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A Lecture by Hideko Tamura Snider, 2015 Hiroshima Ambassador for Peace.
Hideko Tamura Snider is a ‘hibakusha,’ a survivor of the atomic bombings at Hiroshima at the end of World War II. Though she survived with injuries, her mother and many thousands of others did not survive. Since 1979, Hideko has been appearing before professional organizations, university classes, and community groups across the United States and in her native Japan, telling her story and encouraging people of all cultures and nations to examine the consequences of the use of nuclear weapons and to work toward peace and nuclear nonproliferation.
In this talk, she will speak on the physical, psychological, and spiritual effects of the bomb, from the immediate aftermath to more permanent consequences, and will discuss the challenge of peace and of lessons we have learned from Hiroshima since the war.
After the publication of her memoir 'One Sunny Day' in 1996, Hideko founded One Sunny Day Initiatives,which educates the public about the consequences of the use of nuclear weapons and plants seeds of peace, hope and reconciliation among people of the world, through educational presentations & cultural exchange programs. She is also the author of the children’s book 'When a Peace Tree Blooms.'
Sponsored by the Special Collections and Archives Research Center, the Environmental Arts & Humanities Initiative, the Citizenship and Crisis Initiative, the OSU Holocaust Memorial Program, the School of Language, Culture, and Society and the School of History, Philosophy and Religion.