June 2022 SIETAR Kansai: Students Have Lives Outside the Classroom

2022年度6月 SIETAR 関西 「教室の外に広がる学生たちの活動」

Students Have Lives Outside the Classroom

Speakers: Atsushi Fujibayashi and Ryusei Akita (Konan University)

Date:     June 19, 2022 (Sunday)

Time:     14:00-17:00

Fee:      Free for all

Language: English (Q & A in English and Japanese)

ZOOM Online presentation *registration required*

Contact: fujimotodonna@gmail.com to get the Zoom link; for any questions.

Description: Teachers tend to have an image of their students that is fairly stable, since their experience with them is limited to the classroom. It sometimes happens, though, that instructors gain a different view when they see them during a club activity, at the school fair, or at other off-campus events. Oftentimes these students show a different side of themselves that is surprising. This presentation is an opportunity to see two students whose identity is not simply one of a student.



時間: 14:00~17:00

費用: 無料

言語: 英語 (質疑応答は英語と日本語)




Atsushi Fujibayashi hitchhiked across Japan at age 17; then hitchhiked from LA to NY at age 18, and began his world travels at age 19.

Atsushi Fujibayashi 藤林篤史

Ryusei Akita began to work at event management as a student, and he learned enough to start his own business. He has had the position of CFO (Chief Financial Officer) and now as the CEO (Chief Executive Officer). He has learned to juggle his university studies with running his own business. Join us to learn more about these amazing students.

Ryusei Akita 秋田琉成

May 2022 SIETAR Kansai: Nomad Monk, Nomad Dharma and Inner Adventure

SpeakerBhante/Chipamong Chowdhury (Theravada Buddhist monk, storyteller, teacher)

Date:     TBA (Postponed due to unforeseen circumstances)

Time:     TBA

Fee:      Free for all

Language: English

ZOOM Online presentation *registration required*

Contact: fujimotodonna@gmail.com to get the Zoom link; for any questions.

Description: Bhante – the nomad monk – who does not believe in “vacation”, and yet he constantly travels with no aim, no destination, and no end date! In this lecture, he will share his unusual-monk’s travel stories, monastic nomadism, inner adventure, and nomad dharma.

Presenter:Bhante/Chipamong — is the self-defined nomad monk. He is a Theravada Buddhist monk, storyteller, and contemplative teacher. He teaches at the Chautauqua Institution NY. He is the board director of the HDHS network and co-editor of the book: Human Dignity: Practices, Discourses, and Transformations. His essays and reviews have appeared in the Harvard Divinity Bulletin, Journal of Contemporary Buddhism, Buddhist Studies Reviews, and Journal of Religion and Popular Culture, among other publications. Originally from Chittagong Hill Tracts, Bangladesh, and now he lives in Washington DC and NY. He has studied at the Naropa University, Colorado, University of Toronto and was a fellow at the center of justice at Columbia University NY. Now, he is a youtuber monk where he shares nomad mindfulness


April 2022 SIETAR Kansai co-sponsored with JALT Osaka, Kyoto, Nara, Kobe: Biased Teaching, Biased Language, Marginalized Students 2022年4月SIETAR関西 JALT大阪・京都・奈良・神戸と共催 「偏った教え方、偏った言葉、疎外された生徒」

SpeakerMasaki C. Matsumoto (writer, speaker, YouTuber)

Date:     April 24, 2022 (Sunday)

Time:     14:00-17:00

Fee:      Free for all

Language: English (Q & A in English and Japanese)

ZOOM Online presentation *registration required* Contact: fujimotodonna@gmail.com to get the Zoom link; for any questions.

Description: Students who come from minority backgrounds face obstacles that teachers, classmates and administrators may not be aware of. Subtle and not-so-subtle biases exist, and it is important to not only raise our awareness, but to also actively work on ways to combat any resulting negative effects. Biases exist not only in the ways that educators teach, but also in how language itself operates within the confines of social and cultural landscapes. The speaker will share examples of biased teaching and of biased language where students may feel ignored, left out, or forced to silence themselves in the classroom—and in some cases, they may even feel compelled to quit learning altogether. Be prepared to have your eyes opened!

Presenter: Masaki C. Matsumoto is originally from Tochigi prefecture and currently lives in Gunma prefecture, where he blogs, produces YouTubes and podcasts, while lecturing on topics that draw attention to issues that dispute heteropatriarchy—in particular, these include the LGBT movement, the history of social discourse on sexual desires, and the rights and dignity of sex workers. For details, see https://medium.com/@MasakiCMja.gimmeaqueereye.org

講演者   : マサキチトセ氏 (ライター、講演者、youtuber)

日時       : 2022年4月24日(日) 14:00~17:00

参加費   : 無料

言語       : 英語(質疑応答は日本語と英語)

連絡先   :  Zoomリンクの取得、ご質問は fujimotodonna@gmail.comまで。 ZOOMオンラインプレゼンテーション  ※ 事前申込みが必要です。

概要: マイノリティ出身の学生は、教師、クラスメート、管理者が気づかないような困難に直面することがあります。微妙な偏見、そうでない偏見が存在するため、私達の意識を高めるだけでなく、悪影響を及ぼさないよう積極的に取り組むことが重要です。偏見は教育者の教え方だけでなく、言語そのものが社会的・文化的背景の中でどのように機能しているかということでもあります。講演者は、偏った教え方や偏った言葉遣いの例を挙げ、生徒が教室で無視され、仲間外れにされ、沈黙を強いられたと感じるような事例、場合によっては、彼らは、学ぶのをやめざるを得ないとさえ感じるような事例を紹介します。目を見開かされること請け合いです!

発表者: マサキチトセ氏は栃木県出身で、現在は群馬県に在住し、ブログ、ユーチューブ、ポッドキャストを制作する一方、LGBT運動、性的欲望に関する社会言説の歴史、セックスワーカーの権利と尊厳など、異性愛中心主義的家父長制に異議を唱えるようなテーマで講演を行なっています。 詳しくは、https://medium.com/@MasakiCMja.gimmeaqueereye.org をご参照ください。