An Evening with Hiroshima and Nagasaki Survivors

Shigeko Sasamori was a 13-year-old school girl in Hiroshima.

Yasuaki Yamashita was a 6-year-old school boy in Nagasaki.

Pamela Kingfisher was raised in the shadow of the Hanford nuclear weapons complex.

Sasamori and Yamashita are in Tulsa to talk about their experiences of the 1945 bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the aftermath and how these tragic events shaped the course of their lives and the course of history, still felt to this day. Kingfisher, now located in Oklahoma, helped to shut down 23 percent of world’s uranium supply at Kerr McGee in 1993 with a small intertribal group.

These three will be joined in conversation with disarmament educator Kathleen Sullivan, consultant to the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs and co-author (with Peter Lucas) of the UN publication Action for Disaramament: 10 Things You Can Do!

Her films include The Ultimate Wish: Ending the Nuclear Age and The Nuclear Age in Six Movements. The panel will discuss the historic, ethical, human and environmental consequences of nuclear weapons and present new information about the recent treaty to prohibit nuclear weapons brought forth in the UN General Assembly this year. This program is being hosted once again by Jeremy Kuzmarov, TU assistant professor of American history and author of The Myth of the Addicted Army: Vietnam and the War on Drugs and Modernizing Repression: Police Training and Nation Building in the American Century.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Chapman Hall, Lecture Hall
2830 East 5th Street, Tulsa, Oklahoma 74104-9700

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Lecture/Speaker, Featured


General Public, Faculty, Staff, Students, Alumni


Arts and Humanities, College of Arts and Sciences, History




Free and Open to the Public

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Jeremy Kuzmarov

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Ramola Rajagopal

Ramola Rajagopal left a review 11/14/2017

First hand accounts from survivors was a very sobering experience, not to mention the account of the Americans involved in making or crafting the bombs in the States. The secrecy to which these Americans were sworn, and the isolation they had to endure are reminiscent of iron curtain countries. Wow, eye opening ! Communism, dictatorial, freedom of speech these, are all relative it seems. Certain dark pursuits warrant regimental conditions and the attendant restrictions. Never mind the inconvenience it causes and to whom.