Tuesday, February 07, 2017

Feb 2017 news

Happy February!

- Just a few of the key dates for upcoming events
Feb 10 Nerd night

Feb 12 March March For An Inclusive America
Feb 14 Post Women's march Huddle & Action meeting.

March 8- 12 : many events for IWD - a starting list.
March 11 start of my weekly Sat workshop series
April 15 Community Organizing workshop

The simple online version of this will be posted here: http://tokyo-community-news.blogspot.jp/ 

Please share this newsletter and information far and wide with any one you know you might be interested!

For the next listing - please send me info by the end of the month - please keep it short and simple. the news will going out around March 4th or 5th

Hope to see you on Feb 12 or 14!
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February calls to action

Given the many chances that have happened in the last week - launching a new initiative Gimme20 asking people to give 20 of action a day ..... i have been posting these on Facebook each day on https://www.facebook.com/groups/197623700694595/244142916042673/?notif_t=like&notif_id=1486439251713040
i have also created page listing these on my blog where i add the daily posts every 3 days so you can see a complete list here: https://sjworkshopblog.wordpress.com/

I would like to ask you to join and share information about two upcoming events
Feb 12 March March For An Inclusive America,
Feb 14 Post Women's march Huddle & Action meeting.

The “Alliance for an Inclusive America,” will hold it s first action, a
March For An Inclusive America “to express solidarity with Muslims at a time when their rights are being questioned" on Sunday, February 12th

Assemble in the park at 2pm, near NHK Hall at the edge of Yoyogi Park. (see poster and facebook page)
March 3pm ~ 4pm

Persons of all backgrounds are welcome.

The march will be supported by Democrats Abroad Japan and other community organizations. (see DAJ announcement here: http://www.democratsabroad.org/tomschmid/daj_endorses_february_12th_march_for_an_inclusive_america)

Feb 14 Post Women's march Huddle & Action meeting.
In Feb, people around the world and begin to transform the energy we saw at the marches and events in Jan and Feb into local and national action. Tokyo march coordinators also are looking towards the development of a broader action oriented coalition involving people from diverse backgrounds and many types of organization.
WHEN=> February 14, 2017 at 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
PLACE: => Takanawa Community Center, (高輪区民センター)
Room: Main meeting room 集会室
The room is reserved under "PSC"
RSVP HERE:https://actionnetwork.org/events/tokyo-huddle-plus-future-action-mtg?referrer=sarajean-rossitto&source=direct_link

I would like to ask that you all share widely with your networks - these events are not limited to persons who have taken part in other events or to US citizens. The attached poster has basic information on the march and the links below have complete event details.

Training programs

Spring community service workshop series

Fee: 5000yen per session or 20,000 yen for all 5
Registration deadline: March 5
Confirmation will be sent on March 6 to all who have signed up.

March 11 morning session – Intro to the series, nonprofits in Japan, registering an org in Japan
    March 18 - afternoon – Fundraising
      March 25 - afternoon – Grant writing basics
        April 1 - morning - Project Management
          April 8- afternoon - Retaining Volunteers
            Venue: Workshops will take place in a community center in central Tokyo. Details on contents, payment and venue access info will be sent to all interested.
            Based on the outcomes of the first two series, I will prepare others in summer as well.
            If you have specific questions please contact me at rose.ito@gmail.com

            Tsuda International Training Program international development courses.

            March 11 - Org management skills 12:50- 17:00

            Temple University NGO Management Program.
             April 15 Community Organizing workshop

            Info Sessions  Saturday,  May 13, 10:00-12:00 (English)
            Venue:TUJ Azabu Hall (Access)
            For people taking courses at TUJ Continuing Education for the first time, but anyone welcome.
            Summer NGO Course
            NGO management https://www.tuj.ac.jp/cont-ed/courses/professional/NGO601.html

             Hitotsubashi ICS Workshop Series
            Free training workshop to learn skills to empower diverse teams and mediate cross-cultural conflict.    You will leave these workshops with new skills and new friends!
            TIME:  First MONDAY each Month Spring 2017, 6:30-8:30pm:
            2017 DATES: 3/6, 4/3
            VENUE:  Hitotsubashi University ICS Kanda Campus, FLOOR 7
            MAP:  http://www.ics.hit-u.ac.jp/map/
            LANGUAGE: English (with Japanese Support)
            FEE:  Free of Charge!
            REGISTER: Email Tish Robinson at probinson@ics.hit-u.ac.jp


            • 3/3 Eve: Managerial Mediation Free Taster Session:  3/3 (Fri) 6:30-8:30pm
            • 3/4-8: 5-Day Managerial Mediation Course (targeted at ICS MBAs, ​also open to public):  3/4 (Sat) - 3/8 (Wed) to allow people to get at least 2 days training if they cannot take off from work
            • 3/11-15: 5-Day Managerial Mediation Course (repeated for HRDs and public during ICS GNW Week): 3/11 (Sat) -3/15 (Wed)
            • 3/18-22: 5-Day Practicum (5 days of practice in applying the training to live or life-like situations, similar to the NY Court Mediation Certification Program): 3/18 (Sat) - 3/22 (Wed)
            From the Center for Artistic Activism:
            Artistic Activism Webinars:  one hour webinars on the principles of artistic activism - practical ideas you can use to develop fresh creative tactics for more effective campaigns.
            What you can do: sign up here 

            if you would like to take part, or if you know a group who could benefit from learning the principles.

