Robert Croonquist

ICAN Wins 2017 Nobel Peace Prize

Hibakusha Stories team upon the adoption of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, UNHQ, July 7, 2017. L to R, bottom row: Robert Croonquist, Setsuko Thurlow, Kathleen Sullivan, Miyako Taguchi. L to R, top row: Alice Slater, Carolina Soto, Mitchie Takeuchi, Susan Strickler, Rachel Clark, visiting intern. photo © Robert Croonquist [...]

2017-10-25T12:18:17+00:00 October 25th, 2017|Kathleen Sullivan, Robert Croonquist, Setsuko Thurlow|

Setsuko Thurlow Gives Final Remarks at Ban Treaty Adoption

CLICK ON SPEAKER ICON TO TURN ON AUDIO Hibakusha Stories team member Setsuko Thurlow was given the honor of giving the final remarks upon the adoption of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons by the negotiations president Elayne Whyte Gómez. Transcript: Delegates, NGO colleagues, dear friends, I never thought I would see [...]

The Moment When the UN Voted To Ban The Bomb

Heidi Hunter writes: The moment in history when the UN voted to Ban the Bomb! July 7th! 2017. Tears!!! All in favor of treaty except 1 and 1 abstention. From Robert Croonquist: "Just now the United Nations adopted a treaty for the prohibition of nuclear weapons leading to their total [...]

UN Delegates Gather To Appreciate the Hiroshima Panels

Peace Boat US and Hibakusha Stories, two organizations that frequently work together toward a nuclear-free world, recently welcomed delegates from the United Nations, NGO leaders and civil society organizations working on disarmament issues to a reception in New York that gave attendees a chance to view the extraordinary Hiroshima Panels just days before the [...]

2016-11-22T17:12:36+00:00 December 22nd, 2015|Hiroshima, Kathleen Sullivan, Robert Croonquist|

Hiroshima Panels Exhibit

Fifteen in total, the Hiroshima Panels are monumental, folding wood panels completed by Japanese couple Iri and Toshi Maruki over a span of thirty-two years, from 1950-1982. In a classic byobu format, vacillating between photographic realness and abstraction, the panels complicate, challenge, and deepen common perceptions of the nuclear bombing and its aftermath. Six [...]

2016-11-17T19:25:38+00:00 November 23rd, 2015|Hiroshima, Kathleen Sullivan, Robert Croonquist|

Project To Connect American Youths to Hibakusha Winding Down

Setting foot in Hiroshima in early August for the first time, Robert Croonquist expected to feel sorrow for the massive number of lives lost in the U.S. atomic bombing of the city 70 years ago. Instead, the 67-year-old American could not help rejoicing at seeing the familiar faces of atomic bomb survivors he has [...]