Sunday, September 19, 2010

Zainichi ‘US-Japan Solidarity Tour 2010’ Report Back & Zainichi-Brunch

Dear Eclipse Rising Friends and Family,

Eclipse Rising invites you to a
Zainichi ‘US-Japan Solidarity Tour 2010’
Report Back & Zainichi-Brunch!
---the first-ever radical grassroots solidarity exchange with minority communities in Japan by a US-based Zainichi organization!!---

Date: Sunday, October 10, 2010
Time: 11:30am
Location: El Cerrito, CA (You will be provided the address upon your RSVP)

Come bring your curiosity and high spirit of solidarity to this cozy event with homecooked Zainichi-cuisine brunch, and hear Eclipse Rising delegates give a narrative & multimedia account of their 9-day long solidarity visits to communities and institutions in Japan - including:

1. Meeting with Kazuo Ishikawa (Buraku-min political prisoner) & Buraku Liberation League Campaign for ‘Sayama Justice’

2. Radical Women’s Active Museum on War & Peace on their continued global exposure of and campaign for justice for ‘comfort women’

3. Fureai-House, multicultural community center in one of Japan’s most ethnically diverse cities, providing culturally appropriate community services from kindergarten to senior housing to immigration services for Zainichi, Nikkei Latin Americans, Okinawans, migrant workers, etc.

4. Iju-ren, national solidarity network with migrants, serving and advocating for some of the most vulnerable, invisible and and fragmented foreign mirant constituencies in Japan

ER represented at a protest rally against Japanese government for Justice for “Comfort Women” on the day of the100-year anniversary of Japanese annexation of Corea - in Tokyo, August 11, 2010

Because of your unwavering support, we were able to begin cultivating organization-to-organization relationships with various communities resisting injustice and advancing their vision for multicultural Japan. Please join us to learn more -- and our vision for Eclipse Rising's future work!

Bring a friend along!! Bring a potluck dish to share!

Please RSVP with me at
Also, ask me any questions and concerns, including accessibility.

We look forward to reconnecting with you, and having a fun and inspiring afternoon!

Haruki, Eclipse Rising Membership Coordinator

Zainichi leprosy patient at sanatorium. About 10% of victims of forced quarantine have been Zainichi.

P.S. SAVE THE DATE! Eclipse Rising Annual Holiday Party on Thursday, December 16, 2010 near BART in Oakland or SF (Location TBD)

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