"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"
Founder / Director of
Bon-odori Dance Festival For Peace
Healing Food Specialist
LIVIA & BILL VANAVER
Vanaver Caravan Dance CompanyDancer/Musician/Director
SAKUMI GROUP LLC
Jodo Shinshu, NYC
Heiwa Peace & Reconciliation Foundation of NY
MINBUZA JAPANESE FOLK DANCE COMPANY
Mom Suzuki, Kevin Mooney and Mibuza Japanese Folk Dance Company, NYC
Burlington Taiko, VT
Spirit of Thunderheart
Native American women's Drumming
Writer of Children's Book
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."
"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
"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."
2019 COMMITTEE MEMBERS
From Left: Mira-chan, Chiaki Hara Schulman, Donna Coane, Sakura Kojima
Youko Yamamoto, Susan Ragusa