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Upcoming Workshops and Events at the Center:

Dr. Satsuki Ina

About Dr. Satsuki Ina

Satsuki Ina, PhD was “born doing time” at Tule Lake—she’s gone on to become an award-winning filmmaker, author, activist, and psychotherapist who specializes in collective trauma. Dr. Ina is Professor Emeritus in the Dept. of Education, California State University. She currently has a psychotherapy private practice in the San Francisco Bay Area specializing in Collective Trauma. She is co-founder and organizer of Tsuru for Solidarity, a direct action, grassroots organization of Japanese American social justice advocates and allies protesting the current incarceration of innocent families seeking asylum at the border. Her upcoming book, Be Strong, Don’t Cry: Love and Resistance in an American Concentration Camp will be published by Heyday Press, Berkeley in 2021.

Resilience: As the Bamboo Bends - Coping with the Stress of COVID-19
With Dr. Satsuki Ina
Tuesday, July 21, 2020
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. PST
$3 for Center Members, $5 General Public
Connect via Zoom; Meeting ID and password to be issued upon registration

Sign up for our online webinar featuring Dr. Satsuki Ina and learn how to cope with the stresses of COVID-19. Dr. Ina will provide an interactive discussion and Q & A, drawing on Japanese American values and perspectives to understand and bring our best to successfully cope with restrictions imposed on all of us as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

While stuck at home during shelter in place, we are all facing the impacts of COVID-19 every day. During these uncertain times, we are offering an online webinar for our community to come together and look at our values and perspectives to both understand the impacts of the pandemic and how to cope with the stress of COVID-19. For this webinar, Dr. Ina will provide a presentation and then open the webinar up for a Q & A section. Come prepared with any questions you may have for Dr. Ina along with your observations and experiences of coping with shelter in place.


Previous Workshops

Magewappa Woodcraft Bento Box Workshop

Magewappa Workshop flyer copy

Tohoku Folk Crafts Workshop


Kaiseki Workshop Autumn

tomato, tofu & avocado salad

Introduction to Karate


Summer Soba Noodle Workshop with Sonoko Sakai


Kaiseki Workshop Summer

unagi tamagoyose

Ukulele 101

ukulele workshop

Washi Ningyo Paper Dolls
Washi ningyo construction


Terrariums Workshop

Terrarium Workshop Flyer copy

Introduction to Temari Workshop

Temari Workshop Flyer copy

Donabe Claypot Workshop with Sonoko Sakai



Tea and Craft Time

Plumeria Hawaiian Gift Box

Kaiseki Workshop Fall
Maguro Tataki

Japanese Pantry
Koji Workshop LARGE

Kaiseki Workshop Winter


Mochitsuki Workshops


Mah Jongg 101 Workshop

MJ Flyer copy

Spring Kaiseki Workshop

Chirashi on plate