Wednesday, February 07, 2018

Feb / March 2018 news

Thank you all who joined the One Year After the Women's March event. Here are many events coming up in Feb and March and below are  a few I would like to highlight -  scroll down for details.
Please share this events listing with anyone who might be interested! Also please share your event info by March 5 to be included in the next TCN!

See you at one of these events below.
Best regards,
Sarajean
Facebook group with links to resources and weekly action items
Women of the World March Tokyo https://www.facebook.com/groups/197623700694595/
The online version : http://tokyo-community-news.blogspot.jp/

International Women's Day 2018 

IWD 2018 Tokyo Women's March - PLEASE SHARE WIDELY
Time: 19:00, March 8 (Thu) 2018
Route - details to be confirmed, in the Shibuya / Harajuku areas
NEEDED
* co-sponsors (min. 3000 yen contribution per org)
* pr and organization support volunteers
To join our group, under the Theme: March to the Ballot contact me by email at womansmarchjapan@gmail.com.
日時 2018年3月8日(木) 19:00 
マーチ出発予定 ※コースは東京都内(渋谷周辺)
ウィメンズ・マーチ東京では団体賛同を募集しています! 団体賛同には一口3,000円以上の賛同金をお願いしています。
ボランティア・スタッフ募集
お問い合わせ
「ウィメンズ・マーチ東京2018」実行委員会(NPO法人アジア女性資料センター内)
To contact the HQ in Japanese Email:womensmarchtokyo@gmail.com
Tel:03-3780-5245
Fax:03-3463-9752
〒150-0031 東京都渋谷区桜丘町14-10-211

Intl Women's Day Workshop: Challenge Stereotypes and Bias
March 10 2-4pm
Join us for a workshop where we will discuss
* gender bias in our daily lives
* gender bias in our own words and actions
* changes we can make right here and now
* how to influence gender in national policies.
Participation fee 500 yen (to cover space and materials.)
Details will be
posted on the Facebook Page
https://www.facebook.com/events/349602878856085/


Happy Woman Festival in Tokyo, Osaka and Nagoya https://happywoman.online/useful/iwd/
Training Programs
Tsuda Open University, Global education program
Find out more: http://tou.tsuda.ac.jp/guide/titp/

Japan Fundraising Association
Fundraising Japan 2018  Annual Fundraising conference March 17 and 18

Temple University, Japan Campus
Upcoming Open house/Information Sessions

Nonprofit NGO community events and programs

 
Seminars and public lectures
Sophia University, Institute of Comparative Culture events  http://icc.fla.sophia.ac.jp/ TEMPLE UNIVERSITY, JAPAN CAMPUS ICAS
Opportunities
Peace Boat is always looking for on board volunteers. If you speak Japanese, English, Spanish, Chinese or Korean, then this opportunity may be for you! Peace Boat's Global Voyages are made possible by the assistance of a dedicated team of volunteer interpreters, and we are always open to applications from talented individuals. This page provides all the information you will need to apply. http://peaceboat.org/english/?menu=113

Asian Rural Institute - ARI welcomes volunteers! You are invited to help change the world by being part of a community doing sustainable organic farming and leadership training. There are short term and long term volunteer positions available. At ARI, participants from Japan,  Southeast Asia, Africa, & South America will be working alongside you. It is often hard to determine who benefits most from being at ARI, so come experience ARI for yourself! http://www.ari-edu.org/en/volunteer/

Community Theater & Arts News

Tokyo International Players
March 1-4, 2018
Find out more http://tokyoplayers.com


Yokohama Theatre Group http://ytg.jp
To become a member-level patron and see the shows at a reduced rate along with other perks ::CLICK HERE:: https://patreon.com/ytg
Support us by becoming a patron!

Tokyo Sinfonia
French Serenade dinner-concert Feb. 16 (Fri.) 6:30pm - Foreign Correspondents' Club of Japan (Yurakucho)
Mendelssohn Serenade champagne concert ~ Hakuju Hall, Mar. 14
Daichi Nakamura (violin) champagne concert  ~ Hakuju Hall, Apr. 18
Mozart Birthday Concerts
tickets@tokyosinfonia.comTickets/Information - Sinfonia direct
Advocacy corner:
upcoming events and resources for people wanting to get more involved
#HearOurVote - register to vote now! .
UK citizenshttps://www.gov.uk/voting-when-abroad
Canada citizens http://www.elections.ca/
EU Citizens http://europa.eu/…/…/residence/elections-abroad/index_en.htm
US citizens https://www.votefromabroad.org/

Thanks to all who have been involved in various marches and rallies this year - the Tokyo Women's March, Alliance for an Inclusive America, Tax Day March, Enough is Enough Rally etc.
There are many things you can do and The Action Network has free online tools you can use: https://actionnetwork.org/

READY TO DIG IN? Last year, we had hopeful election results from Virginia to New Jersey to Alabama, and, already, people across the country are putting in the work to bring us more good news in 2018. Join them by using Indivisible’s voter-registration tool to begin registering voters in your community.
Women of the World March Tokyo – Facebook group with links to resources and weekly action items https://www.facebook.com/groups/197623700694595/
Tokyo Advocacy Exchange - Facebook group sharing information, links and resources. https://www.facebook.com/groups/207362363069859/

Democrats Abroad Japan
DAJ holds a monthly letter writing/SpeakEasy - next dates
Feb 8 and March 8, 8-10pm
Venue: Aldgate Pub  in Shibuya
Other events will be held throughout the country in 2018.

