Wednesday, Jan. 16 - Kizuna Program Visit
1:30 to 3:30 pm A pre-exhibition visit by more than 50 Japanese high school students taking part in the Kizuna ("bond") Program sponsored by the Laurasian Institute.
Thursday, Jan. 31 - Community Roundtable
3 to 5 pm “Reconnecting With Tohoku: A Community Roundtable Discussion” (by invitation)
Thursday, Jan. 31 – OPENING RECEPTION
5:00 pm Opening with refreshments
5:30 pm “When the Catfish Dances” performed by Brenda Wong Aoki
6:30 pm A live calligraphy demonstration by Aoi Yamaguchi
Tuesday, Feb. 5 – Poetry Discussion
4:30 to 6 pm “Fukushima/Tanka/San Francisco: The Voice of NOW,” a student poetry reading and exchange, organized by The Poetry Center and Foreign Languages and Literature Department at SF State
Wednesday, Feb. 6 --How Can You Help?
1:00 to 2:30 pm "From Relief to Rebuilding: How Can You Help?", a workshop with presentations by student and community leaders on current projects focusing on rebuilding efforts, organized by the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California and the Richard Oakes Multicultural Center.
Tuesday, February 12—JSA Language Exchange Session
The Japanese Students Association will conduct a Tanka-writing workshop as part of its “language exchange session” in which Japanese and American students help one another learn each other’s languages. This special workshop will include a tour of the gallery exhibit, a discussion of the history of Tanka poem and instruction on how to write in the Tanka form. (Time and location to be announced.)