ONLINE DISCUSSION of Our Island’s Treasure

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7:00 PM, Thursday, May 28, 2020
Location: Online Event (click for map)

Mount Baker MM presents “Our Island’s Treasure” & on-line discussion.

Okinawan-American high school student, Kaiya Yonamine, has filmed and directed “Our Island’s Treasure” documenting Okinawa people’s resistance to the construction and expansion of a U.S. military base in Oura Bay. The ocean landfill work for the base is destroying thousand year old coral reefs and other aquatic life in the bay, including a manatee-like marine animal vulnerable to extinction. This is a tragic waste of our environment & our tax dollars, as well as a threat to racial justice and sovereignty.

The people and ocean coral of Okinawa need your help to protect Henoko Bay by supporting their campaign to cancel this military base construction. Find out more about how you can help prevent this tragic waste of resources and protect our oceans at the “Rise For Henoko” website which includes the free documentary, news stories, and resources for action such as ways to contact your legislators and a petition. Go to: https://www.riseforhenoko.com/

Co-sponsored by South Seattle Climate Action Network (SSCAN); Asian Pacific Americans Labor Alliance (APALA); Beacon Hill, Renton, West Seattle and Renton Library Meaningful Movies; and Puget Sound Advocates for Retirement Action (PSARA).

 Before May 28, 7:00 pm  Watch “Our Island’s Treasure” https://www.riseforhenoko.com/

 Join us on Thursday, May 28 at 7:00 pm on Zoom here: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81994188815 

Mount Baker Meaningful Movies Panel discussion: Hear first-hand observations from these community leaders:

*Tracy Lai, National Secretary of Asian Pacific Americans Labor Alliance and Vice President for Human Rights, American Federation of Teachers-WA

*Stan Shikuma, From Hiroshima to Hope (FHTH), etc.

*Kaiya & Moe Yonamine, Filmmaker & NW regional contacts

During the event, if you need help with access or use of Zoom features, you can text our MBMM tech support: Jim at (206) 295 6891 or Judith at (206) 721 0480.

As always, this event is free but your support is helpful so please donate if you can to Meaningful Movies Project: https://meaningfulmovies.org/

Special Guests: *Tracy Lai, National Secretary of Asian Pacific Americans Labor Alliance and Vice President for Human Rights, American Federation of Teachers-WA *Stan Shikuma, From Hiroshima to Hope (FHTH), etc. *Kaiya & Moe Yonamine, Filmmaker & NW regional contacts

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/165498894880602/

Release Year: 2019

Running Time: 29:37

Director: Kaiya Yonamine

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