Livia & Bill Vanaver
Vanaver Caravan Dance Company
Kevin Mooney and Mibuza Japanese Folk Dance Company, NYC 民舞座
Spirit of Thunderheart
Native American women's Drumming
Burlington Taiko, VT
Jodo Shinshu, NYC
SAKUMI GROUP LLC
"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."
"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"
"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
"Life is a celebration, loving life despite the strife, is my way to experience peace, while being mindful of the danger of radia-tion caused by electronic frequencies, nuclear power and nuclear weapons. I am curious to observe and participate in cultural diversity, while remembering my ancestors and our shared history, to further understand our shared humanity is my way to peace."
2019 COMMITTEE MEMBERS
From Left: Mira-chan, Chiaki Hara Schulman, Donna Coane, Sakura Kojima
Youko Yamamoto, Susan Ragusa (special guest), Pamela Timmins (not in image)
STEPPING TOWARD A NUCLER-FREE FUTURE
"I believe in a radiation-free future that can be achieved by withdrawing Nuclear power and weapons. Please join the festival to find out what each of us can do to live healthy, peaceful lives. Let's dance together"
Youko Yamamoto, founder/producer