The 3rd Minority Youth Forum in Okinawa

The theme of the 3rd Forum, which will be held in the southern island of Okinawa, is “Learning from a history of violence; Living in the attitude of resistance.” Okinawa has a history of being annexed into Japan by the Ryukyu Disposition and suffering through the horrific Battle of Okinawa near the end of WWII, and it still bears heavy burdens today, like the world’s heaviest concentration of overseas US military bases and environmental pollution caused by these. And yet Okinawa is a land where people engage together in a limber, but strong resistance against such forces. We want this Forum to be a time, a place, where we can transform our own attitudes into something new, break the chains of isolation and division that are caused by discrimination, and forge new connections with each other and the world. Let us spend time together, learning, thinking, discussing and expressing.

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Schedule of Day 1, September 3rd
13:30 Pickup at Naha Airport
15:30 Pickup at Shuri Station
16:30 Opening Service starts
17:15 Dinner
18:15 Keynote Lecture
19:45 Orientation

All program will finish by 12:30 on September 6th.