In response to the disaster in Japan, Williams students are engaged in a slew of efforts to provide assistance and relief. Here are highlights of those efforts during the month of April:
Throughout the Month
Paper crane folding marathon sponsored by Asian American Students in Action. Already more than 200 cranes have been folded. A display in Paresky includes instructions on how to make your own and tips on how to sponsor crane folders as a fundraiser for Japan relief.
Dinner fundraiser for Japan relief at the Jewish Religious Center
Can you last a Muslim fast? Breakfast and lunch meal points donation, followed by a Japanese break-the-fast dinner at Mission Dining Hall
Renowned filmmaker Linda Hoagland, who was in Japan at the time of the earthquake/tsunami, speaks in Paresky Auditorium after dinner
April 12 & 13
Hand-made earrings by Lily Wong ’12 for sale at lunchtime in Paresky to benefit Japan
“Mr. Williams” contest hosted by All Campus Entertainment with proceeds/donations to be directed to Japan Relief
April 30/May 1
Films in the “Zatoichi” series hosted by Japanese Department April 30 (3pm and 7pm) and May (7pm) in Paresky auditorium. Students in the Japanese Department will be collecting donations.
If you’re thinking about making your own contribution, you’ll find many of charitable opportunities on the Williams Chaplains’ website.