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“Nihon to Tomoni” - Together with Japan

Posted on March 22, 2011

In collaboration with the Asian American Coalition, SSSR, and SGA, the Center for Global Education is hosting the following event.

Together in Hope: An evening of reflection and education

6:00PM Weds – March 23

Cole Memorial Chapel

This event is designed as an opportunity for students and members of the community to offer support to those most affected by the disasters in Japan.  This event will include an opportunity for members of the Norton Japanese community to share their feelings and thoughts about recent events in their homeland.  We will also use this as an opportunity to educate people about some of the possible long-term effects as a result of the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disasters.  There will also be a moment of silent reflection and remembrance for victims of all recent disasters both natural and man-made including, Haiti, Christchurch, Australia, China, and the political crisis in Libya and the Middle East.  At this event we will kick-off a campaign to create a paper-crane tree.  The story of the paper crane is a national symbol of perseverance and hope in the face of great adversity and is uniquely connected to recent events in particular because of the nuclear disaster.

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