Join us for a DMV area Tsuru for Solidarity Fold-In this upcoming Saturday, March 7 from 7-9pm at Tawes Fine Arts Building on the University of Maryland Campus. The event–which will include a presentation by Tsuru for Solidarity‘s co-chair Satsuki Ina, group conversations regarding additional support that DMV groups can tackle, and folding origami cranes (“tsuru”)–is to help build momentum toward the “National Pilgrimage to Close the Camps,” taking place in Washington, D.C., from June 5 to 7. The June pilgrimage will feature a march, rally, taiko drumming, and the presentation of 125,000 tsuru that represent the 125,000 Japanese Americans affected by the camps. A unique feature of the pilgrimage will be cross-community, intergenerational “Healing Circles for Change” to promote solidarity and healing through sharing of stories about incarceration and detention.
If you can’t make it to the fold-in event, but would like to support efforts by donating tsuru**, you can ship tsuru to:
Japanese American Citizens League, 1629 K Street, NW, Suite 400, Washington, DC 20006
As always, don’t hesitate to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org should you have any questions!
**Don’t know how to fold tsuru? Check out this folding guide and video tutorial demonstrating how to string tsuru together into strands that will be presented during the June pilgrimage.