On Oct. 14 and 15, Okaeri 2016 took place at the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles’ Little Tokyo. The gathering began with a networking mixer on Friday, which drew many from the Nikkei and API community, both LGBTQ and allies. Representatives from PFLAG, JACL, NCRR, Little Tokyo Service Center, Keiro, churches and many other organizations made this event a wonderful way to kick off the weekend that was to continue on Saturday. Thank you, Sean Miura and traci kato-kiriyama.
Saturday began with the planning committee arriving very early, many
of us juggling a HUGE cup of coffee to help wake us up. But once we
began to set up and saw people arriving to register, the enthusiasm and
anticipation was palpable... (Read More)