DA Japan http://www.democratsabroad.org/
For more information on future events please be sure to check out updates posted online:
The DAJ Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/groups/demsabroadjapan/
The DAJ Meetup page https://www.meetup.com/ja-JP/DemocratsAbroadJapan/
The DAJ events page http://www.democratsabroad.org/jp_events


We are moving towards other actions and need everyone to join the struggle against injustice.  #gimme20min today and everyday - I truly believe you can change the world with 20 minutes of concrete action each day day.
 
RESOURCES - to CALL WRITE AND BE HEARD

US citizens - you can contact your rep on the phone, fax and by letter
https://www.contactingcongress.org/
https://5calls.org/
The attachment is an outline for a letter to your reps about current environment, climate and related issues. Get information on how climate change is affecting your state here http://climatenexus.org/…/regional-impacts/state-fact-sheet
A site for people who want to call their reps on a variety of issues. there are scripts and talking points - 100 calls in 100 days http://www.100calls100days.com/faq.html#subscribecalendar

Thursday, January 11, 2018

January / February 2018

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

We start 2018 with several event commemorating and moving forward from the Global women's March, . Here are a few events I would like to highlight - please scroll down for more details.

Please share this events listing with anyone who might be interested! Don't see your orgs info here - contact me. Also please share your event info by Feb 10 to be included in the next TCN!

See you at one of these events below.
Best regards,
Sarajean
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Training programs

Temple University, Japan Campus
Upcoming Open house/Information Sessions
  • January 13, 10-12noon
Basic program info: https://www.tuj.ac.jp/cont-ed/courses/schedules-tokyo.html
NGO classes for Spring semester - Roles and Functions of NGOs (3 Week intensive) 4/7, 4/14 and 4/21/2018. about the class: https://www.tuj.ac.jp/cont-ed/courses/professional/NGO301.html

Tsuda Open University, Global education program
Jan 11 and 16 open house 7-9pm
Find out more: http://tou.tsuda.ac.jp/guide/titp/

Japan Fundraising Association
Fundraising Japan 2018  Annual Fundraising conference March 17 and 18

Nonprofit NGO community events and programs

 
Refugees International Japan 
http://refugeesinternationaljapan.org/
  • Friday, Feb 17, 19:00, RIJ Great Wine Bluff
  • Thursday, Mar 8, 18:00 Temma Violin Concert Suntory Hall
  • Sunday, Mar 25, 10:00 RIJ Loop Relay
  • Find out more about these events: https://rij-npo.org/en/fundraising/
Jambo
Seminars and public lectures
Opportunities
The Japanese Women’s Leadership Initiative (JWLI) is an executive leadership development program that will invest in emerging women leaders from across Japan and will transform them to be action-oriented leaders. Through a four-week leadership development training in Boston, selected applicants, referred to as Fellows, will acquire confidence to lead, skills and knowledge to manage, and create a plan to make social change. The four weeks include participation in the Women’s Leadership Program at Babson College, a 5-day intensive entrepreneurial management program, and visits to successful nonprofit organizations in Boston to learn their best practices on nonprofit management and leadership. During the four weeks, Fellows will develop their respective Action Plans and upon returning to Japan, will work towards achieving their vision, leveraging their experience and knowledge acquired in Boston. We provide mentors to the Fellows after they go back to Japan so that they can execute their Action Plans within 2 years.
【Program Dates】 April 16, 2018 - May 11, 2018 (tentative)
【Application Info】 Online application closes on 9pm on January 15, 2018 (EST) . Click here (http://jwli.org/application/) for online application form!


Peace Boat is always looking for on board volunteers. If you speak Japanese, English, Spanish, Chinese or Korean, then this opportunity may be for you! Peace Boat's Global Voyages are made possible by the assistance of a dedicated team of volunteer interpreters, and we are always open to applications from talented individuals. This page provides all the information you will need to apply. http://peaceboat.org/english/?menu=113

Asian Rural Institute - ARI welcomes volunteers! You are invited to help change the world by being part of a community doing sustainable organic farming and leadership training. There are short term and long term volunteer positions available. At ARI, participants from Japan,  Southeast Asia, Africa, & South America will be working alongside you. It is often hard to determine who benefits most from being at ARI, so come experience ARI for yourself! http://www.ari-edu.org/en/volunteer/
Advocacy corner:
upcoming events and resources for people wanting to get more involved

