Archive for the ‘Conference’ category

An Apology to Our Community

May 15, 2012

From Glenn Omatsu, co-chair of the conference planning committee

We apologize for a serious error we made during our conference planning: the use of two un-credited photos in our publicity.  This error is my responsibility due to my role as the representative from Asian American Studies in our committee.  The founding mission of Asian American Studies criticized existing academic practices of exploiting community resources.  Asian American Studies sought to change this relationship, and it became the responsibility of those who teach classes in the field to uphold this responsibility.  I failed to do so.

On the publicity flyer for our conference were two photos that we did not seek permission to use and were not credited. One photo was from photographer Nikki Arai, and the other was from the Asian Law Caucus.

We apologize for not asking for permission to use these materials and not crediting them.  We will personally contact the people involved to express our apologies.

The issue goes beyond one of copyright and focuses on larger community concerns.  In the past, many photographers, graphic artists, and other artists did not copyright their work and were eager to share their work to help community struggles but appreciated it if people contacted them for use of their work.  We need to continue this tradition of acknowledging and appreciating their work — even at this late date.

In the history of activism in our community, the contributions of photographers, graphic artists and other artists have played a central role in educating people, mobilizing the community, and expressing people’s voices.  This is a legacy that we want to honor.

Blog entry from Humanist Films

November 17, 2011

Check out this great blog entry from Humanist Films. It includes impressions from the conference.


Congratulations (part 3)

November 1, 2011

Congratulations to the winner of our third drawing:

Christine Imazumi

Christine will receive an autographed copy of Grace Lee Boggs’ new book, “The Next American Revolution.”

Congratulations again!

Congratulations (part 2)

October 31, 2011

Congratulations to the winner of our second drawing:

Terumi Satake

Terumi will receive an autographed copy of Grace Lee Boggs’ new book, “The Next American Revolution.”

Stay tuned for the results of our third drawing.

Interview with Aiko Herzig-Yoshinaga

October 25, 2011

Check out the interview narrative with Aiko Herzig-Yoshinaga.

Interviewed by Cyndi Tando, Albert Quach, Casey Sakima, Yuta Ebikawa.

This one is terrific!

Breaking News: Lunch catered by Cafe Dulce

October 21, 2011

For lunch at our conference, we’ll have delicious sandwiches from Cafe Dulce of Little Tokyo.  But only those who pre-register (by Oct. 31) at the amazing fee of only $5 will get this lunch. 

Don’t get shut out — pre-register now

Register Here

Interview with Mr. Wilbur Sato

October 13, 2011

Check out Jaymie Takeshita’s interview with Mr. Wilbur Sato. Great questions, great responses, and a lot of insight.


October 12, 2011

Congratulations to the winner of our first drawing:

Candace Kita

Candace will receive an autographed copy of Grace Lee Boggs’ new book, “The Next American Revolution.”

Pre-register now before October 31 to be entered in our second drawing. The link to the register page is here.

Congratulations, Candace!

Preregistration is open NOW.

October 9, 2011

Preregistration is open NOW. We would like to encourage everyone to preregister as this gives you:

– 50% off the registration price. What a deal!
– Guarantee’s lunch for you on the day of the event.

This is only for a limited time. Preregistration is only open until October 31.

Click this link to preregister.

Don’t delay, preregister today.

Interact now on our Facebook page and event.

October 9, 2011

We have a Facebook page and event. Visit us today and don’t forget to LIKE the page at:

Show your support and share the page out on your wall.

The Facebook event can be found here:

Please be sure to click if you are attending and share this out as well.

Thank you so much for your support!