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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.

 

Saturday, May 25, 2019
2:00 PM—5:00 PM

At First Light—Opening Day Discussion

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To commemorate the opening day of the exhibition At First Light: The Dawning of Asian Pacific America, JANM will host Visual Communications (VC) co-founders and exhibition curators Duane Kubo, Robert Nakamura, and Eddie Wong in a panel discussion about the history of VC and the creation of this show. They will be joined by scholar, author, producer, and JANM Chief Curator Karen Ishizuka, who will moderate the discussion, helping to place VC’s history as the first Asian Pacific American media organization in the country within the context of today’s changing world.

Light refreshments will be served following the program. Included with museum admission. Space is limited. RSVPs are recommended using the link below.

In the George & Sakaye Aratani Central Hall

In conjunction with the exhibition At First Light: The Dawning of Asian Pacific America
Saturday, June 29, 2019
2:00 PM

Returning to California: Post-Camp Stories

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Regarded as “worse than camp” by many Nikkei, the immediate post-incarceration period is often overlooked in Japanese American history. The war had ended but returning families faced continued hostility and backlash coupled with very difficult housing and job markets.

Join JANM’s Collection Manager Kristen Hayashi and Densho Content Director Brian Niiya as they discuss aspects of this time period. Hayashi will talk about the unique situation of Japanese Americans in Los Angeles during the post-war years and Niiya will provide an overview of stories from throughout California based on Densho interviews with those who returned.

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

Presented in partnership with Densho.

In the Tateuchi Democracy Forum

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