It was this month 70 years ago that the atomic bombs were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, V.C. member Leroy Seat will make a PowerPoint presentation and lead a discussion about those bombings and their effects. Members are encouraged to read something about the atomic bombing of the two Japan cities in general and about Dr. Takashi Nagai (1908-51) in particular. Nagai, a medical doctor, was injured by the atomic explosion over Nagasaki and wrote The Bells of Nagasaki (1949, 1994) about his experiences. He is also the subject of Paul Glynn’s book A Song for Nagasaki (2009), which is also recommended reading. All are encouraged to attend whether or not they are able to read either book. Leroy Seat will facilitate.

Vital Conversations are intentional gatherings of people to engage in dialog that will add value to the participants and to the world. In Vital Conversations we become co-creators of a better community. We welcome all people to attend our conversations and celebrate the rich pluralism of the greater Kansas City area. The topics and books are subject to change.