Sunday, August 6, 2023
Starts on 6 PM, Pacific
Harmony for Humanity:
Uniting for Peace on Hiroshima Day
About This Event
This unique gathering brings together a diverse lineup of talent, including five hilarious comedians, four inspiring speakers and a captivating musician, all driven by a shared commitment to promote world peace.
Through laughter, thought-provoking discussions and soul-stirring melodies, this event aims to create a space where the power of humor, ideas, and music converge to facilitate important conversatios surrounding nuclear disarmament and the preservation of human rights. Together we will explore the impact of Hiroshima bombing and its lasting consequences on both the survivors and the world at large.
Our incredible comedians will infuse the evening with laughter, using their witty and insightful humor to shed light on serious topics, break down barriers, and encourage meaningful dialogue. They will remind us that even in the face of adversity, laughter can be a catalyst for change and essential tool for healing.
Date and time
Sunday, August 6, 2023
Starts on 6PM , Pacific
Acknowledged by peers and press alike as one of the premier political satirists in the country, Will Durst has patched together a comedy quilt of a career, weaving together columns, books, radio and television commentaries, acting, voice-overs, and most especially, stand up comedy, into a hilarious patchwork of outraged and outrageous common sense. His abiding motto is, "You can't make stuff up like this." The New York Times calls him "possibly the best political comic in the country." Fox News agrees "he's a great political satirist," while the Oregonian hails him as a "hilarious stand-up journalist.
has performed at major clubs throughout New York City and the country, including The Comedy Cellar Underground, The Stand, Gotham Comedy Club, Caroline's, The Hollywood Improv, and The Laugh Factory, among others.
Correspondent and stand-up comedian. Host of Newsbroke and The Bitchuation Room Podcast.
is a San Francisco-based comic who's performed all over the country, from SF Sketchfest and Austin's Out of Bounds Festival to the Detroit Women of Comedy Festival, and recently opened for Third Eye Blind. Originally from Michigan, she lived in Syria for several years and has been a software engineer, translator, and writer for a magazine that she now realizes was a money-laundering front for the cousin of a dictator.
has been crew, public speaker and the Project Manager of the Veterans For Peace "Golden Rule" sailboat and Project since 2015. She is also a member of Women's International League for Peace & Freedom. Helen is an author and activist, educating the b public about the environmental and cultural impacts of war, militarism and the nuclear industry.
Dr. Dorsey Blake
serves as Presiding Minister of The Church for the Fellowship of All Peoples and Faculty Associate at the Pacific School of Religion. He is also a member of the Coordination Committee of the National Committee of Elders.
is an American journalist, media critic, antiwar activist, and former U.S. congressional candidate. Solomon is a longtime associate of the media watch group Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting (FAIR). In 1997 he founded the Institute for Public Accuracy, which works to provide alternative sources for journalists, and serves as its executive director. Solomon's weekly column, "Media Beat", was in national syndication from 1992 to 2009.
is a San Francisco-based writer and activist whose work focuses on issues of war and peace, and human rights. He is a staff writer at Common Dreams and a member of the international socialist writers' group Collective 20.
Mr. Takashi Tanemori
Takashi Thomas Tanemori was born in December 1937, in Hiroshima Japan. His father taught him, as the first born son, the Samurai Code, to guide him during many years of searching. After surviving the bombing of Hiroshima, less than a mile from ground zero, losing his parents, and living with relatives, he emigrated to the the Central Valley of California as a teenager. Through a series of events, he learned English, graduated from Baptist Seminary in Minnesota, married and had 3 children. Along with authoring his life story in “Hiroshima: Bridge to Forgiveness” he has become a speaker for school, university, and spiritual multi-faith gatherings to share his story of Peace through Forgiveness.
José is the Community Manager at the Electronic Frontier Foundation. In 1990, he experienced United States war from the other side, visiting his family in Panamá while it was under US occupation. He has organized against war and militarism ever since. At EFF, he has worked on teams focused on police, carceral, and border technologies.
songs and poems arc across the waves of life. His music is gripping and eclectic, reflecting his impassioned engagement with the world. Mike's musical language builds upon powerful lyrics, soaring vocals, driving rhythms, and melodic riffs that explore emotional depths and transformation. He also mixes things up with a knack for well-conceived parody, with a dash of political punch, like his popular singles Hit the Road, Trump! and Spyin' Eyes.
Host and Panel Discussions
Vahid Razavi Founded Ethics In Technology 10 years ago and is now the Founder of No Ethics In Big Tech, is the author of two books, The Age of Nepotism and Ethics in Tech and Lack Thereof. As a lifelong activist and humanitarian, he has produced hundreds of videos on various social issues, including Ethics In Technology, Silicon Valley, regional politics, poverty, war, and social injustice. This event is not financed, endorsed or supported in any way by any government, for-profit, or nonprofit corporation. It is 100% grassroots and supported by attendees.