Stay informed and share information on Henoko with others in your own community

Action #1: Write to teachers about Henoko and ask them to bring curriculum into the classroom.

  • Time needed to complete: 15 minutes 

  • DO:

    • Send a message, an email or a letter to teachers you know. Tell them about Henoko and Oura Bay. Ask them to teach about the ecosystem and the Uchinanchu people's fight  to protect the ocean. 

    • See example letter at bottom of page by Adam Sanchez, Social Studies teacher of New York City.

    • Let teachers know that curriculum on Henoko will be available on Zinn Education Project website later this summer. Click HERE to see the Zinn Education Project website. 

Action #2: Teachers: Please share ideas and stories of how you teach about Henoko from elementary through high school. 

  • Time needed to complete: 15 minutes 

  • DO:

    • Share ideas/photos/stories of your teaching on Henoko.

    • See example by Cory Bettinger, Science teacher in Spain via Portland, Oregon. She writes to teachers about the need to teach about Henoko while sharing curriculum ideas.  

Action #3: Get education. Stay informed. Spread the education to others.

  • Time needed to complete: 15 minutes 

  • DO:

    • Click HERE for this website's "News" tab. See the list of news articles we recommend for learning about Henoko. Read, share and spread.

    • Check back regularly on this website for news updates.

Via Kaiya Y, August 2018

EXAMPLE LETTER (Action #1) to teachers by Adam Sanchez of New York City:

EXAMPLE LETTER (Action #2) to teachers by Cory Bettinger in Spain:


My name is Kaiya, and I am an 18-year-old Okinawan-American college student from Portland, Oregon. I went back to Henoko in the spring of 2019 because I was frustrated with the silence of media around this crisis. 


I wanted to make a documentary to show the world what's happening. My documentary, "Our Island's Treasure," focuses on the current destruction of the beautiful Okinawan ocean in Henoko and the fight by native Uchinanchu people to protect it.

The information on all of the action ideas are listed in detail on this website. Please help spread awareness. 


This is an emergency. Let's rise for Henoko!



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