Happy IWD 2017!!!
Spring is busier than ever!!!
Here are just a few dates for upcoming events:
March 9 FEW IWD 2017 event: The Many Shades of Harassment
March 11 NGO Mgt skills workshop @TITP
March 12 Migrants march, DAJ action team meeting, RIJ pub Quiz
March 13 Muslim Surveillance in the Name of National Security
March 14 Volunteer meeting
Japan NPO Center is looking for an English speaking staff member and the Japanese Women Leadership Initiative is accepting applications.
- see details and links below
Please share 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 April news will going out around April 3rd
Hope to see you at one of these events.
MARCH international women's day events
There are many events this week to commemorate IWD 2017.
ABOUT IWD: During International Women's Year 1975, the United Nations began celebrating March 8 as International Women's Day. In December 1977, the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution proclaiming a United Nations Day for Women's Rights and International Peace. Since then, each year around the world, International Women's Day (IWD) has celebrated throughout the month of March with hundreds of events occurring all over the world. IWD is an occasion to review how far women have come in our struggle for equality, peace and development and also offers an opportunity to unite, network and mobilize for change. Each year a collation of nonprofit organizations, governments and women's groups from around the world choose a different theme that reflects current global and local gender issues. In recent years, IWD has focused on the violence facing women in homes and in conflict all over the world. 2017 focus => #BeBoldForChange Find out more https://www.internationalwomensday.com/
With March honoring International Women’s Day, our March meeting will focus on recognizing signs of harassment and abuse.
Guest Speaker: Sachi Nakajima, founder of Resilience!
We're excited to announce that FEW members Sarajean Rossitto and Jennifer Shinkai as well as FEW Strategic Partner Sarah Furuya will also join Sachi in sharing their experiences with Resilience and why they support the NPO and its mission. Info: http://fewjapan.com/?p=2660 #BeBoldforChange
Blossom Blast - get more details here: http://gallery.ultrasupernew.com/portfolio/blossom-blast-what-it-means-to-be-a-woman-iwd2017/
Panel Discussion: Women and the Japanese Workforce
Wednesday, March 15, 7:15 p.m.- 8:30 p.m.
Venue: Sogo Fukushi Kaikan Hall, Research Room 2 (5th Floor)
〒238-0041 2-1, Honcho, Yokosuka-shi 神奈川横須賀市本町２−１
Teruko Wada - Senior Manager, International Affairs Bureau, Keidanren
Noelle Takahashi - Women's Leadership Advocate
Mayu Tomozoe - Student, Meiji University School of Business Administration
Annette Bradford, Asst Professor, Meiji University
Free. Open to public
* If you RSVP you are automatically registered. If possible, we ask you
to RSVP but we always welcome participants even you do not RSVP.
Visit www.ycaps.org for more information.
MARCH ACTION ITEMS
Also located on my blog: https://sjworkshopblog.wordpress.com/
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.
Sat April 15 Tokyo Rally Demanding Release of President Trump's Tax Returns https://www.facebook.com/events/279687809130062/
HEADS UP! APRIL ACTIONS
Sun April 16 DAJ teach-in more info next month
Sat April 22 March for Science Tsukuba https://www.facebook.com/tsukubasciencecity/
Temple University, Japan Campus, Conted NGO Management Program.
April 15 Community Organizing workshop
Info Session 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 - NEW COURSE! - Learning about Social Issues through Drama: Using SEVEN to understand global concerns
May through July. Details forthcoming
March 11 - Org management skills 12:50- 17:00
(You can sign up until March 10th)
Hitotsubashi ICS Workshop Series
VENUE: Hitotsubashi University ICS Kanda Campus, FLOOR 7
MARCH 2017: BRAD HECKMAN, NEW YORK PEACE INSTITUTE
DIVERSITY DOJO:MEDIATING THOUGHT DIVERSITY & CONFLICT AT WORK
The Center for Artistic Activism:
- 3/11-15: 5-Day Managerial Mediation Course (repeated for HRDs and public during ICS GNW Week):
- 3/18-22: 5-Day Mediation Practicum (5 days of practice in applying the training to live or life-like situations, similar to the NY Court Mediation Certification Program):
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.
Nonprofit NGO community events
Nerd Nite : Adventures in Space, Mind & Japan
Science X Theatre
When science meets theatre, expect big ideas, big bangs, and maybe even some laughs.
March 11 and March 12
Details and Tix: https://tokyo.nerdnite.com/
FEW: For Empowering Women in Japan
Monthly meeting info listed above.
FEW Women's Start Up Club more info here.
Refugees International Japan
Sunday March 12, 6 PM - 9 PM, Compete to Empower: RIJ's Pub Quiz for a Cause https://www.facebook.com/events/601770130018225/
Tuesday, Mar 21, 12:30 RIJ Lunch Club
Sunday, Apr 23 12:00 Palace Loop Relay
Palace Outer Moat, Sakurada gate
Amnesty International Tokyo English Network (AITEN)
Sun March 19 Showing of the recent bio-pic "Trumbo" starring Brian Cranston, in Shimokitazawa
Tues., March 21 7-9pm: monthly AITEN meeting (for event planning, and letter-writing) at the AIJ office
Sun. April 2, Letter writing at WTD, advertise the Earth Day event.
