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Appreciation vs Appropriation Series: Discussion #2 with Emi Ito

August 26, 2023 @ 7:00 pm


Appreciation vs Appropriation is a continuous conversation on cultural ownership that attempts to explore this complex topic in a nuanced way. This conversation will be structured as a series of one-on-one interviews with artists, subject matter experts, and community members speaking from their own perspectives rather than attempting to speak for entire communities or cultures. We do not expect all messaging to be consistent, nor do we expect a consensus to be reached on where the line falls between appropriation and appreciation. Rather, we hope to spark further conversations on the topic.

All conversations will be streamed live, and recordings will be made available when interviewees grant their permission for us to do so.

We will primarily be focusing on appropriation of Japanese culture and interviewing Nikkei or Japanese individuals, but we are hopeful to expand the conversation further with the right partners. If you represent a cultural organization that is interested in collaborating with us, please reach out to advocacy@tcjacl.org or yuki@madebyyuki.com.

Saturday, August 26th at 7pm US Central Time

Emi Ito (she/her)

Emi Ito is a mother and ethnic studies educator, as well as a core member of the grassroots organization, Japanese American Families for Justice. She began writing about the cultural appropriation of the kimono and Japanese culture in sustainable fashion several years ago.


August 26, 2023
7:00 pm




TC JACL Social Justice Committee
Made By Yuki