We partnered with Camp Musubi to host the 1,000 Cranes: Family Fun Day on Sunday, August 27. There was a great turn out of over 25 families who came out to explore Japanese American culture and history through various kid-friendly activities.
Attendees learned how to fold cranes, make musubi and learned about Japanese American and local history with Camp Musubi and its director Tony Osumi. Families also participated in our community art project, "What does community mean to you?" Check out our Facebook and website to see photos from the day and the online installation of our community art project!
We also completed folding 1,000 cranes that will be presented on September 10, 2017 at 1:30pm at the Venice Japanese American Memorial Monument site on the northwest corner of Venice and Lincoln. The 1,000 cranes will be presented to the King Fahad Mosque of Culver City as a symbol of peace, love and hope between the Japanese American and Muslim American community. Featured keynote speakers for the 1,000 Cranes: Solidarity, Vigilance and Peace are former Assemblymemember Warren Furutani and community activist and storyteller Tanzila "Taz" Ahmed.
For pictures from our family event, please visit and like our facebook page: www.facebook.com/VeniceWLAJACL.