Live Your Dream: The Taylor Anderson Story

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

Register FREE 

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Presented by:

  • The Japan-America Society of Georgia
  • JET Alumni Association Southeast Chapter
  • Georgia Institute of Technology CIBER

Event Details


  • Friday, March 1, 2013
    4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: LeCraw Auditorium, Scheller College of Business