Join YPFP for our next excursion! On Tuesday, March 8, Asia Society will host a special event showcasing the powerful stories of an outreach program that has joined the survivors, first responders and families of victims of the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake 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” will feature representatives from both communities, a short documentary film, and a conversation about the power of human connection and healing. The event starts at 6:30pm and a reception follows at 8:00pm.
YPFP has reserved 10 complimentary tickets for members and guests to attend!
To RSVP, sign up here. YPFP will reserve your tickets. Please RSVP by Monday, March 7 at 12:00pm.
About the speakers
Keizo Hara, MD, a local psychiatrist, established the Kara-Koro (Mind and Body) Clinic in Ishinomaki, where the tsunami reached 33 feet high and killed more than 3,000 people on 3-11.
Toshiko Hasegawa is a member of Tokyo Fire Department and a friend of the FDNY for 20 years. She is dedicated to helping promote the “9-11 to 3-11” missions of compassion throughout northeast Japan.
Ann Van Hine, who spent her most of her professional career teaching children, lost her husband, FDNY member Bruce Van Hine, on 9-11. Ann brought to Japan messages from children in New York wishing strength and courage.
Craig L. Katz, MD is a disaster psychiatrist and directs the Global Mental Health Center at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. He founded the World Trade Center Mental Health Program after 9-11.
Stephen Kern is an attorney for the Port Authority of NY and NJ, survived 9-11 by walking down 62 flights in the North Tower seconds before it collapsed. In Japan, he found parallels to his experiences after 9-11
Sho Takahashi, MD, PhD and his disaster psychiatry team at University of Tsukuba have been assisting “9-11 to 3-11” missions in relations to other disasters around the world.
Robert T. Yanagisawa, MD is vice president of the Japanese Medical Society of America. Partnering with Dr. Katz, they have introduced a multidisciplinary approach for long-term disaster recovery in the Tohoku region.
Tom Nagorski (moderator) is the executive vice president of Asia Society.
This is part of our new series, YPFP Excursions, in which YPFP staff members lead a group of members to cultural events and other activities in the city.
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