Day of Remembrance commemorates the signing of Executive Order 9066, which authorized the incarceration of people of Japanese ancestry during World War II. On this day 77 years ago, over 120,000 Japanese Americans were affected by the signing of this order. Kizuna was proud to be a part of the Los Angeles Day of Remembrance Committee, and remembers how this event that impacted our families and our community. Never again, to anyone, anywhere. (Image from Service Learning Fall 2016's Manzanar visit)
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Wait for it... . Calling all Young People! 📡 ALL SUMMER PROGRAMS registration for 2019 are NOW OPEN! Head to our website for more information 👉gokizuna.org
Participant Spotlight: Audrey Nakaoka! . . . In 2015, Audrey first got involved with Kizuna as a counselor for a few days at Nikkei Discovery Camp (now known as Summer Camp). Last year, she recently got involved again through the Nikkei Community Internship, where she interned at the National Veterans Network. She feels that Kizuna, and especially her NCI experience, gave her the opportunity to learn more about the Japanese American community on a deeper level. It was the first time she was able learn about the different organizations that make up the JA community and meet many community leaders as well. While she is currently settling into full-time work, she plans on continuing her involvement in the community (and Kizuna) when she can! Thank you Audrey! 💛
NCI Class of 2008 vs. 2018 - do you recognize any familiar faces? #10YearChallenge 👀 . . . In LA, SF, or SJ this summer and interested in joining a cohort of your own? Applications for the Nikkei Community Internship Class of 2019 are open NOW on our website, and are due March 15th! Now in its 18th year, the Nikkei Community Internship is the best opportunity for college students to build networks, professional skills, and make an impact in the Japanese American community.
ICYMI: BUZZFEED FEATURED KIZUNA! 🙏🙏🙏 . Over the weekend @buzzfeedtasty featured us and used our usu and kine as part of their Eating Your Feed series. We were super excited to see Kizuna counselor, director, and overall mochitsuki expert Kent Marume (@superphuntime) educate the now 2.3 million viewers on how to do mochitsuki the traditional way. Huge thanks to Sean Miura (@seanmiura) for connecting us with the Tasty Team, and to @Buzzfeed for hosting us and giving us a tour of their studios. Check out We Tried To Make Mochi With Giant Hammers on YouTube NOW!