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Saturday, July 28
Join us on a gallery tour of What We Carried: Fragments & Memories of Iraq & Syria.

Saturday, July 28
In conjunction with What We Carried, stories of displacement as experienced by a variety of communities will be shared. Perspectives will include those of recent Iraqi and Syrian refugees and Japanese Americans incarcerated during WWII. Additional issues at the forefront today, such as deportation and gentrification, will also be explored.

Saturday, July 28
Relive history and learn about present-day Little Tokyo with JANM docents. Upcoming tour: August 25.

Saturday, August 4
Join JANM and GFBNEC as we commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Civil Liberties Act of 1988 with a conversation between the Hon. Norman Y. Mineta and GFBNEC President/CEO Mitch Maki.

Saturday–Thursday, August 4–9
In commemoration of the WWII atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, add your wish for peace to our wish tree. Wishes will be sent to Yoko Ono’s Imagine Peace Tower in Iceland. Admission on Saturday, August 4: Pay What You Wish

Saturday, August 18
FREE ALL DAY! Join us for our annual summer celebration featuring Japanese and Japanese American performances, crafts, and activities.

Saturday, August 25
The late journalist James “Jimmie” Omura was among the fiercest opponents of the WWII incarceration of Japanese Americans. He called out Nikkei community leaders for being complicit in the government’s unjust policies, and paid for his bravery. Editor Arthur Hansen will discuss the book and his friendship with Omura.

This new online resource to teach about the Japanese American experience during WWII utilizes artifacts donated to JANM by the Gihachi Yamashita family. It includes an Issei’s reflections while separated from his family, and correspondence between him and his wife and daughters as they reached out to each other through months and years of fear and anxiety.

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In, artist Kip Fulbeck pairs photographs and statements from his groundbreaking 2006 exhibition, kip fulbeck: part asian, 100% hapa, with contemporary portraits of the same individuals and newly written statements, showing not only their physical changes in the ensuing years, but also changes in their perspectives and outlooks on the world.

This exhibition of photographs by Jim Lommasson captures cherished personal objects brought to the United States by Iraqi and Syrian refugees who successfully resettled here. Bearing handwritten notes by their owners that explain what the objects mean to them, these moving, intimate images are a testimony to the common threads that bind all of humanity: love for family, friendship, and the places people call home.

An overview of Japanese American history from early immigration to the present day. Incorporates artifacts, artwork, and media—including rare home movies and a section of the barracks from the Heart Mountain concentration camp.

Art and artifacts from the Allen Hendershott Eaton Collection are traveling to sites across the United States.

Upcoming venues: Heart Mountain Pilgrimage (July 27–28), Las Vegas Obon (August 4), and J-Sei (September 29 – October 8).


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