Popular Japanese tradition holds that folding—or having folded for you—1,000 paper cranes (in Hawaii, we add an extra one, for extra luck) will help heal sickness and bring good fortune. While used for myriad reasons of well-wishing, cranes are commonly a way to honor those affected by WWII’s atomic catastrophe (it’s only been 65 years, BTW). Given the inherent time it’d take to make so many cranes, it seemed appropriate to make an early Pick exception, and provide a little extra time for you to plan on attending UH Maui College Peace Club’s Hiroshima/Nagasaki Remembrance. This week’s News & Views features an excellent Q&A with Kyle Kajihiro —activist and program director of the American Friends Service Committee of Hawaii—who will serve as the event’s keynote speaker . To be held at the Pilina Building’s upstairs multi-purpose room, the program will also feature spiritual leader and singer/songwriter Lei’ohu Ryder and Kanna Fukada performing traditional Japanese Fujima-style dance . For the first 100 attendees, free peace souvenirs will be gifted by Rissho Kosei-kai Maui Dharma Center , with further event activities sponsored by the Hiroshima/Nagasaki Commemoration Committee. Of course, cranes are not a prerequisite, and an origami make-and-take booth will instruct participants on this delicate, heartfelt art.