NEIS Board President Speaks at Chicago Hiroshima Observance
On Sunday August 6, over 60 people gathered at the Henry Moore Sculpture to Atomic Energy on the Hyde Park campus of the University of Chicago – the place where the first human controlled chain reaction experiment occurred on Dec. 2, 1942 – to observe the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan in 1945.
Estimates vary, but over 200,000 people were killed by the two bombs dropped on these cities, ushering in the age of nuclear warfare.
Many speakers gave moving speeches including one second generation atom bombing survivor. Overall, the messages were messages of peace, and of resistance to the continued threat of nuclear weapons.
And, nuclear power. NEIS President Gail Snyder and Secretary Linda Lewison gave moving presentations to conclude the event
The Annual event was put together by long-time peace activist Brad Lyttle, Zen teacher Taigan Dan Leighton, and moderated by peace activist and NEIS supporter Roberta Siegel.