            MARCH international women's day events

            i know there are many events in the work March 8 -12 but i have limited info. posting a few pix now Get more details here: http://gallery.ultrasupernew.com/portfolio/blossom-blast-what-it-means-to-be-a-woman-iwd2017/

            Please share other info soon.


            Mirai no Mori
            Updates from winter camp and upcoming back to nature weekends are posted on the Facebook page
            Back to nature events: corporations are sponsoring weekend hiking, rafting and camping events with youth and corporate staff.  We are now looking for sponsors for Fall camps - Please contact us if would like more information: info@mirai-no-mori.jp
            Join us as corporate sponsor:http://mirai-no-mori.jp/donate?lang=en

            Asian Rural Institute
            ARI is recruiting Japanese students and volunteers of all nationalities for 2017. If you know now anyone who might be interested? Please share this information with them.  http://www.ari-edu.org/2016/10/20/japaneseapplicant/
            AN EXCITING NEW report on Rural Leaders: by Steven Cutting and Beverly Abma http://www.ari-edu.org/en/2016/11/25/en-ruralleaders/

            Please visit the ARI  Facebook page for more information about what graduates are doing all over the world:  https://www.facebook.com/Asian-Rural-Institute-167878236600194/

            Info in English

            Nonprofit NGO community events

            Nerd Nite : Adventures in Space, Mind & Japan

            When: Feb 10. 27 (Friday), doors open 19:30, start 20:00
            Where: Good Heavens (MAP)
            How much: 1500 yen on the door, includes 1 drink

            • Feb topics and speakers
            Earthquakes: the Pulse of a Living Planet
            -Christine Houser -- Geophysicist

            Non-profits in Japan: Where Do They Stand?
            -- NPO consultant Sarajean Rossitto

            Astrophysical Big Bangs:  Astrophysicist Don Warren delivers an explosive cosmic bonanza
            Find out more: https://tokyo.nerdnite.com/

            FEW: For Empowering Women in Japan
            Monthly meeting
            Thursday Feb 19th / 19:00 - 22:00 / Members ¥2000 (Associates ¥1500) / Non-members (Women only) ¥5000 / Students and Interns (Women only) ¥3000 (includes light buffet and beverages)
            Find out more: http://fewjapan.com/

            FEW Women's Start Up Club more info here.

            Refugees International Japan

            Tuesday, Mar 21st, 12:30 RIJ Lunch Club
            Sunday, Apr 23rd 12:00 Palace Loop Relay
            Palace Outer Moat, Sakurada gate
            Thursday, Nov 9th18:30 Light up the Life of a Refugee Child
            St Mary’s International School

            1st Birthday Party, in Daikanyama
            Please join us at Blue Jam Café in Daikanyama on Saturday, February 4th, for a relaxed and fun party to celebrate the first birthday of the Animal Advocacy Japan (AAJ) information page, as well as the launch of the Japanese version of the popular book “How to Do Animal Rights” by Ben Isacat.
            Entrance: 500 yen (includes one drink)/discounted vegan food available
            For more information and to book:

            Jambo EVENTS

            TELL Events

            On February 17-19, 2017, TELL will organize its first Mountain Challenge in Shiga Kogen, site of the 1998 Nagano Olympic downhill ski and snowboard events.

            Starting in March 2017, TELL will offer an eight- to ten-week grief and loss support group for adults who have experienced the death of a loved one.
            Find out more: http://telljp.com/more/news/

            RUN FOR THE CURE - PINK BALL 2017

            Date: Friday, March 3, 2016
            Time: 6:00 p.m. – 0:00 a.m.
            Participation Fee: JPY35,000/seat    JPY350,000/table for 10
            Dress Code: Black Tie
            Registration http://runforthecure.org/en/pink-ball/

            The Annual Fundraising Japan conference will be held in March, organized by the Japan Fundraising Association. Get more info here:  http://jfra.jp/frj/

            Community Theater & Arts News

            Tokyo International Players
            Speaking in Tongues, February 23-26,
            February auditions will be for the  May 18-21, production of the Diary of Anne Frank
            Find out more http://tokyoplayers.com

            Yokohama Theatre Group http://ytg.jp
            Feb 17 - 19 -> YES THIS NIGHT, a midwinter double bill, details: http://ytg.jp/en/shows-en/upcoming-shows-en/500-yes-this-night-a-midwinter-double-bill
            Support us by becoming a patron! https://patreon.com/ytg
              Tokyo Sinfonia 
            Scandinavian Serenade dinner-concert
             ~ FCCJ, Fri., Feb. 17
            Haydn Serenade champagne concert
            ~ Oji Hall, Wed., Mar. 15
            Alexis Vallejos (guitar) champagne concert
            ~ Oji Hall, Wed., Apr. 12
            Tickets/Information - Sinfonia direct tickets@tokyosinfonia.com
            Peatix online http://peatix.com/event/188800
            More Information http://www.tokyosinfonia.com
            Enrich your Japan experience.

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            To find out more about the status of nonprofits in Japan have a look at this in the Japan Times: Charity in Japan begins at home Domestic nonprofit organizations face a number of obstacles in their attempts to make a difference in people's lives. http://www.japantimes.co.jp/community/2016/12/17/general/charity-japan-begins-home/#.WFZLPKJ94hs

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