Exhibits free and open to the public Wed. Aug 9 *Present tense: Selections from “The A-Bomb and Humanity” Photo and art exhibit Opening at Bishop Harrison Center. Refreshments served. 1342 Lancaster Ave, Syracuse 1pm – 6pm: Opens following downtown procession. Drop in when you can Exhibit continues until September 8, 2017 9am - 2pm M-F and 10am to 2pm Sun. Other times by appointment, call Meg at 315-395-9308 "The A-Bomb and Humanity" is a set of 40 panels which depict in photographs and drawings the reality of human suffering created when the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were destroyed by atomic bombs at the end of World War II. In an effort to promote peace and move public opinion towards the elimination of nuclear weapons, a survivors’ (Hibakusha) organization* produced the panels and Japanese consumer co-op unions** have disseminated them throughout Japan and the world. *Nihon Hidankyo is the national organization of A-bomb survivors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki (Hibakusha) in Japan. Founded in 1956, it is dedicated to the elimination of nuclear weapons and prevention of a nuclear war; it brings together Hibakusha organizations from all 47 Japanese prefectures. **This particular set of panels was given by the Japanese Consumer Co-operative Union to University of Kentucky professor Andrew Grimes who was researching co-ops and had visited Japan. The panels were shown in Lexington Kentucky in the 1990s and Grimes brought them out of retirement as their message is especially relevant in 2017. Diane Grimes, who teaches in SU’s Department of Communication and Rhetorical Studies, brought the panels to be shown in Syracuse.