Community News and Activities posts are intended to help keep our community informed on events in the Japanese American and Asian community. BCO does not necessarily endorse, support, or fund these activities and organizations. Post are subject to the discretion of BCO.
2/24/2021 – Oakland Great Plates Delivered – Senior Meal Assistance Program
Oakland Great Plates Delivered is a temporary food program that delivers fresh locally prepared meals to Oakland residents who are at high-risk for severe illness from COVID-19 exposure. Eligible participants can receive 3 deliveries per week containing four to six meals per delivery for a total of 14 meals per week. The program is free and available for qualified participants through March 8th, 2021.
2/12/2021 – Films of Remembrance Film Festival
- For more information, including detailed schedules, film synopses, or to order tickets or sponsor, visit: www.filmsofremembrance.org/
2021 or e-mail programs@nichibeifoundation. org.
2/5/2021 Reparations As A Spiritual Practice – Feb 12, 2021 – 12-1pm
1/29/2021 – 42nd Anniversary of DOR – Friday Feb 19th, 5-7:30pm
DOR -Day of Remembrance
1/24/2021 – Eastwind Books of Berkeley
Your local source for books. Eastwind Books of Berkeley supports the local community. They will special order books upon request. (Source: Jun Hamamoto)
1/24/2021 Dharma Family Service Announcements and Discussion
January 28, 2021 – Be the Refuge — Book Launch: A Conversation with Chenxing Han
REGISTRATION REQUIRED: Link: https://www.shin-ibs.edu/event/refuge2021
Letter asking for your help: Link: Hope4Paul
- Asian American Donor Program: Link: aadp.org/HomeKit
- Making a Featured Film Through Chemotheropy: Link: https://youtu.be/WpyDQkTZLZQ
Movie: Only the Brave – 442nd Story, 2006, Directed by Lane Nishikawa: Link Wikipedia
11/25/2020 – Fukuoka Sister City Fundraiser Event
2020 Holiday Wreath Sale Fundraiser
9/15/2020 – Book: Setsuko’s Secret – Heart Mountain and the Legacy of Japanese American Internment
Book Trailer Video
Author Shirley Ann Higuchi, JD, chair of the Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation, uncovers her family’s past and embarks on a transformational journey as she learns about the Japanese American incarceration during World War II and what happened to her family and those of other former incarcerees.
Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation
1539 Road 19
Powell, WY 82435-8723
8/14/2020 – Covid-19 Testing @ Asian Heath Services
Please contact AHS for an appointment to get tested. (510) 735-3222
8/12/2020 – NextGen JCA Peace Day: 75 years after the Bombings of Hiroshima & Nagasaki
NextGen JCA Peace Day: 75 years after the Bombings of Hiroshima & Nagasaki
Join us as we commemorate this Peace Day
6/29/2020 – Berkeley Buddhist Temples Virtual Obon Event
Our virtual obon will have obon dancing led by Hanayagi Sensei and stories shared by our Sangha members. The event will be on Saturday, July 11, 2020 at 4:00 pm.
We will be dancing:
Obon no Uta (bring your uchiwa aka Japanese flat fan!)
We will be sharing youtube practice videos so you can prep beforehand. Be sure to check our Facebook and temple websites for resources closer to July 11th.
Feel free to share this RSVP link widely: https://bit.ly/
If you have any questions, contact us at berkeley_virtual_obon_2020@
6/26/2020 – Tadaima ! – A Community Virtual Pilgrimage
Japanese American Memorial Pilgrimages. In the midst of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, each of the annual pilgrimages to sites of wartime Japanese American incarceration have been canceled. These pilgrimages provide important educational and community-building opportunities for descendants of the camps, the Japanese American community as a whole, and the wider public. WEBSITE LINK
5/13/2020 – East Bay Food Bank Support
Click Here for Flyer
Join the Buddhist Church of Oakland and help support the Alameda County Community Food Bank. Every $1 you donate helps provide $7 worth of food. Please goto http://VFD-ACCFB.ORG , Select our group (Buddhist Ch Oakland), and then “Shop”.
Thank you for your Dana