Saturday, December 4, 2010

Eclipse Rising invites you to its Annual Holiday Party & ‘US-Japan Solidarity Tour 2010’ Report Back Part 2!

Presented with improved materials on

the first-ever radical grassroots solidarity exchange with minority communities in Japan by a US-based Zainichi organization!!

Date: Thursday, December 16, 2010
Time: Presentation from 7pm, Doors open at 6:45pm
Location: at the School of Unity and Liberation Office,
1904 Franklin St., Suite 904, Oakland, CA 94612

Space is limited, so please RSVP (contact information at the bottom)

We would like to show appreciation for your tremendous support throughout the year of 2010, by holding our Annual Holiday Party, coupled with an improved version of the Report-Back from our US-Japan Solidarity Tour!

Come bring your curiosity and high spirit of solidarity to this event 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 your friends along!!

Space is limited, so please RSVP with Haruki by e-mailing
Any questions or concerns, including accessibility, can be addressed by Haruki,

We look forward to reconnecting with you and having a fun and inspiring evening together!

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

Eclipse Rising
--Building Solidarity Network between the Oppressed Communities in the US and Japan--

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