This event is presented by Adult Education Programme at the Unitarian Church and Centre of Vancouver, co-sponsored by Peace Philosophy Centre, Vancouver Save Article 9, and UBC’s Museum of Anthropology.
January 29, Sunday at 7:00 – 10:00 PM
at Unitarian Church and Centre of Vancouver on Oak Street at 49th Avenue.
This will start with a performance (mime and dance) of Maurice Ravel’s “Bolero” by Yayoi Hirano, mime artist, with Sara Davis Buechner and Chihiro Honma at the piano.
The title of the talk by Koko Kondo, the special speaker invited from Japan, is “Living with Hiroshima: My memories of 66 years” . She will share with the audience her life history and how Hiroshima has changed her life and her varied work for peace
Ms. Kondo is the daughter of late Rev. Kiyoshi Tanimoto of Hiroshima Nagarekawa Church who first revealed first hand details of the tragedies of the A-bomb in Hiroshima to American journalist John Hearsey who interviewed Rev. Tanimoto in 1946. What Hearsey had learned from Rev. Tanimoto became the basis for the famous book by Hearsey, “Hiroshima”. Koko Kondo was educated in Japan and the United States. She is active as International Spokesperson for Survivors of Hiroshima A-Bomb, International Adviser of Children as the Peacemakers Foundation, Member of the Board of Directors of Hiroshima Peace Center Foundation, and Guest Instructor for Hiroshima-Nagasaki Peace Study Tour of American University and Ritsumeikan University, among others.
Reception will follow.
Admission by donation.
Contact information: Tara-Lee MacNiven (after October 13)