The Davis College Democrats are proud to host the upcoming event Survivor of an Atomic Bomb: Takashi Tanemori. It will be held on March 10th, 2017 at 7 pm in Haring Hall 2205 on campus. Pre-sale tickets are $3 and tickets at the door will be $5. The event will begin with an address by Mr. Tanemori, followed by a question and answer session where he will take questions from the audience.
Mr. Tanemori was eight years old and 0.7 miles away from “ground zero” when Hiroshima burned on August 6, 1945. After losing his family and struggling to stay alive in postwar Japan, he immigrated to America even while harboring prejudice to American’s and an oath to avenge his father’s death.
Takashi Tanemori’s story of how he learned to reject his vow of revenge and instead devote himself to fostering forgiveness is an incredible message, and we believe that Mr. Tanemori’s wisdom should be shared throughout our community.
For more information about Takashi Tanemori, visit http://www.hiroshima-forgiveness-tanemori.com/index.html
On January 27th, 2017 DCD members volunteered at Congressman John Garamendi’s Crab Feed. Club members helped set up the event, wait tables, sell raffle and drink tickets, and attend to the drinks table.
UC Davis’ student newspaper The California Aggie reported “Kevin Samy of Forbes’ 2016 ’30 Under 30′ List Brings Dog Whistle Event to UC Davis.” The Davis College Democrats hosted the Dog Whistle Project on January 13th, 2017 to counter Milo Yiannopoulos’ visit to campus on the same day.
Kevin Samy is a former speechwriter for the Obama Administration, Environmental Protection Agency, and Pentagon, as well as special assistant to the Secretary of Energy. UC Davis was the first stop on Samy’s Dog Whistle Tour. The tour’s mission according to Samy is to “decode the politics of hate and reaffirm our American identity, and shine a light on the algorithm of the kinds of messages and arguments they’re making that frankly appeal to the extreme fringe.” The event was a success, attracting undergraduates, graduate students, and professors alike.
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Yolo County Supervisor Don Saylor spoke at DCD’s meeting on January 25th. Saylor represents District 2 which encompasses Davis, Winters and the farmland linking Davis and Winters. The discussion included his duties as Supervisor, the Affordable Care Act, sanctuary cities, UC tuition increase, and this year’s Soups On fundraiser.
The DCD welcomed State Senator Bill Dodd, who represents Senate District 3, to the January 18th Winter Quarter Kick Off. The Senator and the club had a productive discussion about banking regulations, business growth, housing, and the UC tuition hike.