Japan Connect: Presentation & Performance

Thursday, March 27, 2014, 6 - 8pm

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High school students from Wasedajuku, a prep school in Japan, will give presentations about their lives in a free, public event.  Wasedajuku students focus on leadership and international communications.

The student presentations will be followed by a performance by Sara Galas Band. Based in New York City, the multi-culturual quartet whose members hail from Italy, Japan and Guatamala will play its own original songs.

Located in The Great Hall, in the Foundation Building, 7 East 7th Street, between Third and Fourth Avenues

  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.