Calendar of Events — July 2017
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.
March 23 – August 11, 2017
Daily from sunset to midnight
In conjunction with the exhibition Instructions to All Persons: Reflections on Executive Order 9066, JANM presents Moving Day, an outdoor public art installation. The work consists of a series of projections of the Civilian Exclusion Orders that were publicly posted during World War II to inform persons of Japanese ancestry of their impending forced removal and incarceration. Each projection will coincide with the 75th anniversary date of the specific exclusion order. Projections will take place on the facade of the museum’s Historic Building, the site of Los Angeles’s first Buddhist temple and a pickup point for Japanese Americans bound for concentration camps during World War II.
For a schedule of related programs, visit janm.org/instructions-to-all/movingday.
Little Tokyo Service Center is a community partner and supporter of Moving Day.
Common Ground Exhibition Tour
Tour the ongoing exhibition Common Ground: The Heart of Community with JANM’s knowledgeable docents.
Free with museum admission.
Moving Day program presented by GFBNEC
Each night through August 11, from sunset to midnight, Moving Day presents outdoor projections of Civilian Exclusion Order posters, which were issued during World War II to inform persons of Japanese ancestry of their impending forced removal and incarceration. The date of each projection will coincide with the original issue date of the order being projected. Projections take place on the façade of the museum’s Historic Building, the site of Los Angeles’ first Buddhist temple and a pickup point for Japanese Americans bound for concentration camps during World War II.
During the run of Moving Day, JANM and several community partners will present a series of dialogues and events grappling with the legacy of the WWII incarceration of Japanese Americans. This program will be presented by Go For Broke National Education Center. Please check back for details.
For a complete schedule of Moving Day programs, visit janm.org/instructions-to-all/movingday.
How to Find Your Japanese Immigrant Ancestors
Learn how to conduct research using the federal immigration and naturalization records maintained by the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). Led by Marisa Louie Lee, former archivist at the National Archives at San Francisco and an avid researcher and genealogist who specializes in federal records.
Free with museum admission. RSVPs are recommended using the link below.
Presented in partnership with Nikkei Genealogical Society.
CANCELLED: New Frontiers Exhibition Tour
THIS TOUR HAS BEEN CANCELLED.
Join exhibition curator Jeff Yang for an in-depth gallery tour.
Limited to 25 participants. This tour is free, but RSVPs are recommended using the link below.
Outdoor Concert and Movie Night—Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country
Join us for a set by Tim Russ Crew, a pop-rock band led by Star Trek actor Tim Russ, followed by a screening of Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991), the last of the Star Trek films to feature the entire original cast from the television series, including George Takei as Hikaru Sulu, now commander of the USS Excelsior. Welcome remarks by George Takei (subject to availability).
Supported by Los Angeles County Arts Commission.
Little Tokyo Walking Tour
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.
Members Only Meet-and-Greet with Holly Yasui
Film Screening and Q&A—Never Give Up! Minoru Yasui and the Fight for Justice (Part 1)
Join us for the LA premiere of this new documentary film tracing the life of noted civil rights activist Min Yasui from his childhood in the farming community of Hood River, Oregon, to his career as the first Japanese American attorney in that state and his family’s experiences during World War II. A preview of the forthcoming Part 2 is included.
Q&A to follow with filmmaker Holly Yasui, daughter of the noted activist. Free with museum admission. RSVPs are recommended using the link below.