Happy Holidays from Nakayoshi!

We’re switching the format of our updates to a monthly basis to keep all your inboxes from getting cluttered. December is generally a busy month for everyone with the holidays, so we’re consolidating our events this month so that the Pregame Mixer/Warriors game will serve as this month’s social event for Nakayoshi. Make sure you and your friends buy your tickets to the game if you haven’t already!

Hope you all have a wonderful holiday season, and we’ll see you next year (if not sooner)!

In this update (new events in bold):
12/6/08 – SF JACL Spaghetti Crabfeed Benefit
12/12/08 – Golden State Warriors Asian American Heritage Night
12/13/08 – Nakayoshi Monthly Meeting/Holiday Party
1/17/08 – Nighttime Ice Skating Social

Other Community Events:
12/7/08 – (r)evolutions – UC Berkeley Nikkei Student Union’s 6th Annual Culture Show
12/13/08 – SF Japantown Cleanup

12/13/08 – REEL Nikkei Stories Workshop

Saturday, December 6th, 2008: SF JACL Spaghetti Crab Feed Benefit for Campaign for Jusitce: Redress Now for Japanese Latin American Internees

Just a reminder, Nakayoshi will be volunteering at the San Francisco JACL chapter’s annual Spaghetti Crabfeed this Saturday. This year a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Campaign for Justice, an organization advocating for full redress to be awarded to Japanese who were taken from Latin America and placed in US internment camps during WWII. Volunteer shifts run all day, so let us know if you have a couple free hours and would like to help out. For those of you who just want to drop by to eat a delicious crab and spaghetti dinner, tickets are still available for $20/person. E-mail us at nakayoshi.ncwnp@gmail.com for tickets or to volunteer.

When: Saturday, December 6, 2008
Where: Christ United Presbyterian Church, 1700 Sutter Street (At intersection of Sutter and Laguna in SF Japantown), San Francisco, CA
Time: 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm (volunteer shifts start earlier and are available throughout the day)
Cost: $20/ticket, $10 for children under 12

Friday, December 12, 2008: Golden State Warriors Asian American Heritage Night

The pre-game mixer and the Warriors vs. Rockets game at the Oracle Arena will be this month’s Nakayoshi social event, so make sure you’re there! Remember, Nakayoshi will receive $5 for every ticket sold, so you know you’ll be supporting a great organization at the same time! Tickets to the game also include a t-shirt and access to an exclusive pre-game mixer.

Purchase tickets at the special $40 rate for Nakayoshi online at Ticketmaster at https://oss.ticketmaster.com/html/go.htmI?l=EN&t=warriors&o=8444506&g=716 and enter special offer code nakayoshi, then create an account or login with your existing Ticketmaster account to purchase tickets. Have questions? Contact Nakayoshi member Emily Leach at emily [dot] leach [at] gmail [dot] com for additional information.

When: Friday, December 12, 2008
Price: $40/ticket (purchase online
here, special offer code: nakayoshi).
Location: Oracle Arena, Oakland, CA
Time: 7:30 pm

Seating information:

24 seats in Section 221 Row 12

35 seats in Section 222 Rows 10-12

49 seats in Section 223 Rows 10-12

*All of the seats in the same sections are together

Saturday, December 13th, 2008: Nakayoshi Monthly Meeting/Holiday Party

Once again, due to the holidays, we’re deviating from our usual practice of meeting on the last Sunday of the month. We’ve decided to mix things up a bit this month and have combined this month’s Nakayoshi meeting with a holiday party for Nakayoshi committee members! Come discuss what we have coming up in the new year and enjoy the holiday spirit with Nakayoshi committee members after! The meeting and the holiday party following are still open to everyone, but please RSVP at nakayoshi.ncwnp@gmail.com if you are coming due to limited space.

When: Saturday, December 13, 2008
Time: 6:00pm-10:00pm
Location: Richmond District, San Francisco (RSVP for address)

Saturday, January 17th, 2009: Nighttime Ice Skating Social

Next month’s social event will be nighttime ice skating in the city! Come with us to the Holiday Ice Rink (formerly known as the Kristi Yamaguchi Holiday Ice Rink) at the San Francisco Embarcadero Center as we practice our sit spins and triple axels, or more likely, cling to the walls and fall on our butts and totally eat it out on the ice. Hopefully we’ll all be able to walk away without serious scrapes or bruises to hang out some more following the ice skating. For more details on the ice rink, click here. RSVP at nakayoshi.ncwnp@gmail.com.

When: Saturday, January 17th, 2009
Time: 7:30 – 9:30pm
Location: Justin Herman Plaza, adjacent to Four Embarcadero Center/across from Ferry Building, San Francisco, CA
Price: $8.00/person plus $3.50 for skate rentals

Other Community Events:

Here are some other community events this month some Nakayoshi members are involved in. We encourage you to come out and support these events as well!

Sunday, December 7, 2008: (r)evolutions – UC Berkeley Nikkei Student Union’s 6th Annual Culture Show
Come support UC Berkeley NSU’s biggest event of the year! At Wheeler Hall, UC Berkeley campus. This year’s show will feature UC Berkeley students in two short plays, issues monologues, as well as performances by Cal Taiko, and hip hop dance and Soran Bushi ( modernized Japanese cultural dance) sequences performed by Berkeley NSU members.Doors open at 6:30 pm, show starts at 7:00 pm. Tickets $7-10 sliding scale. More info at http://nsu.berkeley.edu/, or read our blog post about the event for more details.

Saturday, December 13, 2008: SF Japantown Cleanup with JACL and Japantown Task Force
National JACL and the Japantown Task Force are hosting a neighborhood cleanup service event, which starts at 9:00 am and will be followed by a focus group session at 12:00pm to kickstart Project Community, a summer program in development for high school students to reconnect with Japantown and explore concepts of identity, community, as well as how policy decisions are made and impact the neighborhood and community. For more information, contact Tim Koide at (415) 921-5445 or e-mail mbr@jacl.org

Saturday, December 13, 2008: REEL Nikkei Stories Workshop
The REEL Nikkei Stories workshop will provide training for those interested in preserving family histories and the experiences of previous generations through video interviews. The workshop will be at the JCCCNC at 1840 Sutter Street in Japantown from 11:30am-2:30pm. For more information, contact Ali Kagawa at (415) 567-5505 or e-mail akagawa@jcccnc.org.

All events are free and open to anyone unless otherwise noted. Feel free to forward this message along to your friends or anyone interested. Not on the Nakayoshi e-mail list? Click here to subscribe. Have questions? Want to sign up or RSVP for an event? E-mail Nakayoshi at: nakayoshi.ncwnp@gmail.com. For additional information and updates, be sure to check the Nakayoshi blog at http://www.nakayoshi-jacl.blogspot.com/ or find us on Facebook!

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