The International Forum on Globalization and
Pua Mohala I Ka Po present:
[TEACH-IN] ************
MOANA NUI 2013— [Moana Nui is Polynesian for “Great Ocean”]
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Peoples of the Pacific---Confronting Militarization,
Resource Theft, Globalization & America’s “Pacific Pivot”
45 SPEAKERS/ 20 NATIONS: JUNE 1 & 2
[Berkeley, Martin Luther King Auditorium, 1781 Rose St.]

*PDF Flyer Attached!

今日午後3時からトークショーを行う予定だそうです。本に載っている参加者も何人か来るそうです。私もその一人です。もし時間と興味があれば来て下さい。石川真生さんのイベントで色々考えさせるはずよ〜。

There will be a talk at the gallery at 3pm. Some of the people who are featured in the book will be present. I will be one of them. If you are interested and have time, please come by. Ishikawa Mao's event will give you with something to think about... 

米在住の池原さん「米市民の共感呼ぶ運動に」

2012年8月3日 10時56分
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 【平安名純代・米国特約記者】米カリフォルニア州で沖縄が抱える問題を訴える県出身の池原えり子さん が、8月5日のオスプレイ配備反対の県民大会に参加する。この種の大会に参加するのは初めて。「沖縄で生まれ育ち、アメリカで暮らす一人のウチナーンチュ として、大会で配備反対を訴える人々と共に行動ができるのはうれしい」と連帯を期待する。

 池原さんは、カリフォルニア大学バークレー校博士課程に在学しながら、講演やアートなどさまざまな手 法を通して、研究者から一般市民まで幅広い層に沖縄が抱える問題を訴えている。大学院の研究で沖縄の文化を調査するために訪沖を計画。滞在中に県民大会が 開かれると知り、「基地負担軽減を求める県民の切なる願いを肌で感じたい」と参加を決めた。

 沖縄の基地問題への米国内での関心について、「米市民の大半はアジアの事情を知らない。沖縄の基地問題を知っている層はもちろんいるが、運動家や特別な意識を持っている層に限られる。それ以外はほとんど関心がないのが実情だ」と説明する。

 外国の基地問題を米メディアがほとんど報道しないため、「米市民の目に届きにくい構図になっている」と分析する。

 オスプレイ配備反対の意思を県民が米国に伝える方法については「重要なのは、県民と米市民をいかにし て結びつけるかだ」と指摘。「米政府は市民の声に敏感だ。市民レベルでどう関わりを持てるか、米市民が県民に共感して県民の声を発するようになるにはどう すればよいか。米国でそうした流れをつくれれば、問題を動かす原動力になる」とアドバイスする。

 「日本政府がNOと言わないから、沖縄のNOがいつまでもアメリカに伝わらない」とも指摘。「『沖縄はNOオスプレイ』と、沖縄の『顔』をはっきりと前に出して、日本政府との違いを明確に米国に発信する。それが解決への第一歩ではないか」と訴える。

 県民大会参加を契機に、米国内で議論を広げたい考えだ。

http://article.okinawatimes.co.jp/article/2012-08-03_37190

 

Crossing Lines: Praxis in Mixed Race/Space Studies

December 2, 2011

Crossing Lines: Praxis in Mixed Race/Space Studies

March 16-17th, UC Berkeley

Call for Proposals

 

In traditional Ethnic Studies, mixed race scholarship has often been marginalized, misappropriated, tokenized or simply left out. In order to allow for a collaborative environment given the need for more critical scholarship on the experiences of mixed race people, in Fall 2009, a group of graduate students at UC Berkeley formed the inter-disciplinary working group, Transnational Mixed Asians In-Between Spaces (TMABS). The goal of the working group is to to create a safe space for scholars to discuss issues of mixed race identity and also to provide a venue for those doing work in this area to present developing ideas and projects. Furthermore, the working group seeks to expand the notion of mixed race to include other factors such as culture and space. Overall, it is our intent to encourage and promote research on mixed race/culture in Ethnic Studies and bring together scholarship from multiple disciplines to collaborate on future research areas.

The co-founders of TMABS are: Kevin Escudero, Joina Hsiao, Ariko Ikehara and Julie Thi Underhill, doctoral students in the Ethnic Studies Department at UC Berkeley.

