In Spring 2016, Beth Bridgeman will lead Ohayo-Ohio, a ten-day Japanese symposium designed to promote global citizenship and to provide students with experiential opportunities for cultural awareness and continued collaboration toward the promotion of peace. It will be held during Japan’s Golden Week (the first week of May, 2016).
Ohayo-Ohio features lectures on contemporary Japanese history, Antioch’s contribution to post-war peace between Japan and the United States, the history of the former Antioch tea house and a Japanese photo exhibit by James Luckett. Workshops will include sushi-making, raku pottery, paper-making, a “ma” workshop on the Japanese concept of negative space, Japanese weaving and kimono-making, natural dye workshops, fish printing, a haiku slam, story-telling, an origami thousand cranes peace project, calligraphy, tea ceremony, a cosplay parade, and Japanese film offerings.
Several students are assisting or leading some of the workshops, including natural dyeing, the Haiku slam, fish-printing and cosplay parade. If you are interested in helping with the Symposium, please contact Beth.
Tanya Couch serves as the Career Communications Coordinator within the Cooperative Education Program. In this role, Tanya prepares students for post-graduate success, by assisting in career development such as resume building, interviewing skills, online profile development, and providing general advice and guidance how to pursue a full-time work or graduate studies opportunity.