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August 6, 2021 ~ 4th Annual

Mami Wata Rising
International Conference

Susie King Taylor and Sadako Sasaki : Heroines of War and Peace

Susie King Taylor 2021 Mami Wata Rising Conference

Susie King Taylor 2021 Mami Wata Rising Conference

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NOTE: The conference was originally intended to take place in two locations: St. Marys (10 AM) and St. Simons Island (1:30 PM) but due to unforeseen circumstances, the St. Simons Island event has been cancelled.

Susie King Taylor was born on August 6, 1848, enslaved on a plantation in Liberty County, Georgia.


On August 6, 1945, an atomic bomb destroyed Sadako Sasaki’s hometown of Hiroshima, Japan.


Susie King Taylor’s escape to freedom at age 13 is just part of the great, uplifting story of survival by one of history’s great champions of literacy.


Sadako Sasaki survived the destruction of Hiroshima, but died from radiation fallout a decade later at age 12. Sadako attempted to fold 1,000 origami peace cranes as a wish to get well, inspiring the adoption of the paper crane as an international symbol and call for world peace.

Please join Susie King Taylor Women’s Institute and Ecology Center and Nuclear Watch South for the 4th annual Mami Wata Rising International Conference to celebrate these heroines of war and peace.


All event are outdoors. Masks and social distancing

highly recommended.

Friday, August 6 (in St. Mary's, Georgia)
Opening ceremony at Sugar Mill tabby ruins followed by peace vigil at Kings Bay Trident Nuclear Submarine Base, St. Marys, GA.
Directions to Kings Bay: I-95 exit 3, Hwy 40E to Kings Bay Rd. to Stimson Gate at Hwy Spur 40. Park at Sugar Mill Park. (Free and open to the public.) 

[CANCELLED] 1:30 - 3:30 PM Susie King Taylor Birthday Celebration & Escape to Freedom Hike (at St. Simons Island, Georgia)
Guale Preserve, Village Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 


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