#HearOurVote - register to vote now! .
UK citizenshttps://www.gov.uk/voting-when-abroad
Canada citizens http://www.elections.ca/
EU Citizens http://europa.eu/…/…/residence/elections-abroad/index_en.htm
US citizens https://www.votefromabroad.org/

Thanks to all who have been involved in various marches and rallies this year - the Tokyo Women's March, Alliance for an Inclusive America, Tax Day March, Enough is Enough Rally etc.
There are many things you can do and The Action Network has free online tools you can use: https://actionnetwork.org/

The Nation sends out 3 actions per week you can take:
NO TIME TO SPARE? Despite calls for Democrats to withhold their votes if Congress refused to pass the Dream Act, the House and Senate approved a short-term funding bill just before the holiday recess. With the government funded until January 19, and an average of about 850 DACA recipients losing their protections every week between now and then, we need to keep up the pressure on all Democrats who refused to stand strong. See if your representatives are part of the “deportation caucus” and send them a tweet demanding that they fight for immigrant youth.
GOT SOME TIME? While the FCC voted to end net neutrality, Congress can reinstate this critical regulation by passing a “resolution of disapproval” to undo the vote. Both Republicans and Democrats have spoken up against the FCC’s decision. Check out where your representatives stand, then use Free Press Action Fund’s call tool and script to give them a call.
READY TO DIG IN? Last year, we had hopeful election results from Virginia to New Jersey to Alabama, and, already, people across the country are putting in the work to bring us more good news in 2018. Join them by using Indivisible’s voter-registration tool to begin registering voters in your community.
Women of the World March Tokyo – Facebook group with links to resources and weekly action items https://www.facebook.com/groups/197623700694595/
Tokyo Advocacy Exchange - Facebook group sharing information, links and resources. https://www.facebook.com/groups/207362363069859/

Democrats Abroad Japan
DAJ will be holding a number of events in Tokyo and throughout the country throughout 2018.
Democrats Abroad Japan presents One Year After: March to the Ballot 2018
Friday, January 19  7:00 - 8:30pm
Venue: Akasaka Kumin Center, Meeting Room 2
Virtual: WebEx Video Conference URL (click here)
Americans from across Japan will come together one year after the historic Global Women’s March for an interactive discussion and virtual “March to the Ballot”. Discuss the issues that matter to you! Find out more about the political actions you can take to bring about change in 2018. Represent your state and share your stance on issues you care about in a video that will aired online. Your voice will help shape the Democratic party agenda and election outcomes in 2018!
  • - A review of 2017
  • - Discussion of issues that interest you!
  • - Actions you can take this year
  • - Virtual March to the Ballot 2018
For more in depth discussion, join us afterwards for dinner and drinks (several local locations throughout Japan). Get details and find out how you can join - in person or virtually - womensmarchjapan@gmail.com
1. RSVP to attend by clicking the RSVP button below. Invite a Friend!
2. Let us know what state your represent: https://goo.gl/forms/bsi3VcoTMzqoYgBb2  [Google Forms]
    Help us get one person from every state to represent virtually or in-person!
Venue: Akasaka Kumin Center, Meeting Room #2, 3rd Floor Akasaka Community Plaza
            Address: 〒107-0052 港区赤坂4-18-13 赤坂コミュニティーぷらざ内
            NOTE: the room is reserved under PSC (people for Social Change)
            Access map: http://www.akasaka-civiccenter.jp/shisetsu/access.html
Virtual: DA Japan March to the Ballot 2018 Event Online Participation
  • If you’ve never used WebEx before, log-on early anytime from 1830 to establish a connection. Downloading the internet client to a PC or installing the smartphone app may be necessary and takes additional time. The event hosts can provided minimal technical support and will not be available after 1850.
  • Audio Conference Information: Please join using your computer audio. There is no charge to you or to DA when using computer audio. If you have no other option, you can join via phone, however, Democrats Abroad is charged 5¢ per minute for your call. Please use as a last resort. 
DA Japan http://www.democratsabroad.org/
The DAJ Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/groups/demsabroadjapan/
The DAJ Meetup page https://www.meetup.com/ja-JP/DemocratsAbroadJapan/
The DAJ events page http://www.democratsabroad.org/jp_events
 
RESOURCES - to CALL WRITE AND BE HEARD

US citizens - you can contact your rep on the phone, fax and by letter
https://www.contactingcongress.org/
https://5calls.org/
The attachment is an outline for a letter to your reps about current environment, climate and related issues. Get information on how climate change is affecting your state here http://climatenexus.org/…/regional-impacts/state-fact-sheet
A site for people who want to call their reps on a variety of issues. there are scripts and talking points - 100 calls in 100 days http://www.100calls100days.com/faq.html#subscribecalendar
Website with useful resources to get involved - links to groups to join, scripts for calling, links to reps and govs etc. http://www.actionagainsttrump.com/
A great resource for those who want act with their economic power through small or large donations:
Movement 2017 - a platform for progressive donors. they feature the vetted voter organizing groups and national resistance networks. https://movementvote.org/