WHO/WHAT: The Matsunaga Institute for Peace will stream this encouraging, real-life tale in its online “Beginning and End of the Bomb Talk Story” series about “resiliency during unprecedented times.”
“Spark Matsunaga: Warrior Poet with Storyteller Alton Takiyama-Chung” will be presented by locally raised Takiyama-Chung, former chairman of the Board of Directors of the National Storytelling Network. His online performance tells the story of the plantation-raised, compassionate U.S. senator who, “(h)aving tasted the bitterness of war…always strove to find sweet and ever-lasting peace.”
The late Matsunaga, poet and 100th Battalion/442nd RCT veteran, established the position of U.S. Poet Laureate and led the Redress Bill for Japanese Americans incarcerated during World War II, during his time in the Senate.
WHEN/WHERE: Thursday, Oct. 8, 1-2:30 p.m., at the Peace Institute’s YouTube page, youtube.com/channel/UC1V66wqEGEOEDSch59mPLNQ. Register for this free event at eventbrite.com/e/spark-matsunaga-warrior-poet-tickets-121606112155. For details, contact Jose Barzola at 956-6433 or firstname.lastname@example.org.