Our Hiroshima Legacy: A Conversation with the Yale Latino Alumni Network and Author Leslie Sussan

Join us as the Yale Latino Alumni Network hosts Leslie Sussan, author of “Choosing Life: My Father’s Journey in Film from Hollywood to Hiroshima," to address the issue of legacy as a nation and between generations.

Second Lt. Herbert Sussan was assigned by the Strategic Bombing Survey crew to film the aftermath of the atomic bombings in Nagasaki and Hiroshima. After his discharge, he spent his entire life arguing for the public release of the entire footage.

Leslie, who serves as a Federal Administrative Appeals judge and is a Georgetown Law graduate, spent years trying to understand the torment she saw in her father and then went to Japan to support his quest to release the filmings. Her story is a complex one and we will focus on Legacy as a beginning. Our moderator will be David Sanchez, ’84 MA, '84 MPhil, chair of YLAN.

This webinar is brought to the alumni community by the Yale Latino Alumni Network in partnership with the YAA Shared Interest Groups, and is co-sponsored by 1stGenYale. 

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