Hiroshima-Nagasaki: Seventy Years beyond the Bombings

Exhibit Opening August 6, 2015 | 5:30-7:00PM
Miller Nichols Library, 1st Floor - iX Theatre

In memory of the seventieth anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima/Nagasaki, Physicians for Social Responsibility-Kansas City and PeaceWorks KC are hosting an exhibit at Miller Nichols Library in the Ground Floor Link Gallery from August 6 - October 4, 2015.

This exhibit will feature Hiroshima Peace Museum posters including images of bombed persons, photos of Robert Del Tredici, and will illustrate the international arms race.

In conjunction with the exhibit, there will be three speakers

  • Bob Farquhar, author of "Duck and Cover: a Pictorial History of Nuclear Weapons" will speak on how to convey the history to young people on Saturday, Aug 29 at 7pm at the UMKC School of Education, Room 115.
  • Robert Del Tredici will speak Sunday, Oct. 4 at 7pm at Pierson Auditorium in the UMKC Atterbury Student Success Center on "Photos of the Nuclear Age."
  • After the closing of the exhibit, Steven Starr will speak Saturday, Nov. 21 at 7pm at Pierson Auditorium in the UMKC Atterbury Student Success Center on "Humanitarian Impacts of Nuclear War"

Three related films are scheduled during the time of the exhibit at All Souls Unitarian Church, 4501 Walnut Street, Kansas City, MO

  • "White Light Black Rain" (movie on Hiroshima/Nagasaki bombings) on Wednesday, Aug. 19, at 7pm
  • "The Day After" (a 1980s television movie about a nuclear event in Kansas City/Lawrence) on Wednesday, September 16 at 7pm
  • "Message from Hiroshima" a documentary with testimony of survivors and computer generated images of life before the bomb, will be shown at 11:30am on Saturday, August 8, at the Tivoli Theater, 4050 Pennsylvania Ave.

We welcome you to join us! All events are free and open to the public