SAVE THE DATE: Jan 11, 2020, beginning at 2:30pm at 15th Street Meetinghouse. The Ribbon International initiative of the Quarter will hold a workshop to make peace panels in advance of the August 1, 2020 remembrance of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki 75 year before. It will be a time of creative fellowship for friends and families, no skills are required just a hope for peace!
NYQM has endorsed the Ribbon International march in NYC on August 1 to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of Hiroshima-Nagasaki bombings. There are many more details to come, but basically, there will be a march to Dag Hammarskjold Plaza on the morning of August 1 in support of a nuclear-free world. People will walk with panels that are decorated and embellished and have ribbons at each corner. Panels may be joined together by the ribbons at the end of the march at DH Plaza.
In order to support this event, there will be two work meetings at Brooklyn MM to make the blank panels. First work group meeting to make the blank panels (approximately 3 ft by 1.5 ft) is November 14 this Thursday from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. All fabric and ribbons are there already: no one has to bring any thing to participate. Next work group to make blank panels is on December 12 also at Brooklyn MM. Note: these two meetings are meant to make the blank panels of 3 ft by 1.5 ft and to add ribbons to the corners of the panels.
On Saturday January 11 at 15 St MM, there will be a work group where people will be able to work on personalizing and embellishing their panels to remind ourselves what we will miss if our world is destroyed by nuclear war or accidents. More information will be forthcoming as specifics become clearer.
The August 1 march will be held in NYC, Japan, and perhaps other places.
SUMMARY: two meetings in Brooklyn to make blank panels with ribbons attached (November 14 and December 12): all materials will be provided
one meeting at 15 Street to design and embellish the blank panels on Saturday January 11
one Ribbon International march on August 1
More background info on website for Ribbon International