In Spring 2012, we will host our inaugural conference entitled, “Crossing Lines: Praxis in Mixed Race/Space Studies.” The conference will take place March 16-17th at the UC Berkeley campus and will include panels, film screenings, poetry performances and an art exhibit. We are currently seeking submissions that are of any of the following genres: academic papers, art work, poetry and/or film and that address the theme of emerging and future discourses in mixed race studies. For those submitting papers, abstracts should be 300 words or less and be accompanied by a short bio. Individual paper and panel proposals are to be submitted online at

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dENwZDhxTDBzeW1BREpIMmg5QzdiRVE6MQ. For artists we are asking for an image of the work (preferably .jpeg) and a short bio/description of the work and its relation to the conference theme by emailed to tmabscrossinglines@gmail.com. For filmmakers, we require a link to the work if it is posted online or a DVD mailed to the Ethnic Studies Department, UC Berkeley, Attn: TMABS, 506 Barrows #2570, Berkeley, CA 94720. All proposals need to be submitted by midnight PST on January 15th, 2012.

Extending the definition of critical mixed race studies (CMRS) put forth by the organizers of the CMRS national conference#, we define CMRS as including space theory where we identify culture and place as critical components in which to understand different formations that shape and inform the emerging critical mixed-race theory. Presenters may be faculty, scholars/researchers, graduate and undergraduate students and although we encourage submissions from all individuals who do work on this topic, we especially welcome participants who self-identify as mixed race or mixed culture. We also encourage in particular artistic submissions as we recognize that for many self-identified mixed race/culture individuals, art has been used as an alternative method to express political viewpoints, creativity, sensorial experiences and spiritual guidance. Art has functioned as a way to communicate on a different register that allows the object, performer and audience to experience life in multiplicity and we recognize that the study of mixed race/place must contend with the different ways in which the lived experience and knowledge are cultivated in the spaces in between race, culture, nation and place.

Co-Sponsored by the UC Berkeley Center for Race and Gender and Ethnic Studies Department.

 

'The Cocktail Party', an Okinawan Play

September 19, 2011
Presenting at the Hawaii Okinawa Center the World Premiere of the Play by Oˉshiro Tatsuhiro
On the eve of Okinawa’s reversion to Japan, an Okinawan man struggles

Oˉshiro Tatsuhiro is Okinawa’s most acclaimed writer of fiction, drama, and works on Okinawa’s culture. Born in 1925in
Nakagusuku, he was the first Okinawan to win the Akutagawa Prize, Japan’s highest award for literary excellence. The Cocktail Party has never before been published or performed.

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! W. A. R. ! (Women Art Revolution)

August 21, 2011
This is a film made by my mentor/Advisor/Professor, Lynn Hershman, who taught me the art of Art/Life praxis. 
Flemm Fatal was born out at the crossing of Inter-Art/Life Performance Art Theory and Practice.
To overcome fear, she said to push it beyond its limit.  Fear was transformed to Fierce. 
I have not seen her in years and am looking forward to viewing the film, but most importantly, to reconnect in person.


An entertaining and revelatory "secret history" of Feminist Art, !Women Art Revol...


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Living Along the Fenceline (2011): Filmscreening/Discussion

July 18, 2011
On August 2, 2011, I will be presenting "Living Along the Fenceline" in my class at UC Berkeley.  After the screening, I will follow up with a discussion session with approximately 75 undergraduates at UCB. I will post my reflection along with general feedback from the audience.
Film: Living Along the Fenceline (2011, 80 min)
Lina Hoshino, Film Maker 
Gwyn Kirk and Deborah Lee, Film Producers (Women for Genuine Security/WGS)
Living Along the Fenceline tells the stories of 7 remarkable women ...

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NOLA, May 2011

May 24, 2011
 
  
 

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AAAS Conference, May 18 - 21, 2011 in NOLA

May 24, 2011
"Situating black-Amerasian Okinawans in mixed space/race history"
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HAPA Japan Conference April 8 - 9, 2011

April 11, 2011

 Black-Okinawa: Historical Development and Expression of Mixed Space/Race                                                  “Sensing Space, (re)Tracing Race: black-Amerasian history, memory and story”



 

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Blasian Multi-Media Event 2/11/11 - 2/12/11

December 17, 2010

Blackness in Flux in Okinawa: Making Race In-Between Racial “States of Being”


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