BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//PYVOBJECT//NONSGML Version 1//EN BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20151205T000000Z DTEND:20151205T000000Z DESCRIPTION:<strong><em>Mixed Race Identity lecture/discussion at Okinawa A ssociation</em></strong>\n\nOn Saturday\, December 5th\, 3:00 PM\, the <st rong>Okinawa Association of America (OAA) in Gardena</strong> will host a special event focusing on mixed race identity. Titled &ldquo\;Okinawan and All Mixed Up\,&rdquo\; this mini seminar will be led by <strong>Annmaria Shimabuku\, Ph.D</strong>\, an Assistant Professor of Japanese/Comparative Literature at University of California\, Riverside. <strong>RSVP is requi red due to limited seating and parking.</strong>\n\nLecture topics will in clude the history of racial mixing in Okinawa\, Okinawa&rsquo\;s &ldquo\;A merican-Uchinaanchu&rdquo\; movement\, and mixed race identity as it relat es to larger issues in Okinawa and Japan. Audience members will also have a safe space to share their personal experiences with mixed race identity. \n\nThe goal is to address the complexities of mixed race identity in Okin awa\, which includes a history of discrimination. &ldquo\;In the end\, we will question the notion that being mixed makes us less Okinawan\,&rdquo\; Professor Shimabuku writes\, &ldquo\;and instead understand how mixing is fundamental to the Okinawan experience itself.&rdquo\;\n\nThe December 5t h event is open to everybody\, but we will be focusing on the specific exp eriences of mixed race Okinawans. This event is part of an ongoing series of educational/cultural programs at the OAA. <strong>Admission is free for current OAA members and $5 for non-members.</strong> The OAA is located a t 16500 S. Western Ave.\, Gardena 90247. <strong>RSVP is required: oaamens or 310-532-1929.</strong> DTSTAMP:20240522T121717Z SUMMARY:Mixed Race Okinawan Identity\, lecture and discussion URL:/en/events/2015/12/05/mixed-race-okinawan-identity-lecture-and-discussi / END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR