WHO/WHAT: The live presentation of “Hiroshima Hibakusha: I Will Never Forget That Day, with Ms. Kiyomi Kono,” part of the “Beginning and End of the Bomb” series, will be hosted by the University of Hawaiʻi-Manoa Matsunaga Institute of Peace and the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum. This “talk-story” series by the Peace Institute explores resiliency in unprecedented times.
Ms. Kono will give testimony on her exposure to the U.S. atomic bombing of Hiroshima City on Aug. 7, 1945, when she was a second-year student at a girls’ school.
Recording her memories in “A-bomb Drawings by Survivors,” and publishing them in the Japanese picture-book “Watashi Wa Wasurenai (I Will Never Forget [that day]),” she has shared her experiences as a nuclear-bombing survivor with audiences across the U.S. continent as well as in Japan. For more on Kono, see pcf.city.hiroshima.jp/hpcf/heiwabunka/pce74/English/11E.html.
WHEN/WHERE: Monday, Nov. 23, 2-3 p.m. Hawaiʻi time. Register at eventbrite.com/e/hiroshima-hibakusha-tickets-126791046433. Contact Jose Barzola at 956-6433 or email email@example.com with questions.