UF to Gathering to Reflect on the Japanese Tsunami of 2011
In partnership with Friends of Findlay, The University of Findlay’s College of Liberal Arts and department of language and culture will present “Reflecting on the Tsunami: Today and Tomorrow” at 6:45 p.m. Tuesday, April 17, in Winebrenner Theological Seminary, Room 254.
The gathering will offer visitors opportunities to share their own experiences surrounding the tsunami of March 11, 2011, in Japan. The general public is encouraged to participate.
Main speakers will include Dr. Christopher Thompson, chair of the department of linguistics at Ohio University, and Kuninori Matsuda, consul general of Japan in Detroit.
Thompson will talk about his observation of a local Japanese community on the Rikuchu Coast, where he volunteered following the disaster.
Matsuda will discuss some of the positive results that came from the tragedy.
Other speakers will include UF students and faculty members and representatives from the city of Findlay and Friends of Findlay (a consortium of Japanese companies).
For more information, contact Cathy Donovan at 419-434-4711 or Donovan@findlay.edu.