Calendar of Events — August 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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
Neglected Legacies: Japanese American Women and Redress: Seeking Justice
FREE ADMISSION!This program examines the coram nobis campaign and the Latin American Japanese “Campaign for Justice,” in relation to social issues facing multicultural America post-9/11.
Presented in collaboration with the National Center for the Preservation of Democracy and Dr. Lane Hirabayashi, George & Sakaye Aratani Professor of the Japanese American Internment, Redress and Community, Asian American Studies, UCLA.
Craft Class with Ruthie Kitagawa: Pet Cards
To mark the signing date of the Civil Liberties Act on August 10, 1988, Prof. Mitchell Maki presents an overview of the redress movement and leads a panel discussion with individuals from select ethnic groups about redress in their own communities. Reception to follow.
The panelists will include:
Bringing the Circle Together: A Native American Film Series -- In Whose Honor?
Filmmaker Jay Rosenstein focuses on the story of Charlene Teters (Spokane) whose campaign against Chief Illiniwek, mascot of University of Illinois, forced many to rethink the larger issue of culture and identity and their representation in the media, and effects on both Native Americans and non-Natives. Poetry by Los Angeles artist Tschetan to start 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 email@example.com
68th Nisei Week Japanese Festival Begins
The 68th Nisei Week Japanese Festival, including the Grand Parade, Street Fair and Street Ondo in Little Tokyo. For more information, please call 213.687.7193 or visit www.niseiweek.org
Summer Festival on the Courtyard
August 16, 2008, 1-7 PM
(The galleries and National Museum store will remain open until 7 PM!)
FREE ALL DAY!
Celebrate summer at the National Museum with a day of fun activities for the entire family.
FREE raffle for Japanese American National Museum Members
Join or renew your membership at the event and receive a special gift!
1:00: Doors open
1:00 – 5:00: Craft activities for the entire family
4:00: Book reading and signing. 1001 Cranes, Written by Naomi Hirahara
5:00 – 7:00: Performances
At just 19 years old, Andrew has performed for clients like Nordstrom, Barnes and Noble, and more. An international award winner with a fresh approach to traditional magic, his skill and talent have been featured on national television, most recently in a commercial featuring Tila Tequila. Andrew currently resides in San Francisco.
To see video clips of his previous shows visit: www.MagicbyAndrew.com
NSU Modern is the first competitive Nikkei dance group among Southern California's impressive collection of collegiate dance talent. The dancers are proud to represent the Nikkei Student Union of UCLA, the university's only Japanese American student association. The team is comprised of multi-ethnic Bruin students who all share the same passion for dance, performance, competition, creativity, and community.
To see video clips of their previous performances visit: http://www.myspace.com/nsumodern
The TAIKOPROJECT is an ensemble of premiere taiko drummers dedicated to promoting and advancing the American art of taiko. Through public performances, education, and outreach activities, TAIKOPROJECT is committed to preserving taiko as a dynamic element of Japanese American culture and heritage. In addition to maintaining taiko as a community-based tradition, TAIKOPROJECT also incorporates unconventional and innovative concepts to expand artistic boundaries. Through these values, TAIKOPROJECT seeks not only to entertain audiences, but also to inform them about the history and integrity of taiko as an evolving art form.
To see video clips of their previous shows visit: www.taikoproject.com
1st & Central Summer Concerts: La Santa Cecilia, Cheap Landscape, and zocaloZüe
2008 1st & Central Summer Concerts schedule
September 18 - Savina Yannatou & Primavera en Salonico
September 25 - Chicha Libre and Etran Finatawa
Living Flowers: Ohara School of Ikebana
This program highlights the art of Ohara School of Ikebana Los Angeles Chapter, featured in Living Flowers: Ikebana and Contemporary Art.
Little Tokyo Walking Tour