One year after the devastating earthquake that struck Japan on March 11, 2011, Middlebury College students, faculty, and staff will reflect on the anniversary with a series of cultural events, including theatrical readings, guest speakers, and a faculty panel discussion.
The highlight of the commemoration is a multi-college tour in the first week of April that includes stops at Middlebury College, Brown University, Dartmouth College, Harvard University, M.I.T., and Princeton University. Ms. Keiko Kiyama, the Secretary General of JEN (originally established as “Japan Emergency NGOs”) and Ms. Nozomi Kanda, the director of Power of Japan will give a talk entitled “Rethink, Rebuild, Remember” at Middlebury College on Thursday, April 5, 2012, at 7:00 P.M. in the Robert A. Jones ’59 House conference room. The guest speakers will provide an opportunity to reflect upon the disaster by learning about the current plight and hearing voices from the ground.
Throughout the commemoration, we are planning to have a photo exhibition and T-shirt sale in order to provide additional relief and reflection activities.
Kizuna (絆) is a Japanese word meaning “bond,” and is symbolic of strength, unity, and international cooperation following the March 11th disaster. More info here.
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