On August 9, 2018, from 7:00-8:30 p.m. in the Harcum Gallery of the Boyd Cultural Arts Center at Wilmington College, the Peace Resource Center will host a commemoration of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Through dance, music, and poetry we will reflect upon the cruelty and suffering of war and make claims to a nonviolent and peaceful future.
The commemoration will feature original dance choreography by Wilmington College senior Carley Wilson, the poetry of Toge Sankichi read by Bonnie Irwin and Naoko Sotobayashi, a performance by singer-songwriter Hillary Hahn from the Over the Rhine neighborhood of Cincinnati, and a performance by the Dayton-based “Harmonies of Japan.” We hope that you will join us.
The Peace Resource Center at Wilmington College received bronze level national certification for practices relating to its archives, making it one of only 14 archives and museums in Ohio to undergo such scrutiny.
Its certification in the area of mission, vision and governance represents meeting a level of quality set through the Standards and Excellence Program for History Organizations (StEPS), which is administered by the American Association of State and Local History (AASLH).
PRC director Dr. Tanya Maus explained that, over the past year and under her guidance, the center’s student interns and workers have engaged in online courses covering archives practices and, in turn, have implemented these practices at the center.
Barbara Reynolds is pictured on the yacht, The Phoenix of Hiroshima, in which she and her family circumnavigated the globe to become nuclear disarmament activists in the late 1950s.
In 1954, Barbara Reynolds and her family began a four-year “Peace Odyssey” in which they sailed around the world in their yacht to protest the development, testing and use of nuclear weapons in the aftermath of the bombing of Hiroshima.
Reynolds went on to establish the Peace Resource Center at Wilmington College in 1976, a place she selected as the depository for materials on the atomic bombing that hastened the end of World War II, yet left 140,000 dead and dying.
Peace Corps Prep Program is a partner program between the Peace Corps and Wilmington College. Students who are accepted and meet the criteria outlined through this program will receive a certificate from Peace Corps and priority consideration in their Peace Corps application, although acceptance to Peace Corps is not guaranteed. The purpose of this program is to prepare students who are interested in doing international service, like Peace Corps, and to recognize their achievements.