3:00 PM15:00

 Nikkei Progressives Report Back From Texas

Location: 341FSN (341 1st E. Los Angeles, CA 90012)

Enjoy Refreshments and Music, Video and Photos

Speakers include: Sharon Yamato, Martha Nakagawa, Tony Osumi (and family) and others. Nikkei Progressive will share a statement from NP member Sean Miura.  The Immigration Committee of Nikkei Progressive will give an update on the Quilt Project called "Families Belong Together" and organizing plans for a November pilgrimage to Crystal City and Dilley, Texas Detention Center.  Learn about what the current work being done around Immigrant Rights and how you can get involved.

Please RSVP by May 9.  YES, we do know it is Mother's Day and we hope that you will be honoring all the mothers in your lives.  We scheduled the program for mid- afternoon so we can all have time to spend with family.  Hope you can join us for the short program and stay for refreshments! 

This program is part of the "Centering the Masses" produced by Visual Communications (For more about other events, see  We thank them for the including us in their programming and we also thank Little Tokyo Service Center for providing the space in Little Tokyo for organizations and programs that these.

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11:00 AM11:00

NP Tsuru Folding at the JACCC's Fiesta Matsuri

Location: JACCC 244 San Pedro St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Stop by the Nikkei Progressives booth on Sunday, May 5th at Fiesta Matsuri where we’ll be folding tsuru (paper cranes) to be displayed at a protest in November at the South Texas Family Residential Center in Dilley, TX.
We will also have squares for the Families Belong Together Quilt that can be decorated and colored in.

Fiesta Matsuri will be immersing families in the vibrant traditions of Día de los niños and Kodomo no hi through art, dance, and song. Enjoy a free day of workshops and performances for the whole family. For more information on JACCC’s Fiesta Matsuri, head to

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