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Emi's Presentations

Below is the almost complete list of past and future workshops, lectures, etc. that Emi has presented or will present. She is always seeking additional speaking engagements - please feel free to inquire by email.

You can also view some of the slides from Emi's presentations on various topics.

2018
12/08/18 Northwest Film Forum, Seattle "The Apology" Film Screening and Panel a FeND event featuring panel with Chong Eun Ahn, Tomomi Yamaguchi, Nina Wallace
12/03/18 Seattle City Hall QTPOC Sex Worker Perspectives panel
11/19/18 University of Washington at Bothel Enhancing Rights & Safety for People in the Sex Trade guest lecture
11/15/18 Art Share L.A. Japanese Americans Demand Justice for "Comfort Women": "The Apology" Film Screening and Panel a FeND event featuring panel with Kathy Masaoka, Setsu Shigematsu, Tani Ikeda, and Tsukuru Fors
11/13/18 Multnomah Central Library, Portland OR "The Apology" Film screening and discussion a FeND event
10/18/18
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10/21/18
Harm Reduction Conference, New Orleans Promoting the Rights & Safety for People in the Sex Trade: Finding A Common Ground Beyond the "Prostitution Debate" workshop
Survival and Coping by Any means: A Harm Reduction Approach to Survivor workshop
09/24/18 Briefing for US-based funders on Sex Worker Rights, New York Coalition for Rights & Safety for People in the Sex Trade in Seattle/King County on panel
09/13/18 Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University Feminisms Now! panel w/ Fatimah Asghar, Dana Bolger, Melissa Febos, and Kimberly Foster
07/23/18 Sex Work and Trafficking Policy Impact Committee, San Francisco Department of the Status of Women Coalition for Rights & Safety for People in the Sex Trade in Seattle/King County brief presentation
07/23/18 Strategy Meeting for Decriminalizing Sex Work, San Francisco Differentiating sex work and sex trafficking? It's a bit more complicated brief presentation
05/02/18 Washington Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs conference, Kennewick WA Enhancing the Rights & Safety for People in the Sex Trade: Finding A Common Ground Beyond the "Prostitution Debate" workshop
05/01/18 Embracing Survival and Coping by Any Means: A Harm Reduction Approach to Survivor Advocacy workshop
03/22/18 Invisible No More Symposium at UC Berkeley Policing Gender, Reproduction, Sex, and Sexuality panel w/ Monica Jones, Jill Adams, Xandra Ibarra (mod.)
03/20/18 Comfort Women Justice Coalition, San Francisco Update on Japanese Right-Wing's Attacks on "Comfort Women" lecture
03/13/18 University of Oregon The Transfeminist Manifesto Revisited: 20 Years Later lecture
03/02/18 Seattle Annual Sex Worker Symposium Coming Together: Intersectional Activism in the Sex Worker Rights Movement panel w/ Angela Keaton, Christa B. Daring, Maia Oliver, and Noa Suprimbe
02/24/18 Missing Persons symposium, University of California at Riverside Negative Survivorship talk keynote
02/23/18 University of California at Riverside Japan's "Comfort Women" and the Historical Denial in the U.S. lecture
01/30/18 Washington State House Committee on Early Learning and Human Services Testimony re HB 2857 for Coalition for Rights & Safety for People in the Sex Trade
01/25/18 University of Washington Defending Human Rights of Sex Workers and People in the Sex Trade guest lecture
01/16/18 Washington State House Committee on Public Safety Testimony in support of HB 2631 for Coalition for Rights & Safety for People in the Sex Trade
01/11/18
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01/12/18
Gay City, Seattle Krip Resistance: To Exist is To Resist multi-genre art show w/ Ayom Ament, Tara Hardy, Naima Niambi Lowe, and Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha
2017
10/17/17 Intl Conf on the Redress Movement for the Victims of Japanese Military Sexual Slavery, Queens College, Flushing NY Japanese far-right activities in the U.S. and at the United Nations: Conflict and coordination between Japanese government and fringe groups paper
09/22/17
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09/24/17
Breaking Silences, Demanding Crip Justice Conference, Dayton OH Intersex at the Intersection of Disability and Gender Justice keynote
