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The Collective Power of Rhythm: Rebuilding the Japanese American Identity

Askwith Hall (within Longfellow Hall)
13 Appian Way
Tue., Feb. 19, 2019, 6 – 7:15 p.m.

The Collective Power of Rhythm: Rebuilding the Japanese American Identity

On this Day of Remembrance, we will explore how taiko drumming became a source of transformative change to redefine identity and recognize the power of rhythm and social patterns to produce a unified, collective force to enact social change. This event will feature 94-year old Dr. Yutaka Kobyashi’s experience as an incarcerated Japanese American during WWII, Kanoko Kamata on social movements (Harvard Weatherhead Center), Karen Young of Genki Spark, and performances by Genki Spark and Odaiko New England.

*This event is made possible through OSA Diversity Fund, which recognizes that students have ideas for programs or activities that would enhance HGSE’s attention to diversity and inclusion, the Office of Student Affairs established the Diversity Fund to support student-initiated ideas with small grants that broaden the conversation at HGSE, and allow for more varied perspectives, experiences, and forums for exchange.

Gazette Classification: Education
Organization/Sponsor: Harvard Graduate School of Education, Office of Student Affairs
Speaker(s): Dr. Yutaka Kobayashi, Japanese American Citizens League, Kanoko Kamata, Harvard Weatherhead Center, Karen Young, The Genki Spark, Erika Ninoyu, HGSE EPM (Welcome)
Cost: Free
Contact Info[email protected]

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 18:00