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Kizuna Tree: Origami Cranes (Tsuru) for Community and Solidarity


Monday May 8, 2023: 6:30pm to 7:30pm  Add to Calendar /   Add to Google Calendar


Pittsfield Branch: Program Room


Come join members of performance collaborative IS/LAND for an origami crane (tsuru) making class. Every crane we make in these sessions will be collected and added to the month-long Kizuna Tree installation in the lobby of our Downtown Library, ultimately transforming into a vibrant and colorful representation of community, solidarity, and healing. Inspired by the work of Tsuru for Solidarity, 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. Tsuru for Solidarity 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!”

This event is in partnership with AAPI performance collaborative IS/LAND, Detroit Public Television, and Rising Voices. See the paper cranes made at this event at the performance of Kizuna Tree on May 20th.