Bay Area Artists for Japan presents Fukushima Now: Relief Effort to Support Children in Fukushima. This event commemorates the devastating 2011 earthquake and tsunami which occurred in Eastern Japan, and the subsequent nuclear disaster centered in Fukushima Prefecture.
Fukushima Now will take place Saturday, March 30, 2013 from 5-8PM, at Kala Art Institute in Berkeley. The event will feature a panel discussion addressing current conditions in Fukushima, as well as the continuing impact of the use of nuclear power on peoples of all nations.
The panel discussion will be followed by a charity Art Sale and reception. Specialty drinks and food will also be available for purchase (all proceeds go to relief funds).
Fukushima Now is organized by Bay Area Artists For Japan, a group of Japanese Artists living in the San Francisco Bay Area. BAAFJ came together in response to the 2011 disaster in Japan, in the belief that during times of tragedy, one of the roles of the art community is to use art to help those who are suffering.