“Mirukuyuu Gayuyara”: Is this Peace & Security for Okinawa ?

August 30, 2016

HOA (Hawai‘i Okinawa Alliance) presents

Sept 1_Okinawa activist flyer

“Mirukuyuu Gayuyara”: Is this Peace & Security for Okinawa ?

Thursday, Sept 1st, 2016

5:30 – 7:30 pm (Doors and pūpū open at 5)

UH-Manoa Kamakakūokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies, Hālau o Haumea

2645 Dole Street (parking in near-by structure for $6 cash)

Free and open to the public


Join us for a public talkstory with grassroots movement leaders from Okinawa who will share updates about the on-going community resistance to 70+ years of US military base expansion and failure to return promised land and government. In rural Henoko Village, Okinawans have used local elections, legal battles, and nonviolent resistance to stall for decades the construction of a massive naval port in the rich, biodiverse Oura Bay, construction that threatens endangered species, local economy, & regional peace. Come learn about ways to support international and local struggles for life and peace in Okinawa, Hawaiʻi, and across the Pacific.


Visiting Speakers:


Hiroshi ASHITOMI has been at the forefront of the Henoko community for decades as movement leader of various citizen assocations utilizing non-violent direct action, leading a sit-in protest in existence since 2004.

Takuma HIGASHIONNA was an underwater welder before termination after raising concerns to the destruction of his village bay. With the support of his community, he has become a Nago City Assembly Member, plaintiff in environmental lawsuits, & tireless lobbyist to national governments & international organizations.

Yutaka UMISEDO is a Save the Dugong Campaign Center representative & musician.
Hideki YOSHIKAWA is the International director of the Save the Dugong Campaign Center, former Chief Executive Director of the Citizens’ Network for Biodiversity in Okinawa, & anthropologist. He joins Okinawaʻs appeal to the 2016 IUCN in Honolulu.


Co-sponsored by: Kamakakūokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies, Ukwanshin Kabudan, Native Hawaiian Student Services, Hawaiʻi Peace and Justice, Oceania Rising, Women’s Voices Women Speak, Veterans for Peace Ryukyu-Okinawa Intʻl Chapter (ROCK) & Working Group, Center for Okinawan Studies, and Department of Ethnic Studies


HOA (Hawaii Okinawa Alliance) is an open, grassroots hui dedicated to advocating peace, justice & mutual support between Hawaiʻi, Okinawa and worldwide Indigenous peace movements.

More info: dok@riseup.net or 808-782-0023


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