Tsunami Connections Across the Pacific

Friday, February 19, 2016 - 1:00pm
Humboldt Library Room 209
Event Description: 

Lori Dengler recounts personal, geologic and cultural connections between Northern California and Japan. Dengler was in Japan six weeks before the 2011 earthquake and participated in a post tsunami survey team six weeks afterwards. She helped to connect a tsunami debris boat found in Crescent City to a Japanese high school and recently co-authored a bilingual children’s book about the boat and how it connected high school students in the two countries. This talk is a preview of the address she will give on March 11 at Tokyo's National Museum.