Taylor Anderson ’08
Your Dream: The Taylor Anderson Story" will premiere in Richmond,
Virginia on November 9, 2012. Taylor Anderson ’08, a graduate of Randolph-Macon
College, perished during the Great East Japan Earthquake that devastated parts of
Japan in 2011.
Producer/Director Regge Life, in partnership with St. Catherine’s School, will present
two showings of the documentary at Richmond CenterStage, 600 E. Grace Street.The
first showing is for invited students and will conclude with a 30-minute panel discussion.
The second showing is open to the public and begins at 7:00 p.m. The public showing
is free, with donations to the Taylor Anderson Memorial Fund encouraged.
To reserve tickets, click on www.st.catherines.org/tayloranderson
“This film is a story about Taylor Anderson and all the young people who travel
the world trying to make a difference,” said Life. “Taylor was an extraordinary
American who dedicated herself to teaching Japanese children, living her dream right
up to the events of March 11, 2011.”
Taylor Anderson ’08
Taylor Anderson, who had a lifelong love of Japan, graduated from Randolph-Macon
College in 2008 with a bachelor’s degree in
International Studies and minors in Asian
Studies and Political Science.
She joined The Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) program and was assigned to teach
in Ishinomaki, Japan. The JET program is one of the world's largest exchange programs
and is aimed at developing strong international relationships between Japan and
In 2011, Randolph-Macon College received a generous grant from The Japan Foundation
Center for Global Partnership entitled “Honoring the Life, Work and Good Spirit
of Taylor Anderson – Enhancing Japanese Studies at Randolph-Macon College.” The
purpose of this grant is to create further awareness, understanding and appreciation
of the Japanese culture and cultivate meaningful and lasting relationships with
each country. In 2012, Randolph-Macon hosted the Taylor Anderson/Japan Foundation
Lecture, “Postscripts from
Japan: Stories that Endure After the Earthquake and Tsunami,” which commemorated
the one-year anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake.
To reserve tickets, click on www.st.catherines.org/tayloranderson.
For more information about the premier showing of “Live Your Dream: The Taylor Anderson
Story,” contact St. Catherine’s School (804) 288-2804.