'Hiroshima Speaks' to show survivors' stories

“Hiroshima Speaks,” an exhibit of photos and DVDs featuring survivors of the atomic explosions in Hiroshima, will be on display in SUNY Oswego’s Penfield Library from April 13 to June 30.

A reception will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, April 24, in the library’s Lake Effect Cafe. 

Dr. John Kares Smith, professor and interim chair of the communication studies department, and Dr. Alok Kumar, professor and chair of the physics department, brought the exhibit to the library through their research and relationship with the mayor of Hiroshima.

Kumar wants the exhibit to show the power and inhumane nature of nuclear weapons.

“Once you realize what they do to us, you can learn from those choices,” said Kumar. “The time to blame has passed and it is time to learn from it.”

The exhibit is sponsored by the department of modern languages and literatures, Penfield Library and the Office of International Education and Programs. 

Visitors can see the exhibit during normal library hours.

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CONTACT: Dr. Alok Kumar, kumar@oswego.edu

(Posted: Apr 07, 2009)