that we are all the same human being and we do not need wars to kill each other or destroying our precious planet. Let's dance and think together how to take steps toward ending the Nuclear-Driven World"

YOUKO YAMAMOTO

Founder / Director of

Bon-odori Dance Festival For Peace

FUKIKO OSTENSEN

Reiki Healer
Healing Food Specialist

LIVIA & BILL VANAVER

Vanaver Caravan Dance Company​Dancer/Musician/Director

https://vanavercaravan.org

SAKURA KOJIMA

SAKUMI GROUP LLC

​Branding/Marketing/Web

www.facebook.com/sakumigroupny

​KENJITSU NAKAGAKI

Buddhist Monk,

Jodo Shinshu, NYC

中垣顕実法師 浄土真宗

https://revtkenjitsunakagaki/

Heiwa Peace & Reconciliation Foundation of NY

http://www.heiwafoundation.org

MINBUZA JAPANESE FOLK DANCE COMPANY 

Mom Suzuki, Kevin Mooney and Mibuza Japanese Folk Dance Company, NYC 

民舞座

www.japanesefolkdance.org

STUART PATON

Burlington Taiko, VT

Taiko Drummer/Director

http://burlingtontaiko.org

DONNA COANE

Spirit of Thunderheart

Native American women's Drumming

Drummer/Singer/Dancer/Director
http://www.spiritwindrecords.us/

KRISTIN BROWN

Writer of Children's Book

Mama’s Happy Dance,

Former President of Wallkill Valley Land Trust

Former New Paltz Town Council

Former Director of Unison Arts Center

 "No matter where we came from, we have been through some kind of war fare. Nuclear war is no exception. Education is important for their earth to be free of nuclear war and nuclear energy and to understand the dangers that would be for our earth, water and sky."

           

Donna Coane
 

"I want to help create a community where we can openly interact with people of different race, age, background, social status, and where we can understand one another beyond our differences.  I believe that making real human connection is the first step towards war-free world"

Sakura Kojima

"Through the cultural events that bring our community together, I hope to share the importance of no nuclear solutions for our Mother Earth and act upon on our daily practice to make a bigger awareness. Truly agree with Patti Smith - “People have the power."

Chiaki Hara Shulman

"World Peace in which everyone feels love and gratitude towards each other has always been my dream. And ever since I became a mother, the feeling is just much stronger. On this beautiful Mother Earth, there are no needs of hatred and destructive weapons such as nuclear bombs. We must act now. The bright future is in our own hands."

Fukiko Ostensen

​2019 COMMITTEE MEMBERS​ 

From Left: Mira-chan, Chiaki Hara Schulman, Donna Coane, Sakura Kojima

Youko Yamamoto, Susan Ragusa

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