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Series: Art, Culture & Identity

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, June 29, 2019
2:00 PM—4:00 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

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

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