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Calendar of Events — July 2019

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, July 7, 2019

Exhibition Closing: Kaiju vs Heroes

Sunday, July 7, 2019
11:30 AM

Common Ground Exhibition Tour in Japanese

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日系移民と日系アメリカ人の歴史を紹介する常設展「コモン・グラウンド」を日本語でご案内します。

ツアーは無料(入館料のみ)、予約不要です。

In conjunction with the exhibition Common Ground: The Heart of Community
Tuesday, July 9, 2019
7:30 PM

ZÓCALO—What Will California's Coastline Look Like in 2100?

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A Zócalo/UCLA Downtown Event at JANM’s National Center for the Preservation of Democracy

Moderated by Rosanna Xia, Environment Reporter, Los Angeles Times

If state projections prove right, the sea level along California’s coast will rise 55 inches by the end of this century. That increase, which will be even higher during tidal floods and Pacific storms, would threaten the economies of the coastal counties that 85 percent of Californians call home. And it could spell doom for water sources, major roadways, hazardous waste facilities, military installations, power plants, airports, and seaports. How will this sea level rise change coastal communities, coastal industries from fish to oil, and postcard settings from Big Sur to San Diego? What can be done to mitigate the effects of rising seas and save California treasures? Or will California have to abandon many of its coastal and low-lying areas?

Atmospheric physicist and director of the UCLA Center for Climate Science Alex Hall, California Coastal Commission member Effie Turnbull-Sanders, and Sean B. Hecht, co-executive director of the Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at the UCLA School of Law, visit Zócalo to detail the extent to which California could lose its signature coastline.

In the Tateuchi Democracy Forum

Photo by Mark Rightmire/The Orange County Register. Courtesy of the Associated Press..

Friday, July 12, 2019
7:30 PM—9:30 PM

Building the Asian American Movement: Then and Now

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FREE

Take a cross-generational look at the challenges and opportunities Asian American communities face as they continue to grow and engage in political action. Hear from a panel of Asian American activists who span the 1970s to the present. Learn about what motivated them to become politically charged and find what out what they believe it means to be an activist in today’s world and what issues continue to spur activism. The panelists have deep experience in student organizing, anti-gentrification campaigns, immigrant worker organizing, and other political campaigns.

Panelist include Florante Ibanez, Miya Iwataki, Sandy Maeshiro, Tiffany Do, Frances Huynh, Sophia Cheng, Jonathan Paik, and Sophia Chenge. Eddie Wong, co-founder of Visual Communications, the first Asian Pacific American media organization in the country, will moderate. This multi-generational dialog is intended to help build a stronger political movement.

This program is presented in conjunction with At First Light: The Dawning of Asian Pacific America. It is free, but RSVPs are recommended using the link below.

In the Tateuchi Democracy Forum

In conjunction with the exhibition At First Light: The Dawning of Asian Pacific America
Sunday, July 14, 2019
10:00 AM

Edible Adventures: Buddhist Obon and Carnival Food

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Get an insider’s view of the Buddhist temples in Little Tokyo and their roles in the past and today. Learn about the various obon festivals and carnivals they host and the foods that are part of them. This tour includes visits to Koyasan Beikoku Betsuin, Higashi Honganji, and the Los Angeles Hompa Hongwanji Buddhist Temple (also known as Nishi Hongwanji), culminating in an Obon Carnival lunch at Nishi Hongwanji!

$28 Members; $35 Non-members. Museum admission and lunch at Nishi included. Limited to 20 participants. Comfortable shoes recommended.

Photo by Janis Hirohama

Saturday, July 20, 2019
2:00 PM—4:00 PM

The Lives of Samurai Women of Kōchi and the Kunimitsu Family Scroll

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There were as many samurai women as men during the Tokugawa era (1600–1868) in Japan, but their lives are often overlooked.

Professor Luke Roberts of University of California, Santa Barbara, will speak about his recent research into the lives of samurai women who hailed from Kōchi, an area in southwestern Japan. Following the lecture, Roberts will be joined by Hawaii State Senator Brian Taniguchi and his wife, Jan, to talk about this subject and artifacts from their family.

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

Presented in partnership with the Nikkei Genealogical Society.

In the Tateuchi Democracy Forum

Saturday, July 27, 2019
10:15 AM—12:15 PM

Little Tokyo Walking Tour

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Learn about past and present-day Little Tokyo on a walking tour led by an in-the-know JANM docent. From murals to monuments, explore both the popular and lesser-known gems of this bustling neighborhood.

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

Saturday, July 27, 2019
11:00 AM—4:00 PM

Two-Day Workshop: Continuing Explorations in Shibori and Indigo

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Saturday–Sunday, July 27–28
11 a.m.–4 p.m. (both days)

In this two-day workshop led by Glennis Dolce, continue working with indigo and shibori dyeing using a broad selection of beautiful fabrics, both vintage and unique. Shibori techniques of itajime, arashi, nui, and more will be practiced with both new and continuing students. Focus on combining techniques.

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

In the Koichi & Toyo Nerio Education Center

 

 

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