Finding Okinawa: Multi-Author Talk and Readings

Finding Okinawa: Multi-Author Talk and Readings

May 18, 2024 (Saturday)
Online via Zoom and YouTube

In person at the OAA Center's Yamauchi Bldg. (Gardena, California) for community members with no internet access. インターネットがない方は沖縄県人会会館の山内ビルでご覧いただけます (カリフォルニア州、ガーデナー市)

10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Hawai‘i
1:00 - 3:30 p.m. U.S. Pacific
3:00 - 5:30 p.m. Peru
4:00 - 6:30 p.m. U.S. Eastern
5:00 - 7:30 p.m. Argentina + São Paulo

Registration is required for Zoom and in-person:

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In celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month (AAPIHM), the Okinawa Association of America (OAA) in Gardena, California, will host a special talk featuring authors and artists of Ryūkyūan/Okinawan descent!

The goal of this event series is to inspire a deeper interest in Okinawa by showcasing creatives who explore their roots and identity through contemporary projects. Jami Nakamura Lin (Illinois, USA) and Shō Yamagushiku (British Columbia, Canada) will share their latest works, “The Night Parade: A Speculative Memoir” and “Shima: Poems” respectively, in part 1. Part 2 will focus on “Chiburu: Anthology of Hawai‘i Okinawan Literature” with Lee A. Tonouchi, Mistee N. Uyehara, Daniel Akiyama, Delaina Thomas, Nicki Uechi, Ashley Nakanishi, and Grant Kagimoto (Hawai‘i).

While admission is free, the gathering will also serve as a fundraiser for the OAA’s Kamiya Library. The library was established in 2002 and contains several English- and Japanese-language books about Okinawan culture, history, and diaspora.

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