Junko Tabei portrayed by Bowen Lee. Virtual. FREE. Registration Required.

Event details

  • October 17, 2024
  • 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Online. Registration required.

  |   Cost: Free. Registration required. Check back about one month before the event to register.

Junko Tabei was the first woman to climb to the top of Mt Everest and the Seven Summits, the highest peaks on all seven continents. She has come to address American audiences about her work with the Fukushima Earthquake and Tsunami Relief Programs, particularly her Mt Fuji for the High School Students of Tohoku Project. She will recount her life as a child growing up in Fukushima and the early years of becoming a world class mountain climber, leading to her successful ascent to the summit of Mt Everest. In 1975, it was a daunting challenge for a woman to get to the top of Everest. However, this ordinary Japanese housewife learned long ago: “You can get there if you go step by step.” You are invited to join her on this journey.