Shifts in Feminisms in Japan’s Anti-Nukes Movement, a Discussion with Mari Matsumoto & Film Screening of “How the Nukes Got to Japan”/ 『フェミニズム・ジェンダーの視点から経験する反原発運動』松本麻里さんとのディスカッション & ドキュメンタリー上映『冷戦下における原発導入のシナリオ』
Shifts in Feminisms in Japan’s Anti-Nukes Movement, a Discussion with Mari Matsumoto & Film Screening of “How the Nukes Got to Japan”
Saturday, August 25th 2012 (6PM-9PM)
Omiiroo Gallery (400 14th St, Oakland, CA)
$5 (no one will be turned away for the lack of funding)
* Potluck + chairs are limited, please bring your own pillow to sit on the floor!
Why Japan ended up with 54 nuclear power plants after they experienced Hirshima/ Nagasaki? What has been going on in feminists movements in Japan. What has been passed on from Hiroshima/Nagasaki era, to the Chernobyl era, to the present Fukushima era in terms of day-to-day resistance? We invite you to a discussion with Mari Matsumoto, a feminist writer from Tokyo who does advocacy work with people’s radiation monitoring projects, evacuees safer spaces, and with the Fukushima Plaintiffs against Tepco and all who are responsible for the ongoing Fukushima nuclear accident. What does it mean to experience radioactive-military-industrial-complex? in Tokyo right now? How do we see Fukushima or California nuclear power plants in South from the Bay Area while the Bay Area corporations and institutions endorses radioactive-military-industrial-complex? Why does anti-nukes movement look so uncool? What activists and the people in Japan doing before and after March 11th? What do queers do? How people migrate and become diasporic? We will engage in a conversation to raise these questions and play soccer around them to find some commonalities between different sides of the Pacific.
We’re also screening a documentary to introduce how the US introduced nuclear power to Japan after a-bombs in Hiroshima/Nagasaki during the Cold War era.
Read her recent work here: http://www.jfissures.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/Matsumoto_interview_en.pdf