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LIVE YOUR DREAM: The Taylor Anderson Story chronicles the life of Taylor Anderson from her childhood in Richmond, Va., to the catastrophic Japanese earthquake and tsunami on March 11, 2011.
Taylor was a JET teacher, an English language assistant teacher in Ishinomaki, Japan. When the earthquake struck, she helped to evacuate the children from her school to higher ground in anticipation of a tsunami. Once the kids were safe, Taylor realized that she had forgotten her cell phone at home and had no way to call her family. A teacher said, "The tsunami is coming" and Taylor nodded in acknowledgement but because a previous tsunami earlier that week had only been a few inches high, she took off on her bike. A 30 meter high wave engulfed Ishinomaki and Taylor never made it.
LIVE YOUR DREAM is a testament to her life in Japan and the children she taught. It is also a testament to all the JET teachers of Tohoku who faced and met the challenges created by this unprecedented disaster.
- 5:30 p.m. - Reception
- 6:30 p.m. - Film Screening
- 8:00 p.m. - Panel Discussion
- The Japan-America Society of Georgia
- JET Alumni Association Southeast Chapter
- Georgia Institute of Technology CIBER