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Tuesday, August 11 • 9:55am - 10:45am
The Dawn of Diversity

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We are at a pivotal moment in human history, one that requires a reflection on freedom and wellbeing. The modern democratic experiment of self-government and socio-economic cooperation faces both new and old challenges of the global (hunger, equality, and ecological) pandemic.

From bio-cultural diversity to human social diversity, join us in thinking about how the “Dawn of Diversity” can help us evolve as a planet and move the dial towards a more inclusive world built upon a vision of social justice that places humanity in an interdependent and ethical relationship of connection to all other life on earth.


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Jake Stika

Executive Director, Next Gen Men
As Next Gen Men's Executive Director, Jake is a passionate speaker and facilitator focused on gender-based issues related to the social and emotional development of young men, the health and well-being of men in communities, and gender equity in workplaces. Jake was recently named... Read More →
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Jackie F. Steele

CEO, enjoi Diversity & Innovation Consulting
Dr. Jackie F. Steele is a trilingual political scientist and longtime Japan resident with expertise in diversity integration, women\\'s empowerment, and inclusive decision-making. Mobilizing insights from philosophy, public policy, applied research, and practitioner experiences, Jackie... Read More →
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Pele Voncujovi

Co-Founder, Jaspora
Pele Voncujovi is a Ghanaian-Japanese entrepreneur who has been living in Tokyo for just over a year. He spent his first 16 years in Ghana and completed High school at the United World College of Costa Rica as a representative of Ghana. He then pursued a B.A. in Economics at Middlebury... Read More →
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Emily Larcombe

Producer, Invisible Languages: Okinawa
Emily Larcombe is the producer of ‘Invisible Languages: Okinawa’, an independent documentary film exploring the lived realities of the native languages in the Ryukyu islands in Japan. It is a film that aims to portray the complex nuances of Okinawa’s relationship with its indigenous... Read More →
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Mana Tanaka

Founder/Chairperson, Munakata Foundation
Graduated from International Christian University, Mana TANAKA has spent almost 15 years abroad starting from MPA degree from Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs, NYC and shifted to JICA Laos Office, local NGO in Rajasthan of India, World Vision Ethiopia... Read More →
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Josh Grisdale

Founder, Accessible Japan
Josh Grisdale is originally from Canada and became interested in Japan during high school. He refused to let his disability stop him from following his dream to live and work in Japan and moved to Tokyo in 2007.  He now works as the web master for Azalee Group in Edogawa.  He became... Read More →

Tuesday August 11, 2020 9:55am - 10:45am JST
World Stage

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