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Japan Disaster Relief


Mavis Meng

Siqian (Mavis) Meng

Visiting Scholar in School of Education and Volunteer

As a visiting scholar with the IU School of Education, Mavis Meng is an active volunteer with the East Asian Studies Center. She is a regular instructor with the Cultural Immersion Project, teaching Chinese language and culture to 5th and 6th graders at University Elementary School. “It is a very satisfying feeling to have kids tell me numbers and colors in Chinese,” she said. “I also enjoy learning about the different culture and customs of America.”

Mavis also volunteered through the EASC at the Sterling House, a residence for adults with limited mobility, and at the 2014 Lotus Blossom World Bazaar, an annual event for 4th graders in the Bloomington school district. “No matter where I am, volunteering will play a very important role in my life,” Mavis told us recently. “The staff in EASC is so nice and patient. They are very kind and offer me information about the events,” she also noted. We are grateful for her commitment and her great work with us at the EASC!

Japan Disaster Relief

The students, faculty, and staff of the East Asian Studies Center extend our deep concern and condolences to the people of Japan and to all those who have been affected by the recent earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear radiation crisis.

As part of a campus-and community-wide response, EASC cosponsored a teach-in and benefit event on March 30 (see additional details and the program here) and a graduate student forum on April 19 (see details here).

Ways to Give

Japan Foundation’s recommendations

American Red Cross

Japan Center for International Exchange (JCIE/USA) & Center for Public Resources Development (CPRD)

Japan Society

Japan-America Society of Indiana

Other suggestions here