JMSA event 3/8/16: A Survivor Exchange Program

JMSA is proud to showcase one of our on-going Japan Relief efforts, 3/11 and 9/11: A Survivor Exchange Program at the Asia Society in New York.  The special event will take place on the evening of Tuesday, March 8th, marking five years after the 3/11 Great East Japan Earthquake, tsunami and nuclear accident. The event will showcase the powerful stories of an outreach program that has joined the survivors, first responders and families of victims from the so-called “3-11” disaster with their counterparts who suffered their own traumas a decade earlier, after the attacks of September 11, 2001. 

3-11 and 9-11 Survivor Stories

The Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami:>Five Years Later

8 March 2016

6:30pm – 8:00pm

Asia Society and Museum

725 Park Avenue (at 70th Street)

New York, NY 10021

Beginning in 2012, members of the 9/11 Tribute Center traveled to Japan on missions of compassion and community outreach to share their own experiences of tragedy, loss, recovery and resilience. For four years, these family members, survivors and first responders of the two disasters have traveled back and forth between Japan and the U.S., in an exchange that has yielded profound, life-changing results.? Although the two catastrophes had different causes and impact, the more general issues of coping with large-scale disaster and its repercussions are universal. We are proud to present -11 and 9-11: Survivor Stories featuring representatives from both communities, a short documentary film, and a conversation about the power of human connection and healing. A reception follows the program.

More information regarding the speakers and tickets can be be found in the following hyperlink:

JJMSA greatly appreciates the good will and generosity of the collaborating partners. Special thanks go to Asia Society for hosing this event, American Airlines for generously providing roundtrip tickets from New York to Tokyo, the United States-Japan Foundation for generous funding support of this program, Consulate General of Japan in New York and Rotary Club for all local arrangements, Japan Society for program development, and Arnhold Institute for Global Health at Mount Sinai, Columbia University, and JAMSNET for their expertise.