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Sobreviviendo a la bomba atómica que terminó la segunda guerra mundial—y viviendo para atestiguar por el desarme nuclear

Yasuaki Yamashita

Por Signe Hammer “Cuando la bomba atómica cayó sobre Nagasaki, el 9 de agosto de 1945, yo tenía seis años,” diceYasuaki Yamashita—quien no solo vivió en Nagasaki sino sobrevivió para dar testimonio en la lucha por el desarme nuclear. El martes 19 de febrero a las 6pm en el auditorio de Bellas Artes, contará su [...]

Surviving the Atomic Bomb that Ended World War II—and Living to Testify for Nuclear Disarmament

Yasuaki Yamashita

By Signe Hammer “When the A-Bomb fell on Nagasaki, August 9, 1945, I was six years old,” says Yasuaki Yamashita—who not only lived in Nagasaki but survived to give testimony in the fight for nuclear disarmament. On Tuesday, February 19, Yamashita will tell his story as part of the 2019 San Miguel PEN Winter Lecture [...]

Lecture Will Discuss Misconceptions about Using Medicare While Living in México


By Eileen Carafiol, MSW, MBA If a serious medical issue should arise, not being prepared can cost you tens of thousands of dollars. In the US, if we have Medicare, we can just hand over our member card and know that most of the costs will be paid. But what can we do here in [...]

Two-Part Lecture on Twelfth-Century Japanese Collage Comes to Biblioteca


By Joan Hall I will be presenting a lecture and slide show on collage and assemblage, ranging from twelfth-century Japanese forms to contemporary American photo illustration, at the Biblioteca on February 22. The use of collage in illustration has become a familiar sight. In this two-part lecture, you will see everything from how artists cope [...]

Lecture at Biblioteca Investigates the International Rise in Populism

While Jon Allen served as Canada’s ambassador to Spain (2010–2016), he watched a surge in right-wing populism occur around him—in Italy, France, the Netherlands, and Austria. There were also left-wing populist manifestations in Greece and Spain. Allen brings that first-hand experience to his Biblioteca lecture, “Populism: Why Now, and Could it Happen Here?” Allen will [...]

Center for Global Justice Presents Talk on Future Implications of Donald Trump’s Presidency


By Jeff Faux No one can predict the course of history. But with chaos and conflict engulfing Washington, the next two years are particularly uncertain and dangerous for the US, México, and the rest of the world. By any reasonable standard, Donald Trump is unfit to be president. He has forced the longest government shutdown [...]

PEN Lecture Discusses How Rhetoric and Policy Brings Violence to the Mexican Border

By Signe Hammer Francisco Cantú, a third-generation Mexican American who served as a US Border Patrol agent between 2008 and 2012, will appear on February 5 at Bellas Artes to discuss his recent memoir, The Line Becomes a River: A Chronicle of the Border, and the lessons he learned both as an agent and as [...]

Armchair Travel Lecture Teaches about Bhutan: Kingdom of the Thunder Dragon


By John Leupold The little-known Kingdom of Bhutan is sometimes referred to as the last Shangri-la. Located between India and Tibet in the Himalayas, the country was isolated from the outside world until 1960. Bhutan’s leap into the modern world was guided by its king, who introduced the concept of Gross National Happiness, for which [...]

World-Traveling Couple, The Senior Nomads, Explain How You Can Travel Year-Round

By Debbie and Michael Campbell When we first contemplated retirement, we were unsure of where we wanted to settle. We were certain we couldn’t afford to stay in our ever-more expensive city of Seattle, so where to? The answer was to change our lives. Then one day, one of our daughters showed us how we [...]

Armchair Travel Lecture Reveals the Beauty of Perú

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By John Leupold Perú is a beautiful and fascinating mix of Incan and Spanish culture. The Inca were the most advanced civilization in the New World when they encountered the Spanish, the most advanced in the Old World. Perú’s culture today is a magnificent hybrid of old and new, indigenous and European, and this can [...]

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