collaborating with our sister organization JAJA in hosting a panel discussion about civic
Cath Goulding is a Yonsei Japanese American from the East San Francisco Bay Area,
recently collaborated with the Korematsu Institute on writing curriculum and creating new
programs for teachers. Currently, she is a postdoctoral research fellow at the 9/11 Memorial
& Museum. She is working on a book based on her dissertation research, partly about
Japanese American camp pilgrimages and former places of confinement as sites for
Brett Kodama is a Yonsei Japanese American filmmaker based in New York City. One
of his recent short films is “One-Two-One-Seven”, is a documentary about his grandmother
who was incarcerated at the Manzanar Relocation Center as a child in World War 2.
It has had multiple screenings throughout the country, including one at Manzanar itself.
As a Japanese American Yonsei, he feels it is his responsibility to not only inform people
of the injustices against the Japanese Americans in World War 2, but to connect that
history to modern day injustices in order to prevent similar discrimination towards other
groups of people. Brett Kodama also currently serves on JACL-NY’s Board of Directors.
For more information please visit his Vimeo page here.
Becca Asaki is a Yonsei Japanese American with extensive international work
experience in Central America, Asia, Europe, and Africa, coordinating programs, and
developing and facilitating grassroots-driven global advocacy. She is currently a
Communications and Development Coordinator for CASA: (Community Action for
Safety Apartments) in the Bronx, a member-led grassroots tenants rights organization
women’s grassroots organizations to wield collective influence for sustainable, gender
equitable and pro-poor development. She also serves on the NY Day of Remembrance
Committee and is dedicated to advancing women’s empowerment, community organizing
and social justice.
(preferably a main one) and/or drinks, or donate a suggested $10 or more to help defray
costs for the event.
bring something for the potluck).