Toronto NAJC President’s Report – March 2014

March 9, 2014 at 11:20 pm

by David Fujino

I’m happy to report that our Chapter’s 2014 programming is steadily progressing.

For example, we’re in the early planning stages of a spring book launch for Professor Mona Oikawa’s book, “Cartographies of Violence” (U of T Press) in which she examines the memories of JC women who were interned.

We’re proudly supporting the newly formed Hide Shimizu Scholarship Award because we want to reward worthy students in the name of a highly esteemed JC teacher and activist.

Further, two recent events sponsored by the Toronto Chapter are the October 13, 2013, staged reading of Mitch Miyagawa’s play, “The Plum Tree” in the JCCC art gallery, and the community art show, “Ochawan Transformation”, at the JCCC art gallery until March 31, 2014.

With our new focus on JC artists and thinkers, it’s the Chapter’s intention to contribute shows and launches and readings and events as a useful legacy for the JC community to share in.

Respectfully yours,
David Fujino

The Greater Toronto NAJC gratefully recognizes the following donors.  Future donors will be acknowledged in upcoming issues of the Bulletin.

Baba, Marie & George; Ebisuzaki, Kojiro; Fujino, David; Fujiwara, Kay; Kay Mitsue Fujita; Hirota, Kimiko; Hoita, Nancy & Gordon; Honda, Roy – In Memory of Kay Honda; Hyodo, Terez; Hyodo, Yoshio; Imai, Shin; Iwata, Susie; Kamitakahara, Dale Kikuta, Herb & Chris; Kodama, Toshi; Kodama, Isamu; Kusano, Roy & Lily; Maikawa, Eiko; Matsushita, Sachie; Nagai, Margaret – In Memory of Dr. Michiko Ayukawa; Nakagawa, Myeko; Nishino, Robert & Katherine; Nishino, Richard S.; Nishioka, Frank & Ruby; Noguchi, Vincent; Omatsu, Maryka & Frank Cunningham; Osbourne, Toni; Oye, Gerald & Donna; Ryoji, Mr. & Mrs. T.; Sakauye, Janet & Randy; Seki, Kenneth Shigeo; Shiga, James & Akiko; Shigeishi, Tosh & Miyo; Shimizu, June; Shimizu, Ron & Edye Goto; Suzuki, George & Koko; Suyama, Tokugi; Takeuchi, Ray & Mizue; Tanaka, Jack; Tonogai, Harry; Tsushima, George; Yatabe, Minoru & Lydia