Shhhhhh!

We are gearing up for next weekend’s Secret Curry Cafe.

You love curry — so do we!
You love radical Japanese organizing — so do we!

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Day of Remembrance

February 19th is Day of Remembrance. DoR is where we stop to remember the impact of Executive Order 9066 — the mass forced removal and incarceration of approximately 120,000 men, women, and children during WWII.  Our friends at the Wing Luke Museum complied a list of events for us all. See our calendar and events page to view the PDF.

Minidoka Pilgrimage Youth

young people in the JA community, striving and thriving on the Minidoka pilgrimage

As we celebrate our community’s continued vitality and honor all of our survival experiences, Tadaima leaves you with a quote from author, poet, lecturer, and over-all amazing person, Audre Lorde:

“and when we speak we are afraid
our words will not be heard
nor welcomed
but when we are silent
we are still afraid
So it is better to speak
remembering
we were never meant to survive”
― Audre LordeThe Black Unicorn: Poems

1,000 weeks of Rally – Support Comfort Women 종군위안부 할머니들 in NYC!

On December 14, 2011, the Wednesday weekly protest by the Comfort Women survivors for Japan’s apology & compensation will be 1,000th one.

Rain or snow, they have never skipped a week, rallying at the same place on the same day of the week, even after some of them died of old age. They have demanded the same thing each time for 999 weeks so far: an official Japanese apology and compensation for their suffering as sex slaves to the Japanese Army more than 60 years ago. The protest began with dozens of civic activists and several survivors on Jan 8, 1992. Please join Global Action Day –the1000th Wednesday Protest! There is no peace without justice.

First, there is a solidarity protest in New York and Washington D.C. in front of the Japanese Consulate Offices.

Date & Time: December 14, 2011, Wednesday, 12 pm to 1 pm
Location: Japanese Consulate Office, 299 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10171 (between 48th and 49th Streets)
Hosted by: New York Comfort Women Support Committee

Excerpt from the December 2011 Nodutol e-newsletter

D10, Birthdays, and logos: it’s a busy month

Hey all, as everyone’s favorite PNW radical Japanese folks gear up for our first art ED, we have a few updates:

First — this Saturday is D10: International Human Rights Day! Tadaima is celebrating by co-sponsoring a Seattle BAYAN event at the FCC where a well-known human rights activist from the Philippines, Marie Hilao-Enriquez, will come in to share her story as a political prisoner during the Marcos dictatorship of the 70s and 80s.  She will also speak on the latest human rights violations in the Philippines.

Date:  Saturday, December 10, 2011 at 6:30pm
Where:  Filipino Community Center of Seattle, 5740 MLK, Jr. Way S, Seattle  98118
Admission:  Sliding scale donation $5-$12.  No one turned away for lack of funds.

Second — HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO FOUR OF OUR MEMBERS WITH DECEMBER BIRTHDAYS. Tadaima, apparently, also means Sagittarius.

Finally — I’ve come up with a logo idea to fabulize our work. Let me (Harumi) know what y0u think.

a random idea

November’s Educational Discussion

Hey Nikkei friends and POC allies! Once a month, Tadaima holds educational discussions (EDs) on Japanese/JA-related issues that the group votes on in advance.  One or two members volunteer to facilitate the discussion and post any pertinent readings here on our website at least a week before the ED takes place.  The purpose of these discussions is for us to become more informed about issues facing our communities together.  They are casual and open to anyone with an open mind and perhaps a snack to share!

November’s ED is on

OKINAWA AND THE US MILITARY

Let’s talk about the history of this island nation and its long struggles with self-determination and United States military occupation.

Above is a short but informational video about the history of US military presence on Okinawa.  Below is a map that details land that is occupied by US bases.

  • Date: Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011
  • Location: Seattle U, Loyola Hall bottom floor at 7pm
  • Readings: none this week

Domo!

Thank you so much, community.

Tadaima members at our 2011 anti-racist halloween party —  (c)Sam Horwitz

Because of generous donations at our not-so-racist Halloween houseparty, we were able to kick off our OKAERI fundraisingwith almost 1/5 of our $2,500 raised!

In thoughtful appreciation, we offer you this puppy picture.

kawaii!

A not-so-racist Halloween (finally!)

Oct 29th – Brown House presents an Anti-Racist Halloween PARTY! at Crush Castle (on Beacon Hill). Check the event on Facebook for more information.

Bring your beautiful selves, non-racist costumes, and some cash for the bar because we are kicking off our OKAERI fundraising.

Above: Halloween racism in action, coupled with snarky commentary.