This Year, University of Southern California (USC) is hosting a concurrent mixed festival and conference: the biannual Hapa Japan Festival (mixed-Japanese heritage studies and celebration) and the annual Critical Mixed Race Studies (CMRS) Conference.
Here is the program for the Hapa Japan Fest: http://dornsife.usc.edu/cjrc/hapa-japan-festival-2017/
Here is the program for the Critical Mixed Race Studies Conference: https://criticalmixedracestudies.wordpress.com/cmrs2017-program/
Here is the second installment of my video series.
It is a visual poem. Read, listen, feel, think.
Hopefully you will be curious, look up information and terms you don’t quite know or understand.
Be outraged? Become more understanding? Curious?
Watch this in HD for the best view!
If you prefer VIMEO – the same video is here: https://vimeo.com/153967699
There is a fantastic series of seminars going on at University of Southern California, as part of the Sawyer-Mellon Seminars. It is called: Critical Mixed Race Studies–A Transpacific Approach. This seminar is being held on weekends throughout the school year.
The Generation Nexus: Peace in the Post War Era event is ongoing through spring of 2014. The facilities are beautiful. Approaching the building, the Golden Gate Bridge, Crissy Field, and the waters can be seen, amidst the beautiful hills that are a huge part of the Presidio area in which the Building 640 has been built.
I went to see the movie ‘Emperor.’
It is a fictionalized account of real-life events in the first year of the US Occupation of Japan, where there was an investigation on the Emperor of Japan and the question of accusing the emperor as a War Criminal.
Aisha Fukushima is a Black/Japanese=Blackanese Poet/singer/rapper/activist=Raptivist educator based in the San Francisco Bay Area in the USA.
Her work brings together global hip-hop styles and language, and anti-racist, anti-sexist activism in a way that crosses national boundaries.
One of the best Asian-American literary journals in the United States is The Kartika Review.
It is a poem dedicated to my mother, who just passed away this past September.