Thirty Years of Sisterhood

On the US tour of a Japanese documentary film by Yamagami Chieko and Seyama Noriko, "Thirty Years of Sisterhood: Women of the 1970s Women's Liberation Movement in Japan" in Feb. 2006.

Sunday, January 29, 2006

University of Iowa event - Feb 11 (Sat)

4 pm: 140 Schaeffer Hall

Screening and discussion of 30 Years of Sisterhood

Panelists:

Chieko Yamagami (Co-director of 30 Years of Sisterhood)
Noriko Seyama (Co-director of 30 Years of Sisterhood)
Yoko Akiyama (Professor of Chinese/Women's Studies at Surugadai University)
Yumi Doi (Writer)
Soko Miki (Professor of English/Women's Studies at Kyoto Seika University)
Moderated by Robin Tierney (Graduate Student, Department of Cinema Studies and Comparative Literature, University of Iowa)
Introduction and translation by Tomomi Yamaguchi (Post-doctoral Scholar, University of Chicago)
Filming by Satoko Urara (filmmaker)

Saturday, January 28, 2006

tour schedule, location and panelists

US Premiere with Panel Discussion of
30 Years of Sisterhood:
Women in the 1970s Women's Liberation Movement in Japan

Please join us for the screening followed by a panel discussion of 30 Years of Sisterhood: Women in the 1970s Women's Liberation Movement in Japan (co-directed by Chieko Yamagami & Noriko Seyama, documentary: 57 min. 2004) at ten US locations in February. Starting with the University of Chicago, the tour's main host, the directors and several of the Women's Lib activists featured in the film will visit the University of Iowa, Grinnell College, Yale University, the LGBT Community Center and the Bluestockings Books in New York City, the University of Michigan, the University of Minnesota, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Washington University in St. Louis.

Feb 10 (Fri) University of Chicago
12:15-1:30 pm: Center for Gender Studies Brown Bag Lunch Series (5733 S. University)
Screening and discussion of Dear Tari: Tari Ito - A Performance Artist's Quest of Sexuality (documentary/42min/2001) with the director, Chieko Yamagami

2-3:30 pm: Center for Gender Studies (5733 S. University)
Yoko Akiyama (Professor of Chinese/Women's Studies at Surugadai University) in Arts and Politics of East Asia Workshop

4-7 pm: Film Studies Center Auditorium (Cobb Hall 307, 5811 S. Ellis Ave.)
Screening and discussion of 30 Years of Sisterhood
Panelists:
Chieko Yamagami (Co-director of 30 Years of Sisterhood)
Noriko Seyama (Co-director of 30 Years of Sisterhood)
Yoko Akiyama (Professor of Chinese/Women's Studies at Surugadai University)
Yumi Doi (Writer)
Soko Miki (Professor of English/Women's Studies at Kyoto Seika University)
Norma Field (Professor of Japanese Studies, University of Chicago)
Opening remarks by Susan Burns (Associate Professor of Japanese History, University of Chicago)
Introduction by Tomomi Yamaguchi (Post-doctoral scholar, Center for East Asian Studies, University of Chicago)
Translation by Mika Endo (Graduate Student, Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, University of Chicago)

Feb 11 (Sat) University of Iowa
4 pm: 140 Schaeffer Hall
Screening and discussion of 30 Years of Sisterhood
Panelists:
Chieko Yamagami
Noriko Seyama
Yoko Akiyama
Yumi Doi
Soko Miki
Moderated by Robin Tierney (Graduate Student, Department of Cinema Studies and Comparative Literature, University of Iowa)

Feb 12 (Sun) Grinnell College
2-5 pm: Auditorium (ARH 302)
Screening and discussion of 30 Years of Sisterhood
Panelists:
Chieko Yamagami
Noriko Seyama
Yoko Akiyama
Yumi Doi
Soko Miki
Johanna Meehan (Associate Professor of Philosophy, Grinnell College)
Moderated by Miho Matsugu (Assistant Professor of Japanese, Grinnell College)
Introduction by Tomomi Yamaguchi
Translation by Marnie Jorenby (Assistant Professor of Japanese, Grinnell College)