Japan NPO Center
Wednesday March 22 14:00-17:00
Symposium The future of Tohoku recovery: How NPOs and residents support recovery
Details and registration form can be found here: http://www.jnpoc.ne.jp/?p=12633
Japan Fundraising Association
The Annual Fundraising Japan conference will be held March17-20, organized by the Japan Fundraising Association.
Get more info here: http://jfra.jp/frj/
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.
This year’s TELL Runathon has been reinvented as the Sound Mind, Sound Body Run & Walk, a celebration of mental and physical good health. The run is organized in partnership with Second Harvest Japan.
Location: near the Tama River (Tamagawa) running course
Day/Date/Time: Saturday, May 27, 10am
All proceeds from the event will support TELL and Second Harvest Japan, accredited not-for-profit organizations.
Find out more: http://telljp.com/
|Seminars and public lectures
Sophia University, Institute of Comparative Culture
Hate Speech and the Gendered Burden of Care: Anti-Discrimination Politics in Japan
March 21 18:30-20:00
Speaker: Vivian Shaw, PhD Candidate
Venue: Room 301, 3F, Building 10, Sophia University, Yotsuya Campus
Reflecting on the past, Building a sustainable future
April 20 19:00-20:30
Speakers: Steven Cutting, Bev Abama, Tomoko Arakawa
Moderator: Sarajean Rossitto
More info next month
TEMPLE UNIVERSITY, JAPAN CAMPUS ICAS
Recent political protests worldwide highlight the seemingly endless struggle between government interests in preventing crime, maintaining public order and protecting national security balanced against negatively impacting individual civil liberties and minority communities. This series of symposia will address the current state of race relations and policing within the broader context of the criminal justice system. The goal is to foster an open dialogue on how law enforcement serves and protects communities, the tension between minority communities and local police, and the public's response to social injustices particularly against minorities through political protest movements.
Venue: Temple University, Japan Campus, Student Parliament Lounge (Access) Max 120 persons, open to the public
Symposia 2: Monday March 13 19:00-21:00
Muslim Surveillance in the Name of National Security
Lawrence Repeta, Professor of Law, Meiji University
Sebastian Maslow, Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Law, Tohoku University, Japan
Junko Hayashi, Attorney, Partners Law Firm, Tokyo
Moderator: Masaki Kakizaki, Assistant Professor, Temple University, Japan Campus
Symposia 3: Wednesday, April 5 19:00-21:00
#vivalarevolucíon: New Millennium Political Protests
David H. Slater, Professor of Cultural Anthropology and Japanese Studies and Director of the Institute of Comparative Culture, Sophia University
John Russell, Professor of Anthropology, Gifu University,
Noriko Manabe, Associate Professor of Music Studies, Temple University, Philadelphia
Sarajean Rossitto, Nonprofit NGO Consultant
Moderator: Tina Saunders, Director and Associate Professor of Instruction in Law, Temple University School of Law, Japan Campus
Polarization, Politics, and Religion in Trump’s America
Date: Wednesday, March 15, 19:30 (Doors open at 19:00)
Speaker: David Hempton (Dean of the Faculty of Divinity, Harvard University)
Venue: Azabu Hall, Temple University, Japan Campus Parliament lounge 1F
Moderator: Robert Dujarric (ICAS Director)
Press Freedom in Contemporary Japan
Date: Friday, March 31, 19:00 (Doors open at 18:30)
Michael Thomas Cucek (ICAS Adjunct Fellow, Adjunct Professor of politics at Temple University Japan Campus and Adjunct Professor of social science at Waseda University)
David McNeill (foreign correspondent for The Irish Times, The Independent, The Economist and The Chronicle of Higher Education)
Lawrence Repeta (Professor of Law, Meiji University)
Tina Burrett (ICAS adjunct fellow and Associate Professor of Political Science at the Faculty of Liberal Arts, Sophia University)
Jeff Kingston (editor of Press Freedom in Contemporary Japan (Routledge 2017) and Director of Asian Studies at Temple University Japan Campus)
Venue: Azabu Hall, Temple University, Japan Campus Parliament lounge 1F
Mobilization of the Very Poor in Japan
Date: Monday, April 3, 19:30 (Doors open at 19
Speaker: David Antoine Malinas (Associate Professor at Paris-Diderot University)
Venue: Azabu Hall, Temple University, Japan Campus
Moderator: Robert Dujarric (ICAS Director)
The Japanese Women Leadership Initiative empowers Japanese women to become leaders and to make positive social change and innovation in Japan. JWLI is accepting applications for the 2017 program through May 8
Program Dates Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - Friday, November 3, 2017
Ideal Candidates Emerging women leaders of the Japanese social sector –nonprofit staff, a social entrepreneur, CSR staff of a for-profit company, or a municipal government employee
- 5+ years of work experience
- Clear vision for social change in Japan
- Strong leadership capabilities
- Passionate, action-oriented mindset
- Interest to learn about leadership and management of the U.S. social sector
Japan NPO Center is looking for a Part-time English speaking staff member
Below is the basic info - write to JNPOC for the the complete job description:
締切 ： 適任者が見つかり次第募集を終了します。
TEL 03-3510-0855 FAX 03-3510-0856
E-Mail recruit # jnpoc.ne.jp （#を@に変えてください）
Community Theater & Arts News
Tokyo International Players
Tickets for the May production of The Diary of Anne Frank will be available shortly.