Junko speaks widely about her experiences and opposition to nuclear weapons across Japan and has traveled to a number of countries for this purpose, including to Egypt (to help teach rising members of its foreign service) and Korea, as well as here in the U.S. She was a keynote speaker at the national peace studies association conference a few years ago. Her art provides her another way to powerfully communicate the grave dangers and immediate personal impacts of nuclear weapons. She will show a slide show or some of her art as part of her presentation.
September 21: exhibit
“Remembering Hiroshima, Imagining Peace 2011” (including art, political cartoon
and Japanese comic books) opens at CMU, 4th floor of Hunt Library. Dessert
reception at 4:30 pm at Maggie Murph Café, first floor. Through November 18.
Joseph Gerson's Truthout article and address, "The Obama Doctrine and the Dangers of the $185 Billion Increase in US Nuclear War Preparations," at the World Conference Against A- and H- Bombs, Hiroshima. August 3, 2011.
AFSC is proud to have arranged the display of the Hibakusha art of Junko Kayashige at Harvard University this October.
When the Atomic Bomb was dropped on Hiroshima City on August 6, 1945, Junko Kayashige had just entered elementary school. A Hiroshima City native, she was in a home one mile from where the A-bomb hit. Kayashige survived, badly injured, but lost several close members of her family.
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