“This will be a personal report back on the unique 2011 India Women, Food Security and Climate Change Training, which is a collaboration of WEA and our Indian partner, Gorakhpur Environmental Action Group. We will shine the light on real heroines of our time, who are striving in the face of climate change by ecologically managing their farms and natural resources, asserting their rights as farmers and building the leadership of other rural women.
*Featuring Buddhist scholar and teacher Joanna Macy.
*Listen to personal stories and accounts of how women farmers truly hold the key to food and economic security in communities across India
*Enjoy savory Indian snacks and live classical Indian music.”
“Join us for a special brunch reception honoring Visual Communications’ founding members Duane Kubo, Robert Nakamura, Alan Ohashi, and Eddie Wong, who will be joined by VC mainstay Alan Kondo, at the Chop Suey Café in Historic Los Angeles Little Tokyo on Sunday, Dec. 4, 2011 starting at 11:00 AM. Then, join us and our guests as we screen a selection of newly-restored Visual Communications classics as part of our special program Community Visionaries: Visual Communications and the Dawn of Asian Pacific American Cinema, at the Downtown Independent starting at 2:00 PM.
Community Visionaries will feature a selection of groundbreaking Visual Communications “classics,” all restored through the Academy Archives and presented here in brand-new 16mm film prints. Additionally, Visual Communications founders Duane Kubo, Robert Nakamura, Alan Ohashi, and Eddie Wong will be joined by VC mainstay Alan Kondo to share with the audience their experiences producing community-based media for a “back-yard” project that evolved into a revered community and national institution.”
Films to be screened:
Wong Sinsaang (1971, 16mm, b/w, sound, 12min.)
Directed by Eddie Wong
Manzanar (1971, 16mm, color, sound, 14min.)
Directed by Robert Nakamura
City City (1974, 16mm, color, sound, 11min.)
Directed by Donna Deitch and Duane Kubo
I Told You So (1974, 16mm, b/w, sound, 18min.)
Directed by Alan Kondo
Cruisin’ J-Town (1975, 16mm, color, sound, 22min.)
Directed by Duane Kubo
Posted in Film, Food, political
Tagged alan ohashi, duane kubo, eddie wong, film screenings, history, japanese, los angeles, robert nakamura, visual communications
If you want to participate in a workshop, make sure to sign up ahead of time!
“FREE ALL DAY!
Enjoy a day of fun for the whole family. This month’s theme is green living. Keep checking back for more information!
Generously sponsored by Target, these special Saturdays are filled with fun activities giving families unique ways to learn, play, and grow together.”
On the schedule for Saturday:
“11AM – Doors open
11AM – Recycled puppets drop-in activity. Create your own puppets made from recycled resources including bottles, chopsticks, plastic utensils, cardboard, and other materials (while supplies last)
12PM – Growing green drop-in activity. Kids and families will have the opportunity to grow small plants to take home (while supplies last)
12PM – Paper Mache Planet Earth workshop. Create and paint your very own planet Earth out of paper mache (limit 20 students)
1 – 4PM – Kidding Around the Kitchen will help you make your own “Save the Planet” seasonal salad
1PM – Paper mache planet Earth workshop (limit 20 students)
1PM – Mottainai* Tenegui* workshop. Create a colorful tenegui towel of your own (limit 25 students)
2PM – Special performance! “Order to Go” is a fun show focusing on the environmental impact of single-use take out containers and utensils!
3PM – Paper mache planet Earth workshop (limit 20 students)
3PM – Mottainai Tenegui workshop (limit 25 students)
3:30PM – Learn the “mottainai” dance
4PM – Doors close”
Posted in Art, Crafts, Festivals, Food, Free, Games, Museum, political, Sculpture, Workshops
Tagged arts and crafts, culture, environmental, japanese, los angeles, mottainai
“In the 2008 Prop 8 campaign to ban same sex marriage in California, Samoan/Tongan and other Pacific Islander communities were demonized by the media and U.S. based churches—that many Pacific Islanders are loyal members of—as homophobic fanatics who hate gay people.
In Sustaining Community: Queer Pacific Islanders Shaping California, Queer Pacific Islanders from Micronesia, Melanesia and Polynesia take front and center stage to dispel these myths and present narratives of Queer Pacific Islanders’ struggles to proliferate and protect queer communities, fight for the betterment of Pacific Islanders and tell of their battles for social justice. The narratives are told through traditional and modern dance, dialogues and monologues, poetry, original music and video.”
“We expect over 150 youth from all backgrounds will converge to learn about important topics that affect them. This year’s topics, chosen by youth who are part of Lao Family’s Year-round youth program will include:
* Human Trafficking- What is it, how does it affect my community, and what can I do about it?
* Healthy Living and Nutrition- Americans’ waistlines are getting bigger which leads to major health problems. Some people go to potentially dangerous drugs or eating disorders to look fit, but are hurting their body. What can I do to keep myself healthy?
* Government Budget- I keep hearing about government budget cuts at the federal, state and local levels. Why is this happening and how does it affect me and my family, school, neighborhood, etc? What can I do?
* Day to hang out with friends,
* meet new people,
* learn some stuff that really matters,
* Free T-shirts,
* Free Food (YUM!)”
“The Marine Never Returned (1963, Lee Man-hee)
War/Drama, 110 minutes
During the Korean War (1950-1953), a marine squad marches north fighting off Chinese army. The marines die one after another. Among them are friends from a small village. Only one of them survives the Chinese attack. He is sent to a hospital where his fiancee, a nurse, is waiting for him. This film depicts barbarism of the war, dying people and touching friendship among soldiers.”
“Please join this event commemorating the 1945 Battle of Okinawa. Ceremony with Reverend Ronald Nakasone. Performances by Nakayoshi (Okinawan singing) group, Genyukai (Okinawan sanshin 3 string lute music), Colin Ehara (spoken word), Alton Chung (storytelling), special collaboration between Kinuko Mototake (Okinawan dance), Wesley Ueunten (sanshin), Melody Takata (taiko) and Francis Wong (saxophone). A premiere screening of the Nuchi du Takara Oral History Project will follow in the NJAHS Peace Gallery.”
Posted in Dance, Film, Free, Music, political, Spoken Word
Tagged bay area, ceremony, concerts, culture, film screenings, history, japanese, spoken word, Taiko
“The U.S. Premier of Struggling Cities, an important traveling exhibition commissioned by The Japan Foundation, will canvas the unique social and physical structure of post-war and post-occupation cities of Japan in the 1960s.”
- WHERE: JACCC in LA
244 S. San Pedro Street, Suite 505, Los Angeles, CA 90012
George J. Doizaki Gallery
- WHEN: Saturday, 6/11/11 – Sunday, 7/31/11
- HOW MUCH: FREE
- MORE INFO: http://jaccc.org/strugglingcities.php