Oh my gosh, another successful event!! this well exceeded our expectations: when Sharon Kunugi said, "oh we might expect about 30 people" - well I would say it was more like about 75-90 people. We finished at least 2,500 names from Amache, and all total prepared 4,000 tags!!! I am especially grateful because many people sacrificed the opportunity of watching the Little League team from Chula Vista win the championship, and many were from Chula Vista!!!
In addition to members of SDJCC, there were repeat volunteers from POVUCC and BTSD, as well as friends and family. There is quite a following of volunteers who have come to every event, and it is becoming more and more like a party. We also had some wonderful kids working to help with tags. Many thanks to Sharon and Jenny for inviting The Tag Project to SDJCC!!
THE TAG PROJECT is happy to announce that the San Diego Japanese Christian Church has invited us to have an event on Sunday, August 30th!! If you've missed the event at the Buddhist Temple, here is another chance to participate! The event will take place after the Church Services at 11.
A photographic exhibit will be on view, courtesy of the Japanese American Historical Society, San Diego, about WWII evacuation and internment after the bombing of Pearl Harbor as it affected San Diegans of Japanese ancestry.
I will give a visual presentation about my inspiration for the Tag Project. Then the various tasks involved in recreating the 120,000 tags worn by the West Coast evacuees will be described, you'll select your task, and YOU ARE OFF TO THE RACES!
Our goal is to create 5K+ tags in the time allotted.
1) For those of you who have been helping with this collaborative art project and want to keep helping, this will be a great opportunity to do a group event! All Tag Project Volunteers are welcome!!
2) For those of you who have wanted to help but have been waiting for tags, they will all be waiting for you here!!
3) For those who have no clue as to what this is, please check my website http://eo9066.blogspot.com - it explains what this is and what it means to me.
4) For those of you who have helped at previous events and had so much FUN that you want to keep helping, you are welcome to come back!!
It is my experience that doing this project in a group setting is a LOT more fun, you get to talk to friends and meet new ones!
Many thanks to Sharon Hayashi Kunugi and Jenny Higashi and the congregation at SDJCC for their enthusiasm and support!
See you there!!!
Date: Sunday, August 30, 2009
Time: 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: San Diego Japanese Christian Church
Street: 1920 E Street
City/Town: San Diego, CA
Phone: (619) 234-2697