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BA High School to host atomic bomb survivors Tuesday

BA High School to host atomic bomb survivors Tuesday (KTUL)

Broken Arrow High School will hear two atomic bomb survivors speak in an assembly Tuesday morning.

Shigeko Sasamori, a Hiroshima survivor, and Yasuaki Yamashita, a Nagasaki survivor, will speak to Broken Arrow students about the reality of nuclear war in a time of heightened concern. The assembly is part of Hibakusha Stories, a member of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, the 2017 winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, according to the press release.

Hibakusha is the Japanese word for "survivors of the atomic bombings."

Pamela Kingfisher, a Cherokee woman who was raised near the Hanford nuclear weapons complex where plutonium was first manufactured for the Manhattan Project, will be joining them.

Together with New York City educators, they will hold a 90-minute interactive workshop that has a lesson on the history of atomic weapons, the dangers of nuclear fuel and the current global push for a nuclear ban treaty.

ArrowVision, the video production department for BAPS, will provide a live webcast of the assembly. Other school districts are encouraged to watch the presentation live or replay it to fit their instructional schedule using the archived version via on-demand viewing.

The event will be held at BAHS Nov. 14 at 9:15 a.m.

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