|Nikkei activist Yuri Kochiyama, courtesy of UCLA Asian American Studies Center, sign by Katherine Nagasawa, WBEZ artist Mari Shibuya painting a portrait of Breonna Taylor, photo by Ellen M. Banner, The Seattle Times.|
Register now for a free series of digital workshops this fall and winter! Geared for non-Black Japanese American youth, community members—and all who wish to attend! These sessions will be moderated by Dr. Kyle Kinoshita and an intergenerational team of API organizers. Let's "clean our house" as a community so that we can better show up in solidarity for our Black siblings.
Japanese American youth: What needs to happen in our community so that we can be powerful accomplices in the movement for Black lives? How can we ensure that our cries for “Never Again is Now!” are rooted in collective BIPOC action—not simply in the self-interests of non-Black Nikkei or API's? This upcoming webinar series will empower Nikkei young people—and others who wish to attend—through education, community-building, and dialogue. Join us for these much-needed learning sessions where we’ll be “cleaning our own house” and examining our history (such as the creation of the "model minority" myth and Black/Asian solidarity). By coming together to learn and connect, we hope to give youth the anti-racist tools they need to navigate the world today, and to lay the foundation for a future we all believe in.