Remembering Hiroshima, Sunday, August 6th, 5:00 - 6:30 PM
Henry Moore “Nuclear Energy” sculpture on S. Ellis Ave. between 56th & 57th Street

The Atomic Bomb was dropped August 6, 1945

Join us Sunday, August 6, 5:00–6:30 PM at the Henry Moore “Nuclear Energy” sculpture on S. Ellis Ave. between 56th & 57th Street, site of the former laboratory at the University of Chicago where the first sustained nuclear fission reaction occurred, launching the Nuclear Age. Remembering Hiroshima and Nagasaki is vital now as our current government threatens increased likelihood of use of nuclear weapons. 

Speakers will include:

Norma Field- University of Chicago Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations (retired), on remembering the ongoing nuclear disaster at Fukushima.

Laurette Hasbrook- Catholic Workers. 

Jack Lawlor- Dharma Teacher at Lakeside Buddha Sangha, Thich Nhat Hanh affiliate, Evanston, on The Buddha’s Discourse on Love.

Taigen Dan Leighton- Soto Zen priest, Guiding Teacher of Ancient Dragon Zen Gate, on loving kindness, and responding to militarism from awakened values. 

Linda Lewison- Nuclear Energy Information Service. 

Bradford Lyttle- founder of the Hyde Park Center for Nonviolent Action on the history of the Hiroshima attack. 

Yuki Miyamoto- DePaul University Department of Religious Studies on 2nd and 3rd generation hibakusha, survivors of Hiroshima. 

Marian Neudel- lawyer, activist, and composer will perform original musical compositions. 

Charles Strain- DePaul University Department of Religious Studies, on the moral and financial costs of being a nuclear power. 

Roberta Siegel- Nuclear Energy Information Service, Founding member 1st Congressional district Nuclear Freeze, M.C. 

Co-sponsors include The Hyde Park Center for Nonviolent Action, Nuclear Energy Information Service, and Buddhist Peace Fellowship Chicago. 

For more information, contact Brad Lyttle at