Changing Tides 2018
On May 19, 2018, the first ever Changing Tides event was held at a seaside estate in Palos Verdes overlooking the ocean. The event was created to increase awareness of mental health in the Japanese American and Asian American communities, and to help raise money for Little Tokyo Service Center's established mental health programs. Over 150 adults and youth from the Asian American communities, including attendance from several prominent figures, attended the inaugural event. The night featured personal stories from Mariko Koda and Ty Tanioka, speeches from Dr. Michelle Furuta and Dennis Murata, art by Nancy Uyemura, a musical performance by Miko Shudo and Miharu Okamura, and catering by Katsuya. The first ever Changing Tides was extremely successful, and we are grateful to all who attended!
See footage from the event below.