Hope you all are ready to enjoy the summer ahead. June is always a busy
month. Here are a few highlights - please scroll down for more info on these events and more.
will hold an event in mid-Sept on the theme of Why get involved? How
can i get involved? Basic information will be out in July and details in
August. email me if you are interested in getting involved.
Activist events and tools have been added to the end of the listing.
Please share this information far and wide with anyone who might be interested!
For the next listing - please send me info by the end of the month -
please keep it short and simple. The July ~ August news will come out
early in early July.
Amanda Alvarez — Nerd Nite Retrospective: Data & Video of the Year’s Best Moments Nathan Shammah — Quantum Technologies: A Revolution Under Construction Don Warren — Cosmic Rays: Microscopic Particles, Macroscopic Energies
Where: Good Heavens bar, Shimokitazawa (map)
Price: ¥1500 on the door, includes 1 drink
Be there and be square!
The Nippon Foundation and the Fish Family Foundation will host a forum in Tokyo on Monday, June 19 on the theme of Women Leading Social Change in Japan. Atsuko Fish, JWLI Founder, will speak about JWLI and her past 10-year work. JWLI Fellows, Yuka Miyzawa (2011), Yumiko Nagai (2014), and Ibuki Ozawa (2016) will share how they have applied their learning in Boston to their work in Japan.
a few months filled with about 10 marches, we cannot lose our energy to
bring about progressive social change. 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.
Action #10: PLEDGE OF LIBERATION - THREE WAYS to PARTICIPATE
1: PLEDGE Sign the Pledge of Liberation. Encourage your friends, family, and community members to do the same.
2: PREPARE Download our Pledge of Liberation toolkit,
which provides information on the different types of direct actions you
can choose to engage in, and details the dos and don’ts of civil
disobedience, what to do in case of an arrest, and FAQs of what to
expect as a result. Find a demonstration near you or register one of your own.Be sure to tune in to Women’s March on Facebook and Twitter for updates, and to register for our May 5, 6pm EST, webinar on the principles of nonviolence and how to effectively and safely take part in direct action and/or civil disobedience. 3: DEMONSTRATEHold
a demonstration either inside or outside of your congressperson’s
in-district office. Collectively read the Pledge of Liberation and our
unity principles out loud. Picket outside your congressperson’s in-district office. Hold a sit-in inside your congressperson’s in-district office.
UPDATES FROM ORGS I REPRESENT
has initiated CSR consulting work to develop more sustainable CSR
programs for international companies in Japan. The new program includes
staff trainings in strategic community partnership and program development as well as matching community and nonprofit needs. If your company is interested in finding out more. please contact either Aqeela (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Sarajean (email@example.com)