Feb 13 (Mon) Grinnell College
Time and location TBA
Workshop with Satoko Urara (Filmmaker)
"Japanese Queer Filmmaking and Its Political Goals"
Joined by D. Rita Alfonso (Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Gender Studies, Grinnell College) and Miho Matsugu
Translation by Richard Cleaver (Grant Writer, Grinnell College)

Feb 15 (Wed) Yale University
4:30 pm: Room 102, Linsly-Chittenden Hall, 63 High Street
Screening and discussion of 30 Years of Sisterhood
Panelists:
Chieko Yamagami
Noriko Seyama
Yoko Akiyama
Yumi Doi
Soko Miki
Karen Nakamura (Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Yale University)
Christopher Gerteis (Postdoctoral Associate, Yale University)
Chaired by William Kelly (Professor of Anthropology, Yale University)
Introduction and translation by Tomomi Yamaguchi

Feb. 16 (Thu) The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center in New York City
7pm: LGBT Community Center (208 West 13th Street, 212-620-7310, http://www.gaycenter.org)
Admission: $10 (free for those who show NYU student ID)
Screening and panel discussion of 30 years of Sisterhood
Panelists:
Chieko Yamagami
Noriko Seyama
Yoko Akiyama
Yumi Doi
Soko Miki
Satoko Urara
Keith Vincent (Assistant Professor of Japanese Literature, New York University)
Translation by Yuko Ohnaka
Music by MASA (Jazz Saxophonist)
Contact: Tel & Fax 212-722-3753 E-mail Sisterhood21605@aol.com

Feb 19 (Sun) Bluestockings Books
7pm: Bluestockings Books (172 Allen Street, 1 block south of Houston and 1st Avenue between Stanton and Rivington, http://www.bluestockings.com/)
Admissions: $10
Screening and discussion of 30 Years of Sisterhood
Panelists:
Chieko Yamagami
Noriko Seyama
Yoko Akiyama
Yumi Doi
Soko Miki
Satoko Urara
Yuriko Yamaki (Journalist)
Translation by Noriko Matsumoto (Graduate Student, Sociology, CUNY Graduate Center)
Contact: Tel & Fax 212-722-3753 E-mail WomynJazz@aol.com

Feb 21 (Tue) University of Michigan
6 pm: Room 1636 School of Social Work Building
Screening and discussion of 30 Years of Sisterhood
Panelists:
Chieko Yamagami
Noriko Seyama
Yoko Akiyama
Soko Miki
Livia Monnet (Professor of Comparative Literature, Film and Media Studies, University of Montreal)
Chaired by Jennifer Robertson (Professor of Anthropology, University of Michigan)
Introduction by Tomomi Yamaguchi

Feb 23 (Thu) University of Minnesota
4 pm: Room 125 Nolte Center for Continuing Education, Minneapolis Campus
Screening and discussion of 30 Years of Sisterhood
Panelists:
Chieko Yamagami
Noriko Seyama
Soko Miki
Chaired by Mark Anderson (Assistant Professor of Japanese Literature, University of Minnesota)
Introduction by Tomomi Yamaguchi

Feb 27 (Mon) University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (UIUC)
"Viewing Feminist History in Japan"
9:30 am: location TBA
Screening and discussion of Ripples of Change (directed by Nanako Kurihara, 1993) and 30 Years of Sisterhood
Panelists:
Chieko Yamagami
Noriko Seyama
Soko Miki
Siobhan Sommerville (Associate Professor of English and Women's Studies, UIUC)
Becky Nickerson (Graduate Student, East Asian Languages and Cultures, UIUC)
Akiko Takeyama (Graduate Student, Anthropology, UIUC)
James Welker (Graduate Student, East Asian Languages and Cultures, UIUC)
Chaired by Karen Kelsky (Chair, Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, Associate Professor of East Asian Languages and Cultures and Anthropology, UIUC)
Introduction by Tomomi Yamaguchi

Feb 28 (Tue) Washington University in St. Louis (WUSL)
3pm: location TBA
Screening and discussion of 30 Years of Sisterhood
Panelists:
Chieko Yamagami
Noriko Seyama
Soko Miki
Rebecca Copeland (Director of East Asian Studies Program; Associate Professor of Japanese Language and Literature, WUSL)
Linda Nicholson (Director of Women and Gender Studies Program; Stiritz Distinguished Professor of Women's Studies and History, WUSL)
Lori Watt (Assistant Professor of History, WUSL)
Moderated by Barbara Baumgartner (Associate Director of Women and Gender Studies Program, WUSL)
Introduction and translation by Tomomi Yamaguchi

All events in this tour will be filmed by Satoko Urara.

