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Greenpeace: Candlelight Vigil for Japan and World w/o Nuclear Disasters

Monday, March 28, 2011
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
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Civic Center
Larkin St Between Grove and McAllister
San Francisco

Vigil for Japan: San Francisco showing solidarty
The people of Japan are going through a terrible crisis. But they are not going it alone. There's been an outpouring of support from people around the world and the situation has truly brought out the best in humankind.
Here in the San Francisco, we are organizing candlelight vigils at Civic Center at 6:30pm on March 28th to demonstrate solidarity with the people of Japan and to imagine a world free of nuclear disasters. As all types of other support continues to flow between our two countries, we wanted to take a minute and simply let the Japanese people know that our thoughts and best wishes are with them during this time.
But we can't do this without your support. Can you join us at Civic Center for a candlelight vigil for Japan on March 28th?
Please contact Lauren for more information:
Lauren.thorpe [at]

Where will you be on March 28th? We hope you’ll be standing with thousands across the country in support of the people of Japan. Greenpeace activists will be hosting vigils in your state as a sign of respect to the people of Japan. So far we have more than 160 vigils registered!

Find an event in your area right now.

We’ve been getting an outpouring of positive feedback and support, including from Actor Ken Watanabe* and an official endorsement from the Japanese American Citizens League**. Mr. Watanabe wrote us a note recently that we had to share: Ken writes, "Thank you for thinking of Japan during this difficult time. Please continue to keep the victims in your thoughts and prayers.”

And the Japanese American Citizens League has also joined with all of us, lending their support and endorsement for the events. National Executive Director Floyd Mori went on to say,

"The Japanese American Citizens League would like to express its deepest condolences to the people of Japan affected by the earthquakes and tsunami. As the oldest and largest Asian American civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States, we have set up a relief fund with Direct Relief International and have raised over 1 million dollars in the joint relief efforts. This vigil should be a time for us to remember those who were lost during this tremendous tragedy in Japan's history."
We’re so humbled by this feedback, but we certainly couldn’t do this without you. So join your friends, neighbors and Greenpeace on Monday March 28th for this candlelight vigil to show solidarity with the Japanese people and imagine a nuclear free world.

Choosing March 28th was no coincidence. It also happens to be the 32nd anniversary of the Three Mile Island nuclear disaster that happened in Pennsylvania, where thousands of people's lives were affected. We don’t want to see any more Three Mile Island’s and we don’t want to see any more Fukushima’s. This is our time to stand up and imagine a future free of nuclear disasters.

All across the country we will be showing an outpouring of support for the people of Japan.

Find a vigil in your area and join us today.

We’ll see you on March 28th!

Your friends at Greenpeace

*Ken Watanabe created two projects in support of the people of Japan during this crisis. To learn more about the projects visit or
** To learn more about what the Japanese American Citizens League is doing for the relief effort visit their website by clicking here.

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