Mount Baker MM Presents: Our Island’s Treasure & on line discussion

 Okinawan-American high school student, Kaiya Yonamine, has filmed and directed a video, Our Island’s Treasure, documenting Okinawa, people’s resistance to the construction and expansion of a U.S. military base in Oura Bay. The ocean landfill work for the base is destroying thousand year old coral reefs and other aquatic life in the bay, including a manatee-like marine animal vulnerable to extinction. This is a tragic waste of our environment & our tax dollars, as well as a threat to racial justice and sovereignty.

The people and ocean coral of Okinawa need your help to protect Henoko Bay by supporting their campaign to cancel this military base construction. Find out more about how you can help prevent this tragic waste of resources and protect our oceans at the “Rise For Henoko” website which includes the free documentary, news stories, and resources for action such as ways to contact your legislators and a petition. Go to:

Co-sponsored by South Seattle Climate Action Network (SSCAN), Asian Pacific Americans Labor Alliance (APALA), Renton and West Seattle Meaningful Movies, and Puget Sound Advocates for Retirement Action (PSARA)

 Before May 28th, 7:00 pm  Watch Our Islands’s Treasure

 Join us on Thursday, May 28th 7:00 pm on Zoom.

MBMM Panel discussion: Hear first-hand observations from community leaders:

*Tracy Lai, National Secretary of Asian Pacific Americans Labor Alliance and Vice President for Human Rights, American Federation of Teachers-WA

*Stan Shikuma, From Hiroshima to Hope (FHTH), etc.

*Kaiya & Moe Yonamine, Filmmaker & NW regional contacts

Zoom link:  During the event, if you need help with access or use of Zoom features, you can text our MBMM tech support: Jim at (206) 295 6891 or Judith at (206) 721 0480. As always: Free!  Please donate to Meaningful Movies Project