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Saturday, May 27, 2017
2:00 PM

Staged Reading—Nisei

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Created by Richard Allen and Eliot John Hagen and developed with the assistance of Koji Steven Sakai and Tim Southam, Nisei is a new TV pilot that follows Kenji Takagi, veteran of the WWII 442nd Regimental Combat Team, and his family after they’re released from the Tule Lake concentration camp in 1946.

Join us for a staged reading in advance of the pilot’s production. Free with museum admission. RSVPs are recommended using the link below.

Learn more about the pilot and its characters on Discover Nikkei.

Saturday, May 20, 2017
11:00 AM—5:00 PM

Reconstructing Memories: An Art Workshop with Mike Saijo

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In conjunction with Instructions to All Persons, exhibiting artist Mike Saijo will lead this daylong drop-in workshop exploring our connections to history and current events. Photographs of participants will be printed onto pages that they choose from local newspapers and then mounted on wood panels for them to take home.

Guests may come and go as they please, but limit is 16 at any given time. No reservations necessary; first 100 people, or while supplies last. Free with museum admission. Recommended for all ages. Activity takes about an hour.

Read our interview with Mike Saijo about his art on Discover Nikkei.

Saturday, April 8, 2017
12:30 PM

Performance—Residence Elsewhere

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In conjunction with the exhibition Instructions to All Persons, East West Players Theatre for Youth has developed a special play exploring the effects of the World War II incarceration.

Free with museum admission. No RSVP necessary. Space is limited; first come, first served.

Saturday, April 1, 2017
12:30 PM

Performance—Residence Elsewhere

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In conjunction with the exhibition Instructions to All Persons, East West Players Theatre for Youth has developed a special play exploring the effects of the World War II incarceration.

Free with museum admission. No RSVP necessary. Space is limited; first come, first served.

Saturday, March 4, 2017
2:00 PM

Panel Discussion—The Women of Tuna Canyon Detention Station

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In honor of Women’s History Month and in conjunction with Only the Oaks Remain: The Story of Tuna Canyon Detention Station, JANM presents a special panel discussion highlighting the stories of women who were left behind as their husbands and fathers were imprisoned at Tuna Canyon. The event will include personal reflections on the era as well as readings by historians.

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

Saturday, March 4, 2017
12:30 PM

Performance—Residence Elsewhere

events/EWP_TheatreforYouth_2017a_square.jpg

In conjunction with the exhibition Instructions to All Persons, East West Players Theatre for Youth has developed a special play exploring the effects of the World War II incarceration.

Free with museum admission. No RSVP necessary. Space is limited; first come, first served.

 

 

 

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