Curious about being a MEMBER of The Genki Spark? Attend an Open House!
The Genki Spark is a multi-generational, Asian women's arts and advocacy group that uses Japanese taiko drumming, personal stories, and creativity to build community, develop leadership, and advocate respect for all.
MEMBERSHIP OPEN HOUSES are great way to learn more about The Genki Spark. Please come on time. You'll hear our history and meet some of our members. We'll show our 30 min documentary, share our stories as Asian women, and discuss what we love about our work.
12:45 - Welcome and Introduction to The Genki Spark
1:15PM - The Genki Spark Documentary
1:45PM - Comments from Members and Q/A
2:00PM - Taiko!! Everyone Try!! (brief workshop)
2:30PM - Close
Open houses are welcome to all, however membership is limited to Asian women interested in exploring and sharing their stories in an effort to encourage others to do the same.
MORE ABOUT THE GENKI SPARK
We're Passionate about Sisterhood:
"With my sisters, I can do anything!"
We're Passionate about Community:
"I believe laughter can tear down any wall"
We're Passionate about Leadership:
"I believe that one word, one action, one person can make a difference"
The idea for The Genki Spark was partially born of conversations local Asian women were having about the need for powerful, visible role models and a supportive, creative space for Asian women of all ages. We aim to build community and provide support for Asian women to explore their identities so that she may proudly claim herself while advocating for the respect of others.
Taiko drumming is an art form rooted in Japan. We stand proud on the shoulders of the early Japanese and Asian American activists of the '60s and '70s who founded some of the first taiko groups in North America. These early pioneers were fighting for civil rights and were pivotal in the development of Asian American studies programs. These activists understood the power of art and social change.
Big, loud, and compelling, our performances are probably what most people associate with The Genki Spark, but aside from playing taiko we deliberately share personal stories of empowerment in order to inspire others to claim space and fully share themselves.
We believe in equality, fairness, collaboration, and unity. We often partner with community and educational organizations working towards social justice or the empowerment of others to offer workshops, facilitate discussions, conduct panel presentations, and speak out on issues we care about.
For more information about The Genki Spark please see our website. www.TheGenkiSpark.org
Questions? Contact Karen@TheGenkiSpark.org