Atomic bomb survivor to speak at presentation Saturday

Friday, September 5, 2008 | 4:54 p.m. CDT

COLUMBIA — A delegation from the Hiroshima/Nagasaki Peace Memorial Museum, including a survivor of the Hiroshima atomic bombing who lost both ears, will speak at MU on Saturday. Mayor Darwin Hindman will welcome the delegation at 7 p.m. in 210 Strickland Hall.

Sponsored by the MU Peace Studies Program and the Center on Religion & the Professions, the delegates will speak about the possibility of a nuclear-weapon-free world and the need for the abolition of destructive weapons.

Following their presentation will be a question and answer period on the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki at the end of World War II. Since the attacks in 1945, "the delegates have devoted their lives to try to disarm nations of the world," said John Galliher, director of the Peace Studies Program.

A poster display is open to the public in room 202 of Ellis Library at MU and will be available for viewing for the next 30 days.

The delegates arrived in Kansas City to present their message there on Friday. After speaking in Columbia, they will head to St. Louis.


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