Roshi Out of Town

Roshi leaves tomorrow morning, Thursday, September 5, for Santa Fe and a visit with his family. He’ll be back in a week (late Thursday, September 12).

Hiroshima-Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Exhibit

Center member Jennifer Byrnes has passed the following along to us:

The Hiroshima-Nagasaki Atomic Bomb traveling exhibit from the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum will be on display at the Central Library of Rochester & Monroe County September 16-27, 2019. The exhibit will present the facts of the atomic bombings and foster international sentiment regarding the abolition of nuclear weapons. The exhibit will be in the Rundel Memorial Building on the second floor. Please join us for the opening reception on Monday, September 16, from 6 to 8 pm. Information is available here.

The exhibit includes images and artifacts from those affected by the 1945 atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Additionally, visitors will have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to hear Sadae Kasaoka, an atomic bomb survivor (hibakusha) speak about her experiences and deliver testimony in hopes of a peaceful future. This event will take place Thursday, September 19, at 12 pm in the Kate Gleason Auditorium at the Central Library. This event is free and open to the public. Sadae reflects “I want to tell the generations that do not know war: When I remember the A-bomb the tears come. When I talk my heart swells with grief.”