NHK WORLD-JAPAN Presents a Screening of Houses for Peace: Exploring the Legacy of Floyd Schmoe, Sunday, January 13th at 2 p.m. at Kane Hall 120, University of Washington 

December 3, 2018, Seattle, Washington – 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. The program will be screened on Sunday, January 13, 2019, at 2 p.m. at the University of Washington Kane Hall 120 and is 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. 

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.

Immediately following the screening, Jean Walkinshaw, one of the volunteers who built houses in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and the program’s directors, Ms.Jun YOTSUMOTO and Ms.Kumiko OGOSHI TAKAI of NHK WORLD-JAPAN will discuss the documentary and take questions from the audience.

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

Taken from the Press Release

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