“Starting Something.” Jan 10th FEW event

Thursday January 10, FEW Monthly meeting
“Starting Something.”
Ever thought about starting a group, an organisation or a club?
Maybe you already did and are interested in other people’s experiences.
Maybe you haven’t but have a deep yearning to start your own nonprofit.
Got an interest you want to share, teach and form a club around?
Perhaps you are just curious about other people’s experiences of starting something.
Any which way, hear from people who have taken the idea to action.
There are so many clubs and organisations in and around Tokyo and talented people who start them and there’s no doubt that they enrich the lives of those people who join them or are even just in the satellite of those people, groups, clubs and organisations. But what does is take and what motivates people to get something going? We knit, we write, we sing, we hack, we read, we drink, we eat, we act, we paint, we breastfeed, we are lawyers, finance professionals and hula hoopers, but to name a few of the activities that have now become established groups in Tokyo.
We focus on groups and speakers from those groups who will share their experiences of starting something in Tokyo at the January meeting and I’m sure it will be informative and fun and perhaps be the inspiration for that club you have been wanting to start for so long – whatever your deep-burning passion, desire or bliss. (Or mild interest even…)
Panelists include:
Rachel Walzer, ACTRESS and DIRECTOR, Black Stripe Theater http://blackstripetheater.com/
Francesca Conate’, founder, Africa in Japan https://www.facebook.com/groups/9113625830/
Patricia Reyes, President and founder of Yokota Scary Blossoms
Location Wesley Center, 2F, 6-10-11 Minami Aoyama, Tokyo
Map and access info: http://www.wesleyfoundationjp.com/en/access.html
Cost: 3000 yen for FEW members 5000 yen for guests (women only) includes buffet dinner and drinks.
FEW monthly events are only open to women – members and nonmembers from every background and nationality.
Find out more about FEW: www.fewjapan.com

More about our speakers:
Rachel has been a premier English narrator and actress in Tokyo since arriving in Tokyo in 1990. Her recognized voice quality fits a variety of roles, from documentary parts requiring her deep resonance to animation roles to narrations for IT and financial industries. She is actively involved in Tokyo’s English-language theater world as director and actress. Rachel has been a central member of BST over the past 4 years directing and starring in our most recent production OFF THE MAP. http://www.rachelwalzer.com/
Black Stripe Theater is a group of directors, actors, designers, and theater artists producing and performing English language theater in Tokyo. The company is dedicated to presenting theater of high standard using material by contemporary playwrights. the next BST production is the POSSIBILITIES by Howard Baker, March 21-24. http://blackstripetheater.com/
Francesca Conate’
An educator born and raised in california, with a father from sierra leone, west africa, Francesca has always had an interest in africa but became very active while living in japan, most notably as project ambassador in japan for “project sierra” from 2007 – 2011 where she gave presentations (guest speaker at a regional conference held at 3 locations with total attendance of 2,000 members and successfully climbing mt. fuji ) to raise awareness and funds.
Africa in Japan, https://www.facebook.com/groups/9113625830/
“africa in japan” started 3 years ago as a means to share the events and opportunities to experience authentic aspects of african culture in japan. it started mainly as an events calendar and restaurant guide for the tokyo metro area. the diversity of information has expanded with new members ranging from african students, japanese people interested in african culture to members within the diplomatic community.
Patricia Reyes, President and founder of Yokota Scary Blossoms
Tokyo Roller Girls Mission defines expectations both on the track and off: Fostering multinational cooperation, sportsmanship, athleticism, and sharing our sport with the community; fostering the spread of roller derby as a sport by growing new fans; to represent our area in the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA); to inspire positive change and enhance the lives of others through outreach programs, initiatives and partnerships; and to instill a sense of sisterhood, loyalty, hard work, and competitiveness among our skaters, and a sense of family among our organization as a whole.


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