Upcoming speeches in the Bay Area August 23-27


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Hi All.  Three speeches coming up, if you’re near the California Bay Area.  More speeches back in Japan in early September too, details here.  Debito in San Francisco


  1. Sat Aug 23, 4PM-7PM, speech in the Bay Area, CA for local human rights group (CONFIRMED) Writeup: Japan-Pacific Resource Network (JPRN) and Trans-Pacific Research & Action Institute for the Hisabetsu Nikkei (TRAI) – US present, with Masataka Okamoto, Ph.D.: A speech presentation by Debito Arudo, who took Japanese businesses’ “Japanese Only/No Foreigners Allowed” practices to court (The Otaru Onsen Lawsuit), and garnered international attention and support for confronting Japan’s xenophobia. Followed by a light reception. Place: Four Corners Room, University Village Community Center, 1123 Jackson Street, Albany CA 94706 (entrance at intersection of San Pablo Ave. and Monroe Ave., one block south of Marin Ave.) Suggested Donation: $7 and up. This is a very special opportunity to welcome Debito Arudo in person and to hear his own account of his experience living as a Caucasian Japanese in Hokkaido. Please come and enjoy his talk and great company! Inquiry: info@hisabetsunikkei.org or (510) 823-9514
  2. Mon Aug 25, 6:30PM-8:30PM, speech in Mountain View, CA for Japan Exchange Society (CONFIRMED)
  3. Weds Aug 27, 2008, Noon, University of California Berkeley, Center for Japanese Studies (CONFIRMED)

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