This tour is sponsored by the following departments and centers at participating institutions:
University of Chicago: Japan Committee of the Center for East Asian Studies, Statler Fund - Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, Center for Gender Studies, Arts and Politics of East Asia Workshop, Human Rights Program
University of Iowa: Center for Asian and Pacific Studies
Grinnell College: Gender and Women's Studies Concentration (GWS), Center for International Studies (CIS), The Rosenfield Program, East Asian Studies Concentration (EASC), The Freeman Foundation
Yale University: Council on East Asian Studies
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center (NYC)
Bluestockings Books (NYC)
University of Michigan: Center for Japanese Studies, Institute for Research on Women and Gender, Women's Studies Program
University of Minnesota: Institute for Advanced Study, the Department of Women’s Studies, the Department of Asian Languages and Literatures, the Department of History, the Office for University Women, and the Multicultural Center for Academic Excellence
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign: Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies, Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, Institute of Communications Research, Gender and Women's Studies Program, Asian Educational Media Services
Washington University in St. Louis: Visiting East Asian Professionals (VEAP) Program, Women and Gender Studies Program

Contacts: Tomomi Yamaguchi ( tomomiy@uchicago.edu ) or Miho Matsugu (matsugum@grinnell.edu )
For New York events, please contact MASA (SwingMASA@aol.com)
For more information, please see our websites:
http://sisterhoodjapan.blogspot.com/ (in English)
http://sisterhood.exblog.jp/ (in Japanese)

Monday, January 23, 2006

The Tour

The screening of the film, as well as the panel discussion with the directors and feminists featured in the film, will be held in the following university campuses and community locations in Feb, 2006.

Feb 10 (Fri) -- University of Chicago
Feb 11 (Sat) -- University of Iowa
Feb 12 (Sun) -- Grinnell College
Feb 15 (Wed) -- Yale University
Feb 16 (Thu) -- LGBT Community Center, NYC
Feb 19 (Sun) -- Bluestockings Books, NYC
Feb 21 (Tue) -- University of Michigan
Feb 23 (Thu) -- University of Minnesota
Feb 27 (Mon) -- University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Feb 28 (Tue) -- Washington University in St. Louis

Sunday, January 22, 2006

Bluestockings NYC Feb 19 (Sun)

Special Screening and Panel Discussion
30 Years of Sisterhood

Sunday Feb.19 2006 7:00pm $10
Bluestockings Books
172 Allen Street New York, New York 10002
Tel: 212-777-6028
http://www.bluestockings.com/

Panelists:
Chieko Yamagami (Filmmaker)
Noriko Seyama (Filmmaker)
Yoko Akiyama (Professor of Chinese/Women's Studies, Surugadai University)
Soko Miki (Professor of English/Women's Studies, Kyoto Seika University)
Yumi Doi (writer)

English http://sisterhoodjapan.blogspot.com/
Japanese http://sisterhood.exblog.jp/
inquiry : E-mail SwingMASA@aol.com Tel & Fax 212-722-3753

Bluestockings is located in the Lower East Side of Manhattan at 172 Allen Street between Stanton and Rivington - which means that we are 1 block south of Houston and 1st Avenue. By train: We are 1 block south of the F train's 2nd Avenue stop and just 5 blocks from the JMZ-line's Essex / Delancey Street stop. By car: If you take the Houston exit off of the FDR, then turn left onto Essex (aka Avenue A), then right on Rivington, and finally right on Allen, you will be very, very close.

Sunday, January 15, 2006

Ceter Happenings-News Paper of LGBT Center

Friday, January 13, 2006

LGBT Community Center in NYC - Feb 16 (Thu)

Screening and panel discussion of "30 years of Sisterhood" - special event in support of the LGBT community and striking NYU graduate employees!

