BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//PYVOBJECT//NONSGML Version 1//EN BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20200926T000000Z DTEND:20200926T000000Z DESCRIPTION:The Japanese American community has not always broadly welcomed gay\, transgender\, and queer Nikkei people. It took courage for LGBTQ+ N ikkei to live openly and with integrity in decades past.\n\nHear from four LGBTQ+ Japanese Americans who are forerunners of making Nikkei communitie s more accepting: <strong>Melvin Fujikawa</strong>\, <strong>Gary Hayashi< /strong>\, <strong>Bill Tashima</strong>\, and <strong>Mia Yamamoto</stron g>. They will be in conversation with moderator <strong>Aya Tasaki</strong >.\n\nThis virtual discussion will also include <strong>Barney Cheng</stro ng>\, the award-winning filmmaker who directed &ldquo\;Okaeri Voices: An O ral History Project\,&rdquo\; a series of short Okaeri-produced documentar ies about each of these figures that will be available for streaming durin g Visual Communications&rsquo\; upcoming Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Fe stival.\n\nThis program is presented in partnership with <a title="Okaeri" href="" target="_blank">Okaeri</a> and <a title="Visual Communications" href="" target="_blan k">Visual Communications</a>&nbsp\;and is made possible\, in part\, by the Beyond Two Cents: LGBTQ AAPI Giving Circle.\n\n<strong>RSVPs are required using the link below</strong>. You will be emailed links and instructions to join the conversation on Zoom. Contact if you have any additional questions or specific access concerns.\n\n<strong><a t itle="RSVP NOW" href=" =2&amp\;txobjid=47a473f5-78e0-4412-822b-85c34808c515" target="_blank">RSVP NOW</a></strong> SUMMARY:Coming Out and Coming Home: Documenting the Voices of Queer and Tra ns Japanese Americans URL:/en/events/2020/09/26/coming-out-and-coming-home-documenting-the-voices / END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR