JACL National Convention Workshops, Saturday, July 7, 2012 (Please note: Specific time slots are not finalized)
9:15 AM – 10:15 AM 10:30 AM – 11:30
|1A||NATIONAL JACL LEADState Farm sponsor“Buying A Car” during which we can bring in our signature auto safety programYouth CouncilLeslie Moe-Kaiser||1B||SEATTLE JACL LEAD“Breaking the Silence” (play)Nikki Nojima LouisFrank KitamotoHerb TsuchiyaGail Okawa|
|2A||NATIONAL JACL LEADJACL Membership: Thinking outside the box about the structure of JACL Membership.Develop a Proposal to Recommend to the VP of Membership and The National JACL Board||2B||SEATTLE JACL LEADEnvironmental Justice (EJ)Millie Piazza, EJ Coordinator, WA State Dept of EcologyRunning Grass, EPA Region X EJ CoordinatorAlice Park, King County Food and Fitness Initiative and the Community Coalition for EJ|
|3A||NATIONAL JACL LEADJapanese American Citizens League (JACL) Priorities||3B||SEATTLE JACL LEADThe Power of Words (POW)Mako Nakagawa and members of the Seattle POW committee|
|4A||NATIONAL JACL LEADHealth and Wellness Speaker||4B||SEATTLE JACL LEADThe Power of Words (POW)Mako Nakagawa, and members of the Seattle POW committee|
|5A||SEATTLE JACL LEADLegal System and Civil RightsMike Kawamura, Director, Dept of Assigned Council, Pierce CountyRuss Aoki, AttorneyBrian Tsuchida, Federal Magistrate and former Public Defender||5B||Attend “Living Well” Health Fair|
|6A||NATIONAL JACL LEADServing Nikkei Seniors||6B||NATIONAL JACL LEADNational Youth CouncilThe Jubilee Project –”Doing Good is Contagious: Using Social Media for Asian American Activism”Youth Council: Matt Farrells, Kaila Yoshitomi|
|7A||SEATTLE JACL LEAD“Preserving Community Treasures: Archiving and Sharing Historic Japanese American Artifacts”Ken Mochizuki and Tom Ikeda||7B||NATIONAL JACL LEAD“Identity Is Not A Math Equation.”Christine Munteanu, Chicago|
Living Voices: “Within the Silence” – Friday evening, July 6, 2012, 7:00 – 9:00 PM
“Preserving Community Treasures: Archiving and Sharing Historic Japanese American Artifacts. Seattle author Ken Mochizuki, will share his experiences in writing his latest book, “Meet Me at Higo: An Enduring Story of a Japanese American Family,” about the lives of Japanese immigrants Sanzo and Matsuyo Murakami, their children and the store that they owned, “Higo 10-Cent Store.” Executive Director of Densho, Tom Ikeda, will show how Densho is preserving community treasures with their digital repository project, working with organizations in Honolulu, Portland, San Jose and Heart Mountain to digitally preserve and share historic Japanese American materials on the internet. Participants will be asked to discuss and identify ways they can initiate similar activities in their communities and how JACL might help in this effort.”
Environmental Justice is the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people regardless of race, color, national origin, or income with respect to the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has this goal for all communities and persons across this Nation. It will be achieved when everyone enjoys the same degree of protection from environmental and health hazards and equal access to the decision-making process to have a healthy environment in which to live, learn, and work.
State Farm’s presentation
Want to prepare to buy your dream car? It’s the second most expensive purchase in your life after a house or condo, and here’s your chance to find out best practices so you can shop wisely. Worried about getting the best deal or how to shop for a car loan? This session will explain the shopping experience and the fine print items of which you want to be aware. We have stories to share to help you maximize your purchase.
Identity is not a Math Equation: Multiracial, Multiethnic and Mixed Identity. With the election of the first multiracial president and the ability to check more than one box on the 2000 Census, the multiracial movement in America is growing. Yet the way race and ethnicity are perceived in our society ignores the complexities of racial classifications that are exposed by the multiracial experience. Participants will explore their own sense of racial/ethnic identity, examine the issues involved in racial identity formation, learn about the history of racial categorization and mixed race in America, and focus on the unique experience of multiracial and multiethnic Asian Pacific Americans. The workshops aims to help participants realize that they have the right to choose and claim their own sense of identity.