In Their Own Words: 3 Educators from the Middle East, Africa and the US Talk About the impact of Hiroshima in their Classrooms
I am happy to announce that three Oleander educators from the US, Lebanon and Tunisia will take part in a panel discussion entitled “Peace, Hope and Resilience: Lessons of Hiroshima for Educators.” This event is part of the Reimagining Education for Peace and Development series of talks sponsored by the Global Peace Foundation. Please click HERE to register
Talk Description: Peace, Hope and Resilience: Lessons of Hiroshima for Educators
On August 6, 1945 the atomic bomb completely flattened 4.7 square miles of Hiroshima city and killed over 140,000 people. As the survivors pieced their devastated city back together, it would be expected that they were consumed by sorrow, hate and the need for revenge. Instead, the people of Hiroshima consciously and deliberately rebuilt their city to ensure that every facet of their society – governmental policies, city landmarks, celebrations and educational system – contribute to the promotion of world peace. Hiroshima is now known as the “City of Peace” that inspires millions every year.
The story of Hiroshima provides a robust platform from which to teach key lessons of peace, hope and resilience. This panel explores both Hiroshima’s remarkable culture of peace and how educators around the world have applied it within their classrooms.
We hope you can join us in this exciting event!