Nakayoshi Bi-weekly Update No. 1 – October 2, 2008

Nakayoshi is implementing a biweekly update on upcoming Nakayoshi events that we will send every two weeks to all members of our e-mail list, Facebook group, and post on the Nakayoshi Blog at

Hey Nakayoshi members! We’ve come out of our planning meeting this past Sunday with a bunch of stuff for you guys this month. We’ve put together a couple volunte
er opportunities for you, and be sure to make it out to this month’s social event, Nakayoshi’s night out in North Beach in San Francisco! See you guys out there!

October Events
View Nakayoshi’s online event calendar here.

Friday, October 17
Social Event: Nakayoshi North Beach Crawl
Join Nakayoshi as we traipse around San Francisco’s North Beach district and sample the area’s lively night life. The evening will start off casually at the San Francisco Brewing Co. on Columbus at 9:00pm, then we’ll move on and see where the night takes us! Dress to anticipate meeting possible dress codes. The event is open to anyone 21+. E-mail if you’re coming, have questions, or if requesting a particular spot in the area for us to drop by.

Location: Start at San Francisco Brewing Co., 155 Columbus (cross street: Jackson), San Francisco, CA 94133 map
Time: 9:00pm

Saturday, October 18
Volunteer Event: Sansei Live!

Join Nakayoshi as we help out at the 25th Annual Sansei Live! event. The event is an annual benefit that supports Kimochi, Inc., an organization that provides various programs and assistive services to senior citizens in San Francisco Japantown. The event will feature hors d’oeuvres, drinks and live music from the Kimochi All-Star Band, Full Circle, DJ John Jow and Kimochi Seniors. Artwork created by the Seniors will be on display. Sansei Live! will also feature culinary demonstrations, emceed by chef Ming Adler.

Location: Presidio Officer’s Club, 50 Moraga Ave, San Francisco, CA 94129 map
Time: 4:00pm-Midnight (actual volunteer shifts TBD)

Sunday October 26
Nakayoshi Monthly Meeting

Come hang out with the Nakayoshi Core Committee, give feedback and help us plan future Nakayoshi events and activities! Meetings are held on the last Sunday of every month from 1:00pm-4:00pm at the National JACL Headquarters building in San Francisco Japantown.

Location: National JACL Headquarters, 1765 Sutter St., San Francisco, CA 94115 map
Time: 1:00pm-4:00pm

Friday, October 31
Volunteer Event: Trick or Vote!

Nakayoshi members will be helping out Asian Communities for Reproductive Justice (ACRJ) put on their afterparty in Oakland for the high school students who participate in their Trick or Vote event. Here’s more information on the event from the ACRJ website (

ACRJ is joining the nation wide Trick or Vote day of action on Halloween 2008 to educate voters on Proposition 4, the Parental Notification Initiative, and other ballot initiatives that affect reproductive justice and that young people care about. ACRJ’s Youth Organizer and Election Team will mobilize youth organizations from the Bay Area to use Trick or Vote as a way to inform their neighborhoods and communities. Although most youth can not yet vote themselves, this event will demonstrate how they can still make a difference in the November elections by mobilizing those who can vote against ballot initiatives that negatively affect their lives. This event is a fun, engaging, and creative way for youth to plug into get-out-the-vote work. For more information click here. To get involved please contact Amanda Wake at amanda [at] reproductivejustice [dot] org or 510-434-7900 x302.

Location: Oakland (exact location TBD)
Time: TBD

November Events: Save these dates!

Sunday, November 9 – Nakayoshi Sushi-making Class
Saturday, November 15 – Nakayoshi Thanksgiving Potluck/Bowling Night
Friday, November 21 – Nakayoshi Social
Sunday, November 23 – Nakayoshi Monthly Meeting

All events are free and open to anyone unless otherwise noted. Feel free to forward this message along to your friends or anyone interested.

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