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Houses for Peace - Exploring the Legacy of Floyd Schmoe

Date

January 13, 2019

Location

University of Washington, Kane Hall 120

Start Time

2:00 pm

End Time

open

NHK WORLD-JAPAN Presents a Screening of Houses for Peace: Exploring the Legacy of Floyd Schmoe

The Seattle Quaker peace activist Floyd Schmoe (1895 -2001) is featured in the NHK WORLD-JAPAN documentary, Houses for Peace: Exploring the Legacy of Floyd Schmoe, Sunday, January 13, 2019.

The documentary film centers on how Floyd Schmoe organized a diverse interracial/interfaith team of American and Japanese volunteers on a mission of peace to build houses for families who survived the World War II atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. An impactful legacy of goodwill and friendships emerge from diverse people coming together to work cooperatively on this peacebuilding project.

TIME and LOCATION:  The screening begins at 2 pm at the University of Washington, Kane Hall 120. Park at the UW Central Plaza Garage at 4110 15th Avenue NE, Seattle, Washington and follow signs for the elevator to Kane Hall (northeast corner of the garage).  

Admission is free and open to the public.  The doors open at 1:30 pm and light refreshments will be served after the program in the lobby of Kane Hall.  

Sponsored by NHK World in cooperation with the University of Washington Department of American Ethnic Studies, University of Washington Libraries Special Collection, Consulate-General of Japan in Seattle, Nisei Veterans Committee/NVC Foundation, Holocaust Center for Humanity, Seattle JACL, Japan-America Society of the State of Washington, and Seattle Hiroshima Club.

For further information email aes@uw.edu (Department of American Ethnic Studies, University of Washington).