On Nov. 14 and 15, Nikkei families and friends will have an opportunity to come together, learn, share stories, build community and be inspired at Okaeri: A Nikkei LGBTQ Gathering at the Japanese American National Museum.
Go to http://okaeri-la.org to see more details and register.
Individuals and organizations in the Nikkei community, many of whom will be present at the gathering, have shown their support through generous sponsorships. Here is the current list:
Co-sponsors: Japanese American National Museum, Advancing Justice LA
Platinum sponsors: Linda Aratani, Kellogg Food, Centenary Methodist Church, JACL Pacific Southwest District, Sansei Legacy Fund
Gold sponsors: Alex Fukui, Gary and Suzette Kawaguchi, Japanese American Bar Association
Silver sponsors: Arizona JACL, API Equality-Los Angeles, Chatsworth United Methodist Church, Fukui Mortuary, Harold and Ellen Kameya, Kenneth and Bonnie Kasamatsu, Little Tokyo Service Center, myprintxpress, Ogino-Aizumi Insurance Agency, PFLAG-Pasadena, PFLAG-San Gabriel Valley Asian Pacific Islander, Robert T. and Marsha Aizumi, San Fernando Valley JACL, West Los Angeles United Methodist Church
Bronze sponsors: Asian American Pacific Islander Christians for Social Justice, Darrel and Elaine Kaneshiro, Dr. Matthew Y. Matsuzaki, Dr. Robert K. and Bonnie Shimasaki, Gay Asian Pacific Support Network, Greater Los Angeles Singles JACL, Greater Pasadena JACL, Ken and Jackie Nitahara, Kevin M. Tamaki, Lloyd and Gale Kurosaki, Matthew Y. Matsuzaki O.D., Nikkei for Civil Rights & Redress, National Queer API Alliance (NQAPIA), Richard and Masako Murakami, San Diego JACL, Seattle JACL, Ventura JACL, Wayne and April Horino
To be part of this groundbreaking event as a sponsor, contact Marsha Aizumi at firstname.lastname@example.org.