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A Look Back to Move Forward: The modern day importance of Hiroshima & Nagasaki - Sept. 23rd Event

This past August marked the 75th anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan. In commemoration of this monumental moment in history, join JETAA Chicago for a nuanced discussion on the historical legacy of these cities, with a focus on the present this Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020 at 8PM CST/6PM PST.

We will be joined by Koko Kondo, a peace activist and survivor of the Hiroshima atomic bombing whose father was prominently featured in John Hersey’s seminal Hiroshima, and three guest speakers who will answer the question: “Why should we care now?”:

  • Yuki Miyamoto, an Associate Professor of Religious Studies & Global Asian Studies at DePaul University

  • Tom Le, an Assistant Professor of Politics at Pomona College

  • Saira Chambers, Founding Director of the Japanese Arts Foundation

This event is organized by JETAA Chicago (Illinois, Wisconsin & Indiana, with support from JETAASC (Southern California & Arizona), and we will be joined by students from DePaul University and Pomona College. This is a public event that is free and open to all JET alumni as well as Friends of JETs (FOJs).

For more information and to register via Guestlist:

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