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 bombings of Hiroshima on August 6 and Nagasaki on August 9, 1945, its 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% of world’s uranium supply at Kerr McGee in 1993 with a small intertribal group.
Ms. Sasamori, Mr. Yamashita and Ms. Kingfisher will be joined in conversation with disarmament educator Dr. Kathleen Sullivan, consultant to the UN 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 United Nations General Assembly this year. This program is being hosted once again by Dr. Jeremy Kuzmarov, Assistant Professor of American History, 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 at 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Chapman Commons, Lecture Hall
800 South Tucker Drive, Tulsa, Oklahoma 74104-9700