Speaking Their Peace – Hibakusha in Their Own Words

August 2020 marks the 75th anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.  On Aug 3 from 7 to 8PM PDT please join us for the Zoom presentation Speaking Their Peace – Hibakusha in Their Own Words.  This is the first in a cross-Canada series of online and live events commemorating these historic and tragic attacks and examining the current nuclear threat.  Featuring a mix of powerful poetry and moving first person testimonials from Atomic bomb survivors, Speaking Their Peace offers an intimate look at their lives, their losses and their lasting commitment to world peace.

83 yr old hibakusha Sachi Komura-Rummel who was 8 yr old when the bomb dropped will describe its profound effect on her life, and what motivated her to share her story after decades of silence.  Other local readers will assume the role of ‘Successors’ in retelling the stories of hibakusha who are no longer alive.  Poetry by hibakusha and images of peace lantern ceremonies will complete the approximately 1 hour presentation, which will be followed by a question and discussion period.
This event is sponsored by Vancouver Peace Poppies, and World Beyond War.
The video recording is now available on Youtube at https://youtu.be/9bvQd1-HEvk
An hour of poetry reading, first-person accounts and paintings by hibakushas (a-bomb survivors). This is part of a worldwide commemoration.
Some of the material may be difficult viewing for some people.
Readers: Sachi Komura Rummel, Charles Rummel, Mackenzie Gray, Brent Fidler, Satoko Norimatsu, Ellen Hayakawa, Christopher Levenson, Teresa Gagné.
See also other events around the world that first week of August 2020.