University Course Info: Daita Bunka Advanced Conversation

Winter 2012/2013

December 20th: Social Justice and LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans) Rights

Youth LGBT project launched in Japan for World Suicide Prevention Day (Gay Star News, September 10, 2012)

Polite prejudice: LGBT life in Japan (Gay Star News, April 2, 2012)

December 13th: Pre-Election Special! Youth and Voting

Youth Voter Apathy Threatening ‘Breakdown’ in Japanese Democracy (Storify by Link Asia, December 6, 2012)

December 6th: Social Justice and Gender

#KeepItReal Victory! Seventeen Magazine Pledges Not to Digitally Alter Girls’ Images , (The Opinioness of the world, July 3, 2012)

22 Sexist Modern Ads (, September 19, 2012)

November 29th: Multiculturalism and Racial Justice

No Papers No Fear: Ride for Justice (“About”)

UndocuBus rides to the DNC + Olmeca “Browning of America”, (Crayon Beats, September 5, 2012)

November 22nd: Food and Justice

Edible City: 7 Ways to Get Involved Right Now

Edible City Trailer: Occupy Food (You Tube)

November 15th: Peace and Militarism

why not 9? ( ” teach-in ! ” outside the conference) (2/5) (You Tube video, May 6, 2008)

Why not 9? (Mika Tsutsumi) (You Tube video, November 14, 2007)

Why not 9? (Wangari Maathai) (You Tube video, November 2, 2007)

第6回「元自衛官が語る”憲法9条では日本は守れない!”」 (You Tube video, July 18, 2011)

November 8th: Environmentalism and civil disobedience

Letter from Young People at the Tar Sands Action (We Are Power, September 1st, 2011)

BREAKING: President Obama Rejects Keystone XL Pipeline, (We Are Power, January 18th, 2012)

October 25th : Nuclear Power (Overseas)

Arundhati Roy expresses solidarity with Kudankulam supporters (Eelam News, September 12th, 2012)

Kudankulam protesters form human chains in sea (You Tube Video)

Koodankulam Tamil Song (You Tube Video)

October 18th:  Nuclear Power and Politics

Youth must work together for a better world (Global Greens website, August 14th, 2012)

September 27th:  Socioeconomic Justice: Homelessness/Poverty

What is the Big Issue, Japan? (Big Issue Japan website, 2011)

October 4th:  Socioeconomic Justice: Youth and the Political System

Jack Johnson, Asher Roth On Tap For Rock The Vote Road Trip 2012 (My Space, August 15th, 2012)

Spring 2012

July 12th: Sexuality/LGBT Issues

“It Gets Better Project”

“It Gets Better Project”: MTV/Logo Video

June 28th: Food and justice

Publix humiliation: Workers, students fasting for fair food” (Grist Magazine, 3/1/2012)

June 14th: Street Art/Graffiti and Social Messages

Swoon’s ‘Swimming Cities’ Crashes the Venice Biennale” (International Review, Art in America, 6/3/2009)

About Serenissima

June 7th: Environmentalism and civil disobedience

Interview with Julia Butterfly Hill (Hopedance Magazine)

May 17th: Nuclear Power (The Structure)

“Thousands March as Japan Shuts Off Nuclear Power”, (Burlington Free Press, 5/5/2012)

May 10th: Arab Spring/European Indignados/Occupy Wall Street Movement

“Love in Action: Occupy Spoken Word Piece”  (“Occupy Love” blog,  11/16, 2011)

April 26th: Socioeconomic Justice (Youth and the Political System)

“Evil’s Advocate: Why Miyashita’s Nike Park is a Good Thing”  (Minds Like Knives, 4/30/2011)

April 19th: Socioeconomic Justice (Homelessness/Poverty)

“If You’re Homeless in Japan, Here Are Your Options” (Tofugu blog)

3 responses to “University Course Info: Daita Bunka Advanced Conversation

  • tomemma215

    thank you so much for this phenomenal list of resources! though i am teaching english at the high school level, this gives me so many ideas…

    • tomemma215

      what a small world! just saw your great article about the agent orange conference in okinawa, and i swore i had seen your name somewhere before! i’m actually teaching here in okinawa, and was a rapt listener at the conference. just finished showing my students some of the japanese tv programs about defoliants. thanks for all the good work you’re doing

      • kimmiekim28

        Wow! Thank *you*! What a surprise and an honor to receive your comment. And many thanks to you for your work as well!! I’m not sure who you are, by the way, but please feel free to find me on Facebook if you’d like to share information! All the best in any case… 🙂

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