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“Tohoku: Road to the Future” Show in Dorchester

Empower disaster survivors by purchasing the artwork and crafts they create.

Dorchester, MA, June 26, 2013 --( Relief 2.0, an organic movement of volunteers and organizations to promote efficient disaster response and sustainable disaster recovery will be running Relief 2.0 – Tohoku: Road to Recovery -- a photo and photography exhibit at Hancock 309 Gallery in Dorchester. Art, photos and Crafts will be available for sale at the show, and the proceeds empower the survivors to support themselves instead of relying on donations.

“Tohoku: Road to the Future” was first opened in Fukuoka by Nobel Peace Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus on July 19, 2012. This show has been to North and South America and across Asia since. This will be the 19th international show after completing the last show in San Diego.

There will be a talk on sustainable disaster recovery, and why we fail at helping, as well as a film screening of "The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom," raffle and auctions. This is a one day only on June 29th event, and it will feature photos by Robin Low, co-founder of Relief 2.0, art work by Isao Hasagawa, artist and survivor of the Japan Tsunami. Photos are taken 10 days after the Tsunami and 1 year after to show the recovery of Japan, and handicrafts and products made by survivors living in temporary shelters in Tohoku, the north east of Japan struck by the Tsunami.

“The community plays a big role in disaster recovery. Relying solely on the government and non-profit organizations is usually not enough.” Said Mr. Low. “I hope to share some of the innovation in processes and technology which helped with the disaster recovery process with the rest of the world.”

“The TOHOKU show on June 29th is about empowering the two communities: Tohoku and Boston through arts.” said Mariko Kanto, special event organizer, Hancock 309 Gallery. “We feel blessed with the opportunity to be bringing this event to Hancock 309 Galley.”
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