Tsuru for Solidarity Fold-In – 4/19/20

Join us for a paper crane folding party in support of the Tsuru for Solidarity movement on Sunday, April 19th from 1-3pm. We will provide origami paper, crane folding instructions, and supplies for stringing cranes. Some of our friends from Seattle Kokon Taiko will be joining us at this event.

Our goal is to fold 1,000 paper cranes by May 1, 2020 to send to the Tsuru for Solidarity organizers. Our tsuru will be presented to the White House on June 5, 2020 at a weekend-long event. “We will hang 125,000 cranes on the fence of the White House, representing each of the Japanese Americans and Japanese Latin Americans who were incarcerated during WWII and the current mass detention prisoners in U.S. mass detention sites.”

More from the Tsuru for Solidarity website (https://tsuruforsolidarity.org/)
Tsuru for Solidarity is a nonviolent, direct action project of Japanese American social justice advocates working to end detention sites and support front-line immigrant and refugee communities that are being targeted by racist, inhumane immigration policies. We stand on the moral authority of Japanese Americans who suffered the atrocities and legacy of U.S. concentration camps during WWII and we say, “Stop Repeating History!”

Never Again is NOW. Our mission is to:

– educate, advocate, and protest to close all U.S. concentration camps;
-build solidarity with other communities that have experienced forced removal, detention, deportation and separation of families;
coordinate intergenerational, cross-community healing circles addressing the trauma of our shared histories.

Suggested donation: $10/person (all proceeds will be donated to Tsuru for Solidarity)