Monday, May 15, 2006

Tokyo Community Events: May 2006

May is filled with so many diverse events, I hope you will have the time to join at least one.

I would like to thank everyone who joined Skills Build Forum 5 on April 22. I would also like to thank our presenters, Emile McGlone (Mujeres, BEE & Peaceboat) and Chiho Shibayama and Toru Naito, (Multicultural Center, Tokyo) for their time and commitment. Participants were very excited to hear from our panelists and in the afternoon we all joined the community organizing workshop. We had a small but very passionate group. PSC's coordinating committee is always open to anyone interested in working on upcoming Forums so if you have ideas and/or time please join one of planning meetings in May. If you are interested in helping out but can not join the meetings, please drop me a line.

For each the events listed, please contact the organizations below for details. If you would like to have your events included in the June listing, please send event information, using the outline below, to by May 27.

Convener, People for Social Change (PSC)
Tokyo Community Events:
May 2006, People for Social Change

Friday, May 12, 7:30 - 9:00
PSC Planning meeting #1 for Skills Build Forum 6
Location: Lavazza Café in Harajuku,
On Omotesando-dori near the Meiji Dori crossing
Contact for more information.
Saturday, May 13, 10:00 - 12:00
Temple University Japan Continuing Education Dept. Open House
Location and Venue access:
For more information contact: Tel: 03-5441-9864, E-mail:
Saturday, May 13, 12:00 - 2:00
JVC Lunch time talk: learning about Eco-life from people in other Asian countries (Japanese only)
A panel featuring JVC staff working in three different countries.
Location and Venue access: Café Slow in Kokubunji,, Tel:042-314-2833
Participation fee: 1000 yen one drink included
To sign up or for more information contact
Coordinating organization: Japan international Volunteer Center
Saturday, May 13
Shaplaneer Fairtrade seminar (in Japanese)
Planning meeting #2 for Forum 5
Location: Shaplaneer office in Waseda
For more information contact:
Coordinating organization: Shaplaneer,
Saturdays and Sundays,May 13 & 14, 20 & 21, 27 & 28TH, all day
Peace Eduction workshops, part of the Peace Education Professional Development Certificate program.
Workshops are open to certificate and non-certificate participants
Location and Venue access Teachers College Columbia University in suidobashi,
Admission is free, but please reserve your seat by email.
To sign up: or phone (03)3221-9771
For program details visit the website or more contact: Michele Milner, Outreach and Peace Program Coordinator at,
Coordinating organization: Teachers College, Columbia University, Tokyo campus
Wednesday, May 17, 7:00 - 9:00
Reports from the Asian and African countryside
JVC panel featuring country reports from Cambodia, Viet Nam and (Japanese only)
A panel featuring JVC staff working in three different countries.
Location and Venue access: Bunkyo Civic Hall,
Participation fee: 500 yen
to Sign up or for more information contact
Coordinating organization: Japan international Volunteer Center
Sunday, May 21, 10:00 am- 7:00 pm
Iraq today: look and listen to understand
People with diverse backgrounds will share their experiences in and hopes for the future of Iraq (in Japanese)
Location and Venue access Meiji University, liberty building room 1001,
Participation fee:none but partiicpatns are asked to contributed to projects introduced
Registration info (where applicable)
For more information contact:
Main Coordinating organizations: Iraq Hope Network and Meiji University Peace institute
Monday May 22, 6:30 – 8:30
The Caste system and the rights of Dalit (in Japanese)
Location: Toshima Kumin Kaikan
For more details visit:
To sign up
Coordinating organization: IMADR-JC
Friday, May 26, 7:30 - 9:00
PSC Planning meeting #2 for Skills build Forum 6
Location: the PSC office, Maruko Bldg, 3F, Ueno-Okachimachi area
1-20-6 Higashiueno, Taito-ku, Tokyo 110-8605
A map can be found at
Contact for more information
Friday May 26, 6:30 – 8:30
IMADR series on globalization and trafficking #5:
Perspectives on Entertainers, nurses and care takers (in Japanese)
Participation fee: 800 yen
For more details visit
To sign up
Coordinating organization:IMADR-JC
Sunday, May 28, 2006, evening
Songs for Human Rights, featuring African music.
Location: Superdelux in Roppongi.
For details, visit
Saturday, June 3, time TBA
Tokyo Scavenger Hunt
Participation fee: ¥4,000.
Final deadline for sign up: May 12th
For more information contact:
Coordinating organization: Tokyo scavenger Hunt
Friday, June 9, 7:00 - 9:00
"Avoiding Humiliation - From Intercultural Communication to Global
Inter-Human Communication"
For more information visit or contact
Coordinating organization: SIETAR Japan,
Saturday, June 24, 2006 10:30 am to 6:30pm, party to follow
Skills Building for Social Change 2006 - Forum 6:
Forums to inform, train and empower participants into active community involvement.
For more information visit or contact contact
"Help needed"
Part time program assistant needed
Sarajean is looking for a program assistant to helping with two – three projects on a part time basis. 8-15 hours per week, half of which must be during regular business hours. Excellent written and spoken Japanese skills a must. Contact for job description and project information.

Forum intern needed
PSC needs an intern to assist with forum PR and outreach from May through July and August through December. the 10-18 hours per week may be done by one or two students, on a part time basis over two days. Ability to write in both English and Japanese skills a must. Contact for job description and project information.

Outreach intern needed
Renewable Energy People's Forum (REPP) is looking for an outreach intern to help with their Biogas Promoting Project in Yuunan province,China. Fluency in Japanese is a must and English and/or Chinese skills are preferred but not required. For more details, contact Eri Ito at REPP by Tel (03-3834-2427) or Email (

Website volunteer needed
PSC is still looking for someone to help out with the new website. Contact if you help us work on the new site.
We want to list your group's events!
To have information included in the next listing please send the information using the outline below:
* For events:
Day, Date, time
Event title
Location and Venue access details
Participation fee:
Registration info (where applicable)
For more information contact: contact person name with contact info (email, phone, fax)
Coordinating organization, URL for event and/or org

*For "Help needed" listings:
Position/help needed information, Organization info, Contact person, URL and email

* For articles or blogs
Title/theme, Author (when known), URL

* To introduce NGO's and nonprofits
Organization name, 1-2 lines on what they do, URL
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