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Calendar of Events — June 2008

All programs are free for JANM members and included with admission for non-members, unless otherwise noted. Events are subject to change.

Reservations are recommended for most programs; you may use the links below. You may also RSVP by emailing rsvp@janm.org or calling 213.625.0414 at least 48 hours in advance. Please indicate the name, date, and time of the program, as well as your name and the number of people in your party. (RSVPs are not accepted for Family Festivals).

For all ticketed events (classes, workshops, food tours, etc.), pre-payment is required to hold your space. Cancellations must be made 48 hours in advance or no refund will be issued.

Sunday, June 8, 2008
1:00 PM—5:00 PM

GRAND OPENING Chado Tea Room

events/Chado-logo-100px_.gif Chado celebrates its opening in the Paul I. and Hisako Terasaki Garden Café with a tea-tasting presentation by noted author James Norwood Pratt, followed by a full afternoon tea.

$30 Members; $40 non-members. To purchase tickets, call 213.625.0414, ext. 2313, for details.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Mixed Roots Film & Literary Festival

events/MixedRoots_100px.jpg June 12 - 14




The Mixed Roots Film & Literary Festival celebrates those who have created and continue to create works addressing the Mixed racial and cultural experience through film screenings, readings, workshops, family events and live performances.

The Mixed Roots Film & Literary Festival is inclusive: anyone who identifies as Mixed, has a trans-racial/cultural adoptive family, or who supports interracial/cultural relationships is welcome. Admission to the Festival is free, however, pre-registration at mixedrootsfilmandliteraryfestival.org is highly recommended.

In the past, artists of Mixed heritage and their works have been forced into mono-racial/cultural categories based on antiquated notions such as the ‘one drop rule.’ The Mixed Roots Film & Literary Festival validates and celebrates Mixed identity and experience. The goals for the festival are to encourage emerging storytellers to explore the Mixed experience; introduce and encourage role models for future generations of Mixed artists; provide a safe and positive forum for honest discussions about race and culture; and to promote the Mixed experience as a valuable and important part of World History.

Saturday, June 14, 2008
1:00 PM—3:00 PM

Craft Class with Ruthie Kitagawa: Greeting Cards

Create Father's Day cards using recycled security envelopes. $8 for National Museum members; $13 for non-members, includes Museum admission and supplies.
Saturday, June 14, 2008
6:00 PM—7:00 PM

Upper-level Member's Reception

Living Flowers: Ikebana and Contemporary Art
Upper-level Member's Reception

By invitation only.

In conjunction with the exhibition Living Flowers: Ikebana and Contemporary Art
Saturday, June 14, 2008
6:00 PM—7:00 PM

Member's Only Preview

Living Flowers: Ikebana and Contemporary Art
Member's Only Preview

In conjunction with the exhibition Living Flowers: Ikebana and Contemporary Art
Saturday, June 14, 2008
7:00 PM—9:00 PM

Exhibition Opening Celebration

Living Flowers: Ikebana and Contemporary Art
Exhibition Opening Celebration

7:30 PM, Remarks

In conjunction with the exhibition Living Flowers: Ikebana and Contemporary Art
Sunday, June 15, 2008

Exhibition Opening

Living Flowers: Ikebana and Contemporary Art opens.
In conjunction with the exhibition Living Flowers: Ikebana and Contemporary Art
Thursday, June 19, 2008
7:00 PM—9:00 PM

Bringing the Circle Together: A Native American Film Series -- Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance

events/100colorturtlesmall__.jpg Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance
Alanis Obomsawin (Abenaki) exposes the armed confrontation between Mohawks and Canadian government during the 1990 standoff in Kanehsatake near the village of Oka in Quebec. Her portrait of the resistance focuses on the human dimension of the conflict, exploring their conviction and communal spirit that enabled them to stand firm. Music by Jamie Coon (Creek/Seminole) to open the screening!

Bringing the Circle Together: A Native American Film Series

Sponsored in Association with the Japanese American National Museum, National Center for Preservation of Democracy, the Southern California Indian Center, Inc., and Haramokngna American Indian Cultural Center

Bringing the Circle Together: A Native American Film Series is a FREE monthly film series located in downtown Los Angeles at the National Center for Preservation of Democracy. No reservations are needed and all screenings are open to the public. The film series was established to provide quality documentaries and films by and about Native Americans, and bring together a central gathering place where discussion and news can be shared with the community and its supporters.