Embracing Negative Survivorship and "Unhealthy" Coping breakout session
08/14/17 Washington, DC Japanese History Revisionism Overseas: What is Japan's "alt-right" doing in the U.S.? policy seminar
08/10/17 Sex Worker Community Summit on Criminal Justice Reforms, Washington DC Multiple Criminal Justice Reform Strategies: Reaching the Decriminalization of Sexual Labor and Survival panel
08/09/17 California Coalition Against Sexual Assault Embracing Negative Survivorship and "Unhealthy" Coping: Harm Reduction and Survivor Advocacy a Mirror Memoirs workshop
Sex Work Can Help Us Survive a Mirror Memoirs panel
05/17/17 LGBTQ Allyship Disability Justice and Economic Justice training for LGBTQ worker education
05/10/17 Washington Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs Transgender Justice Beyond "Bathroom Access" workshop
05/09/17 Embracing Negative Survivorship and "Unhealthy" Coping workshop
03/03/17 Seattle Annual Sex Work Symposium The "Harms" of Prostitution panel with Ceyenne Doroshow, Elene Lam, and Tobi Hill-Meyer
2016
12/17/16 Portland Q Center Speech for International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers cancelled due to inclement weather
11/17/16 American Studies Association, Denver CO Transphobia in Bed, Bath, and Beyond invited panel with Susan Stryker and Aren Zachary Aizura
11/10/16 Indiana University, South Bend Rescue is for kittens: state violence and the impact of anti-trafficking policies on queer and trans youth in the sex trade lecture
11/04/16 National Harm Reduction Conference, San Diego CA "Stop Throwing Condoms at Us!" Survival, Risk-Management, and Lived Realities of Trans Women of Color and Others in the Sex Trade workshop
Embracing Negative Survivorship and Unhealthy Coping: A Harm Reduction Approach in the Movement Against Domestic and Sexual Violence workshop
05/19/16 Belltown Community Center, Seattle Transgender Rights: A Feminist Issue panel
05/15/16 El Centro de la Raza, Seattle Queer & Trans API #RethinkSafety panel
04/18/16 Gay City, Seattle National Transgender HIV Testing Day panel [read]
04/03/16 Association for Asian Studies, Seattle The "Comfort Woman" Controversy and Historical Revisionism in Japan and the U.S. panel with Hirofumi Hayashi, Yukiko Hanawa, Katsuya Hirano, and Tomomi Yamaguchi
02/22/16 Women of Color Network Regional Gathering, Seattle Re-Centering Justice: Innovative Advocacy for Survivors panel with Susan Burton and Janetta Louise
02/19/16 Outreach Cross-Training, Seattle Intersectionality training
01/09/16 Gay City, Seattle (More than just) Trans 101 in-service training
2015
12/19/15 Gay City, Seattle Stigma Kills panel sponsored by Sex Workers Outreach Project [facebook]
11/04/15 California Institute of the Arts Transfeminism in-class guest lecture over Skype
10/27/15 Barnard College, New York City Against Japanese 'Comfort Women' Denialism in the U.S. lecture [facebook]
10/26/15 Ramapo College, Mahwah NJ Intersex Awareness Day/Queer History Month keynote [facebook]
08/27/15
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08/28/15
San Franciso City Hall "Comfort Women" Issue in the U.S. policy briefing
08/06/15 "Comfort Women" Justice Coalition, San Francisco Confronting Jpanese Right-wing Revisionism in the U.S. workshop
06/04/15
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06/05/15
UCLA Trans-Pacific Workshop What researches on contemporary sex trafficking inform us about historical "comfort women," or vice versa panel
05/03/15 Intertwined: Women of Color Conference, Eugene OR Rejecting Victim/Survivor Dichotomy: From Individual Mandate to Collective Action workshop
05/02/15 Rethinking Responses to Youth in the Sex Trade workshop
04/18/15
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04/19/15
Queer Students of Color Conference, Portland OR Building a Queer BIPOC Coalition to Unravel "Three Pillars of White Supremacy" workshop
03/28/15 Color of Violence conference, Chicago IL Rejecting Victim/Survivor Dichotomy: From Individual Mandate to Collective Action workshop
03/27/15 Don't believe the hype about sex trade in popular media workshop with Kelli Dorsey and Native Youth Sexual Health Network
Anti-trafficking Policies and the Deputiation of Social Service workshop
01/29/15 University of Oregon Eugene OR "Intersexion" Film Screening guest speaker following film [facebook]