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Calendar of Events — February 2017

All programs are free for JANM members and free 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.

Thursday, February 2, 2017
7:00 PM—7:30 PM

Common Ground Conversations—SOLIDARITY

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FREE

JANM presents a four-week series of public conversations taking place within our core exhibition, Common Ground: The Heart of Community. Each conversation, which will be facilitated by a member of our education staff and follow a guiding theme, is intended to generate meaningful dialogue among guests, utilizing Japanese American history to delve into contemporary issues and concerns. Portions of the exhibition will serve as jumping-off points for each conversation.

Common Ground incorporates hundreds of objects, documents, and photographs to chronicle 130 years of Japanese American history, beginning with the first generation of immigrants to the United States (Issei) and including prominent coverage of the World War II incarceration as well as the military service of Japanese Americans during the war.

All are welcome to attend and no tickets or RSVPs are required. Common Ground Conversations are free and coincide with JANM’s free admission on Thursdays starting at 5 p.m.

January 12: Compassion
January 19: Transparency
January 26: Speaking Out
February 2: Solidarity

In conjunction with the exhibition Common Ground: The Heart of Community
Saturday, February 4, 2017
9:30 AM—10:30 AM

Mottainai Yoga with traci

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Roughly translated, mottainai means “don’t be wasteful” in Japanese. In this yoga and meditation workshop for all levels, certified yoga instructor traci ishigo invites participants to harness their own inner energy to prevent body, mind, and spirit from going to waste.

Participants can expect the one-hour class to be both restorative and invigorating, with opportunities to practice deep stretches as well as strength-building standing and balancing poses. All classes are gentle, uplifting, and intended for participants of all ages. Come explore the many health benefits of yoga and meditation!

Bring your own mat and props. Limited to 20 participants per class. $8 members, $10 non-members. Museum admission included.

Saturday, February 4, 2017
11:00 AM—4:00 PM

Two-Day Shibori Mandalas Workshop

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Saturday–Sunday, February 4–5
11 a.m.–4 p.m.

Explore the endless possibilities of mandalas in this two-day contemporary shibori workshop led by Glennis Dolce of Shibori Girl Studios. You’ll use colorful dyes to create eye-catching patterns for pillows, quilts, and other projects.

Please wear studio clothing and bring rubber gloves, scissors, and a seam ripper. All other materials will be provided.

$72 members, $90 non-members, plus $40 materials fee due to instructor at beginning of class (cash only). Limited to 20 participants. Museum admission included.

Saturday, February 4, 2017
1:00 PM

Common Ground Exhibition Tour

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Tour the ongoing exhibition Common Ground: The Heart of Community with JANM’s knowledgeable docents.

Free with museum admission.

In conjunction with the exhibition Common Ground: The Heart of Community
Saturday, February 11, 2017
9:30 AM—10:30 AM

Mottainai Yoga with traci

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Roughly translated, mottainai means “don’t be wasteful” in Japanese. In this yoga and meditation workshop for all levels, certified yoga instructor traci ishigo invites participants to harness their own inner energy to prevent body, mind, and spirit from going to waste.

Participants can expect the one-hour class to be both restorative and invigorating, with opportunities to practice deep stretches as well as strength-building standing and balancing poses. All classes are gentle, uplifting, and intended for participants of all ages. Come explore the many health benefits of yoga and meditation!

Bring your own mat and props. Limited to 20 participants per class. $8 members, $10 non-members. Museum admission included.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Exhibition Opening: Instructions to All Persons

PAY WHAT YOU WISH

Public opening of the exhibition Instructions to All Persons: Reflections on Executive Order 9066.

Saturday, February 18, 2017
10:00 AM—12:00 PM

Members Only Program and Reception—Instructions to All Persons

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All members are invited to enjoy a continental breakfast and program to mark the opening of Instructions to All Persons: Reflections on Executive Order 9066.

Program will include remarks by Norman Y. Mineta, Chair of JANM’s Board of Trustees; Ann Burroughs, JANM Interim President and CEO; and exhibition curator Clement Hanami, JANM Vice President of Operations and Art Director.

RSVP by February 15 to specialevents@janm.org or 213.625.0414, ext. 2222.

Saturday, February 18, 2017
2:00 PM

Community Day of Remembrance

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PAY WHAT YOU WISH

On February 19, 1942, President Franklin Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, making it possible for the U.S. military to forcibly remove and incarcerate 120,000 Japanese Americans solely on the basis of race. Each year, communities across the country hold Day of Remembrance programs to recall this shameful chapter in U.S. history and honor the courage and perseverance of the Japanese Americans who were incarcerated.

To mark the 75th anniversary of the signing of Executive Order 9066, JANM presents the 2017 Community Day of Remembrance with Go For Broke National Education Center; Japanese American Citizens League–Pacific Southwest District; Manzanar Committee; Nikkei for Civil Rights and Redress; Progressive Asian Network for Action; and Aratani Endowed Chair, UCLA Asian American Studies Center.

Saturday, February 25, 2017
10:15 AM—12:15 PM

Little Tokyo Walking Tour

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Relive history and learn about present-day Little Tokyo with JANM docents.

$12 members, $15 non-members. Museum admission included. Comfortable walking shoes recommended. Weather permitting. Limited to 20 participants.

Saturday, February 25, 2017
10:30 AM

Members Only Exhibition Tour: Instructions to All Persons

Join exhibition curator Clement Hanami, JANM’s Vice President of Operations/Art Director, for an in-depth gallery tour.

Limited to 25 members; reservations are required. RSVP to memberevents@janm.org or 213.830.5646.

Saturday, February 25, 2017
1:00 PM—3:00 PM

Nikkei Genealogical Society General Meeting

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FREE

The Nikkei Genealogical Society (NikkeiGen) promotes, encourages, and shares Nikkei genealogy through education, research, and networking. NikkeiGen’s general meetings are open to anyone who is interested in researching their family trees, learning more about their Japanese roots and heritage, and participating in group discussions and networking. Meetings occur approximately once a month from January to October, with the location alternating between JANM and the Southern California Genealogical Society (SCGS) in Burbank. Meetings are always free, but RSVP is required.

To RSVP or for more information, email info@nikkeigenealogicalsociety.org or visit the Facebook page at facebook.com/nikkeigen. Limited to 35 participants.

Saturday, February 25, 2017
1:00 PM

Members Only Meet and Greet with Greg Robinson

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Members are invited to an exclusive pre-event reception with journalist and historian Greg Robinson prior to the public discussion about his book, The Great Unknown: Japanese American Sketches.

Space is limited. RSVP by February 22 to memberevents@janm.org or 213.830.5646.

Saturday, February 25, 2017
2:00 PM

Author Discussion—The Great Unknown: Japanese American Sketches by Greg Robinson

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The Great Unknown: Japanese American Sketches is a collection of biographical portraits of extraordinary but unheralded figures in Japanese American history. Join author and historian Greg Robinson for a discussion of the book and its origins.

Free with museum admission. RSVPs are recommended using the link below.

This book is available at the JANM Store.

 

 

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