“Buddha in the Attic” by Julie Otsuka: Understanding Early 20th Century Japanese Migration and Racism Abroad

Program Start Date: Apr 19 2022

Location: Online

This online bookclub explored the primary sources and stories of the women in Buddha in the Attic and comparisons with the case of Japanese immigration to Brazil was also discussed.  Participants grappled together with the complex issues of economic migration, racism, cultural transformation, labor, and war. This program was open and free to all in-service and

Animating Catastrophe—Collective Trauma, Memory, and Reconciliation in the Anime Film “your name.” (君の名は。(kimi no na wa), 2016)

Program Start Date: Apr 7 2022

Location: Online program

This online workshop examined the unique power of anime to address issues of natural disaster and collective trauma through an analysis and discussion of the 2016 film your name. (君の名は。(kimi no na wa) ). This film was an unexpected blockbuster hit upon its release, becoming the 2nd highest grossing animated film of all time both in Japan and worldwide.