Japan Earthquake Symposium

Japan Earthquake 2nd Commemoration Symposium




In commemoration of the 2011 earthquake in Japan, an event titled, “The Great East Japan Earthquake: Creative Responses and Social Imagination” will take place on Sunday, March 10th, 2013 at The Diana Center at Barnard College, Columbia University in New York City. The symposium sheds light on creative responses to Tohoku and aims to stimulate critical dialogue for change across social, cultural, political and economic boundaries. The program includes exciting presentations by renowned scholars, filmmakers, performance artists, organizers and student-led groups all dedicated to various aspects of relief and community rebuilding. The speakers will challenge and inspire us to discuss the place of creativity in disaster-stricken countries and encourage us to engage in actions for change. For more information and registration please visit website: http://nyjapan311.org/

This event is co-sponsored by Consortium for Japan Relief, Columbia Japan Society, Columbia University Renewable Energy Society, Friends of Japan, Japanese American Association, Japan Society, Japan Study Student Association, Peace Education Network, US-Japan Council, and is being made possible with generous support from US-Japan Foundation, Japanese Medical Support Network in NY, Japanese Medical Society of America, Center on Japanese Economy and Business, and EN Brasserie.


Date and Time:

Sunday, March 10th, 2013

2:00-5:00PM + Food Reception



The Diana Event Oval (LL1)

The Diana Center, Barnard College

Columbia University

3009 Broadway New York, NY 10027



Chim↑Pom | Artist Collective

Jake Price | Filmmaker/Photographer

Shimpei Takeda | Artist/Photographer

Yuhei Suzuki | Community Organizer

Shun Kanda | MIT Japan 3.11 Initiative

Matthew Bunza | MIT Lecturer in Architecture

Alisa Prager | Nishimiya Fellows Program

Kirsten Homma | Nishimiya Fellows Program

Susan J. Onuma | Kelley Drye & Warren LLP

Dr. Robert Yanagisawa | Mount Sinai

Dr. Shunichi Homma | Columbia University


Registration: http://nyjapan311.org/registration/