Japanese & African American Culture: AAYTP Making Connections
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Tonight in Tokyo:
- African American Youth Travel Program Summer Kickstarter
Date: Friday, June 6, 7:00-9:30PM
Location: FIAT Caffé [MAP]
Editors' Note About the Program:
Having found success as a JET Program teacher and in a subsequent and ongoing entertainment career here in Japan, AAYTP founder Amber Richardson decided to do something to give back, both to her adopted home and to her community back in Lakewood, Washtington, U.S.A.
AAYTP aims to create a bridge through universal themes expressed in music and art, and Amber's also keen to expand connections between African American culture and uniquely Japanese culture - both the traditional and the modern, i.e., anime, manga, food, etc.
Amber's fledgling program is already well off the ground, and AAYTP will welcome two young visitors to Tokyo later this month: Destiny, 14, and Malano, 15. Tonight's event is a chance to learn more about the visitors, the program, and to meet like-minded individuals interested in sharing Japanese culture around the world.
Here in Tokyo?
AAYTP's Summer Kickstarter is open to the public - see event details above, and hop over to Facebook to join in.
Connect from Abroad
Not here in Tokyo, but want to connect/get involved/encourage Amber's initiative? The best source of information on all events and program activities is AAYTP's Facebook Page.
Photos from AAYTP's Spring Event (video above-right):
Amber Speaking at the AATYP Spring Function
Attendees at the AATYP Spring Function
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