Date: Feb 16 (Thu), time 7pm~
Location: LGBT Community Center
Admissions: $10 (free for those who show NYU student ID)

Panelists:
Chieko Yamagami (filmmaker)
Noriko Seyama (filmmaker)
Yoko Akiyama (professor of Chinese/Women's Studies, Surugadai University)
Yumi Doi (writer)
Soko Miki (professor of English/Women's Studies, Kyoto Seika University)
Satoko Urara (filmmaker)
Keith Vincent (Assistant Professor of Japanese Literature, New York University)

Music by: MASA (jazz saxophonist)

Washington University in St. Louis event - Feb 28 (Tue)

Date and Time: Feb 28 (Tue) 3pm~
Location: TBA

Panelists:

Chieko Yamagami (filmmaker)
Noriko Seyama (filmmaker)
Soko Miki (professor of English/Women's Studies, Kyoto Seika University)
Rebecca Copeland (Director of East Asian Studies Program; Associate Professor of Japanese Language and Literature)
Linda Nicholson (Director of Women and Gender Studies Program; Stiritz Distinguished Professor of Women's Studies and History)
Lori Watt (Assistant Professor of History)
Moderated by: Barbara Baumgartner (Associate Director of Women and Gender Studies Program)

Introduction and Translation by: Tomomi Yamaguchi (Post-doctoral Scholar, University of Chicago)
Filming by: Satoko Urara (filmmaker)

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign event - Feb 27 (Mon)

Feb 27 (Mon) 9:30am~
Location: TBA

Screenings and discussion of Ripples of Change (dir by Nanako Kurihara, 1993) and 30 Years of Sisterhood (dir. by Chieko Yamagami and Noriko Seyama, 2004)

Panelists:
Chieko Yamagami (filmmaker)
Noriko Seyama (filmmaker)
Soko Miki (professor of English/Women's Studies, Kyoto Seika University)
Satoko Urara (filmmaker)
Tomomi Yamaguchi (post-doctoral scholar, University of Chicago)
graduate students at UIUC
Chaired by: Karen Kelsky (Associate Professor of East Asian Languages and Cultures and Anthropology)

Friday, January 06, 2006

Flier for the University of Chicago event!

Thursday, January 05, 2006

New Location!: LGBT Community Center in NYC

I would like to announce a new location for the screening of 30 Years of Sisterhood!

It is The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center in New York City.

Please visit Center's website:
http://www.gaycenter.org/

More details on the event will be announced later!

University of Michigan event - Feb 21(Tue)

Date: Feb 21(Tue)
Time: 6pm
Room 1636 (School of Social Work Building)

Panelists:
Yamagami Chieko (director)
Seyama Noriko (director)
Akiyama Yoko (Professor of Chinese Studies and Women's Studies, Surugadai University)
Miki Soko (Professor of English and Women's Studies, Kyoto Seika University)
Livia Monnet (Professor of Comparative Literature, Film and Media Studies, University of Montreal)
Chaired by Jennifer Robertson (Professor of Anthropology, University of Michigan)

Introduction by Tomomi Yamaguchi (Post-doctoral Scholar, University of Chicago)
Filming by Satoko Urara (filmmaker)

Sponsored by:
Center for Japanese Studies
Institute for Research on Women and Gender
Women's Studies Program

Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Grinnell College Event - Feb 12 (Sun)

Grinnell College Event - Feb 12 (Sun)

Screening and Panel Discussion

Date: Feb 12 (Sun)
Time: 2 pm
Location: Auditorium (ARH 302)

Participants:

Yamagami, Chieko (filmmaker)
Seyama, Noriko (filmmaker)
Miki, Soko (Professor of English/Women's Studies, Kyoto Seika University)
Akiyama, Yoko (Professor in Chinese Literature and Women’s Studies, Surugadai University)
Doi, Yumi (writer)

Introduction by Yamaguchi Tomomi (post-doctoral scholar, University of Chicago)

This event is sponsored by the Gender and Women’s Studies Concentration, the Center for International Studies, the East Asian Studies Concentration, the Freeman Foundation, and the Rosenfield Program.