Oct 30, 2009

Thank you to Popoki's Secret Friend!

Popoki has a secret friend at Kobe University.
Today, he got a contribution from that person.
Thank you so much!

Oct 28, 2009

Popoki Peace Challange! Photo Exhibit and Event for Peace

Please join us for a 3-part Photo Exhibit Event for Peace


     PART 1 Photo Exhibit: "What Color is Life?"
Takashi MORIZUMI Photo Exhibit for Peace
2010.1.8-14 Admission:Free
Venue: Kobe Student Youth Center
(5 min. walk from Hankyu Rokko Stn)
Tel: 078-851-2760 Fax: 078-821-5878
URL: http://ksyc.jp

PART 2 Lecture: "Looking at Peace and Life through a Lens"
Takashi MORIZUMI, photo journalist. 2010.1.8 18:30-20:30 300 yen
Venue: Kobe Student Youth Center (see above)
PART 3: Peace Map Making in Nada 2010.1.9 13:30-17:00
Venue: Kobe Student Youth Center (see above)
13:30 Workshop: Popoki, What Color is Peace?
14:00 Takashi Morizumi: "Looking for peace with a camera?"
14:15 Group Time; explanation and preparation for activity
14:30 Let's go!
15:30 Return to Kobe Student Youth Center, make maps
16:30 Conclusion: sharing our work
*Anyone who can walk for about an hour is welcome to participate
** English translation available *** 500 yen

RESERVATIONS and INFORMATION: Please send your name, contact information, emergency contact information, age, and any other necessary information to: Popoki Peace Project (e-mail: popokipeace@gmail.com) or Fax: 078-803-7295 (Office, GSICS, Kobe University). RESERVATION DEADLINE: 2009.12.16 (Wednesday)

Apr 30, 2009

Popoki's New Book is here!

Popoki's Peace Book 2: Popoki, What Color is Friendship? (Epic, 2009, color, 32pages, 1500 yen) is here!

For information about Popoki's latest book, please contact:
Popoki Peace Project: popokipeace(at)gmail(dot)com

Feb 14, 2009

Thinking about Peace with Popoki: Palestine

About 40 people attended this meeting. We began with thinking about peace through a reading of the peace picture book, Popoki, What Color is Peace? in Hebrew, Arabic and Japanese. For many of the participants, this was their first time to hear Arabic or Hebrew, and everyone enjoying listening to the new sounds.

We then viewed the film, ‘Rainbow,’ a documentary about Operation Rainbow, an Israeli attack on the Gaza that occurred in May 2004. The film depicted the struggle for life and survival of the Palestinians living under occupation, showing their grief and suffering. Before viewing the film there was a brief explanation of the historical and geographical situation. The film was followed by a discussion.

One question that was addressed was what we can do to create peace, and we engaged in a lively discussion. We hope that everyone who attended gained some ideas about what they can do, and will put them immediately into action.

Thanks to all who attended.

(From the Kobe YMCA)

Jan 10, 2009

Make Peace with Popoki: Palestine

Join Popoki to think about peace in Palestine!

2009.2.12 18:30-20:30 Kobe YMCA 078-241-7204

Mini-workshop: Reading of Popoki, What Color is Peace? in Arabic, Hebrew, Japanese and discussion

Film showing: Rainbow(2004 / Palestine / 41min / Director: Abdalsalam M.A Shehada)The film describes how the lives of Palestinians were destroyed and lost under occupation. The pain and sorrow were burned onto the lens as the camera rolled.