Art and it's creators often express an interconnectedness with community on a large scale. This sense of community is why so many northwest artists have had a strong reaction to the recent events in Japan donated to this show. We do hope many people are able to attend to support this international community by helping us raise money. Simultaneously we encourage all to donate to the relief efforts in Japan however they are able.
Here are number of ways to help both locally and internationally:
TONIGHT: Portland Taiko, in coordination with the Portland State University Department of Music, will be giving a benefit concert March 22, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. in Lincoln Hall Room 175. Admission is free, donations will be accepted.
From Oregon, with Love Concert at the Aladdin Theater, Sunday March 27, 7:00 pm
Mercy Corps is offering an Oregon Japan Relief Fund.
The "International Fund for Animal Welfare will soon be deploying a team to assess needs regarding animal rescue. They are encouraging support through donations, which will be used to buy pet food, veterinary supplies, vaccines and other necessities for animals needing help.
And Huffington Post offers a very comprehensive list of ways to donate funds online.