april, 2020

tue21apr8:00 pm9:00 pmEngageAsia Resilience Webinar Series: Hiroshima’s Lessons8:00 pm - 9:00 pm Teacher: EngageAsia Aligned Living Quadrant:Heartfelt Community,Knowledge of Systems


(Tuesday) 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm


The Aligned Center

1 Bridge Street, Foundry Building Suite 64, Irvington, NY 10533

Event Details

Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms—to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way. — Viktor E. Frankl

Please join Aligned Center partner EngageAsia for this first webinar in a new series on resilience, designed to help participants find meaning, inspiration, and growth.

Hiroshima’s Lessons: A Conversation with Steven Leeper, Former Chair of the Hiroshima Peace Culture Foundation and Founder, Peace Culture Village

Steven Leeper will be joined in conversation by Aligned Center partner and EngageAsia Co-Founder David Janes to discuss lessons on growth, recovery, resilience, and meaning gleaned from the trauma of Hiroshima.

Featuring Mr. Steven Leeper
Founder, Peace Culture Village

Steve has spent about half of his 69 years in Japan. He has a master’s degree in clinical psychology and has worked as a family counselor (10 years), management consultant (14 years), translator (30 years to present) and peace activist (16 years). He believes, until he encounters facts to the contrary, that he has translated, edited, or interpreted more A-bomb survivor stories than anyone in the world except his wife. He began working for Mayors for Peace in 2002, which led to his appointment in 2007 as chairman of the Hiroshima Peace Culture Foundation. He stepped down in 2013 and currently is visiting professor at Hiroshima Jogakuin University and Nagasaki University as well as executive director of PEAC’s Hiroshima campus, Peace Culture Village. His publications include Hiroshima Resolution (bilingual), Nihon ga Sekai wo Suku and Amerikajin ga Tsutaeru Hiroshima (Japanese).

Co-Sponsored by EngageAsia and Peace Culture Village

EngageAsia, founded by Aligned Center member David Janes and Stomu Miyazaki, is a non-profit organization which engages teachers in innovative programs to build cross-cultural understanding and foster peace and community between the United States and countries throughout the Asia-Pacific.

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Upcoming EngageAsia Resilience Webinars (Details Forthcoming)

May 7, 6:30 pm ET: Zen and Resilience, Featuring Rev. Takafumi Kawakami.

May (Date TBA): Lessons from 9/11 and 3/11.

June (Date TBA): A Conversation with Allison Gilbert, Emmy award-winning journalist and influential writer on grief and resilience.


EngageAsiaNonprofit partner

Aligned Living Quadrant

Heartfelt Community

Knowledge of Systems