The film series is held at the National Center for Preservation of Democracy located at 111 North Central Avenue, between 1st Street and Central Avenue, in downtown Los Angeles. The NCPD can be reached via train, bus, or parking in the area (pdf for directions). Films will begin at 7pm, and it is advisable to arrive at least 15-20 minutes prior for seating. Each film will include a raffle at the end of the screening, and may include guest speakers and performances when available. More information will be given, as it is determined.

The film series is hosted by Lorin Morgan-Richards and is sponsored by the following organizations:

The Japanese American National Museum

The National Center for Preservation of Democracy

The Southern California Indian Center, Inc.

Haramokngna American Indian Cultural Center

For more information about the film series please visit www.myspace.com/nafilmseries
or by email at nafilmseries@aol.com

Bringing the Circle Together schedule

July 31 -- Black Indians: An American Story

August 14 -- In Whose Honor?

Sunday, June 22, 2008
2:00 PM—4:00 PM

Living Flowers: Ikenobo Ikebana Society of Los Angeles

This program highlights the art of the Ikenobo Ikebana Society of Los Angeles, featured in Living Flowers: Ikebana and Contemporary Art.

In conjunction with the exhibition Living Flowers: Ikebana and Contemporary Art
Thursday, June 26, 2008
7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Live Taping of 89.3 KPCC-FM’s Award-Winning

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Invite You to Join Them at a Live Taping of 89.3 KPCC-FM’s Award-Winning

AirTalk with Larry Mantle

The Role of Race in the 2008 Elections

Hear a discussion with some of the most knowledgeable spokesmen in the nation:

Shelby Steele
Award winning author of A Bound Man: Why We Are Excited About Obama and Why He Can’t Win, award-winning scholar, columnist and documentary film maker

Terence Samuel
Deputy Editor, theRoot.com (Prof. Henry Louis Gates’ publication), former senior editor US News and World Report, senior correspondent, The American Prospect

Richard Thompson Ford
Professor, Stanford Law School, author of “The Race Card: How Bluffing About Bias Makes Race Relations Worse,” prolific author on issues of race and multiculturalism

Wine and Cheese Reception Following Program

National Center for the Preservation of Democracy
111 North Central Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(Across from the Japanese American National Museum)
pdf for directions.
RSVP (213) 623-6003 or by email to cai@cai-la.org

The Program is made possible by generous grants from the Righteous Persons Foundation and the John Randolph and Dora Haynes Foundation.

Saturday, June 28, 2008

ArtWallah Festival

June 28-29

ArtWallah Proudly Presents the 8th annual ArtWallah Festival !!!

A multi-disciplinary festival showcasing artistic expressions of the South Asian Diaspora

FEATURING
Sheetal Gandhi, Sandra Chatterjee, Malathi Iyengar & the Rangoli Dance Troupe, Oliver Rajamani, Shaheen Sheik, Deep Unnikrishnan and many more

DATE/TIME
Saturday, June 28th 7PM - Evening Show Performance
Sunday, June 29th 2PM - Matinee Performance

LOCATION
National Center for Democracy
111 N. Central Avenue
Downtown Los Angeles
http://www. ncdemocracy.org

BUY TICKETS at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/36729
$20 general admission - Sat./Sun. , $10 18 yrs and younger - Sun. only

For up to date festival information http://www. artwallahfestival. org

For information on the upcoming India Splendor event http://www. indiasplendor. com

A special thanks to our sponsors:
MCorp Global, Department of Cultural Affairs, National Endowment for the Arts, Los Angeles County Arts Commission, ArtWallah, Japanese American National Museum and National Center for the Persevation of Democracy

Saturday, June 28, 2008
10:15 AM—12:15 PM

Little Tokyo Walking Tour

events/2007-07-28_walkingtour_____.jpg Relive history and learn about present-day Little Tokyo with National Museum docents. $8 Members; $13 non-members, includes Museum admission. Comfortable walking shoes and clothes recommended. Weather permitting.
Saturday, June 28, 2008
2:00 PM—4:00 PM

Film Screening: Passing Poston

events/5x7-72dpi__.jpg For The Thousands of Japanese Americans Forcibly Interned During World War II,
The Scars Have Never Healed.

Passing Poston, tells the moving and haunting story of four former internees of the Poston Relocation Center. Each person shadowed by a tragic past, each struggling in their own painful way to reconcile the trauma of their youth, each still searching and yearning during the last chapter of their lives, to find their rightful place in this country.

A conversation with Ruth Okimoto, Leon Uyeda, and Mary Higashi to follow.

Watch the film trailer here.

 

 

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