In November and December of 2015, Youth Arts New York’s Hibakusha Stories initiative presented 7 full-day disarmament education programs to high school and university students from the New York City metro area. The sessions included A-bomb survivor testimony by 2015 Nobel Peace Prize nominee and Arms Control Association Person of the Year Setsuko Thurlow (Hiroshima), Mexico-based artist Yasuaki Yamashita (Nagasaki) and Clifton Truman Daniel grandson of US President Harry S. Truman. Norwegian students from Dowling College Manhattan; East Orange, NJ, STEM Academy; NYC i-School; Manhattan Bridges High School and EF International Academy attended day-long workshops at Pioneer Works where they heard hibakusha testimony, participated in interactive disarmament education workshops led by Kathleen Sullivan and Robert Croonquist and viewed the exhibition. They responded in words and pictures.

Photos by Robert Croonquist, © 2017 all rights reserved