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Programs and Events

Julie Otsuka will visit the Sacramento State Campus on Monday, October 5, 2009. Events related to the One Book Program will take place throughout the 2009/2010 academic year. Details will be posted in the forthcoming months as they become available.

Sacramento Taiko Dan- Japanese drumming group

Sacramento State’s University Union UNIQUE Programs, in collaboration with ASI and the Women’s Resource Center, are pleased to announce our International Women’s Day Celebration featuring the all-female Japanese drumming group, the Sacramento Taiko Dan.

Date: Tuesday, March 10, 2010
Time: 12 pm to 1:00 pm
Location: University Union Redwood Room
Cost: Free and open to the campus community and public
Parking: Visitors may purchase a daily parking permit for $6 from a permit machine located in campus parking lots and parking structures. A daily parking permit may also be purchased at the UTAPS office.

Japanese American and Muslim American Voices Unite in Solidarity

This discussion will focus through a historical lens on the similarities in the Japanese American experience during World War II and the Muslim American experience post-9/11. Similarities and differences in experiences of racism, discrimination, civil rights struggles, constitutional injustices and other social injustices will be explored. Sponsored by Sacramento State's Ethnic Studies Department, Multi-Cultural Center, One Book, and First Year Experience programs; the Florin Japanese American Citizens League; and the Council on American-Islamic Relations-Sacramento Valley.

Date: Tuesday, March 2, 2010
Time: 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Location: University Union Redwood Room
Cost: Free and open to the campus community and public
Parking: Visitors may purchase a daily parking permit for $6 from a permit machine located in campus parking lots and parking structures. A daily parking permit may also be purchased at the UTAPS office. See campus map >>

The Japanese American Experience of Internment
An exhibit sponsored by the University Library One Book Committee

This exhibit depicts in quilts, poetry and photographs the experience of Japanese Americans in the camps.

Date: February 5 - 26, 2010
Time: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Location: University Library Gallery
Cost: Free and open to the campus community and public
Parking: Visitors may purchase a daily parking permit for $6 from a permit machine located in campus parking lots and parking structures. A daily parking permit may also be purchased at the UTAPS office. See campus map >>

Author Day Events: October 5, 2009

An Evening with the Author: community lecture and book signing

Author Julie Otsuka will talk about her novel, When the Emperor Was Divine. This evening event is free and open to the community. There will be a sign language interpreter for the event. Books are available for purchase in advance through the Hornet Bookstore. Co-Sponsored by UNIQUE.
Date: Monday, October 5, 2009
Time: Lecture 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm; Book signing 8:00 pm - 8:45 pm
Location: University Union Ballroom
Cost: Free and open to the public
Parking: Free parking in Parking Structure III, 6th floor only

Students Meet the Author

Open to all Sac State students.  Author Julie Otsuka will respond to questions she received from first year students prior to the lecture and follow with questions from the student audience.
Date: Monday, October 5, 2009
Time: Q & A 10:00 - 10:50 am; Book signing 11:00 - 11:30 am
Location: University Union Ballroom
Cost: Free to Sacramento State students

Making History Personal: A Panel Discussion

Julie Otsuka will be joined by Professors Wayne Maeda and Dan Okada and VP for Advancement, Carole Hayashino, and two Sac State students who will describe their personal stake in the Japanese American internment story. Followed by questions from the floor.
Date: Monday, October 5, 2009
Time: 12:00 - 12:50 PM
Location: University Union Ballroom
Cost: Free and open to the public
Parking: Visitors may purchase a daily parking permit for $6 from a permit machine located in campus parking lots and parking structures. A daily parking permit may also be purchased at the UTAPS office. See campus map >>

Picture of Mary and Marielle Tsukamoto and the Tsukamoto family at a relocation center.

Making History Personal: One Woman's Experience with Japanese Internment

Sacramento area native Marielle Tsukamoto shared her family's experience before, during, and following their internment. This free event for the campus community was hosted by Dr. Vanessa Arnaud of the Honors Program. Read about this event>>

Date: Thursday, September 10, 2009
Time: Lecture 12:15 pm to 1:15 pm
Location: University Union Hinde Auditorium
Cost: Free and open to the campus community

Origami-A-Thon

The Sac State Japan Club presents: Origami-a-thon. The Origami-a-thon aims to promote world peace by folding one thousand origami paper cranes held together by strings, mirroring the feat that Sadako Sasaki accomplished during her struggle against leukemia, a disease she contracted from the after effects of the Hiroshima bombing in 1945. Following the event, the cranes will be sent to the Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum.
Date: Sunday, December 6, 2009
Time: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Location: University Union Delta Room (2nd floor)
Cost: Free and open to the public
Parking: Visitors may purchase a daily parking permit for $6 from a permit machine located in campus parking lots and parking structures. A daily parking permit may also be purchased at the UTAPS office. See campus map >>

"Captive Audiences Film Series": Films about Internments and Relocations

Presented by Hellen Lee-Keller, Assistant Professor, English Department
Co-sponsored by Sacramento State's Multi-Cultural Center

Dates: please click film title for description

Wednesday, September 9, 2009: "American Pastime" (2007),
Runtime: 105 Min, Rated PG

Wednesday, September 23, 2009: "From a Silk Cocoon" (2005),
Runtime: 105 Min, Documentary

Wednesday, October 7, 2009: "A Day in October" (1991),
Runtime: 97 Min, Not Rated

Wednesday, October 21, 2009: "Rabbit-Proof Fence," (2002),
Runtime: 94 Min, Rated PG

Wednesday, November 4, 2009: "Amandla! A Revolution in Four-Part Harmony" (2003),
Runtime: 108 Min, Rated PG-13

Time: 6:15 pm doors open , 6:30 pm showtime. Discussion follows each screening.
Location: Multi-Cultural Center, Library 1010 (first floor, adjacent to Java City)
Cost: Free and open to the campus community

 

last updated: 3/2/2010