November 16-17, 2018
While the Nikkei community has been a comforting home for many of us, LGBTQ Japanese Americans have often felt shamed, excluded or rejected. There is a sense that we have to hide our sexual orientation and gender identities.
In 2014, a group of LGBTQ Nikkei, parents of LGBTQ Nikkei, and allies of LGBTQ people organized Okaeri: A Nikkei LGBTQ Gathering, the first-ever conference focused on LGBTQ Nikkei.
Okaeri was a great success. More than 200 people from across the U.S., Hawaii and Canada attended. Okaeri inspired Nikkei in Seattle, Sacramento, and the San Francisco Bay Area to organize similar gatherings.
But too many LGBTQ Nikkei are still estranged from our families and the Nikkei community. The need for acceptance, healing and the undoing of homophobia and transphobia continues. Join us for an inclusive Nikkei community at Okaeri 2018.
Okaeri 2018 is an opportunity for you to:
- Connect with LGBTQ Nikkei and allies
- Find support, resources and information
- Learn how Nikkei have embraced their LGBTQ family members
No one will be turned away for lack of funds.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for information on how to receive a scholarship for free admission.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2018
- 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM – Mini Film Fest/Reception
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2018
- 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM – Conference
- 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM – Networking, Photo Booth
Japanese American National Museum
100 N Central Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012