For Immediate Release:
Permaculture Pinup calls for a National and International Bikini Atoll Day
to be celebrated every
Call to Action: creating a day to remember the people of BIkini Atoll
Today, July 1st, marks the date in 1946 that the U.S. government and allies made an area on Earth multi-generationally unlivable. This place is the Bikini Atoll, and this event is the reason we have the name we do for the world-famous two-piece bathing suit.
Currently, July 5th celebrates the French designer who used the name of this atoll (so his new product might explode upon the fashion world). As part of the Rebrand Bikini campaign, Permaculture Pinup calls for a day when the U.S. and the world remember the Bikinian people for sacrificing their homeland with questionable consent.
To kick off this new July 1st Bikini Atoll Remembrance Day idea, Permaculture Pinup is pleased to receive awareness-support from Lightning Works, who will host a virtual Rebrand Bikini public event today at 12 pm CST. From their comic "Gunflowers", artist Pam Guitti will be drawing the character, Kaida, in a two-piece bathing suit (most people know to call a "bikini"). Permaculture Pinup has also submitted an application to National Day calendar.
The purpose of both the Rebrand Bikini campaign and the advocation of July 1st being a day for the people of Bikini is to honor them by remembering them and their home, which is still uninhabitable by raising awareness of this incident, and of the Bikinians, their chance of staying politically relevant increases so they may continue their fight to be able to return home one day.
More information, including links to other websites and documentaries about Bikini, can be found on the Permaculture Pinup Rebrand Bikini page. To join the Lightning Works livestream Rebrand Bikini event with artist Pam Guitti, join here.