Jikimee – AAPI Elder Voices

Oakland Asian Cultural Center 388 9th St. #290, Oakland, CA, United States

In collaboration with the Korean Community Center of the East Bay (KCCEB), Oakland Asian Cultural Center's AAPI Elder Voices Project presents a storytelling and photo exhibit that shares stories of resilience and strength of community seniors. Throughout the pandemic, KCCEB has convened monthly online gatherings with Korean American seniors to combat their isolation. Named “Jikimee”

Free

Natto Presentation & Tasting Session

Oakland Asian Cultural Center 388 9th St. #290, Oakland, CA, United States

Eien will talk about natto, the fascinating, delicious, and nutritious fermented soybeans from Japan. The demo will include samples of fresh natto and offer ideas for traditional and non-traditional preparations. In Japan, natto is highly regarded as a ‘superfood’ with many health benefits including cardiovascular health, brain function, bone and teeth strength, and improved digestive

$25 – $30

Japanese Knife Sharpening Workshop

Oakland Asian Cultural Center 388 9th St. #290, Oakland, CA, United States

In this workshop, Eien Hunter-Ishikawa will teach the basics of Japanese knife sharpening on water stones. Japanese knife culture is distinct in several ways: the blade is sharper and thinner, sharpening is done on whetstones, and chefs sharpen their own knives in order to accommodate their individual cutting needs. After this introduction of basic techniques,

$80 – $90

Minhwa Family Workshop

Oakland Asian Cultural Center 388 9th St. #290, Oakland, CA, United States

Korean Traditional Folk Art, Minhwa, is a type of painting that became popular during the Joseon era. It was painted by unknown artisans, who used symbolism to express their feelings of happiness, anger, and love in everyday life. Minhwa paintings are typically used to decorate palaces and homes and to celebrate joyful family occasions. Minhwa artist

$25

“Lil Tokyo Reporter” 10th Anniversary Screening

Oakland Asian Cultural Center 388 9th St. #290, Oakland, CA, United States

In celebration of the 10th anniversary of “Lil Tokyo Reporter,” OACC presents a special screening followed by a film talk with director Jeffrey Chin. He will be joined by Chris Tashima who plays Sei Fujii in the film and others. Lil Tokyo Reporter is a film inspired by the True Story of Civil Rights Leader

Free

“Painting The Streets” Book Talk [POSTPONED]

Oakland Asian Cultural Center 388 9th St. #290, Oakland, CA, United States

Painting the Streets: Oakland Uprising in the Time of Rebellion expresses solidarity with the national and international protests against the police brutality/murder of Black people and systemic-institutional racism in the US with Oakland murals as a local reflection of this historic moment. This oversized art book will impress this through an introduction by Alicia Garza;

Free

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