Upcoming Events

JETAA Chicago would like to remind its members of two important upcoming events:

  • Returnees Picnic: This Saturday, October 1st from Noon-3:00pm, we will welcome home 2011 JETs who’ve returned to the Chicagoland area at the Returnees Picnic. This year the event will be held along with the Chipotle Cultivate Festival in Lincoln Park. You can find details on the music, food, craft beers and other beverages available at the festival HERE.​

Where? Lincoln Park (not just the neighborhood, the actual park. Here–>Map) We’ll be near the South Pond entrance.

What to Look For? Look for a homemade sign our Chapter President made that says “JETAA Chicago”.

Weather? AccuWeather says Saturday is “Mostly sunny”!! But maybe wear a jacket with a high of 59F (for those of you who just got back, that’s 15C)–no, I’m not Tom Skilling!

  • ElectionsMonday, October 3rd from 6:30pm, we will hold elections for the Executive Board of JETAA Chicago. If you are interested in meeting the candidates, or would like to be a candidate yourself, please join us at Tokyo Marina–dinner is included for those that attend!

Where? Tokyo Marina is located at 5058-60 N Clark St., Chicago, IL. Here–>Map. You can get there on Metra (UP-N Ravenswood) and CTA-Red line (Argyle).

Details? Basically, there are 8 offices: (1) President, (2) Vice President, (3) Treasurer, (4) Secretary, (5) Events and Outreach Coordinator, (6) Social Chair/Activities Coordinator and Jobs Coordinator, (7) Newsletter, (8) Technology Chair. All positions are on a volunteer basis. However, if you want to get involved, but don’t necessarily want to run for office, attend the election and volunteer to assist. Regular members are always welcome to join our regular monthly meetings–and often do.

Okay… well, one more event as an added, extra, bonus.

  • Film Screening: Looking for something to do Saturday evening? There will be a film screening at the University of Chicago this Saturday,  October 1st at 7pm.

What film? ANPO: Art X War (link). The film’s director, Linda Hoaglund, will introduce the film and stay for a Q&A session after the screening.  The event is free and open to the public.

Where? U of C Cobb Hall Room 307, 5811 S Ellis Ave, Chicago, Illinois (map)

How is it Japan-related? ANPO was honored by Japan’s Agency for Cultural Affairs nomination for its prestigious annual Best Film Prize. Through a mesmerizing collage of paintings, photographs and films, ANPO: Art X War relates longstanding resistance to U.S. military bases in Japan from the perspective of its foremost contemporary artists. “Japan’s relationship with America has always been complicated,” muses artist Aida Makoto, ” always vacillating between love and hate….” An array of artwork vividly resurrects a forgotten period ofJapan’s history, while highlighting the insidious effects of  “ANPO,” Japanese shorthand for the U.S.-Japan Mutual Security Treaty.

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