Okinawa Study Abroad Exhibition at Cal State East Bay

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Photographs from the Okinawa Summer Study Abroad were showcased in Meiklejohn Hall from August 2019-February 2020.

“An employee raises a sign at Irei No Hi, a government holiday only recognized in the Okinawa Prefecture to commemorate those who died during the Battle of Okinawa. The sign indicates protestors to avoid heckling during Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s speech. Shot on Canon AE-1 Program.” -Ailing Cheng
“Double exposure of a monument perched on volcanic rock islet near Kudaka Island, indicating the point of the universe’s conception according to indigenous Okinawan cosmology. Shot using 120mm film on a medium format camera.” -Sean Jacob Torralba

The Okinawa Memories Initiative is a community history and dialogue project focusing on Okinawa and all the ways that its people, culture, and crises are central to understanding the world today. We’re driven by a spirited collaboration of college students, researchers, oral historians, and artists based at UC Santa Cruz, with partners from Cal State Monterey Bay and Cal State East Bay, and in Okinawa.