WHO/WHAT: Hiroshima atomic bomb survivor and peace activist Koko Kondo will share her story with the Hawai‘i community. Kondo was 7 months old on Aug. 6, 1945, when America dropped the world’s first atomic bomb used in warfare on Hiroshima. Today, at age 74, Kondo leads peace study tours in Japan and travels the world sharing her message of peace. Her father, Kiyoshi Tanimoto, a Methodist minister, worked with the “Hiroshima Maidens” — 25 women survivors who were severely disfigured from the bombing who came to the U.S. in 1955 for surgery. Kondo’s talk is presented by Ceeds of Peace, Friends of Hawaii Technology Academy and Waiwai Collective.

WHEN/WHERE: Thursday, May 2, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Ka Waiwai (previously known as the Varsity Building, 1110 University Ave.).

COST: $10 and free for keiki age 12 and under and kupuna 65+. To reserve a seat, go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-conversation-with-koko-kondo-hiroshima-survivor-and-peace-activist-tickets-60334832107, email scott.nishimoto@ceedsofpeace.org or call (808) 783-6641.


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